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Old Dec 7th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #11
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ebay.ca > Advanced search > check the box for completed listings.

Or, to completely spell it out:

Search Completed Listings


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Yup, I can see it, and I'm not logged in to eBay.

So, how did you do it?
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Old Dec 7th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #12
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Thanks, that works!

I think eBay must have changed their policy about this recently since I'm pretty sure in the past you had to be logged in to view completed listings.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 09:44 PM   #13
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Thanks for spelling it out!

Hi All:
Thanks to all of you for your help. I used the link HW 'spelled' out and tried to search for: Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 12" with 1.33 GHz Processor+ 80 GB HD+1.25 GB RAM+WiFi.

I want to sell mine and can't find anything remotely similar in completed listings. I think it needs a new hd so how would I figure that into the sale price?

Thanks to everyone, again-for your ongoing help.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 09:58 PM   #14
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I have been looking for exactly what you are selling for the past little while and have two sellers ready to sell fully working laptops at about $200 for each just to let you know. I am not sure if $200 is too much or I am getting a steal, one with original box and discs though I am not in a hurry to pay out yet, let me know what you are asking.
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Old Jan 4th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #15
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Hi All:
Thanks to all of you for your help. I used the link HW 'spelled' out and tried to search for: Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 12" with 1.33 GHz Processor+ 80 GB HD+1.25 GB RAM+WiFi.

I want to sell mine and can't find anything remotely similar in completed listings. I think it needs a new hd so how would I figure that into the sale price?
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Really? I found several:

PowerBook-G4-1-33-GHz-12-Aluminum-Notebook-80GB
Apple-PowerBook-G4-1-33-GHz-12-Aluminum-Notebook-60GB
Apple-12-PowerBook-G4-1-33GHz-w-Box-and-Accessories

and this one I would say is closest to yours:
12-Aluminum-PowerBook-G4-1-33Ghz-1-25GB-ram

So these run from $135 US to $212.50 US depending on RAM, whether or not the discs & box are included etc... factor in between $30 and $50 for shipping and we get a range of $160 - $260

In my opinion (and to be fair I've been out of the used Mac market for about 3 years now)

So start with a base of about $200, add $20 if you have the box & discs, add another $20 for any additional batteries / extra power adapters / bags etc...

Now we have to deal with the Hard drive Issue... it's a bad time for a drive failure and a lousy machine to have a failure in. Bad time because flooding in Thailand has jacked the price of replacements up (so a replacement will cost 30 - 40% more today than it would have six months ago). Lousy machine to have a failure in because it's old enough to use IDE drives... this is an issue because smaller sizes are harder to find and larger drive generally equals larger price. The cheapest I was able to find was a Samsung Spinpoint 160GB drive at NCIX for $80 (however CanadaRAM has the same drive with no price on it so they may be beating that).

The point is that the replacement cost for the HD will be $80 plus labour (and before somebody else says it the swap out is really easy in that model, but unless your buyer's comfortable doing it they'll have to pay a tech to swap it out). So you should be discounting the machine by around $80 or so IMHO.

Fair with a bad drive is around $100 - $140 depending on any extras you have with it. You might get a higher offer from a Mac repair tech since the drive swap out is so easy and a tech is likely to already have a replacement drive on hand.

Again this is only my opinion based on the current market as I understand it.

*corrected for poor Southeast Asian geography
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With exception that the flooding was in Thailand, not Taiwan, I think MacMagicianJunior has done a pretty bang on assessment.
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Old Jan 4th, 2012, 10:06 AM   #17
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There may also be an issue with "I think it needs a new hd," that a potential buyer will be dealing with. If it's something else, or the hard drive and something else...

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Hi All:
Thanks to all of you for your help. I used the link HW 'spelled' out and tried to search for: Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 12" with 1.33 GHz Processor+ 80 GB HD+1.25 GB RAM+WiFi.

I want to sell mine and can't find anything remotely similar in completed listings. I think it needs a new hd so how would I figure that into the sale price?

Thanks to everyone, again-for your ongoing help.
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Old Jan 4th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #18
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With exception that the flooding was in Thailand, not Taiwan, I think MacMagicianJunior has done a pretty bang on assessment.
You are correct, whoops, I had misheard the story and thought the flooding was based on the typhoon that hit Taiwan on August 26th. Correction added.
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Thanks to everyone, including those who find the time to bring a quick geographic 'info in passing'. I never cease to marvel, you guys here just rock. Hey However, I'm still searching for your dreamgirl there! Glad to see everyone still has brilliant and logical musings for me. I've got a whack of semi working ibooks and powerbooks. I'm going to take a look as to whether any of the hds in these systems are suitable. The ONLY THING wrong with the systems??? They ALL have a broken screen. I have a daughter who, well, let's not even go there. While I'm in that subject area, DOES ANYONE HAVE A 17" 1.67 powerbook screen for sale/parts? I just need the screen -please? Thanks again everyone. Keep up the never ending lessons in mac recycle-values.
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