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Old Jan 2, 2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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2006 Mac Pro - how much could I get for it?

I'm wanting to sell a 2007 Mac Pro in plans of getting an iMac. The specs are 8GB RAM, 1.25TB storage, Intel Xeon processor...What could I get for it? Thanks.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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I'm wanting to sell a 2007 Mac Pro in plans of getting an iMac. The specs are 8GB RAM, 1.25TB storage, Intel Xeon processor...What could I get for it? Thanks.
Is it 2006 or 07? The value could differ.

Also, if I'm not mistaken, the ram is DDR2 (someone correct me), which means that it's not as likely to be worth as much as say a slightly newer Mac.

I'd guess around $450-500

I'm talking out of my ass and have no idea what I'm talking about...
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DDR2, yes. And it's 2007.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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I'm in the same situation. I have a 2006 Mac Pro 2.66, 10 GB RAM, 1.25 TB storage AND I've upgraded the video card to the Radeon 5770. I'm wondering if i should sell my system as is or if i should reinstall the original graphics card and sell the upgraded card separately.

Also, I've successfully sold plenty of MacBook/MBPs on craigslist but how the heck do you sell a ginormous Mac Pro this way? I don't want to invite strangers to my house to see it up and running but I don't know if a buyer is going to be willing to fork over their cash without proof that everything is working.
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I'm in the same situation. I have a 2006 Mac Pro 2.66, 10 GB RAM, 1.25 TB storage AND I've upgraded the video card to the Radeon 5770. I'm wondering if i should sell my system as is or if i should reinstall the original graphics card and sell the upgraded card separately.

Also, I've successfully sold plenty of MacBook/MBPs on craigslist but how the heck do you sell a ginormous Mac Pro this way? I don't want to invite strangers to my house to see it up and running but I don't know if a buyer is going to be willing to fork over their cash without proof that everything is working.
How much would you plan on selling your Pro over Craigslist for? Ballpark estimate?
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I'm wanting to sell a 2007 Mac Pro in plans of getting an iMac. The specs are 8GB RAM, 1.25TB storage, Intel Xeon processor...What could I get for it? Thanks.
As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay (including completed sales), or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what a reasonable price may be. Then adjust the price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.
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As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay (including completed sales), or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what a reasonable price may be. Then adjust the price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.
Hey what about gazelle? MR kind of promotes them.
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I recently sold my 2006 Mac Pro (2.66 Quad) with 8 GB Ram, 4TB Internal Storage, 3.5 TB external eSata storage with eSata Controller, ATI 4870 (I think it was the 4870, surely the 4 series)... Keyboard, and Mouse for $850 on eBay ($55 shipping).

Thats hurts since I bought it new in 2006 for $2,300 (student discount) and paid for all those upgrades... but its better than a 6 year-old Dell would get you.
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Hey what about gazelle? MR kind of promotes them.
I don't hear as much about them, but you can use any site you like to get comparisons.
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I don't hear as much about them, but you can use any site you like to get comparisons.
I'm not op. I was just kind of adding to your list.
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I recently sold my 2006 Mac Pro (2.66 Quad) with 8 GB Ram, 4TB Internal Storage, 3.5 TB external eSata storage with eSata Controller, ATI 4870 (I think it was the 4870, surely the 4 series)... Keyboard, and Mouse for $850 on eBay ($55 shipping).

Thats hurts since I bought it new in 2006 for $2,300 (student discount) and paid for all those upgrades... but its better than a 6 year-old Dell would get you.
You did exceptionally well on it. It doesn't matter what brand. Old hardware eventually becomes undesirable as it gets to a point where service options are limited and its speed is outpaced by new machines that cost much less. You should have seen what I dumped on my old G5.
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I would say....

between $800-900 tops. Good care of the machine and no cosmetic/functional issues can help in the price.

If selling through an online site factor in shipping costs/fees



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between $800-900 tops. Good care of the machine and no cosmetic/functional issues can help in the price.

If selling through an online site factor in shipping costs/fees



Ok, thanks!
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There was no real "2007" Mac Pro, only 2006 or 2008. In 2007, they did update the CPU options to add quad-core CPUs, though.

Does yours have dual quad-core CPUs or dual dual-core CPUs?

And the RAM in those isn't just DDR2, it's the oddball DDR2 "FB-DIMM"s. Those are getting harder to find than plain DDR2, so it won't be cheap to upgrade. (Thankfully, you have a decent amount in it already.)

Finally, what video card?

If it's the lowest-end dual-core CPUs, with the lowest-end stock video card, you'll be lucky to get $400, even with the RAM and storage upgrades. If it's the fastest quad-core CPUs, with something newer-than-original for the video card, you *MIGHT* be able to squeeze $1000 out of it. (Even the Quadro that cost over $1000 isn't worth much now, and the stock GeForce 7300 and even the optional Radeon X1900XT are both obsolete by modern standards.)
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