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Welcome to my first bog post! I thought I would share about the new addition to my Mac family!

 

I have definitely been stung by the Mac collector bug.I've always wanted a clam shell iBook. So, since I joined retromac, I've been watching them on eBay. Well, one came up that sounded pretty decent and looked pretty easy to win because, while the price was high for a starting bid, it wasn't half bad for a final bid. So, I waited until the last 6 seconds to place my bid. At the time there was only 1 bid on it. So, I got it for just $1 over the start price of $50. The machine looked immaculate and the nice thing about it, is that it came with the original power cord (often absent with the iBooks on eBay, though you can buy them separate) and also the original install cds, manuals and stickers. I will probably want to buy an airport card for it. I'll try the ethernet before I bother, though. It may not be worth it, since this is the original 300 mhz model. The battery is toast, but I can replace that too if I want to.I may do a RAM upgrade too, but given my plan is to use only for word processing (it came with Microsoft Office 98 installed) I probably don't really need it. But for now, it sports the original specs. I'm thinking I'd like a Key lime or tangerine 466 mhz unit eventually and may leave this one as is. I don't see any cracks anywhere, so it was very well cared for and a nice example of the original clam shell.

 

I have uploaded pics to my page. Enjoy! I know I will.

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Comment by Birddog10 on May 30, 2011 at 9:01pm

Congratulations on your new iBook.  I got my first one driving by a garage sale.  It was standing proud on top of a dresser.  The thing was in perfect shape and they sold it to me for $10.  Now every time I drive by a garage sale I slow down and crane my neck.  I will probably cause an accident some day.

 

Comment by David Merrill on May 31, 2011 at 12:16am
Better to pull over and take a closer look. LOL You never know what might be lurking in the dark corners of someone's garage.

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