Anyone do a trade-in on their iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ssledoux, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. ssledoux macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering what I could expect if I traded in an older iMac.

    I shouldn’t have looked at the new ones. I haven’t had an iMac in several years (using iPP for my main device), but I DO have my daughter’s older iMac here, and I’m thinking we could trade it in, and get something new.
     
  2. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    How old is the iMac? In general, trade in will not be as much as you can get privately. If we're talking 2008 or 2009 I could see it being difficult to sell privately and make the hit on trade in value be worth avoiding the headache of finding a private buyer (especially if it's just a base model and/or not in perfect condition anymore).
     
  3. fisherking, Apr 25, 2019
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    got $660 for my (2015) macbook pro... happy with that.

    follow the prompts to see your mac’s estimated worth (when you go to put a new mac in the cart...)
     
  4. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, I am not positive. I’ll have to turn it on and look at the model. It probably is 9-10 years old.
     
  5. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    A quick look on eBay and craigslist, as well as non-Apple trade in sites shows 2008 iMacs going for under $100 in great condition. Even with maxed out factory specs, they're going for $150 or less it appears. Wouldn't be surprised to see Apple offer less than $50. If you were hoping it would make a significant dent towards the cost of another machine then I think you'll end up disappointed either way.
     
  6. Lee_Bo macrumors regular

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    I bought a 2011 iMac for $200 (several years ago), upgraded to a 500 gig SSD and 16 gigs ram and I'm still using it as a daily machine at home.
     
  7. gonbry macrumors newbie

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    Yep, I'm trading in my late-2015 iMac for $610. The trade-in kit arrives the same day as my new 2019 iMac.
     
  8. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Didn’t expect it to make a significant dent for sure - just curious if it would make any dent at all. ;-p

    In all likelihood I won’t even buy a new one. I haven’t had an iMac in quite a few years, and I really do just fine with my iPP, but the new ones sure look pretty!
     
  9. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    I've seen some of your posts in the iPad forums and it seems you're really happy with the iPad for your workflow. Being honest, I'd pass on it knowing that if you decide in a month, 6 months, a year, or longer, that you want an iMac again, they'll still be there, and if anything, be cheaper to pick up used. I do like the current design, but it is the same design you've resisted for 7 years prior. If the rumored redesign happens next year, you may like that one even more.
     
  10. RUGERMAN macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2009 C2D that I upgraded to 8 gig of ram and use it every day, run Excel, Word, Mail, Team Viewer and Win10 with Parralells no problem. The only thing I can't do now is run Mojave. BTW what's an IPP?
     
  11. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    iPad Pro
     
  12. Shivetya macrumors 68000

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    I think they are offering a bit under $500 for my 2013. I am completely fine with the offer but I am going to wait till WWDC19 to complete to see if there are any Mac Pro announcements. I would pay more to have a headless Mac I could change components on. While I love my iMac I have more than one machine on my desktop and could save space and money by sharing screens and other easily shareable components.
     

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