Where Can I Find An Old Macintosh?
Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:33 PM
Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:56 PM
Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:21 PM
What specifically do you mean by "old Macintosh"?
Do you mean an original Macintosh computer? If so, those will be rather rare and likely rather expensive. Even versions like the Mac Plus or Mac SE or original Mac II are likely rather rare and will be on the expensive side for very old and completely out dated computer. This is because many of these are essentially "collector's items". Kind of like some people will pay a lot of money for some "collectible" toy from Star Wars, etc. For any of these, your best bet to find a cheap one is to hunt garage sales and such hoping to find someone who does not realize that it is a potential collector's item...otherwise you will likely have to pay for them from the likes of eBay, etc.
If you just mean an "older" Mac that might include a G4 Tower or G4 Powerbook, then eBay or such is your best bet, but you might find local sellers as well.
Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:29 PM
I noticed you changed your response from "Classic Macintosh" to the "original Macintosh", which is good as there was a "Mac Classic" that came about AFTER the original Macintosh.
As to getting an original Macintosh, working versions will be rare and likely expensive. So, unless you find a deal (or some might say "steal") at something like a garage sale, you will have face the fact that you likely will have to pay more for it then you might want.