Price Advice iMac Value?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Orlandoech, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Where can I determine the value of my iMac for resale in these configurations? I no longer have the retail box and its still under warranty until 1/30/2013.

    2011 27-inch
    3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    2560 x 1440 resolution
    4GB (two 2GB) memory
    1TB hard drive1 7200rpm
    SuperDrive
    AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB
    OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

    vs

    8GB (one 8GB) memory

    vs

    16GB (two 8GB) memory
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

    Spink10

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    Upgraded RAM will not fetch much more - however if you cannot use it in another machine might as well include it to help sell the iMac.
     
  3. G-Mo macrumors 6502

    G-Mo

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    RAM with only one stick isn't going to be as valuable... These machines work better in pairs.

    Unfortunately, AppleCare doesn't boost the value greatly.

    Additionally, how did you do the Mountain Lion install?

    Where are you located?
     
  4. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Well, Apple is selling your same machine for $1659 and it is eligible for the Mountain Lion up-to-date program. I would add $25 for the 8GB RAM configuration and $50 for the 16GB configuration. If you installed the 16GB of RAM, and the iMac itself is in great shape, I think you could sell it for $1400-$1450. Without the box though, I would try and keep the sale local. Good luck!
     
  5. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Not including taxes, its $1777 after taxes in UT. Thanks for the info. Ill see if I can get at least $1600.
     
  6. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Trust me, I understand that the refurb price doesn't include taxes. I also know that the refurb units are inspected and repaired and then sold with the same initial 1 year warranty that you cannot offer. You also do not have the box and that actually helps increase the value.

    I have experienced the same thing with my current 15" MBP that was once the top of line model and now is not getting any attention at my $1500 asking price even though the refurb version is selling for $1699 before taxes.

    I wish you luck with your sale, but I also think you should at least consider the possibility of lowering the price.
     
  7. twiggy0 macrumors 6502

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    I'd say you could get roughly $1500 on craigslist locally. Just remember to post it a bit higher then that, they bargain hard on there.
     
  8. thekev macrumors 604

    thekev

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    Used markets are budget conscious, and most of those users are going to hone in on the 2.2 variant at $1359. I think they must have bumped pricing back up a bit. Previously I recall the 2.4 starting a bit lower than that. The other thing is that in both circumstances, you will soon be competing with newer stock. The 2012 cMBP will eventually be available refurbished. They're probably sitting on too many older refurbished units right now. When a 2012 imac does finally hit, and an Ivy Bridge imac will hit as they're not going to delay until the second half of next year, you will see the used value of the current machine decrease proportionately. Apple probably has a tough time getting $1700 for that one anyway, given that $1800 buys you a somewhat newer one with usb3. As soon as those units enter the refurbished market, good luck getting $1200:p.
     

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