So I have a Mac G4 tower that I bought around the turn of the millennium. I haven’t used it since 2009, but it worked fine up until the day I replaced it. It also has no HD, mostly for privacy and security reasons. It does have the keyboard and mouse and such, though.
Is it worth selling on CraigsList (eBay involves shipping, and for something that heavy I can’t see it as worthwhile), or should I just take it to the local electronics recycler?
In my experience, old computers are just one step above old tube TVs on the scale of things you cannot get rid of. I’d go ahead and drop if off at your local recycling center, unless you’re willing to leave the thing in the basement for a few decades in the hope that’ll be a classic someday.
PC’s is easy, got many IDE hard drives, even SATA ones now.
I keep all SSD’s though. Bawahahahaa
Got a full 98se PC, dual removable HDs, dual CD drives, dual A drives ( 3.5 floppies ) first level flat screen, also have a tube monitor ) speakers color coded, power distribution with swivel for the monitor to go ‘wheeeee’ when it feels perky, big for the time power supply, all the RAM + a bit that 98se can use, full set 3.1 Windows floppies, lots of old floppy based addons, Win 95, 98, 98se CD’s, AOL 3.0 floppies, and CD’s up to 8 or 9 or what ever was the last about 1999.
I figure the great grand kids can have fun with a working system after I am long gone. All to young grand kids to have great grands yet…
Still has the best ‘Tetris’ game edition I have ever used.
I would check first. Schools need a lot of the same computer so they can move them around and so the kids can move from one to the other with no learning curve. It is also possible that the person who maintains them doesn’t need variety in his/her life. Donees can be pickier than you think, and for good reason.
If I really wanted to get rid of it, I’d donate the thing to a charitable thrift store and take the tax deduction. Might be less money than selling it but a lot easier.