Anybody want a NIB 2008 8 Core Mac Pro?


yomibro

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Happens sometimes in big corporations, they buy in bulk and someone stashes a unit somewhere in a closet and it's forgotten till it's clean-up time.
 
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macs4nw

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From the Ad:

"Item specifics
Condition:
New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read more
Bundled Items:
Keyboard, Mouse
Processor Type:
Intel Core 2 Quad
Brand:
Apple
Processor Speed:
2.80 GHz
Memory:
2 GB
Hard Drive Capacity:
320 GB
Operating System:
Mac OS X Leopard
Screen Size:
None
Product Family:
Mac Pro"

"New, never opened, early 2009 or late 2008 Mac Pro desktop.
Runs OS X (not entirely sure which version), comes with iLife and mac programs. Highly customizable, with plenty of slots for upgrading! Includes a keyboard and mouse - no monitor. You will not find a less used mac anywhere; the person who bought it never opened it because he was weary of making the switch from PCs. Posted with eBay Mobile
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The current auction price stands at $720. If you could only get the AppleCare, I might be tempted to bid myself.
 

RoastingPig

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Jul 23, 2012
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From the Ad:

"Item specifics
Condition:
New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read more
Bundled Items:
Keyboard, Mouse
Processor Type:
Intel Core 2 Quad
Brand:
Apple
Processor Speed:
2.80 GHz
Memory:
2 GB
Hard Drive Capacity:
320 GB
Operating System:
Mac OS X Leopard
Screen Size:
None
Product Family:
Mac Pro"

"New, never opened, early 2009 or late 2008 Mac Pro desktop.
Runs OS X (not entirely sure which version), comes with iLife and mac programs. Highly customizable, with plenty of slots for upgrading! Includes a keyboard and mouse - no monitor. You will not find a less used mac anywhere; the person who bought it never opened it because he was weary of making the switch from PCs. Posted with eBay Mobile
"
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The current auction price stands at $720. If you could only get the AppleCare, I might be tempted to bid myself.
and be the last person on earth with a 2008 mac pro with apple care
 

JoeG4

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I wonder if you could get applecare for that haha, just take it to an apple store and be like hey it's still sealed can I buy applecare? That'd be funny :D

Seriously though, I bought something like this once - a pretty old MDD that was still new in box. It actually was new too, the box was a little dirty, but the machine was still all sealed and not a speck of dust to be found.
 

macs4nw

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I wonder if you could get applecare for that haha, just take it to an apple store and be like hey it's still sealed can I buy applecare? That'd be funny :D

Seriously though, I bought something like this once - a pretty old MDD that was still new in box. It actually was new too, the box was a little dirty, but the machine was still all sealed and not a speck of dust to be found.
Not sure if you're referring to my post, but we both know you can not get AppleCare for it; I realized that also, which is why I prefaced it with if only. It's a rock-solid workhorse that can be upgraded to a degree, but being 5-6 yrs old, Apple's legacy support for that model is nearly running out, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1752?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US so repairs or parts will only be thru independent repair shops, or eBay, Craigslist, etc.

For the right person, who's also willing to take a bit of a risk, it could be a good deal.
 

Macsonic

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Sep 6, 2009
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Before the bidding started, the Buy It Now price was $975 and starting Bid price was $700 It could be possible that the final winning bid may exceed the Buy Now price or may reach more than $1100. A couple of months back, a 2008 Mac Pro 3.2ghz in Mint open box was sold for $1775 as the winning bid It may be overpriced for an old hardware with limited upgradability.

At first glance the New in Box is a good deal though you need to factor in what happens after you buy it. You'll still need to spend on additional ram which is expensive but used rams are available. Getting a new video card and more storage which ups your expenses. If the winning buyer can earn good profits that may be good.
 

yomibro

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Feb 24, 2008
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Curious also what the final price will be, just recently sold my 3.1 dual 2.8 Ghz quad with 32GB of memory for $800 last week.
 
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crjackson2134

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I thought about putting a bid on it for my brother. Then I thought screw it! My brother is working man, and I'm retired on a mostly fixed income. He can buy his own. :p
 

NOTNlCE

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I find it a bit insane that the price is now up to $910 not including shipping. Sure, it's new in box, but for that price, you could get something much newer, plus it only comes with 2GB of RAM. I suppose the "New In Box" aspect is just a nice rarity today that deserves this premium.
 

Macman45

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-mac-pro-2-8-ghz-8-core-2gb-RAM-320-sata-NEW-IN-BOX-Purch-In-1-2009-/271416625858?pt=Apple_Desktops&hash=item3f31b10ac2


NOT My computer, just found it on eBay, thought it was pretty funny that someone didn't open their $2799 computer...
If that didn't have the "No ship to the UK" tag on it, I'd be all over it...A great starting point for my still to start classic Mac collection.

Very rare that this type of deal comes up over here though.:mad:
 

G4DP

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If that didn't have the "No ship to the UK" tag on it, I'd be all over it...A great starting point for my still to start classic Mac collection.

Very rare that this type of deal comes up over here though.:mad:
Agreed, would love to buy an exact replacement for mine. Would upgrade the GPU from the get go.
 

macs4nw

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-mac-pro-2-8-ghz-8-core-2gb-RAM-320-sata-NEW-IN-BOX-Purch-In-1-2009-/271416625858?pt=Apple_Desktops&hash=item3f31b10ac2

NOT My computer, just found it on eBay, thought it was pretty funny that someone didn't open their $2799 computer...
Just noticed it was sold yesterday just shy of $1200 + shipping of course. Now that is more than I would have gambled on it. Also clicking thru on the ad, it now appears the unit may have been used after all. Caveat emptor.
 

macs4nw

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pastrychef

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Six year old computer... I'll pass.
I agree. The 3,1 Mac Pros were great for their time, but that was a long time ago. Whatever possible performance improvements have pretty much been exploited and, now, there exists only bottlenecks everywhere. Plus, from what I can remember of my old 3,1, it ran considerably hotter than the 4,1s and 5,1s.
 

filmak

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The prices are from another planet.:confused:

Who is going to pay so much for old tech items? 4000 USD/ 3600 euros for the display?

A new EIZO EV3237 31" 4k costs about 1400 euros....