iMac resale value

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  1. BeatlesApple macrumors newbie

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    Still on the fence about getting the new imac 5k. A loaded upgrade is over $4k.:eek:

    Which would have a higher resale % value:

    A) iMac with upgrades.
    B) iMac base model with zero upgrades.

    Or would both loose about $300.00-$500.00/year.


    Thanks.
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Maxed will lose the most money - both percentage and total amount.

    Generally people purchasing are looking for a cheaper model - thus they prefer base models.
     
  3. BeatlesApple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply.
     
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    There may be rare exception such as when MacBook Airs went from 64GB to 128GB on base models - even then I am not sure the 64GB's loss more $$.
     
  5. repentix macrumors regular

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    I would advise you to upgrade the graphicscard on the machine, thats what I would lookout for when buying in a few years time ;)
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    Stock models lose less % of their cost over the years.

    As they say, "you buy upgrades for yourself"
     
  7. thekev macrumors 604

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    How much it loses depends on a few things, one of which is what they do with the rest of the lineup. If two years from now they go retina across the whole lineup, the value of the prior ones will take a bigger hit. You buy these things to use them today. If someone can buy a new one for less money 2 years from now, it affects the residual value of yours.
     

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