1000 iBook G3s for Sale, $50 Each in Richmond, VA

The Henrico Country Public School Board (they’re in Richmond, Virginia)

has 1,000 iBook G3s that they’re selling for US$50 each. That’s right

fifty bucks!

Here are the specs:

  • White Power PC G3 iBook

  • CPU Speed: 500 MHz
  • 320 MB RAM 
  • 10GB hard drive
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 12.1 inch display
  • Built-in 10/100 Base-TX
  • Wireless card — IEEE 802.11b
  • FireWire 400 
  • Two 12 Mbps USB ports
  • AC adapter

The machines has OS X 10.2.8 and AppleWorks installed.

This is pretty the same type of iBook I had and sold a couple of years ago,

shortly after I joined Tucows. I sold mine for CDN$800 (currently

US$650). I used it primarily as a Unix hacking box for developing PHP

and Python apps for clients.

Here are the rules:

  • The sale is on August 9th at Richmond International Raceway at 600

    E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA.

  • The sale starts at 9 a.m., with the gates and line forming at 7 a.m. Camping and overnight parking aren’t allowed.
  • 1,000 laptops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a limit of one laptop per person.
  • Cash is accepted, as are cheques (even out-of-state ones) are accepted with proper ID.
  • All sales are as-is with no warranty and are final.

If anyone is planning to attend this sale and bring an extra

person who doesn’t want to purchase one, drop me a line! I’d gladly

send you the cash to cover the purchase of one plus shipping — I’d

love to use one as an internet radio/house MP3 player/home automation


3 replies on “1000 iBook G3s for Sale, $50 Each in Richmond, VA”

Uh wow. That seems really cool, I’d love to somehow get my hands on one too! Lemme know, faithful accordion guy, if you get a hookup. I’m a longtime reader of the blog and posts like these…well you can’t ignore it.

My e-mail is dstopping at

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