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    Question What should I sell my iBook g4 for?
    I have an iBook g4, the mid-2005 model and am wondering who and what to sell it to/for? It is in working with install disks, power cables etc. The only problem with it is that the airport card in it does not work but i have a wireless usb wifi connector that i would be more then happy to sell it with for no extra price (bought it for $50). This airport problem is common with this generation of iBook as i have read but have never decided to get a new one, the wifi usb stick works brilliantly! I am a resonably young student and got a new laptop from the government this year so I have basically no need for the iBook now. I love my mac but sadly i can't have everything.

    So, if anyone knows someone i can sell it to, or how much to sell it for, i would be very happy, maybe even if anyone knows a shop around me that buys second-hand laptops?

    I live in Perth, Western Australia

    By the way it has a 40gb HD and 1.3? ghz processor and 1gb ram.

    Thanks for your help in advance,
    Tim Arnott

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    They still sell for around 150 on Ebay here, so given the package you have, I 'd say the Aussie equivalent of that should be manageable.
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    150?! That's insane.

    You couldn't give one away round these parts. Maybe $100US, max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    150?! That's insane.

    You couldn't give one away round these parts. Maybe $100US, max.
    I agree, but 'tis true. My cousin had one that he needed to have the logic board solder fix repair done, sold it after for 160.
    I think they are popular with teenagers/students here.
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    And if you don't need the cash from it, you could take a look around for someone with a kid that has no computer and whose parents can't afford one. I've always found this to be an extremely satisfactory way to handle my old computers. It's especially enjoyable if you take an hour or two to sit down with them and teach them enough to get started.
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    Nice idea Bob.
    After what Chas said, I double checked, and sure enough, there is a G4, with a slightly higher spec, currently bid up to 150 with 9 hours to go.
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    I own a mid 2005 12" G4 iBook: great little machine. Has been reliable and problem free over the last five years. Is still used every day, predominantly for surfing/emailng now but it has CS2 Creative Suite and QuarkXpress 7 installed on it and although a little slow with larger/more complex files, it handles the majority of what is asked of it perfectly. One of my better Apple purchases over the years and personally I think worth 150...

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    I have sold iBook G4 models as recently as 6 months ago. here in the US on craigslist for around 250$$ and up, with the same spec's as yours but the AirPort cards were working and the Hard Drives were a bit bigger.

    Just a quick check here and there are a few of them that have been posted in that price range.. and some folks (ID 10 T's!) asking upwards of 400$ (they should not get that) but the price others here have stated here seems right...

    Or as bobtomay suggests ... find a student in need
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