Misfortune has hit me, and I find myself in need of money to pay bills and provide for my family and young daughter. A rather unexpected financial lurch
So, I am forced to sell my only computer, and prized system. My iMac G5.
It is a fully loaded system, with just about everything you could need.
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Otherwise, on with the text description below
Here are the specs:
iMac G5 17-Inch
1.8 GHz G5 CPU
2 Gigabytes of RAM (yes that's right 2 full gigabytes)
80 Gigabyte Hard Drive
SuperDrive DVD-R, DVD+R, CD-R
Mac OS 10.4.1 "Tiger" Retail Package
iLife '05 (includes iMovie HD, iDVD, iTunes, GarageBand, etc.)
NeoOffice 1.1 (Full Office Suite compatible with MS-Office)
Quicktime Pro 7 Full Registered Version with receipt and key (this is the full Pro version with full editing capabilities)
DVDxDV for Tiger (Full Registered / Paid version with receipt and key) Utility for extracting video from DVD movies and converting it to be imported into iMovie.
OS X Cocktail (Full Registered / Paid version with receipt and key - Lifetime free upgrades) Utility for performing regular system maintenance and custom OS X performance tweaks.
Norton AnitiVirus 9.0 for OS X (Upgraded via download purchase from the retail box version of Norton Anti-Virus 8.0 using Symantec's online download purchase - I have the online receipt showing the purchase of the upgrade).
TechTools Deluxe (a great diagnostic and repair utility)
NanoSaur 2 (3D Dinosour adventure / action game) Great graphics and a challenging game.
and some other misc. games.
For those of you unfamiliar with the iLife package mentioned above, here is a brief summary of it's features:
iMovie HD (high-definition) & iDVD: This package enables you to create your own DVD movies / DVD disks using easy tools and even lets you add menus and transition screens, text captions, animations, etc. Just like the DVD movies you buy at the store.
iPhoto: Store, organize, and edit your pictures straight from your digital camera. Allows you to create a library of photos on your hard drive. And has basic editing capabilities. This program also has the ability to put together photo books and order hard-cover, soft-cover, and other misc. types of professional books from your photos. Additionally, you have some nice powerful image re-touching abilities. Even the ability to straighten select items in your photos. Talk about power!!!!
GarageBand: Compose your own music using a powerful synthesizer-type interface (no additional hardware required). Features tons of instruments, and wonderful tools. I really like this program.
iTunes: Basically, this program allows you to create a huge MP3 library from your music CD's, and even create MP3 CD's that contain considerably more music than your regular CD can hold. I've used this program to place my entire music collection on 6 MP3 CD-ROM's. Normally, that would be several hundred CD's. Takes a lot less space as an MP3
I am also including the original iMac G5 installation DVD-ROM disks and manuals. And, obviously all the cables are included.
Misc. Bonus items being included:
A handful of Misc. Mac CD-ROM's, MacAddict CD-ROM's, MacAddict Magazines, Mac World Magazines, Mac Home Magazines.
There is also a handful of open-source / freeware video editing tools, which I have used quite heavily, that will be included
Mac Secrets "Panther Edition" Book (a great and very thick book about OS X and how to get the most out of it's hidden features)
Mac Answers Book (a great thick book with answers to common questions)
Mac Secrets "5th Edition" Book (another great book that uncovers hidden tricks)
and probably even a few other misc. books.
There's probably even a few other items that I'll stumble onto.
The extended warranty package:
I also have purchased AppleCare for the computer. Since that is a transferable warranty, the new owner would get the machine with a great warranty package. It currently has approx. 2.5 years left on the warranty.
According to the terms of the warranty, all I have to do is send Apple a signed letter showing that you are the new owner.
With this extended warranty package, you can buy with confidence knowing that you will be receiving a full warranty from Apple Computer with well over 2 years of coverage. No risk here
All original materials:
I do have all the original manuals, installation DVD's, retail box / packaging, and all other original items. This includes the boxes for OS X 10.4 Tiger, the AppleCare warranty package, and the iMac G5 computer, etc.
So, for the Package listed above (with the computer, and the video editing / Pro software, etc.), I am asking about $1560 U.S. Dollars "or Best Offer" (plus shipping costs).
I thought this might be a fair price for the package with all the extras.
I will consider all offers. Naturally, the higher offers will be considered more heavily
I "baby" my computer equipment. So, this machine is still in great shape. I keep everything very clean.
Let me know what you think. And, if you would like to work something out.
Virtual PC 7.02 with Windows XP Professional available:
I do also have a retail package of Microsoft's Virtual PC 7.02 (the latest version with current updates) and Windows XP Professional. I would be willing to sell it with the computer if you want it for a bundled total of $1700 or "Best Offer". The Virtual PC package may also be available separately.
Customizing the package:
Naturally, like all things in life, the price may be negotiable. I am willing to discuss altering the package and selling some of it's features separately if you would prefer to buy the system as a reduced package. So, let me know if you have some thoughts there.
I am located in Alaska, U.S.A. Zip code 99645
I have a variety of shipping methods available. So, I can work with the buyer to obtain the best and most cost effective shipping method for their location. The computer is still being used (even to post this message). Since it is my only computer, I can't package it up until we have a deal in progress. Then, I'll be borrowing a portable from family to handle e-mail for a while.
It is my only computer right now, so I would need a few days to get everything saved onto a CD so that it can be read by whatever computer replaces it down the road.
This is a hard move to make, so I hope to find my prized machine a good home. I wouldn't sell it if I didn't need the money for some pressing bills.
I am able to accept PayPal and Money Orders. While I will gladly accept PayPal, I would prefer Money Orders since PayPal takes a pretty hefty commission fee. Right now, every little bit makes a difference.
If you would be more comfortable with references, I have sold some items on e-bay in the past. So, you can check my references there if you like:
You can e-mail me directly at:
I check that account several times a day
Let me know if you have any additional questions.
I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Again, all the pictures can be viewed on the page at the following link:
The computer has been sold.
Thank you for your interest.