Mac Pro Value?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TimStait, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. TimStait macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2014
    I'm sorry for having to post this but I am at a loss advising a friend on the value of his Mac Pro.

    His father passed away recently and he inherited the machine which he has no need for. He is looking to get a newer MacBook for portability as he is travelling soon and obviously can't lug around the Pro.

    He has various peripherals, hard drives and a Time Machine that I can value along with a monitor that I believe is a 30" Cinema display, but I am waiting for him to confirm for me before I get a price.

    The trouble I am having is with the machine itself. As they can be customised I can't be confident with what I find for sale being the same spec.

    I know it isn't the most popular question to ask a forum for a value on kit, but if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. Even if it is to point me in the right direction to get a price myself.

    I got my friend to send over the machines "About This Mac" which I have tried to attach, but it won't upload. What I have is that it has 2 x 2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon processors, 8 Gb 800 DDR2 RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB Graphics.

  2. dmylrea macrumors 68030


    Sep 27, 2005
    It would say under About this Mac, but it looks to be a 2008 Mac Pro. Unfortunately, that is about 1 year short of the 2009 model that has much better resale value due to it's ability to be upgraded with much faster CPU's and hardware.

    The best advice to give is to search on ebay (advanced search, under Completed Listings or Sold Listings) and look for comparable systems and see what they sold for. Since it is a dual CPU, that helps, but the older 2008 systems with older DDR2 RAM will only be attractive to those looking for a real deal (cheap).

    You might be better off selling the 30" Cinema display separately.
  3. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
  4. Parigot macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2011

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