Advice on selling iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by YMark, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. YMark macrumors 6502a

    YMark

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    Arizona
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    I'm thinking of selling my 2009 iMac now that the new ones were announced.

    What precautions should I take before selling?

    - If I wipe the hard drive, the new owner won't get Mountain Lion, last DVD I have is for Snow Leopard.

    - Should I wipe the hard drive and then install Mountain Lion or let the buyer figure it out.

    Any other precautions other than a hard drive wipe?

    Thanks
     
  2. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

    phoenixsan

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    Common......

    practice when selling computers in many areas, is to give the computer with the original install discs that come with the machine, or at least a working copy (as last option). Some people charge for the OS upgrade, others dont. Seems to me as an issue to be tackled via a talk with the buyer. It is difficult to set a standard here.....:confused:


    :):apple:
     
  3. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

    crzdcolombian

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    wipe HD to a fresh install. If you want to be cool and give them some of your movies/music/programs reinstalled on the HD after the wipe it can fetch you more money.

    I sold my 2009 base model for $650 at the end of August thinking they would be updated at the iPhone event. Just got the new one today for $1,250 w/ the student discount and a 20 minute drive to New Hampshire during lunch(no tax).

    Pretty happy with it so far.
     
  4. carfac macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    fresh install back to original. include disks. you are under no obligation to sell your upgrade... thats yours.
     

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