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