Fair Selling Price for a Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dMnyc, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. dMnyc macrumors newbie

    dMnyc

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    Hi guys,

    I recently acquired a Mac workstation as part of a settlement from my company that went out of business and couldn't pay my final wages. I think I got a fair deal but I was hoping someone could give me a solid figure of the value of this machine.

    Mac Pro :apple:
    2x QuadCore 2.8 GHz
    2GB RAM
    500 GB HD
    20" Cinema Display

    Thanks!
    dMnyc :)
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, $2500 sounds about right, given the machine appears to be close to stock for a 2008. Which GPU does it have? The 2600 XT or 8800 GT are common possibilities.
     
  4. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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  5. dMnyc thread starter macrumors newbie

    dMnyc

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    Thanks

    That sounds reasonable. Does that estimate include the monitor?

    Anyway it seems to be more processing power than I need at home. Believe it or not, it's overloading my apartment's circuit breaker. When i wake it up from sleep it usually blows the switch and I have to run down the hall, reset it and restart my computer. (My property manager won't do a damn thing about it.)

    I'm thinking of selling it and getting iMac and an iPad. $2500 would more than cover it.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Justinf79 macrumors 6502

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    Only 2GB of RAM? Sounds like they removed some RAM before selling it to you.

    Anyways, ya I'd say about $2000-2500.
     
  7. dMnyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ha, I don't think so.. it was probably just a stock machine like someone said. If I keep it I'll definitely expand the memory.

     
  8. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    I would base the $2500 on the inclusion of the 20" ACD. Without it, probably closer to $2200.

    Stock 2008 MPs came with 2GB of RAM from the factory, so it's possible that the company never bothered to upgrade it.

    OP - What line of work are you in? Depending on your usage, it might be worth keeping the MP and adding more RAM to it.
     
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    $2450 w/ monitor is approx. fair value, give or take $100. Based on $2200 for the MP and $250 for the ACD.
     

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