Upgrading Mac Assets

I have two old Macs which I never use. I bought these Macs at a local computer auction so I could see how my web sites look on a Mac. However I have been unable to get online using a Mac since I switched to DSL and stopped using a dial-up modem. So my Macs are just taking up space. One of my Macs has a 21 inch monitor so it takes up a lot of space.

I’ve ordered an iBook Notebook so I’m going to get rid of the computer equipment that it will replace. In addition to the Macs, I’m selling a COMPAQ LTE 5280 Laptop which is pretty old. It runs Windows 95 and has a 120 MHz processor with 16 MB of RAM and a 1.3 GB hard drive. I never used that for anything except to transfer files to my Playstation Linux system. My new iBook will have a 1.33 GHz G4 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and a 30 GB hard drive. I’ll probably use it for Stickam because I like to have a Stickam chat window open while I am working in the evenings but it taxes my system too much for me to multitask.

Both of the Macs have dead computer clock batteries so I’ve ordered them from Other World Computing for $17.41. That may be more than I can expect my Macs to sell for on eBay, but I’ll need them if I cannot sell the Macs. However, I have a lot of other vintage Mac stuff to sweeten the pot like rare software and Mac books. The only thing I will not sell is the 21 inch monitor because it weights 100 lbs and it breaks my back to lift the thing. It would cost a lot of money to ship.

I also have one PC system to get rid of but it is unlikely to bring in much money because the processor is only 500 MHz. I should probably just cannibalize it for parts. It has a 5 1/4 inch drive bay fan and a hard drive tray that I could use in another system.

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