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decryption
9th January 2004, 12:22 AM
I'm in the market for a 2nd hand Apple computer. Just something that will run Panther well and has DVI out (I don't mind getting dirty and upgrading the videocard via a PC BIOS flash, a Radeon 9000 might be good)
I'm not fond of eBay much, and don't have too much to spend (probably max would be $600)
I'd be most interested in a G4/400 to 500MHz PowerMac... but any Mac would do.

To get to the point, I'm asking if anyone wants to sell theirs or give me some tips on what I should be doing to get a good deal, and where I should be looking.

Please, I can't take Windows anymore!!!!

cmetom
9th January 2004, 02:17 AM
my G3 350 was $300 from eBay - from Macquarie Bank's surplus/old equipment department. shipping was free and i got invoices and all that.

might be hard tho if you don't have an account. also i'm not sure if they're still selling them. *goes to check*
oh, they had G4s as well... *now goes to check*



edit: ahh... http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...2&category=4607 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2778608712&category=4607)

why do i get the feeling that you're the highest bidder? :lol:
if you're not, then that's one big coincidence.

by the way, they are the people i got my G3 from. definitely recommend them.


edit2: u know, i'm on the verge of seriously looking at a clamshell 300MHz iBook... B)

decryption
9th January 2004, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by cmetom@Jan 9 2004, 03:17 AM
my G3 350 was $300 from eBay - from Macquarie Bank's surplus/old equipment department. shipping was free and i got invoices and all that.

might be hard tho if you don't have an account. also i'm not sure if they're still selling them. *goes to check*
oh, they had G4s as well... *now goes to check*



edit: ahh... http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...2&category=4607 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2778608712&category=4607)

why do i get the feeling that you're the highest bidder? :lol:
if you're not, then that's one big coincidence.

by the way, they are the people i got my G3 from. definitely recommend them.


edit2: u know, i'm on the verge of seriously looking at a clamshell 300MHz iBook... B)
heh, yeah, I'm the highest bider on that G4 :D

Would you know roughly how much it would cost to ship from Sydney to Melbourne?

the_argon
9th January 2004, 10:46 AM
You could try applebits.net not as cheap as ebay though.

I've purchased a few things from there...

cmetom
9th January 2004, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by decryption@Jan 9 2004, 09:50 AM
heh, yeah, I'm the highest bider on that G4 :D

Would you know roughly how much it would cost to ship from Sydney to Melbourne?
unsure, as they're fairly large... but then again, they use their own courier so...

maybe $50? that's a wild guess and could be greatly innacurate either way..

decryption
9th January 2004, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by cmetom+Jan 9 2004, 01:50 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (cmetom @ Jan 9 2004, 01:50 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-decryption@Jan 9 2004, 09:50 AM
heh, yeah, I&#39;m the highest bider on that G4 :D

Would you know roughly how much it would cost to ship from Sydney to Melbourne?
unsure, as they&#39;re fairly large... but then again, they use their own courier so...

maybe &#036;50? that&#39;s a wild guess and could be greatly innacurate either way.. [/b][/quote]
Yeah, I was guessing the same too.
Apparently, for a similar spec machine from one of the 2nd hand Mac dealers in Melbourne, I can expect to pay &#036;1,000. So I think paying &#036;50 to get it to Melbourne is worth it.

cmetom
9th January 2004, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by decryption+Jan 9 2004, 01:53 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (decryption @ Jan 9 2004, 01:53 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by cmetom@Jan 9 2004, 01:50 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-decryption@Jan 9 2004, 09:50 AM
heh, yeah, I&#39;m the highest bider on that G4 :D

Would you know roughly how much it would cost to ship from Sydney to Melbourne?
unsure, as they&#39;re fairly large... but then again, they use their own courier so...

maybe &#036;50? that&#39;s a wild guess and could be greatly innacurate either way..
Yeah, I was guessing the same too.
Apparently, for a similar spec machine from one of the 2nd hand Mac dealers in Melbourne, I can expect to pay &#036;1,000. So I think paying &#036;50 to get it to Melbourne is worth it. [/b][/quote]
u pulled out&#33;&#33; how come? i know u said "couldn&#39;t contact seller" but...

decryption
9th January 2004, 08:32 PM
Well... I decided to save up for a PowerMac Dual G4 1.25GHz. Apple is selling them for &#036;2500. I reckon I should be able to have enough by around April/June. So I think it&#39;s worth saving up for. Then I can sell my PC and get some extra cash maybe for an iBook G4 800 for uni ;)

cmetom
9th January 2004, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by decryption@Jan 9 2004, 09:32 PM
Well... I decided to save up for a PowerMac Dual G4 1.25GHz. Apple is selling them for &#036;2500. I reckon I should be able to have enough by around April/June. So I think it&#39;s worth saving up for. Then I can sell my PC and get some extra cash maybe for an iBook G4 800 for uni ;)
ok good move.

i&#39;m more impulsive. i&#39;ve bid 200 on a G3-366 iBook:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...egory=4606&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2778810867&category=4606&rd=1)

:lol:

mbd
23rd January 2004, 11:40 PM
Besides the already mentioned AppleBits, other second hand dealers I know of are MicroSeconds (http://www.microseconds.com.au) based in Sydney and New Wave Systems (http://www.newwavesystems.com.au) based in Melbourne...

Another way to find cheap Apple hardware is to check out the &#39;fire sales&#39; at Next Byte and Computers Now, though the savings can vary...

I also have some stuff for sale on occasion, but nothing at the moment... (Might have a 15" 700mhz G4 LCD iMac for sale soon though, if anyone&#39;s interested - around &#036;1300-&#036;1400) :-)

decryption
23rd January 2004, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by RocketFactory@Jan 24 2004, 12:40 AM
Besides the already mentioned AppleBits, other second hand dealers I know of are MicroSeconds (http://www.microseconds.com.au) based in Sydney and New Wave Systems (http://www.newwavesystems.com.au) based in Melbourne...

Another way to find cheap Apple hardware is to check out the &#39;fire sales&#39; at Next Byte and Computers Now, though the savings can vary...

I also have some stuff for sale on occasion, but nothing at the moment... (Might have a 15" 700mhz G4 LCD iMac for sale soon though, if anyone&#39;s interested - around &#036;1300-&#036;1400) :-)
If you want to sell that, hold on until Monday and you can put it in our trading forum ;)
You&#39;&#39;ll know it&#39;s going to a good home then :P