Seeking a used MacBook for my mom

My mom has been nursing along an iBook G4 for many years, but it is finally showing signs of giving up the ghost. She could really use a “new” (to her) MacBook.

A little about my mom: she’s now in her fourth year “in exile”, living in New Jersey acting as a full-time caregiver for my grandparents (now just one grandparent). Her computer is pretty much her sole link to the wider world; whether it’s communicating with friends and family, staying way ahead of me (still!) in finding awesome new music, or, occasionally, writing poignantly about caregiving and other topics.

As you might imagine, hers is not a high-income line of work. Or any-income, really. So:

If someone out there happens to have an older model (but still functional) MacBook lying around collecting dust, and you’re willing to part with it for cheap or free, please get in touch. Thanks!



  1. You’ll probably have pretty good luck with that in a couple weeks, after more people get their new MacBook Pros or Airs, of the new models just announced the day you wrote this.  Meanwhile, how about a Powerbook?  Mine’s gathering dust but ran fine.  It’s the second-to-last (I think) 15″ model, and I have a spare battery and spare charger.  I only upgraded because some software demanded an Intel processor.

  2. Why not just go to the Apple store and buy her one as a special way of saying thanks for looking after your family?

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