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    Joeytpg
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    ebay and Powerbook....
    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!


    Thanks guys!

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    nicholas
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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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    Joeytpg
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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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    ebay and Powerbook....
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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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    ebay and Powerbook....

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

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    Joeytpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedbusa
    Be very careful with ebay. I was scammed $1326 for a 17 inch Powerbook.

    what happened to you??

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    Joeytpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41

    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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    ebay and Powerbook....

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    thats just the type of screen they all are
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    Joeytpg
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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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    ebay and Powerbook....

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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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    ebay and Powerbook....
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    Yes?
    Quote Originally Posted by wickedbusa
    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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    Matt
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    That reminds me...
    That reminds me... Sorry to bring it up now but whats better, TFT or LCD???????????????????? :confused:

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    ebay and Powerbook....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedbusa
    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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    ebay and Powerbook....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt
    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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