2011 base 27" iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PapaVBnMOMO, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'm trying to sell mine, as its only sitting in my room all the time after I got a MBPr. is 1250 a reasonable price for it, or should I lower it? It's currently unavailable at apple refurb store. I was gonna see what they were selling it for and lower by 100-150. Please advise, thanks!
     
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    GGJstudios

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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.
     
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    jvette

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    Best way to find out is post it on Craigslist in your area and see if you get any takers. I always sell my stuff on there and only do cash with local pick up. If you have it on there a couple of days and don't get any takers you can lower the price.
     
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    53x12

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    OP, it will depend on a few things; condition, if you have AppleCare, how fast you want to sell it. If you want to sell fast, put price lower. Want more money, you might need to be patient and wait. Another thing that might be good is to spend the $75-85 to get 16GB of RAM to put in it before the sale. I guess you could spend the $130-150 and just go all the way to 32GB, but not sure you will make that money back. You should be able to with 16GB.

    Just looking quickly on eBay with the completed listings, you computer looks to go for $1100-1300. The ones with 16GB tend to go for $1400-1500. So you can adjust your price accordingly. CL might be another option as you wont have to ship or pay the eBay/Paypal fees.


    You know a personalized response would be helpful as well. Feel like this whole place is automated.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    To give you an idea of price. I payed $1350 for my refurbed 27" from the Apple refurbed store back in November. Dont know what your specs are but mine are in my sig if you would like to compare.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info, mine was quoted for 1350 on mac2sell, so it looks promising. I just put it on CL for 1250, with my bottom price be 1200. Thanks for all the input. I already got 1 response. Hopefully it sells soon before it depreciates further.
     
  7. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    There's only so many ways to answer the same question. It makes no sense to re-compose an individual response for every instance of a repetitive question. You're welcome to post your way, and I'll continue to post my way.
    You're welcome!
     

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