Anybody want a NIB 2008 8 Core Mac Pro?

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  1. applereviewguy macrumors regular

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  2. yomibro macrumors regular

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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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  4. Cisco_Kid macrumors 6502

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    Bingo!
     
  5. macs4nw macrumors 601

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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.
     
  6. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    and be the last person on earth with a 2008 mac pro with apple care
     
  7. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    Well damn. Wonder what it will go for. Just recently sold my 2,1 8-core for $640 :eek: And that one wasn't new in the box :D
     
  8. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  9. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Would u be able to run mavericks on this version?
     
  10. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  11. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Yes - No Problem!

    Lou
     
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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.
     
  13. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    For the record... ;)

    Apple Order No: MA970LL/A Apple Subfamily: Early 2008
     
  14. yomibro, Mar 4, 2014
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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.
     
  15. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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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
     
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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.
     
  17. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Buy it, keep it "New In Box" on the shelve. Wait a few decades to sell... and then make a fortune! :D
     
  18. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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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:
     
  19. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, would love to buy an exact replacement for mine. Would upgrade the GPU from the get go.
     
  20. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    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.
     
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    Where did you read that? :confused:
     
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    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.
     
  25. filmak macrumors 6502a

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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....
     

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