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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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Help pricing a used 2009 iMac

So its time to retire my work- horse 2009 Imac.
It's a 2.4 Ghz, 24 inch screen, with 4 gigs of RAM and 300 gig HD.

It works fine, the DVD drive is fine ... no real qualms except for some yellow streaking on the screen. I think it would find a good home as a student computer, light Photoshop, iLife, etc ...

I'm upgrading because I'm doing a lot more After FX work and need some extra horsepower...

I'd like to sell it to help fund a new Imac .... what is it worth?

Again everything is working fine, except for the yellowish streak on the screen (that over the years has driven a bit nuts). But ultimately its really been fine.

I've seen similar system from $500 - $900.... just trying to figure out what is fair to ask?

Any help would be appreciated ....
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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So its time to retire my work- horse 2009 Imac.
It's a 2.4 Ghz, 24 inch screen, with 4 gigs of RAM and 300 gig HD.

It works fine, the DVD drive is fine ... no real qualms except for some yellow streaking on the screen. I think it would find a good home as a student computer, light Photoshop, iLife, etc ...

I'm upgrading because I'm doing a lot more After FX work and need some extra horsepower...

I'd like to sell it to help fund a new Imac .... what is it worth?

Again everything is working fine, except for the yellowish streak on the screen (that over the years has driven a bit nuts). But ultimately its really been fine.

I've seen similar system from $500 - $900.... just trying to figure out what is fair to ask?

Any help would be appreciated ....

I just paid $579 for my 2008 24 inch from a dealer in Atlanta, GA. 2.8 GHz and 500 HD, I have seen them go for 750 to $1000
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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So its time to retire my work- horse 2009 Imac.
It's a 2.4 Ghz, 24 inch screen, with 4 gigs of RAM and 300 gig HD.

It works fine, the DVD drive is fine ... no real qualms except for some yellow streaking on the screen. I think it would find a good home as a student computer, light Photoshop, iLife, etc ...

I'm upgrading because I'm doing a lot more After FX work and need some extra horsepower...

I'd like to sell it to help fund a new Imac .... what is it worth?

Again everything is working fine, except for the yellowish streak on the screen (that over the years has driven a bit nuts). But ultimately its really been fine.

I've seen similar system from $500 - $900.... just trying to figure out what is fair to ask?

Any help would be appreciated ....
If the yellow screen is enough to almost drive you a bit nuts, then expecting or hoping for anything above $600 is unreasonable. If the yellowish streak wasn't there, and the fact that I own a 2009 20" iMac, I would say that I would pay no more than $750 for it(and only that if it would include the original box/packaging/media).

So I would advise you to advertise it for $550.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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So its time to retire my work- horse 2009 Imac.


Again everything is working fine, except for the yellowish streak on the screen (that over the years has driven a bit nuts). But ultimately its really been fine.
Ugh, sorry to hear about the yellow streak, I didn’t realize the old 24”s were affected by that as well. I have a first gen 27” that has it too… somewhat subtle, unless you have a solid color desktop pattern
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I've seen similar system from $500 - $900.... just trying to figure out what is fair to ask?
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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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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Sorry.....

to make a fuss, but it is a 2.4, 20 inch (2008), a 2.8 24 inch (2008), 3.06 24 inch (2008) or 2.66, 2.93 or 3.06, 24 inch (early 2009).

Please clarify for help you to get a better estimate.....


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to make a fuss, but it is a 2.4, 20 inch (2008), a 2.8 24 inch (2008), 3.06 24 inch (2008) or 2.66, 2.93 or 3.06, 24 inch (early 2009).

Please clarify for help you to get a better estimate.....


It's a 2.4GHz 24" mid-2007 iMac(I think).
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:20 PM   #8
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It's a Mac 7,1

My bad.... Just looked it up on Everymac.com. It's actually 2007. Man time flew?
So with that knowledge....thoughts?

The yellow streak isn't too bad. It's about a finger size in the top left corner.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:37 PM   #9
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Seems to me.....

a good asking price would be between $350-500, and please dont take offense, with reserve. The yellow issue can discourage some potential buyers, and maybe you have to consider taking a bit off the price when dealing with serious buyers.

If you have the original packaging, discs and accesories that can sweeten the deal, IMHO.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:16 AM   #10
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Thanks all

Seems reasonable. I wasn't thinking anything over $500.
I may just keep it and use it as file server...but seems like overkill.
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