Price Advice Mac pro value?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pjsmith67, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. pjsmith67 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    This week, I attended a local company's bankruptcy auction. Surprisingly they had a bunch of Mac Pros for sale. I ended up getting a 2010 2.8 ghz quad core Mac Pro with 3gb of RAM and a 1 TB disk drive for $380. I thought this was a good deal and was wondering what its actually worth.

    I am replacing the RAM with 2 4gb DIMMs tonight.


  2. ctucci macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2008
    Yer Mom's basement.
    #2 buys used electronics, and they say $996 as you purchased it. Looks like a bit over a grand on Ebay.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    $1000 sounds right. Amazing how much the MP prices have fallen over the last 6 months.
  4. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    The stock quad core with a smaller HD (320 GB) and the same processor has a estimated retail price of $1200-$1500, after the very informed opinion of

    So you got a heck of a deal in this one. Congrats!
  5. jvpython macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011
    New Zealand
    Sounds like you got a hell of a deal on it! I would've bought it without giving it a second thought if I could get it for that price.

    PS: If you only put in 2 DIMMs of RAM you will loose the triple channel speed. So you'd be better of making sure you use a number of DIMMs which is a multiple of 3.

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