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bmiles39
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Cheap Mac

Post by bmiles39 » November 15th, 2010, 9:52 pm

I'm looking for a newer iMac or MacBook as cheap as possible but still in good shape. Any suggestions of where to find one?
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Turboladdade
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Re: Cheap Mac

Post by Turboladdade » November 16th, 2010, 12:48 pm

You'll always find the best non-eBay and non-Craigslist choices here: http://lowendmac.com/deals.shtml
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Re: Cheap Mac

Post by unknown1 » November 16th, 2010, 1:19 pm

I've seen the best prices on Craigslist, desperate people needing money fast. I saw a MacBook 1.83 GHz (the first core2duo) on the Boise Craigslist for $300! But you gotta check EVERY DAY and have the cash in hand.
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chipperz
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Re: Cheap Mac

Post by chipperz » November 16th, 2010, 4:46 pm

Try PowerMac.com. They carry new and used Macs. The used macs come with a 90 day warrantee and the prices vary depending on the type of machine and the equipment installed. You can still get a G4 Powerbook or any other G4 machine as well. The prices aren't dirt cheap though. They also tell in the description what software is installed and the general condition of the machine, noting problems with the screen such as spots or dead pixels.
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Re: Cheap Mac

Post by Turboladdade » November 16th, 2010, 4:51 pm

PowerMac.com just goes to a domain squatter's placeholder page. I think you mean PowerMax.com.
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Re: Cheap Mac

Post by chipperz » November 17th, 2010, 2:03 pm

You're right. I stand corrected. I did mean PowerMax.com.
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Re: Cheap Mac

Post by jjividen » November 20th, 2010, 1:54 pm

Make sure you never buy from Gainsaver.com for a cheap Mac. It took over 6 months, threats of lawsuits, Better Business Bureau involvement and finally a bank return of the money for a Mac that was not as advertised. Beware!
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Re: Cheap Mac

Post by jjividen » November 20th, 2010, 4:49 pm

PowerMac is a very good resource, I have used them for years and never had a problem.
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