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    Sexy Patrol's Avatar
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    Jan 13, 2006
    Upstate California
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    What's a fair price?
    I was talking with my grandma today and she told me that their old Mac Performa died on them so they were going to look into a laptop of some kind. I encouraged her to stick with Mac and she was inclined to do so. Now, a few hours later I was thinking maybe she'd be interest in buying my 12" PowerBook G4 from me, she's pretty well off so maybe she'd like to. I bought it in October of last year so it's not old and it's been well taken care of. Plus for the kinds of things they usually do with a computer (ie e-mail, word processing... that's it) the PB would be more than enough for them. I've been wanting to get my hands on a MacBook since they released them but haven't had any way to do so since I've been out of a job so maybe selling the PB could give me substantial capital to start with. However, I don't want to rip her off... so what do you guys think is a good price that would be fair for both sides? I was thinking in the neighborhood of 700, considering I paid 1500 and it's in mint condition. Heck that's less than half of the new price. But I don't know, I appreciate the input. Thanks guys

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    Member Since
    Aug 31, 2006
    MacBook Pro 2GHz | 1GB RAM | 256MB VRAM | Mac OS X 10.4.7
    Without Applecare? I would say that's a fairly decent price. However, since it's your grandma you might wanna ask for more hahahah. Go for it!

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    Feb 02, 2004
    Seems like a decent price to me.

    Personally, I would feel guilty selling it to my Grandma. :biohazard
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    Member Since
    Aug 29, 2006
    Tampa, FL
    Powerbook G4 12" 1.5GHz
    That price is about right. I've been eyeing them on eBay and that's about what they're selling for.
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    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Just make sure she's comfortable with the screen size though...

    If they were using a performa they probably had a larger monitor with a similar resolution as your powerbook. The smaller screen might be difficult for them to see properly.

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