2009 24" for $120

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fenderbass146, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    I found a guy on my local Craigslist selling a top end early 2009 24" iMac. The guy claims bad HDD, which is a simple repair. What you think? Should I pick this up. I would use it either as a light use computer for myself, (I have always wanted an iMac, but never really had the need) or I think with a fixed hdd and all the keyboard and mouse accessories I should be able to get at least $300 for it if I sell it working.

    What you guys think?
  2. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007
    Waste of time and money. That's what I think.
  3. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2014
    I put a SSD in a 2008 21 inch for my parents and it's like brand new. I think those 24" go for about $500 or more on re-sale sites, I'd get it.
  4. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    @fenderbass146 The 24" iMacs are still nice Macs, especially a later one like that. If you want it and you're willing to replace the hard drive, go for it. I recommend replacing it with a low-cost SSD, as it will make a difference.
  5. ElCani macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Sounds like a great deal, as long as it is just the HDD that's faulty and you are happy to open it up and install an SSD. I put one in a 2007 20 inch and it completely transformed it from very useless to very usable.

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