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Subject:Listed the Big Mac and some other tat
Time:02:29 pm
I've finally listed the iMac G4 20" at £250 - I managed to get a recent white USB keyboard and a Mighty Mouse for it so I think it's a pretty good deal. Also selling the usual range of tat including some re-listed DVDs, a nice (but heavy) external DVD writer, the Psion docking cradle (actually has a bid this time!), games, etc. All here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/marcusrowland0/m.html

later: and it sold for £240 on the 17th! Which probably means I set the price and "accept offer" prices a bit too low, but never mind, I'm making a reasonable profit.
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nelc
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Time:2016-03-16 02:53 am (UTC)
If I can pick your brains, I want to put my G5 iMac on eBay; what do you think a good price would be? It has a 250GB hard-drive, 2GB RAM, white keyboard and the mouse with the little rollerball, a few superficial scuffs but otherwise fine (assuming I can replace the PRAM battery).
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ffutures
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Time:2016-03-16 10:21 am (UTC)
People don't much like the G5 models, they've got the same issues as the G4 with only running older software and don't look nearly so nice - since the older Intel models look more or less the same people prefer them.

That said, the main things that affect the price are the screen size and whether the screen is in full working order, and whether Wifi is fitted. If it's the 17" version you might get say £50-60 in good condition, the 20" say £80-90, a little more on both if there's WiFi.

There are a lot of them on offer so I'd recommend doing it as a buy it now item (and be prepared to be patient since it might take a while to make a sale) rather than starting low and hoping it will be bid up. One thing that has a BIG impact on price is if you're prepared to pack it and send it - a lot of people will only do them buyer collect, which means you're limiting yourself to local buyers.

My suggestion - find several on eBay with around the same specification and condition and watch them, see how much they sell for. That should give you a better idea.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-03-16 10:26 am (UTC)
Forgot to say, be very careful re changing the battery - G5s can be bastards to get inside without damaging them. The ones with cameras are the worst. Take a look at ifixit.com - it should explain it if you search on iMac G5 PRAM.
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nelc
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Time:2016-03-16 02:31 pm (UTC)
I saw a page on ifixit and was deflated by the number of steps it involved. But further searching showed this page which looks more like my iMac and looks a lot simpler.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-03-16 04:06 pm (UTC)
At a quick look I'd guess that you can change the battery without removing the holder for the Airport card. It looks like it'll clear the edge if you're reasonably careful.
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nelc
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Time:2016-03-16 02:28 pm (UTC)
That's disappointing, you had my hopes up when I saw what you were selling the G4 for. Oh, well.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-03-16 04:09 pm (UTC)
20" G4s are VERY rare and somewhat collectible, especially with all the accessories I'm including. G5s just don't get the same attention.
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