Changing my Order: 2.66GHz 12-core to a 3.33GHz 6-core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by CyCoPaTh, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. CyCoPaTh macrumors newbie

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    Dear All,

    To cut a long story short - after reading through the great expert opinions on these forums, I've seen the light and am changing my 2.66 Ghz 12-core order to 3.33 Hex-a-core...

    My MAIN reason for this is that it will be the fastest for anything I want to do in the next year or two.

    Beyond that hopefully a fully revamped SandyBridge Mac Pro should be out. I would then hope to be able to sell my 3.33 Hexcore and buy the new model, as i have read several others intend to do.

    My question is: How confident can I be of being able to sell the hexcore model in 1-2 years time? Has anyone had success selling 'last years' model to buy the latest one? Do you sell them on eBay typically and what kind of a loss can I expect?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I sold my '06 2.66 QC a couple weeks ago for $1300. Not bad for a 4 year old computer. It cost me $2200 new. If it were a PC my only option would be to take it to the hazmat recycle center.

    I've been selling my previous Macs for years and never had a problem getting a reasonable price -- typically 40-50% of MSRP before upgrades after 3-4 years. Depends when you sell whether the upgrades have much value or not. I once sold a year old PowerMac just before MW for 85% of what I paid. It was a terrific deal for me b/c the new ones turned out to be less expensive and more powerful so I came out even and with a better machine.

    However, don't think of a computer as an "investment," and selling at less than you paid as a "loss". A computer is a consumer commodity. You are paying for the value it gives you to serve your end purpose. If it has a cash value at the end of that time and you sell it then it just lowers your cost that's all.
     
  3. chrisS macrumors member

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    How do you sell your old Macs ? eBay, Craigslist ?
     
  4. skiffx macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, thats not bad at all. Im glad to hear that.
     
  5. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    I use Craigslist. I have not trusted ebay for years.

    I think there will be a STRONG resale market (ie easy to sell and you'd get a decent price) for used six cores for a long time.

    I hardly ever see used Mac Pros.
     
  6. CyCoPaTh thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    In UK its quite easy to sell if you are prepared for the risks/hassle. It must be the same in the US?
     
  8. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, the cost of ownership for that machine was a whooping $0.62/day
     

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