Old Macintosh - Fit for the bin ?

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Ive just been clearing out some more of the garage and Ive come across a couple of Macintosh PCs.

A Power 7200/75, an LC475 and a massive Quadra 950. I can also see a 19" monitor and mouse, with microphone and some specific leads in the back of the shed.

Ive no reason to doubt that they work fine (I remember the Quadra was fully loaded with creative design software when I got hold of it years ago, the memory slots are full of additional daughterboards and I even have a spare motherboard and PSU for it) and I probably will never get to see the true potential of what any of them can do.

My question is, why do these things never command any sort of resale price ? On eBay there is a Quadra that the bloke is having trouble flogging for as tenner, has the Mac fallen from grace, or does the later firmware - OS10 ? make everything from a few years back completely redundant ?
 

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The best thing you can do with macs is this:
h**p://www.microstar.net/museum/mactank.html

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site doesnt load to give pictures, anyway I prefer fish in batter, or swimming freely.
 

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The Macs you have are still good and lot of students could use them.

Problem is that Apple's have advanced in speed, power, design over the past years.

I still use Quadras daily on a network with the latest G5s and everything in between. They also have a nubus slot for old ISDN cards if that help you sell it. But then ISDN is disappearing fast....

If you visit the Apple website you will see why the resale value is so low.

They have a new mini Mac that has a G4 processor and comes complete with all the software for Music, Pictures, Videos and DVD creation for $499.

Don't want to open a can of worms, but, - put it this way, your Quadra is at least 6 years old - try selling a six-year-old PC!
 

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Don't want to open a can of worms, but, - put it this way, your Quadra is at least 6 years old - try selling a six-year-old PC!
Thats the answer I was looking for , the motherboard of the Quadra has 1992 on it, the others are 1995 and 6 I think.

So its obselete, and I didnt think much apart from this industry went that way
(Maybe there will be repeat wave if I hang onto them long enough, it worked with 1.2m dishes....)
 
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