What to do with vintage & obsolete Macs?

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  1. King

    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I have about a dozen Macbook Pros, iMacs, Macbook Airs and Macbooks from 2006-2013 that are considered by Apple as vintage & obsolete.

    I checked the olx.ph prices of them and they range from 5,000-50,000

    All of them need a good cleaning inside and out, replacement SSD to get them usable.
     
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    The vintage ones I had (old Mac G3s and G4s) I gave to a memorabilia collector for no money, except to say that he displays from whom the items came from. For posterity sake.

    The newer ones, like 1st gen MacBook Air and Macbook I sold to my suki in GH for cash, as is. Not that much but still cash. I had a 16-inch MacBook Pro circa 2009 which is heavy and slow but serves as file storage for pictures and music. And a couple of 1st gen iPad and iPad Mini that ended up as a wall clock and Waze direction finder in the truck respectively.
     
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    Post them for sale here someone like me might be interested.
     
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    By any chance, do you have an old school matte black Macbook? :)
     
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    Personally... For my old/very old devices.

    I try to post them for sale for a month.

    If no one buys them... (depends on the size)
    1. I throw it away - electronic's recycle bin (there's 2 near my office) -> normally powerbanks, old Android Phone (almost unsaleable :) )
    2. give it to charity - there's this org collecting every month in our block -> laptops, cameras, monitors
    3. leave it downstairs behind the lift -> tripods, PC docks, TV boxes
     
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    I have a 2006 iMac that's gathering dust at home. Don't know how and where I can sell it. I don't think the stalls in GH (where I've sold my other Apple products) will accept it. Any tips?
     
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    If you throw it for disposal, it will join the e-waste heavens at the trash dumpsite. There at the San Mateo landfill they spend the rest of their lives waiting for the Rainbow Shutdown, like maybe a thousand years waiting.
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    Our old white 20 inch 2016 iMac is still alive and kicking as a word processor, basic browser, and email machine in our office. Perhaps you can donate it to a worthy cause. If you are interested please PM me, I might find some poor student or teacher who might need one.
     
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    A Macintosh G3 I gave to a friend who collects vintage pieces just sold it to a coffee shop in Valle Verde area and it's now on display there. The greenish Apple computer with the same greenish mouse is a conversation piece, so he says.

    I am demanding that for whatever coffee the shop sells now, I ask for 1% of the profits as royalties for viewing the G3. The owner has not responded yet.
     
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    Thanks! Let me clean it up first and make sure it is still running (it has been a couple of years since I last powered it on). I'll contact you later on. (y)
     
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    Black MacBook is ❤️
     

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