Buying new iMac - best way to sell 2011 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macryan1, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. macryan1 macrumors member

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    My current iMac is a 2011, 27 inch 3.1, 16GB Ram, 6970m 1gb video, TB HD. Looking to buy the top end 27 inch iMac...woo hoo!

    What is the best way to sell my current iMac? Used Mac sites, craigslist, eBay, etc.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Neo999955 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 21" 2011 iMac I might try to see now that I've bought the new iMac too. I was thinking eBay
     
  3. newtito macrumors member

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    I've had success selling my previous two MacBook Pros on eBay, but with shipping costs and all not sure how it would work out with an iMac. Do you have the original box? That makes it so much easier to sell and ship. I'm sure you can get a great price on your iMac. You could try Craigslist for local, but in my experience so many people are just looking for the cheapest deal, you may not get all that you could. Hope this was of help.
     
  4. macryan1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I do have the original box....looks like an eBay moment..
     
  5. oldtime macrumors regular

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    I have had good luck w/ CL, but YMMV there...
     
  6. briloronmacrumo macrumors 6502

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  7. xgman macrumors 601

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    ebay is still going to be the highest net after fees with the widest audience.
     
  8. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    I've had good success here on the forums. eBay also works, and you might get more on eBay, but fees will eat into that, and sometimes a bad buyer can really make your life suck for a couple days. eBay is geared up to protect buyers. Gazelle is handy, and really easy, but you won't get as much money. But sometimes, I'm willing to take less for an easy transaction.

    You've got options, just weigh out what you're willing to deal with and how much you want (within the practical range of what your device is worth).
     
  9. briloronmacrumo macrumors 6502

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    "Best" depends on what's most important to you. For me, time is important, so shipping and just waiting for my money sounds best. Posting on eBay, responding to questions etc. takes more time. For this convenience I'm willing to accept less for the iMac. Obviously, Craigslist, eBay should net more money.
     

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