How much for early 2008 iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 63dot, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. 63dot macrumors 603

    63dot

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    20" inch screen
    4 gigs RAM
    160 GB hard drive

    but updated to OS X, 10.9.5

    excellent condition with old style white keyboard and wired white mouse
     
  2. 63dot thread starter macrumors 603

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    I was thinking, and seeing on eBay a range from $250 to $299 , and Macs from 7 years ago keep their value better than a similarly set up PC with Windows 7.
     
  3. spatlese44 macrumors 6502

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    I think the lower end of that range (250?). The OS they're releasing now will be good for another year and then who knows? It's quite possible that machine won't be supported this time next year. I'm not sure that's means for immediate panic, and who knows you might have two years until it happens, but at some point you might ask yourself if you want a machine that isn't getting software updates and the security that comes with them. Also consider that you can buy a new one for $1200, which used over the next 8 years would cost you $150/yr. At $300, two years of use of this machine will cost you the same; and it's old. I'd rather have the new one, but people can't always afford (have credit to buy) new. FWIW, if it makes sense or not, this straight line depreciation pricing is essentially what I've seen people asking.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I work as a volunteer sometimes for low income clients and local schools, businesses, and individual people donate machines all the time and we make them refurbished and sell them off really cheap. It's just that we don't get Macs that much and though heartier, it's hard to tell how much they cost.

    The machine is in great shape and all the programs seem to work really well. I didn't know Apple were still using old style keyboards in 2008 but all the keys seem to work. I think we will check out all innards, put on some extra programs, and sell lower than $250.
     

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