Help setting a price for a used eMac?

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  1. GreeneGirl7 macrumors regular

    GreeneGirl7

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    Hello! I recently joined. I hope this is the right place to ask my question. :)

    I'm looking to sell my eMac. I paid about $1,500 for it (including AppleCare) in May of 2003, and I've spent about $275 on it since then (memory upgrade, Airport Card, and Photoshop Elements). It's covered under AppleCare until May 2006, and it's in excellent condition. I've never had a single problem with it. It's used daily, but the usage is general and light. Here are specs...

    1 GHz Power PC G4, original discs and guides included. I also have the original packaging still.

    *80 GB hard drive & 512 MB SDRAM
    *Already installed AirportExtreme Card
    *Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW) - plays and burns DVDs and CDs
    *Apple Care Plan - good through 05/06 (service and phone support)
    *Apple keyboard and mouse
    *Mac OS X 10.2.8 (includes iChat, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Safari, iCal)
    *Photoshop Elements 2.0
    *USB port hub (separate, originally $20)


    I've been looking for similar used Macs, but I've never made a sale like this before and it's hard to tell since I can't find an eMac with the exact specs.

    What do you think? I would like to get as much as possible for it, and I'm not under any pressure to sell it right away. Thanks for any advice. :)
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  3. Lancetx macrumors 68000

    Lancetx

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    On eBay at least anyway, eMacs equipped like yours fetch somewhere in the $700-800 range. Hopefully you'll be able to get a fair price for it however you end up selling it. :)
     
  4. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    If you want to get a good price tell the buyers how good your mac is, take 5-7 photos of it. Make sure you explane your usage and how that you had no problems with it what so ever. I think you should delete some of teh software that you installed since you will not get a good price on them if they come with the mac and just use it your self.
     
  5. GreeneGirl7 thread starter macrumors regular

    GreeneGirl7

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    Thanks for the advice! :) About the last bit, do you mean that I shouldn't sell the eMac with Photoshop Elements, just keep it for myself? :)
     
  6. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    What i mean is that if you sell Photoshop elements by itself you will get more. Selling software with you desktop such as
    $600 worth of software will not mean +$600 on the price on the desktop. It is best ifyou delete the programs from your mac then sell it so that you can install them on your new mac/pc.
     

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