Looking to buy a Mac Pro off eBay. How much is this used machine worth?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jdl8422, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. jdl8422 macrumors 6502

    jdl8422

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    Im looking to buy/bid on a mac pro off ebay. How much do you think this machine is worth. This specs are pretty low, but they can be upgraded.

    Mac Pro
    Mac OS X (Version 10.4.11)
    2 x 2 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
    250GB
    DVD +/-RW
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The CPUs are rather expensive to upgrade opposed to just buying one with better chips included. Your chip cap is also two dual core 3.0s, meaning still a quad-core machine.
     
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    Im sorry, I meant the HD and RAM, The CPU is fine like it is.
     
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    I am able to upgrade it if I get the machine, Im curious if anyone has an opinion on how much its worth like it is now. Thanks
     
  6. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    You can get a good indication of a used Mac's price on Mac2Sell.

    EDIT: I looked up a Mac Pro with the specifications you listed, but Mac2Sell only 'knows' of a Mac Pro with a quad core Xeon. With that, and the other components on your list, it's worth about $980. With two dual core Xeons it'll be worth slightly less (as they're somewhat older than the quad core models), let's say somewhere around $950. Does that sound reasonable?
     
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    Good luck finding one for that price. They often go for $1,500.
     

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