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15" T60p: What is a good price?

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15" T60p: What is a good price?

#1 Post by Ya Dad » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:56 pm

I have the option to buy a 15" T60p in good condition, with a 1600×1200 UXGA and the FireGL V5200. What amount would be too much to pay for it? I live in the US.

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Re: 15" T60p: What is a good price?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:13 pm

Since you want to build a Frankie, ignore whatever motherboard is inside.
You want the rest to be really decent, especially housing, keyboard, chassis and screen, and preferably no parts missing.
Find a good looker with e.g. a password and/or mobo water damage.
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Re: 15" T60p: What is a good price?

#3 Post by Screamer » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:22 am

In my opinion, any seller that asks for over $200 on such a machine is asking for too much. They may be possibly using the 'retro' trend to justify the high price tag, but that is not reasonable at all.

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Re: 15" T60p: What is a good price?

#4 Post by wujstefan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:06 am

Screamer wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:22 am
In my opinion, any seller that asks for over $200 on such a machine is asking for too much. They may be possibly using the 'retro' trend to justify the high price tag, but that is not reasonable at all.
IMO, depends.

Seeing a nice-shaped unit below $100 is a straight-in. Any add-ons may just increase the price. However, it deeply depends on the market and on how much is the potential buyer willing to pay. Europe market is definitely more expensive than US. I think you must judge yourself how much you are willing to pay for it :)
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Re: 15" T60p: What is a good price?

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:07 am

Or go all-out with this ready-made FrankenPad: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264100671544
LENOVO T60 15" FRANKENPAD NEW LED IPS FLEXVIEW, X9000 @2.8GHZ 8GB RAM 128GB SSD
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Re: 15" T60p: What is a good price?

#6 Post by sdfox7 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:43 am

wujstefan wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:06 am
Screamer wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:22 am
In my opinion, any seller that asks for over $200 on such a machine is asking for too much. They may be possibly using the 'retro' trend to justify the high price tag, but that is not reasonable at all.
IMO, depends.

Seeing a nice-shaped unit below $100 is a straight-in. Any add-ons may just increase the price. However, it deeply depends on the market and on how much is the potential buyer willing to pay. Europe market is definitely more expensive than US. I think you must judge yourself how much you are willing to pay for it :)
I just bought a mint T61p for $50 yesterday from original owner (viewtopic.php?f=29&t=127744, pics http://sdfox7.com/ibm/t61p/). It truly was an amazing price and I definitely lucked out. I've been considering a p series in good condition for many years. I now have a 600E, T23, T41, and a T61p.
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Re: 15" T60p: What is a good price?

#7 Post by wujstefan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:53 am

sdfox7 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:43 am
I just bought a mint T61p for $50 yesterday from original owner (viewtopic.php?f=29&t=127744, pics http://sdfox7.com/ibm/t61p/). It truly was an amazing price and I definitely lucked out. I've been considering a p series in good condition for many years. I now have a 600E, T23, T41, and a T61p.
Well this is a great find, but has nothing to do with frankenpad of any kind. Due to people still frankenpadding their systems 4:3 15" spinned in price when reasonably shaped.
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X230 - travel / garage
W700 - workhorse
R600 (R500 mobo inside R60 chassis) - daily
600x w/i7 board - thing to admire
Collectibles:
T43, Z60t, G41, R30, R50e, R61i, A31p, T23
Under construction:
R52p, T22, A22m, R40, T30, Z61m

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