Buying used iMac 2009 27" i7

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

  1. shp3321 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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  4. hauntvictim macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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