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    Did I get a good deal on these 3 old Macs?

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    Did I get a good deal on these 3 old Macs?
    Our local Mac repair shop has many old Apple equipment (Many Apple II, an Apple Lisa, 5 Macintosh portables, 50+ Plus/SE-30/Classic)He sold me a completely working Color Classic, a Power Macintosh 9500/350 with a Crescendo G4 CPU (ram maxed out at 1.5gb), and an SE/FDHD all for 30$

    I have been looking for a color classic itself on ebay for a long time and they are all $800+, I feel like I just got one great deal!

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    Did I get a good deal on these 3 old Macs?
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    Do they all work? If so and you love old Macs like I do, that is a good deal!

    This was way back, but I got a 7600 with a G4 Crescendo 400Mhz for $25 and it works great. I was able to load OS 10.2 on it in fact with that software loader.

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    Did I get a good deal on these 3 old Macs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Do they all work? If so and you love old Macs like I do, that is a good deal!

    This was way back, but I got a 7600 with a G4 Crescendo 400Mhz for $25 and it works great. I was able to load OS 10.2 on it in fact with that software loader.
    Yeah, they all work. Both the Color Classic and the SE-FDHD have very crisp displays, but I want to upgrade the memory on the Color classic from 4mb to max 10mb.

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    Did I get a good deal on these 3 old Macs?
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    Very cool and a good deal then. I have a B&W Classic and 2 SE's with hard drives.

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    Did I get a good deal on these 3 old Macs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anynamewilldo View Post
    As useful machines to be productive, you paid too much. As something to fulfill a hobby, puttering around with computers, I think you did fine.

    If people are buying them at that price, America is in worse shape than I thought.
    Oh, if you thought that was a lot, a guy a week or so ago bought a 128k prototype for 100,000.00$...
    Currently I do plan as making the Power macintosh as a secondary machine for Leopard 10.5.8 after putting in 12 ram sticks of 128mb and upgrading the GPU to a Radeon 7000 128mb, then I should have a machine as good as an early PowerMac G4 450mhz (crescendo g4 400mhz). I guess I will use it as a basic web browsing computer for downstairs and maybe I'll play some movies on it occasionally since it has a DVD-rom drive

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    Did I get a good deal on these 3 old Macs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anynamewilldo View Post
    If people are buying them at that price, America is in worse shape than I thought.
    They're buying them as collector's items, believe it or not.

    Ever watch Pawn Stars or American Pickers on History? Never ceases to amaze me what people buy or sell for thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. One man's trash, is another's treasure...
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Did I get a good deal on these 3 old Macs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hddr3 View Post
    Our local Mac repair shop has many old Apple equipment (Many Apple II, an Apple Lisa, 5 Macintosh portables, 50+ Plus/SE-30/Classic)He sold me a completely working Color Classic, a Power Macintosh 9500/350 with a Crescendo G4 CPU (ram maxed out at 1.5gb), and an SE/FDHD all for 30$
    I think that you got some awesome prices on those computers...I wish this Mac Repair Shop was located nearer to me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hddr3 View Post
    I have been looking for a color classic itself on ebay for a long time and they are all $800+, I feel like I just got one great deal!
    Yeah...maybe there are a couple folks paying these prices for a VERY unusual examples of these computers (sometimes they come with a lot of accessories)...and so the computer is sold as a package deal (printer, carrying case, software, manuals, etc.)...making it a more unique hard to find assemblage of "vintage" computer items.

    Also remember...just because something is listed for $800 bucks...doesn't mean folks are paying that price. This is just the price some "crazy" seller is putting on it...it may never actually sell for that price.

    I would actually like to get a Color Classic myself...but I still find the $100-$200 price I see for a lot of them to high for my taste.

    Bottom line...you got a really great deal on these computers!

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