PowerBook Resale Values? Thread
November 6, 2002 6:40PM
edited January 2014
32 MB Radeon 7500
30 GB hard drive
256 MB SDRAM (1 SODIMM)
FULL DOCUMENTATION/ CD'S
Since the AirPort card adds a bit to the price, I am willing to offer it at $2200 . Realistic?
Reply 1 of 13
November 6, 2002 6:51PM
you will be lucky to get $2000 for it...
im in the same boat <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
what are you looking to upgrade to?
Reply 2 of 13
November 6, 2002 7:13PM
That's about $200 off the current base price + AirPort card. Do you really think customers wouldn't want to take advantage of this great deal?
I hope to upgrade to the new base model + airport card because it offers nearly a 30% increase in performance and includes that great new Radeon 9000 graphics card.
Reply 3 of 13
November 6, 2002 7:46PM
Since a lot of people on eBay are stupid you can try selling it for that price and see what happens.
Reply 4 of 13
November 6, 2002 8:10PM
$2200 is way too much.
A person could get a brand new 867Mhz w/ a 40GB HD and a Radeon 9000 for only $99 more - $2299. Plus full one year warranty.
Or, they can pick up the old high end 800 MHZ w/40GB HD, an airport card and 512MB RAM for only $199 more - $2399. Plus full one year warranty.
I'd be surprised if you got $1999 for it more like $1799 tops. One can pick up a brand new 667 from an Apple Store for $1799 though
Sorry, just a realistic comparison. Try ebay though people pay foolish prices for stuff there.
[ 11-06-2002: Message edited by: seb ]</p>
Reply 5 of 13
November 6, 2002 8:34PM
is right... you should have had that puppy on eBay LAST week. This week, you're going to lose your shirt.
Unfortunate, but true. Try eBay - I know this one guy who uses it all the time, and he says it's great.
Reply 6 of 13
November 6, 2002 8:38PM
667Mhz TiBook on eBay is $2000
Reply 7 of 13
November 7, 2002 8:13AM
just keep your tiBook...how do you possibly need to upgrade already?
Reply 8 of 13
November 7, 2002 9:00AM
[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>That's about $200 off the current base price + AirPort card. Do you really think customers wouldn't want to take advantage of this great deal?
I hope to upgrade to the new base model + airport card because it offers nearly a 30% increase in performance and includes that great new Radeon 9000 graphics card.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I believe you just answered your own question.
Reply 9 of 13
November 7, 2002 3:50PM
[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
I believe you just answered your own question.</strong><hr></blockquote>
No, not really. Some people may see $200 extra for the new model as a deal breaker. Nice attempt to be clever though.
Reply 10 of 13
November 7, 2002 3:58PM
My friend Mihai sold his 400 the other day on eBay for $1671. It had Airport, 768MB RAM, 20GB HD, and a nice carrying case included, but the price was really high. It also had some mechanical defects.
I've heard of hacker laptops fetching high prices. Mihai is the guy who wrote iconographer and made the open source marathon 2 possible, but I don't think the fame factor is quite there.
This was right before the new models came out (he's good with this stuff). He just ordered the $3000 1Ghz, which is a net cost of 721 dollars for him after the sale of the 400 and the 20% dev discount.
Who said mac prices were high? $721!!
Reply 11 of 13
November 7, 2002 4:33PM
Well whatever you do, don't include both of those lines in your eBay ad.
"This is an incredible deal! The 667 is great!"
"I'm selling it because for only $200 more, I can get a PB with a 30% performance boost and that great new Radeon 9000 graphics card!"
Reply 12 of 13
November 7, 2002 9:51PM
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Reply 13 of 13
November 8, 2002 8:51PM
A friend of mine is getting a 4-month old 667 for $1500. The owner wants to jump on the 1 GHz SuperDrive bandwagon, apparently.