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ebay and Powerbook....


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Guys i've been thinking real hard and i'd really want a 15" p.b. the 12 would be ok but i really fell in love with the wide 15" and since i don't hace enough money to buy a 15" 1.33 even the Cheaper one, i've been thinking that maybe getting a old (well not SO old, the previous P.B. 15" 1.25 aluminium model) i can get it for maybe 1,700 bucks right?....

is this worth it??


and who in here thinks its save to buy from eBay?? any good/bad experiences?...share it with me please.....and some advices too!


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In my opinion, it's not worth it to buy from ebay for the potential savings. I'd suggest you pay a little more for a source that is 100% guaranteed.
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ok then....do you know another place where i culd buy an older P.B. model?? i want the 1.25 15" model (it's cheaper than the 1.33 and it's basically the SAME machine)
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Try an Apple supplier that has refurbished Powerbooks. Good deals on those, and try to find with Panther 10.3.3 install CDs and warrantee
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http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL.../1.0.7.1.0.5.3

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Be very careful with ebay. I was scammed $1326 for a 17 inch Powerbook.
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Be very careful with ebay. I was scammed $1326 for a 17 inch Powerbook.

what happened to you??
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what does TFT means....for example it says

PowerBook G4 15" TFT :

These products are new and unopened units.
PowerBook G4 1GHz/256MB/60GB/Combo/GigE/15"TFT-Aluminum Add $1,799.00
PowerBook G4 1.25GHz/512MB/80GB/SuperDrive/AP Extreme Card/GigE/15"TFT-Aluminum Add $2,299.00
APP for PowerBook (w/ or w/o display) - Enrollment Kit Add $349.00

what TFT means?
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thats just the type of screen they all are

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ohh cool...i thought it meant "Titanium"...iu don't know why! hehehe


can you give me the specs the previous P.B. 15" models had?... now i know they are 1.33 and 1.5 ghz (for the 15") and the privious?? because i see a 1ghz 15" model......is that the one that NOW is the CHEAPER ONE (1.33 ghz?)
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Well they had 1ghz Titanium and 1ghz Aluminum

The Aluminum is the exact same specs as the 1.25ghz 15 in
The Titanium has slower system bus, only uses standard Airport, ATA66 instead of 100, Firewire 400 only etc

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Be very careful with ebay. I was scammed $1326 for a 17 inch Powerbook.
Please tell us what happened! I just knew there was a bit of too much fish in that bit! I have said so and now I'd like some backing for what I've been on about!
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That reminds me... Sorry to bring it up now but whats better, TFT or LCD???????????????????? :confused:
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Be very careful with ebay. I was scammed $1326 for a 17 inch Powerbook.
me too :mad: mine also was powerbook 17"
I hate ebay, everybody can cheat there :mad:
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That reminds me... Sorry to bring it up now but whats better, TFT or LCD???????????????????? :confused:

a tft display is an lcd display...

Big fat monitors are crts, and the small thin ones are lcd's. Tft describes the exact specs of the lcd. There are different kinds of lcs, but all laptop displays are tft (correct me if i'm wrong, but at least all current apple ones are right?)
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