For those who haven't read the thread, yesterday I posted an offer in the ForSale forum (and on the LEM Swap list) looking to swap a PIII/500-based PC for a Mac capable of running Panther (and possibly Tiger) without the use of hacks like XPostFacto. I even went so far as to say that I would consider a stripped (no memory/drives) B&W G3 or totally unupgraded clamshell iBook.
The responses, so far, have been underwhelming and except for one offer of a Beige 266 DT (basically what I have now), have been to the effect of telling me that I have no chance of swinging such a deal. Going into this, I thought I had some idea of what I was offering and asking for- to swap a reasonably configured PC, circa 2000, for a stripped Mac which had been discontinued in 1999. Based on what I've seen here and elsewhere, it appears that the Beige G3 market has totally collapsed and the even B&Ws are being tossed out by most places for surplus.
Obviously, though, I've missed something. So, I'm asking... would someone here with a reasonable experience educate me as to the relative trade values of older PCs and Macs as the mocking emails are getting rather tedious and embarrassing.