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Hey dudes; I am new to the Macintosh world, and would like to know where to obtain older macs. I figure I need to start learning on old Macs, that way dudes, I do not mess anything up. Thanks Beach Boy...

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    Hey dudes;

    I am new to the Macintosh world, and would like to know where to obtain
    older macs. I figure I need to start learning on old Macs, that way
    dudes, I do not mess anything up.

    Thanks

    Beach Boy
    Beach Guest

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    Beach Boy <com> wrote: 
     

    Check your local telephone directory for any computer stores that
    specialize in the Mac. If that doesn't pan out, check on eBay.

    stan@temple.edu Guest

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    I buy many under $50 on E-Bay.com


    In article <teranews.com>, Beach
    Boy <com> wrote:
     
    Richard Guest

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    On Sat, 23 Aug 2003 03:00:20 GMT, Beach Boy <com>
    wrote:
     

    Buy mine. I have a 7600 that's had a 300MHz G3 card added; it's got
    around 256MB of RAM, and one 4-GB and one 18-GB hard drive. And I also
    have a 9600 with two 2-GB hard drives that's running OS 9.2 and Yellow
    Dog Linux 2.2.

    forge Guest

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    >Hey dudes; 


    www.preowned.com
    www.ebay.com

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    In article <adelaide.on.net>,
    Matthew Smith <com> wrote:
     
    >
    > That doesn't make sense. You are better off starting on new Mac,
    > especially as you want to start on the latest operating system, not an
    > old one. Older operating systems don't work like the latest Mac OS X.[/ref]

    Good point. If you want to use OS X, the oldest Mac that officially
    supports it are any iMacs (starting summer 1998 and later) and Beige G3s
    (late 1997 to end of 1998). The oldest base models sell for a $100-$200.

    The old iMacs are pretty hard to crack into, but the Beige G3s were made
    to be hacked. Blue&White G3s are great also.

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    In article <com>,
    forge <bellsouth.net> wrote:
     
    >
    > Buy mine. I have a 7600 that's had a 300MHz G3 card added; it's got
    > around 256MB of RAM, and one 4-GB and one 18-GB hard drive. And I also
    > have a 9600 with two 2-GB hard drives that's running OS 9.2 and Yellow
    > Dog Linux 2.2.
    >[/ref]

    How much bro?

    Beah Boy
    Beach Guest

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    On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 06:11:20 GMT, Beach Boy <com>
    wrote:
     
    >
    >How much bro?[/ref]

    Hmmm, $200 for the 7600/G3 and I'll throw in an old 17" Apple monitor
    that works, but not perfectly - it blinks red sometimes (in other
    words the green gun goes out).

    $100 for the 9600 and it hasn't got a monitor, but I'll give you the
    adapter that lets you plug any old VGA monitor into it. Keyboards and
    mice included on both. The 9600 also has all the in and out A/V
    connectors so if you wanna geek out with some video apps, it could be
    a lot of fun.

    The killer of course is you gotta pay the shipping, which I imagine
    would probably kill the deal on that monitor - it's kinda heavy. But
    we can figure out the cheapest safest way to get it to you, maybe US
    Postal Service, I dunno.

    Keep in mind however that neither of these boxes will boot OS X. I
    tried to make the 7600 run it to no avail. It can be done but it's
    gonna take some trying.

    Email me at sale AT youneedageek DOT com.

    And if this goes onward I'll take it to email or the for-sale groups,
    so apologies for the OT fellaz.

    forge Guest

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    In article <NPI1b.58$uchicago.edu>,
    uchicago.edu (david raoul derbes) wrote:
     
    > > 
    > >
    > >Check your local telephone directory for any computer stores that
    > >specialize in the Mac. If that doesn't pan out, check on eBay.[/ref]
    >
    > Even easier: Sun Remarketing. Try google.
    >
    > David Derbes [uchicago.edu]
    >
    >
    >[/ref]

    Thanks Dude
    Beach Guest

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    First go to http://www.lowendmac.com/ and look at the specs of the older
    mac models, figure out what you would want (as in everything some are
    good some are bad some can be total pain.) Such things as memory (size
    and type of RAM), processor & speed, SCSI and/or IDE whether you want to
    use USB, have PCI slots do video editing, etc.

    Once you have a bit of insight as to what you want (or don't want) start
    with eBay, and local stores (include thrift shops and flea markets, you
    might be surprised at what Macs you can find there!). Remarketing
    places are good too, but be savvy on prices, they usually charge more
    than street value and sometimes the machines are so limited the
    difference in upgrading them would be the difference between and used
    and a new Mac.

    Good Luck!

    Larry


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    In article <teranews.com>,
    Beach Boy <com> wrote:
     

    If my experience in academia is any guide, if you go to your local
    university and start asking around in various departments, you'll sooner or
    later find someone who has an old Mac sitting around that they're willing
    to sell for $100 or so. The richer and more technologically oriented the
    university the better, of course. At the university I work at, one can
    regularly find all sorts of 9500's, 8500's, 6x00's in the hallway being
    left for trash or the hall vultures. There are many other beige G3's
    sitting in offices not doing anything--still too good to put out in the
    hall, but which long ago have had their functionality replaced by snow
    iMacs and the like. If someone were to come along and offer $100 or even
    less, they'd be gone.
    sam Guest

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