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EFFENDI
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Sep 25, 2006, 01:55 AM
 
Posting for no other reason than to brag..

I found a great deal on a 20" iMac G5 (First Gen), 1.8GHz G5, 768MB RAM, 160GB harddrive, SuperDrive, AppleCare till Dec '07. Flawless condition.

I paid just $775.00.
( Last edited by EFFENDI; Sep 25, 2006 at 02:02 AM. )
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Sep 25, 2006, 02:09 AM
 
wow . sounds like a great deal . . . i just sold my 20"iMac G5 (2nd Gen) with iSIght for $1100 a couple of weeks ago . . .
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EFFENDI  (op)
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Sep 25, 2006, 02:12 AM
 
The guilt was killing me, getting such a good deal feels like stealing.... I just had to tell someone.
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Sep 25, 2006, 02:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by EFFENDI
Posting for no other reason than to brag..

I found a great deal on a 20" iMac G5 (First Gen), 1.8GHz G5, 768MB RAM, 160GB harddrive, SuperDrive, AppleCare till Dec '07. Flawless condition.

I paid just $775.00.
not enough bragging is done around here. congrats.
     
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Sep 25, 2006, 05:13 AM
 
I'd take the back off and check the capacitors are all OK if I were you, they were prone to leaking and bulging in the early G5 models.

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EFFENDI  (op)
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Sep 25, 2006, 10:01 AM
 
Will do. It's got AppleCare though.... at least if anything does go wrong.
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Sep 25, 2006, 10:14 AM
 
Just FYI:

Apple - Support - iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and Power Issues

Even without AppleCare, it's good for 2 years after the date of purchase.
     
EFFENDI  (op)
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Sep 25, 2006, 04:13 PM
 
I'll check the serial number tonight when it arrives. Good looking out Eug. Thanks.
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Sep 25, 2006, 04:14 PM
 
nice deal, enjoy it!
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Sep 25, 2006, 04:30 PM
 
why dont you pass it forward and make me a great deal on your now hopelessly obsolete iMac G4. its just taking up space.
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EFFENDI  (op)
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Sep 25, 2006, 04:39 PM
 
What would you be willing to pay?
I'd like to get somewhere around $500 shipped for it, ideally. But I'm open to negotiation.
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Sep 25, 2006, 04:43 PM
 
you just got a iMac for 750 . . . hahaha . . i think you showed your cards a lil early there
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EFFENDI  (op)
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Sep 25, 2006, 04:45 PM
 
Read the posts, I paid $775, not $750, and also said I was open to negotiating pricing on the iMac G4.

For the record, I wouldn't call an iMac G4 anything even close to obsolete. Macs don't "age" like PCs do. It's does everything it was intended to do, and is still a rock-solid (and still quite fast) system.
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EFFENDI  (op)
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Sep 26, 2006, 12:27 PM
 
Sure enough, it's one of the affected models, but still covered. It has some banding/enuven backlighting on the lower left of the display. Also, some very very slight bulging on the rear enclosure. It runs hotter than I am comfortable with as well. I'm taking it in to the Apple Store on Thursday.
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Sep 30, 2006, 09:40 PM
 
I bought a used iMac Core Duo 2.0 GHz (20 inch) in the stock configuration, except for 256 MB of VRAM for $1150, so I'm pretty happy with that.

But running emulated (Rosetta) apps seems to be not so quick... anyone have any suggestions? Get a lot of beachballs.
     
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Sep 30, 2006, 09:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by crouchingtiger
I bought a used iMac Core Duo 2.0 GHz (20 inch) in the stock configuration, except for 256 MB of VRAM for $1150, so I'm pretty happy with that.

But running emulated (Rosetta) apps seems to be not so quick... anyone have any suggestions? Get a lot of beachballs.
I've found the new Core 2 Duo iMacs to be noticeably faster in Rosetta,but in your case, I'd just max her out to the 2GB of RAM. That make Rosetta a little less painful.
     
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Sep 30, 2006, 10:28 PM
 
Actually, I bought an iMac today too, 17" core 2 duo 1.83ghz for $999.
     
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Oct 1, 2006, 04:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug
Just FYI:

Apple - Support - iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and Power Issues

Even without AppleCare, it's good for 2 years after the date of purchase.
Parents iMac just had this issue. I opened it up, diagnosed the bad power supply, and the technicians at the Apple store replaced it for free.
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Oct 1, 2006, 07:56 PM
 
Just got myself a new 24'' iMac...good replacement for my 5 year old 933 Quicksilver Powermac (which was a great computer: total workhorse and still pretty responsive). First non- "top of the line" Mac that I've bought, but I think it will work out well for audio with the FW 800 running a 250GB drive for Logic. I bought 2 1GB DIMMs from a local shop to up the RAM a bit, I was going to buy a 2GB stick but they are out of control expensive, so I'll wait. Some of my buddies are giving me hell for not getting a MacPro (expandibility, etc) but I usually run all FW and USB interfaces (I like lots of wires) because I take a lot of stuff on the road with me with my PowerBook for mastering.

I guess now that I've switched over to Intel I'll need to replace my good ol 1.25 G4 Powerbook (which has peeling paint and dents but still runs like a champion).
     
   
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