Price Advice Good trade? my '10 27" (brand new logic board) -> 11 21" w/ >a year AC

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kant, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. kant macrumors 6502

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    I was cleaning up my 27" to sell and discovered the network port wasn't working. End result is I pick it up from the repair shop tomorrow. Apple overnighted a shiny new logic board.

    I still hate the size of the thing. So it's going to a new home. But I have the opportunity to trade it for a 21" 2011 (Thunderbolt port!) with slightly more than a year of AppleCare remaining.

    What's my 27 worth considering the new logic board? Screen is great, non-smoking home, etc. Magic Mouse was never removed from the box. The keyboard has been dropped so if I sell it outright I'll have to get a new one of those or discount it accordingly.

    27" is i3, 3.2, 4gb, 1TB but with the ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. Everymac link

    The 21" is a base model. i5, 2.5, 4gb, 500gb and Radeon 6750 with 512. Everymac

    I already have a CalDigit TB Station. So I could use the 21" just as I'm currently using my 2012 cMBP: connected to a 24" Samsung monitor, USB 3 ministack, and Lacie 2Big thunderbolt. Hell, I could even just use the Lacie as the boot drive.

    That would allow me to sell the 15" cMBP and pick up a new MBA or a base 13 retina. (since somebody will ask: I had to buy a computer before the end of August due to disability trust fund rules. So I bought one that was well over specced for what I wanted or needed. Since then two things have changed: The CalDigit was released and works great. And the 27" has the new logic board.)
     
  2. kant thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, let's try it without all the bs:

    What are fair prices for these two computers?

    2010 27" iMac i3, 3.2, 4gb, 1TB but with the ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. New Logic Board installed 12 Dec 13. AC through 12 Jan 2014 but I *think* that the logic board replacement extends that another 60 days? I'll check on that later this evening.
    Everymac link

    2011 21" iMac base model. i5, 2.5, 4gb, 500gb and Radeon 6750 with 512. Everymac
     

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