Is it worth it?

Posted by: snorian

Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 04:20 PM

My school has a used computer store in it. I saw a 400mhz power mac with a 40 gig drive. It has OSX 10.2. It was selling for $250. I was thinking of getting it for possibly modding and as a web server. Is it a good deal? Is it worth It. I'll check for all the details on monday. Thanks
Posted by: 987687

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 04:37 PM

Is it a G3 or a G4? Also how much ram does it have? I still don't think i would pay that much for a 400MHz machine.
Posted by: vaguelyclear

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 04:47 PM

Pretty high if you ask me, even if it's a G4. Check out macofalltrades.com, specifically this page:

http://www.macofalltrades.com/Older_Macs_s/3.htm

I've found them to be the best priced used mac store around. Got my DA 533 back when they could still make some money (before Intels) and it was incredibly clean, only a few minor scratches.
Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 04:49 PM

You can get a 400MHz G4 for easily $75-100 on ebay. I haven't really seen them go over that recently.
Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 04:51 PM

Nevermind, you can get them for even less, here is a 450...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Mac-Powermac-G...1QQcmdZViewItem
Posted by: maestro

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 06:56 PM

They are right, many G4s can be had for free or less than a hundred bucks.  The 100mhz bus G4s are headed out to pasture.  I would stick with digital audios or higher.  Those models are cheap too and are much better.
Posted by: snorian

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 07:27 PM

I forgot to say that it was 250$ canadian if that changes your oppinions. I'm not sure what that is in american $. I'm getting a monitor and a keyboard/ mouse. I looked at that site and it wouldn't be any better for me because there would be conversiona nd shipping and handling.
Posted by: manhackman

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 07:46 PM

I think its fair...hopefully its got some extra ram.  Don't be afraid to try to talk them down a little.
Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 08:01 PM

Sounds like its still way to high. $250 canadia would be around $215 US and thats about double what you would pay for a much nicer G4.
Posted by: manhackman

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/19/07 08:28 PM

I think used macs retain more value up here... I don't know why.
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: Is it worth it? - 01/20/07 05:46 AM

I bought my second sawtooth for 100 bucks at a computer show but it didn't have any memory but the system was fully loaded. Airport card, DVD-RAM, 20GB HD and a 60GB HD with OS9 and 10.1.5 installed.

250 is way to high unless it has a upgraded CPU that is 900MHz to 1GHz. Ofcorse this is a school so they're trying to get as much as they can since the pricetag was 2,000 and something back when they bought it lol.