Buying used iMac 2009 27" i7

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shp3321, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. shp3321 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2014
    Hi guys!

    I came across a big dilemma today and I need some opinions on this matter. So my school replaced all their old imacs and they are selling the old ones. i went to check it out and an imac 2009 27" i7 is olny for $150:eek:!! The imac's hard drive is removed for security purposes, but that's not a big deal to me. Also they do not guarantee if the imac is functioning or not. However, they said i could bring an external boot drive and check it out.

    So my questions are: is this deal worth it? is 2009 too old to use? is overheating going to be a problem with an old imacs?

    P.S. I have a mid 2009 MBP and I use it to stream my gaming. It's working but I want some thing that has a little more power, so i can multi task and the stream will be better.

    Let me know what i should do and Thanks
  2. rapicell macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    If it boots just fine with an external, then $150 is probably a good deal. Plus you could also just refub it and sell it for more on ebay or amazon.
  3. eddieaus macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2009
  4. hauntvictim macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    I own a refurb 2009 imac and it's still running as sharp as ever. Just no Airplay. $150 is a great deal I would say.
  5. MacPC macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2006
    For $150 I would grab all of them, fix them up than resale them on eBay for $400 a piece. :} Hardwares in general just don't break easily.
  6. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    Agree - buy every one that boots & fix em up - keep one to use and sell the rest!
  7. AlexxRyzhkov macrumors regular

    May 17, 2014
    dang you're lucky lol
    I need a new iMac, as my 2007 20" is getting kinda old.
    I would love to get a 2009 27" for $500, much less $150 lol

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