Price Advice Ebaying a 27 inch iMac still under apple care

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by weblogik, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    I am seriously considering selling my iMac to replace it with one of the new ones. I feel like in a couple of years it will just be sitting around in a box anyway already having been replaced so im thinking this might make more sense, wondering what you think would be fair to ask for it / expect to get to see what my difference in price might be...

    27 inch iMac 2.8 Ghz i5
    16 gb ram
    1 tb harddrive that is part of the recalled units, so i would swap it out with a brand new one prior to selling
    Covered by apple care until august 2013 (2.5 years old)

  2. macrumors demi-god


    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.
  3. macrumors regular


    oh awesome thanks!
    Your Computer is a
    iMac 27 inch Intel Core i5 2.80 GHz 16128 / 1000 GB / superdrive
    The Mac2Sell Quoted Value is :

    is this realistic? i was thinking would be less this might be a no brainer...
  4. macrumors 68030


  5. macrumors regular

    I think you should reconsider ebay.

    If at all possible, you should consider selling it local.

    1) Chance of breakage in ship and associated effort
    2) Fees with ebay+paypal
    3) relatively less C02 emissions compared to shipping item
  6. macrumors 68030


    Good points
  7. macrumors Nehalem


    No. Use Apple refurbished pricing. That is what you want to do.

    I refuse to sit on something I don't want or need anymore because of C02 emissions.
    Then again, I'm not a hippy and I sometimes don't recycle.
  8. macrumors 65816


    I would say....

    $1150-1250 tops. The remaining AppleCare helps, but also helps no cosmetic/funcional issues and good care of the machine. With ebay you have to consider the fees, and if not selling locally, the shipping costs/ risks.

  9. macrumors regular

    By all means, go ship route, if no locals.
  10. Macman45, Dec 23, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012

    macrumors G5


    I have a 3.4GHZ I7 ( 2011 ) model...mine has the 2GB GPU upgrade as well as self-installed 16GB RAM upgrade...Value in the UK? £1700.00 or thereabouts, so I think your price estimate is about right....Value back home is lower, but so is original sales price, but in the end it's finding a sale...I haven't been pushing mine too hard, it's Christmas so probably be better to start really advertising it in January, but my upgrade is a BTO which won't deliver until first week of January anyway.

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