Is $5,500 a good price for this rig?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stormypenguin, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. stormypenguin macrumors member

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    I got an offer to buy a like-new March '09 Mac Pro. It has two years of Apple Care left. The specs are as follows:

    8 x 2.66 "Nehalem" Xeon processors
    6tb internal SATA storage- 4x1tb RAID array and 1x2tb system boot volume in one of the optical bays
    24GB RAM - 6x4gb
    ATI Radeon 4870 video card
    WiFi Card

    It has not been really worked into a sweat - the guy used it a good amount, but it was never pushed to its full potential.

    I have thoroughly tested it out and I can't find any issues with it... does this seem like a good price? I talked him down from $6800.

    I really appreciate the help.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's 3999$ from refurb store, another $1k for RAM, 350$ for GPU, ~500$ for HDs + RAID card... Yeah, it seems to be decent deal. Try offering 5000$ then come closer and you may get it for 5200$
     
  3. stormypenguin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Hellhammer - I tried to go lower but he got very snippy and inferred that I was lowballing him. I checked out all the gear I would need (plus shipping, plus my time to put it together) and it still comes out to more than $5500. Apparently the same machine from Tekserve here in NYC will be about $8100.
     
  4. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

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    That's a ridiculously good price for that setup.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    5500 is a good price i would pull the trigger if that is what youre looking for
     
  6. marksandvig macrumors regular

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    It's worth your time alone to get that bad boy. It's a great deal.
     

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