Best place to sell a Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wickerstick, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. wickerstick macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2016
    I have seriously been considering getting rid of both of my Classic 5.1 Mac Pro's and buying the new 5k iMac when it comes out. I already posted one on Craigslist as well as ebay and I'm not having much luck moving it. The other one is upgraded to infinity and beyond and has been amazing but if I can't sell the cheaper one I doubt I could sell my nicer one and I'm not ready to take a huge loss. Does anyone know a good place to try and sell these? They are both recently rebuilt with new cpus and thermal paste. Upgraded components etc. any help appreciated.
  2. Korican100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012
    It's hard. I had a 5.1 updated to the extreme max, and i had to basically slaughter it and sell pieces on ebay individually. Because nobody wanted to buy a fully decked out system without a huge discount overall.
  3. Synchro3 macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2014
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    I sold my well upgraded 5,1 through Craig's List. I had the listing up a few days before it sold but the guy came to pick it up and I didn't have to deal with shipping, so that was great.
  5. wickerstick thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2016
    I have 2. I don't really need the power I once did. I already have a gaming setup and the only semi serious things I do are Final Cut work. The iMacs 5k display will be better for my workflow, and save a lot of space over the 2 Mac pro's plus the biggest problem is future support the next macOS will most likely not allow support on the machine. I need to get out while i can
  6. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Craigslist and Ebay are the two biggies. You could also try and/or the MacRumors marketplace.
  7. Daniel Reed, Feb 9, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017

    Daniel Reed macrumors 6502

    Daniel Reed

    Sep 9, 2016
    San Francisco
    The prices Mac Pro models fetch there are insanely high - especially for nMP 6,1

    For frame of cost reference:

    I purchased a NEW (not refurb) nMP direct from Apple w/ D700s + 1TB SSD for $4,300
    for about an additional $1000 the nMP was upgrade to Maxed 12-Core CPU + RAM

    Yet on eBay I see used and less then maxed Mac Pro 6,1 models selling for $4~7K+

    Just crazy - Expect Mac Pro resale prices to climb even higher as Apple completely phases out as a PC maker!

    Sure, it sounds nuts to spend over $5K on a 3 year old model - But cheaper then buying used!!!

    Granted, I'm referring to D700 equipped nMP models.

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