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Old 07-14-2011, 06:03 AM   #14
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sarnia, Canada
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Just to update everyone, I went to the auction sale yesterday. A MacBook Pro, 17" went for $500, and I kick myself for not bidding on it. The desktops went cheaper, generally, from $90 for a G4 and really old G5, up to $500 and $600 for recent G5s with 21 flatscreen monitors. I had priced myself at $300 for the one that went at $600, so came home empty.

But PCs were far worse. They generally sold for pocket change (not literally, but many in the $10 to $30 range). In some cases they were selling entire offices with desks, executive chairs, credenza, files, etc, for $50. I would have loved to get one of those chairs, but really had no way of dealing with all the rest of the crap. (I already own old PCs, for instance.)

It wasn't a throwaway auction though. They sold the 6 unit 40" Komori for $285,000. They had some big HP inkjets, capable of producing 40 inch wide color prints (8 color) on roll film, for under $2000 each ... same machines are on e-Bay for $3500.

So once my credit card gets changed over (I switching companies) I will be buying a new iMac, as several of you had recommended.
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