2009 iMac take the sale?

STC1709

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I have a early 2009 iMac 24in that I posted for sale to test the waters and see who is willing to buy it. Posted it for 300 and got an email that they'd like to buy it. The guy looks reputable as he is using his business email to contact.

I have a 2012 macbook pro and my main reason for selling is i want to get a new iMac (hoping for a 2019 release) or the new Mac mini. I want to see the new iMacs before deciding which computer to get. I wasn't expecting to get this price for my machine as its so old I'd like the opinion of the people on this forum.

300 seems like a really good price as the seller for a 2009 imac. I haven't upgraded anything in this machine either.

thanks
 

mreg376

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If the $300 is important to your getting a new iMac than sell it. You don't say which 2009 iMac it is (the late 2009's can be upgraded to 32GB of RAM) or if the 2009 even works, but if it does, it's still a pretty nice machine, and if you upgrade the RAM to the max and the drive to an SSD you'll feel like the machine is flying. That's the best I can tell you with the limited info you've provided.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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If the buyer offers cash, and you don't need the iMac any longer, take the $300 and ... smile.
 
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STC1709

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If the $300 is important to your getting a new iMac than sell it. You don't say which 2009 iMac it is (the late 2009's can be upgraded to 32GB of RAM) or if the 2009 even works, but if it does, it's still a pretty nice machine, and if you upgrade the RAM to the max and the drive to an SSD you'll feel like the machine is flying. That's the best I can tell you with the limited info you've provided.

I mentioned that its an early 2009. Im not putting money into a 10year old machine. Im happy I got 10 years out of it. The processor just can’t handle anything. It lags with just excel open
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If the buyer offers cash, and you don't need the iMac any longer, take the $300 and ... smile.
Thats the feeling I have. I feel like I’m robbing the guy considering I paid $380 2 years ago for a basically brand new 2012 macbook pro that had 8gb of ram installed by previous owner and I put an SSD in it for $40 after I got it.
 

tpivette89

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$300 is really good money for an early 2009
24” iMac, regardless of specs. Put it this way, no one else will offer you that kind of money for it (they usually go for half that on craigslist), so if you don’t sell it now, you won’t get better money for it at a later date.
 

mikehalloran

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I expect to be selling one soon that I upgraded to a 256G SSD awhile back. Runs nicely on El Cap but my client is skittish (ok, downright paranoid) about Apple ending security updates. She'll be getting my 27" 2010.

$300? Damn! Take it! I am hoping for half that on CraigsList when I sell mine.
 

AnonMac50

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Any tips for selling? I can’t seem to sell mine.

300 sounds good I think. Is that USD?