Best Way to Sell an iMac

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  1. pja786 macrumors newbie

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    Hey All,

    What would you say the best way would be to sell an iMac in a way that maximizes profits?

    The debate that I'm having with myself is whether to sell it either in parts or as a whole unit and whether to sell on Craigs List or eBay.

    Thanks
     
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  3. UnseenLlama macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean in parts? You would dismantel the iMac entirely and sell each part?

    If I were you, I would sell the complete machine.
     
  4. UnseenLlama macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget the wireless keyboard and mouse....or trackpad. :D
     
  5. pja786 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    By parts I mean the logic board, ect. So yeah, I'd have to dismantle the innards of the iMac.
     
  6. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    If its more than 3 years old the logic board and display would be the only parts of any real value "parted" out.

    Ram - Worthless
    HD - Worthless
    CPU - Worthless

    Cant see as I'd see anyone buying the case.

    You would get a lot more selling it complete.
     
  7. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    Craigslist is the way to go.

    A lot of uneducated Mac people go there looking for discounts. (But don't know that they're getting ripped off).

    I see posts for 2009 24" iMacs, 3.06 GHz, NVIDIA GT130 512mb for $1400.
     
  8. penduboy macrumors member

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    :) coz they don't have time and knowledge to compare :apple: to :apple:
     
  9. spectre51 macrumors 6502

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    From what I have seen and experienced eBay gives you a better chance for more money than craiglist.
     
  10. pja786 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This could be true, but craigslist does allow you to talk to the buyer in person, and thus potential better bartering. So I could post a price higher then what I actually want and that way I have some padding in between prices. I don't think it would hurt to post it on CL for a few weeks to see how it does and then if no luck post it on eBay.
     
  11. spectre51 macrumors 6502

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    That is true. Face To face does offer some fraud prevention too. Much safer to do a face to face transaction.
     
  12. panzer06, May 11, 2011
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    As long as the CL buyer doesn't rob you at gunpoint. I prefer at a distance transactions. Either way both CL & eBay would get more than selling in the marketplace here.

    Cheers,
     
  13. pja786 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha good point, I'll make sure to have my glock concealed in the event of any close encounters.
     
  14. Georgio macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 3 year old iMac duo (3.06GHz) on Ebay earlier this year for £970.

    Weird thing was I had 70 watchers the first time I listed it, but no one bidded.
    So I waited a week then relisted and it sold immediately; I even had people in Russia and Italy wanting me to ship to them.

    Just shows if at first you don't succeed... ;)
     
  15. spectre51 macrumors 6502

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    That and make the meeting in a public place with lots of others around.
     
  16. animefanotaku macrumors newbie

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    I recently sold my 2009 Core 2 Duo 15" MBP (nvidia 9600gt) for $1200 on Ebay.... which is only $100 less than I paid for it nearly two years ago off of Apple's refurbished store. That along with a 16g iphone 3gs I sold for $250 on CL helped me get the 2011 iMac :)
     
  17. pja786 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow that's a good price for you. I'd be happy getting if I got $500 just because it's a 2006 PPC. It's in great shape though, it runs well and it is in great cosmetic condition.
     

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