Jump to content
hoserama99

Old Apple "eWaste" for free pick-up in Phoenix

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

 

I've got a bunch of worthless or nearly-worthless Apple stuff that I'm attempting to get rid of. I'd like to offer it here first to anyone local for pickup.

 

I have:

 

* 3 different Airport Extremes - the mini pizza box-shaped ones that are roughly the same size as a Mac mini. 2 model A1143 (a/b/g/draft-n), 1 model A1408 (a/b/g/n)

* One very beat-up 2008 white polycarbonate MacBook, with no battery. It works, but it looks like absolute trash. It *may* no longer have a hard drive in it.

* An iPad Air that no longer powers on. I was told second-hand by my dad that he took it in for repair and the repair shop considered it completely unfixable.

 

* White iMac G5 that works, but may or may not stay on for extended periods of time. (My mom says it shut off, but I haven't witnessed this in light testing.)

* First-gen white iMac Intel.* A PowerPC mac mini

* An early (first-gen?) Intel mac mini

* A PowerMac 7300/200. This worked when I put it in the garage, about a year ago.

* This one is wild: a developer transition kit. It was the very first Intel Mac, housed in a PowerMac G5 cheesegrater tower. I never got around to returning it.

* I also have a white polycarbonate iBook G3? G4? I don't remember which.
* One white polycarbonate Apple bluetooth keyboard.

* A first-gen AppleTV - the white one that was Intel-based.

* A wall-wart Airport Express

* A 23" Cinema Display with an ADC plug and that heavy ADC -> DVI adapter.

* One Logitech desktop speaker setup. It's 2 desktop speakers and a subwoofer. I used to use this daily, but got tired of the bulk.

 

I'm in the Phoenix metro area, near 43rd Ave and Bell. We can try to arrange a meeting place in the metro area as well.

 

Please take my junk. It's all too bulky and too much of a hassle for me to ship, so I just want it all gone.

Edited by hoserama99
Updated. Just Airports and trash now.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should add that I have the original boxes for one of the iMacs (the Intel one, I think), the DTK (such as it is), the Cinema Display and the iBook. Caveat: they're probably super-dusty and may not actually exist when I go to look for them. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, hoserama99 said:

A PowerMac 7300/200.

One of those was my daily driver for close to ten years.  Great little system.  Apple wouldn't dream of making something so expandable and long-lasting today.  My humble opinion, of course!

 

Good luck unloading this stuff.  I have a friend in Phoenix, but I doubt he'd want to store anything indefinitely for me. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, FujiSkunk said:

One of those was my daily driver for close to ten years.  Great little system.  Apple wouldn't dream of making something so expandable and long-lasting today.  My humble opinion, of course!

The new Mac Pro is quite expandable, probably more so than those old PowerMacs.  Unfortunately, it's also quite expensive relative to those 7300/200s, even adjusted for inflation. 

 

I still have an older (tower) 2009 Mac Pro I'm using, although not as my daily driver.  Those are also quite expandable and I've upgraded the RAM (has 48GB at the moment), video card (using a fast PC PCIe card), processor (has a six core Xeon), installed a four-port USB 3.1 card (makes external backups much faster), Airport card (did not come with one!), a PCIe card with two more Gigabit ethernet jacks (for four total), 1TB SSD (just put that in recently), and two SATA HDs (with room for more).  I also upgraded the firmware, which was necessary to upgrade the processor.  Currently have High Sierra on it.  Not sure if I'll install Mojave, which I'm not using yet on any of my machines.  Still a reasonably fast machine given its age. 

 

 ..Al

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Albert said:

The new Mac Pro is quite expandable, probably more so than those old PowerMacs.  Unfortunately, it's also quite expensive relative to those 7300/200s, even adjusted for inflation. 

 

I still have an older (tower) 2009 Mac Pro I'm using, although not as my daily driver.  Those are also quite expandable and I've upgraded the RAM (has 48GB at the moment), video card (using a fast PC PCIe card), processor (has a six core Xeon), installed a four-port USB 3.1 card (makes external backups much faster), Airport card (did not come with one!), a PCIe card with two more Gigabit ethernet jacks (for four total), 1TB SSD (just put that in recently), and two SATA HDs (with room for more).  I also upgraded the firmware, which was necessary to upgrade the processor.  Currently have High Sierra on it.  Not sure if I'll install Mojave, which I'm not using yet on any of my machines.  Still a reasonably fast machine given its age. 

 

 ..Al

 

Yeah those old 'cheese grater' Macs have really held up nicely compared to some of Apple's other systems.  I was hoping to snag one cheaply to toy around with but they're still kind of pricey given their age.  

 

I think technology has advanced far enough that people can actually use a 10 year old computer as their daily driver as long as they don't need cutting edge speed. Heck I'm still using the PC I built back in 2008 as my main PC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, depending on what you're doing, you can use an old Mac for quite some time.  The biggest problem becomes not being able to run the latest versions of macOS.  I was able to upgrade to High Sierra with no issues on that ten year old machine.  Installing Mojave would require a workaround, but still not difficult (at least for the more technically inclined).  No idea if that'll be the case with the new Catalina OS.  And this only really is a problem if you're trying to use apps that are no longer supported in an older version of the OS. 

 

If you need to do 4K (or 8K!!) video editing, yeah, you probably wouldn't still be using that machine..   And that new Mac Pro is a beast.  I'm willing to bet you'll be able to option that sucker up to $40,000 with those crazy video cards they're making for it (not to mention the 28 core CPU and 1.5TB of RAM...) 

 

 ..Al

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I has a sad … I am not near Phoenix or I would take it all. Good luck, thanks for offering your Apple stuff here!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@hoserama99 try freecycle? Last time I had a haul of stuff like that, the local university’s electrical engineering department sent someone to fetch it all. I’ll bet you could find takers this way, and you can be choosy about who gets it (no flakes — must leave time you’ll pick up, etc)

https://www.freecycle.org/browse/US/Arizona

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Flojomojo said:

@hoserama99 try freecycle? Last time I had a haul of stuff like that, the local university’s electrical engineering department sent someone to fetch it all. I’ll bet you could find takers this way, and you can be choosy about who gets it (no flakes — must leave time you’ll pick up, etc)

https://www.freecycle.org/browse/US/Arizona

Thanks! I wasn't aware of them. I'll give it a week or so on here then see about posting there.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Mac mini g4 has some things going for it, there is a version of Amiga OS for it, and it is one of the last Apple machines to come with OS9 classic compatibility OS.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, hoserama99 said:

I've updated the list to remove some items (thanks Cole!) and add a few more that I forgot to mention.

Thank you!
I have already put the mac book and that iMac to good use, they ended up going to my brother and his finance. :)

I am going to put out a post on the Facebook Apple Collector group for the rest.
 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/19/2019 at 10:19 PM, Flojomojo said:

@hoserama99 try freecycle?

 

Freecycle! Thanks for the reminder. I'm beginning my Apple II collection reduction and have the first load completed. Just don't want to go through the hassle of arranging individual buy/sell/trades and all that.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Keatah said:

 

Freecycle! Thanks for the reminder. I'm beginning my Apple II collection reduction and have the first load completed. Just don't want to go through the hassle of arranging individual buy/sell/trades and all that.

That reminds me that I also need to figure out what to do with an old ImageWriter I and a giant stack of tractor-feed paper!

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Updated list to reflect a few more takers. Also added a Logitech desktop speaker setup that I forgot to mention before. Thanks again to everyone who has helped me find new homes for all this!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Updated again to reflect what's left. Only a few good items left, and a few pretty crappy items. ;)

 

I'd also like to once again say that I'm extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me out with this. I've said this to a few folks now, but I have zero qualms if anyone (re)sells any of this stuff, because frankly I couldn't be bothered, particularly for those large and heavy items.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, hoserama99 said:

Updated again to reflect what's left. Only a few good items left, and a few pretty crappy items. ;)

 

I'd also like to once again say that I'm extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me out with this. I've said this to a few folks now, but I have zero qualms if anyone (re)sells any of this stuff, because frankly I couldn't be bothered, particularly for those large and heavy items.

Glad to see you've had interest in these items.  I'm sure everyone will appreciate them, and if they do get sold, the end recipients will be getting something they want!  Very generous of you. :)

 

 ..Al

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, hoserama99 said:

I'd also like to once again say that I'm extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me out with this. I've said this to a few folks now, but I have zero qualms if anyone (re)sells any of this stuff, because frankly I couldn't be bothered, particularly for those large and heavy items.

I'm actually kind of excited to use the items I got from you. I've always had a love/hate relationship with the Mac but that "snow" design aesthetic era is probably my second favorite after the Apple II era, and I've never owned anything from that era before. I might even buy a new battery for that iBook. It'll just be fun to play around with, as will the iMac and PowerMac (if I can find room to set them up).

 

Thanks again!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...