Price Advice Help pricing a used 2009 iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ppedulla75, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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 ....
     
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    oldhifi

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    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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    RedCroissant

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    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 :mad:
     
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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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    phoenixsan

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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).:confused:

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


    :):apple:
     
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    RedCroissant

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    It's a 2.4GHz 24" mid-2007 iMac(I think).
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    phoenixsan

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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.

    :):apple:
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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