How easy is it to sell a used iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Chupa Chupa, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Up until now the only Mac desktop I've ever owned, except for the SE20, were headless ones. I've never had any problem getting a good price for them, and quickly.

    I'm thinking of going iMac this time. I like to refresh my computers every 1.5 to 2 years. Does the iMac retain value as well as the MP and MBPs? And do they sell quickly on eBay or tend to lag?
     
  2. david19801 macrumors member

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  3. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    I've sold 2 of my imacs (one in Jan 2010 (it was a late 2007 core 2 2.4 model). And just sold my (late 2009, core i7 27 inch model) on craigslist.

    Sold it fast. Like in less than 1 day on craigslist.

    So reselling iMac is easy.

    Easy selling is all realtive depending on how much you want to get.

    I looked at ebay. Most of my late 2009 core i7 were selling on ebay for around $1200-1300. I factored in ebay/paypal fees and shipping cost.

    I listed my iMac for $1100 and it sold literally within hours. Guy came to my house and picked it up. I live in a 24 hour gated community, it's daylight. I reverse number looked guy up. He was legit. He gave me the $1100 cash.

    Easy sell.

    Same with my other 24 inch iMac sell.

    Just don't get too greedy. I see people trying to list their iMacs (like my core i7) for $1500 on craigslist. People are crazy. Or they think someone will try to negogiate them down on prices.

    I simply list my price at $1100. Tell people I think it's a fair price. It's an almost 3 year old computer. I tell people I still have 3 months of warranty from AppleCare. It sells for that price.

    Can I sqeeze another $100? Maybe. But not worth my time when I am trying to sell it.

    Get AppleCare for iMac. It's cheap (much cheaper than for macbooks). Well worth it.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    A headless computer is one without a display.
     

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