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Reply 27820 of 33225, by Unknown_K

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People spam for sale advertisement all over the place and forget to pull ebay adds if it sell somewhere else.

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Reply 27821 of 33225, by bjwil1991

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One thing that gets me upset or PO'd is the item says ships via USPS and the seller ships it via FedEx or another company.

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Reply 27822 of 33225, by Unknown_K

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Some sellers have multiple choices for shipping, others don't specify. If you paid extra for specific shipping (2nd day air for example) and get economy then I would be pissed. Otherwise as long as it gets here undamaged I don't care.

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Reply 27823 of 33225, by bjwil1991

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There was only 1 option, no more, no less. I had damaged items shipped by FedEx or UPS in the past, which I got mad about that and decided to check the listing to make sure they ship with other options. Last time I bought something on eBay that shipped via FedEx, it delivered to my house without any damage as I normally ask every seller.

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Reply 27824 of 33225, by cyclone3d

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Meh.. I would rather have Fedex Ground than USPS Parcel Select.

Parcel Select is 2-9 days. Fedex Ground is 3-5 days.

Then again, I usually only use Fedex when I am shipping something too large to ship USPS... or if it is heavy and won't fit in a flat rate box since Fedex will be cheaper that way.

At least 99% of my stuff gets shipped USPS though. I also package my stuff well enough to not get damaged even if dropped from the roof of a 3+ story building. 🤣

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Reply 27825 of 33225, by bjwil1991

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The item isn't heavy or too large to ship. I would be surprised if the package goes directly to USPS, or I can contact FedEx and ask them if I can get it transferred to USPS. Sorry for the rants and the off-topic discussion.

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Reply 27826 of 33225, by doaks80

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Reply 27828 of 33225, by blurks

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Merovign wrote:
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Which alloy version?

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I know the G5. I was irritated as arncht referred to a post commenting on a G4 and stated he liked the alloy version more, which we all know there is none. The G5 (in this context) is not a "version" of the G4 rather than an entire new product.

Reply 27829 of 33225, by tayyare

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liqmat wrote:
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OK, it's a Power Mac G4 Quicksilver (933 MHz, DVD, GF4 MX, 256 MB RAM upgraded to 768 MB, 60 GB HDD) in immaculate optical condition. It even has the protective stickers on the drive bays. A little dusty on the inside but that's to be expected. Works great with MacOS 9.2.2. Seller was so kind to provide the original set of system disks and the power chord. Definitely one of the best looking systems in my opinion. Not bad for 20 bucks.

Not an Apple fan, BUT a good deal regardless. You're right, that's in great shape.

... with a horrible shape, none the less 🤣

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Reply 27831 of 33225, by brostenen

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Speaking of Apple design. I think the PowerPC design from the mid-90's are were Apple made the most awesomme design. Like model 61xx, 52xx and 72xx model's. Especially the pizzabox 61xx machines. Anyway... I like the design of those machines. What is inside is of less interest to me. I am simply not an Apple guy. The Cube is not bad designed eighter. Or the model that looks like one of those architect lamps. That is a beautifull design, yet not as good looking as those 52xx/61xx/72xx machines.

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Reply 27832 of 33225, by arncht

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brostenen wrote:

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My guess is that you have been thinking of aluminium, and not alloy.

sorry, i am not a native speaker - they also use "alloy" for aluminum alloy bike parts. what is the difference?
basically most of the aluminum is an aluminum alloy, they never use 100% aluminum.

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Reply 27833 of 33225, by tayyare

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arncht wrote:
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EDIT:
My guess is that you have been thinking of aluminium, and not alloy.

sorry, i am not a native speaker - they also use "alloy" for aluminum alloy bike parts. what is the difference?
basically most of the aluminum is an aluminum alloy, they never use 100% aluminum.

You are right, virtually all the metals (not just aliminum) in use for anything around, are alloys.

Nevertheless, "aluminum" is much more common in daily use compared to "alloy" 😊

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Reply 27834 of 33225, by liqmat

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tayyare wrote:
liqmat wrote:
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OK, it's a Power Mac G4 Quicksilver (933 MHz, DVD, GF4 MX, 256 MB RAM upgraded to 768 MB, 60 GB HDD) in immaculate optical condition. It even has the protective stickers on the drive bays. A little dusty on the inside but that's to be expected. Works great with MacOS 9.2.2. Seller was so kind to provide the original set of system disks and the power chord. Definitely one of the best looking systems in my opinion. Not bad for 20 bucks.

Not an Apple fan, BUT a good deal regardless. You're right, that's in great shape.

... with a horrible shape, none the less 🤣

I see absolutely nothing wrong with a computer looking like a futuristic beer cooler and it even has convenient carry handles on both sides so your drinking buddy can help you lift it. Too bad I don't drink or I'd probably get one.

Reply 27836 of 33225, by SpectriaForce

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brostenen wrote:

Speaking of Apple design. I think the PowerPC design from the mid-90's are were Apple made the most awesomme design. Like model 61xx, 52xx and 72xx model's. Especially the pizzabox 61xx machines. Anyway... I like the design of those machines. What is inside is of less interest to me. I am simply not an Apple guy. The Cube is not bad designed eighter. Or the model that looks like one of those architect lamps. That is a beautifull design, yet not as good looking as those 52xx/61xx/72xx machines.

I like the Power Macs 9600 and 9500, but the enclosure is very plasticy and they discolorate like a white Englishman baking in the Spanish sun 😵

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Reply 27837 of 33225, by liqmat

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...like a white Englishman baking in the Spanish sun 😵

Get image out of my head. Must get image out of my head. 🤣

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Reply 27838 of 33225, by Munx

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jaZz_KCS wrote:
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Jokes aside, that is a damn beautiful tower. NOS?

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Reply 27839 of 33225, by beastlike

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CelGen wrote:
And.....it doesn't fit! :depressed: […]
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I still paid too much for shipping this, but I like how well it cleaned up, AND it boots!
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And.....it doesn't fit! 😢

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Awww. Is it possible to remove (what looks like) the AC/heat panel up to where the radio goes, cut the plastic harness and scooch it in behind the gearshift?

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