Price for Cube

Started by happyjam64, December 02, 2007, 01:06:31 PM

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happyjam64

Hey everyone, i'm kind of a newb here, but what is the avreage price for a used next cube. My friend is offering me one for $300.
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pentium

It really depends on what's included and what condition it is in.
I really don't trust ebay as a reliable place to find the average as people just love to jack the price as soon as they make the connection with apple.
I have seen cube prices range from $75 to $1500.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

happyjam64

Thanks, i think i'll spring for this one. I don't really trust ebay myself.

Also this cube has the wierd cartrige drive, or whatever it's called, but could i just hook up a scsi CD drive to install nextstep.
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pentium

Quotethis cube has the wierd cartrige drive
You mean the Magneto-Optical drive?
Most of those drives have died in the past few years for unknown reasons. If you are lucky it might be ha drive that has not died yet.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

happyjam64

right, the Magneto-Optical drive. I had trouble finding this cube, i'll probably have even more finding the magneto disks. I'll just hook up a scsi drive. thanks
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pentium

Wait a sec, You live in Vancouver?
Yay! another member from BC!  :D

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

Thrax

That's cool, another Canadian (Toronto here).

Other advantages to picking up a system versus buying from ebay is no shipping hassles/costs  (over the border) and you'll know you'll get things in one piece.  Monitors have been known to break while shipped.
Since it is a friend, ask for all the manuals and misc. items. It might be a long shot but see if he has the original box.
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happyjam64

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pentium

Just remember that when you are done with the cube I am still looking for my first Cube.  :wink:

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

happyjam64

you will be the first I go to!
"You can\'t fight in here! This is the war room!"

pentium


-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram