A pretty good deal ...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Rainier42, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Rainier42 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2009
    Ok, so originally I was considering upgrading my 2006 MP from dual 2.66 chips with dual cores to the x5355 quad core chips. Had a good deal from a friend who was willing to sell them to me for $600. for the pair.

    Doing some cost analysis, I figured the best bang for the buck for me with extendability into the future really would be finding a 2008 octo 2.8Ghz MP and then selling my 2006. Well, last evening, on my local Craigslist, I came across a 2008 octo 2.8 with 8GB of memory and 2 TB of disk for the sum of $1750. Picked it up this evening and the damn machine is in perfect condition.

    Put my 2006 MP on Craigslist (asking $1500) and I already have a few who want to look at it.

    Best $250. I ever spent! :D
  2. wpc33 macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Right on! I pride myself on how hard I'll look for the best way. I think I got that from doing the grocery shopping as a kid.:p
  3. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    I know the feeling! I picked up an 8-core 2.8Ghz Mac Pro+8800Gt+tons of memory and space AND a 23" ACD for $1900 on Craigslist. Sold the ACD for $500 and had me a cheap Mac Pro. Then I picked up an original stock Mac Pro a while back+23" ACD for $1000. I love craigslist.
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008

    Luck (friend) + patience (craigslist) = paid off beautifully. :D
  5. Rainier42 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2009
    And I bet at the time you didn't think grocery shopping would pay off, eh? ;-)
  6. Rainier42 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2009
    WOW ... and I though I got a good deal. I guess it is worth reading regularly to see what one can pick up and then possibly resell. Only negative is sifting through all the scams that come in, eh?
  7. Rainier42 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2009
    +1 :D

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