Market Value (iMac G4)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ajwells1, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. ajwells1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2009
    I recently got a quote from a company that offers trade-ins when you purchase new macs. I am going to buy a new MacBook Pro 13". My trade in is a iMac G4/800 MHz, 768MB, 80GB, SuperDrive, 17" Screen and the company is offering me $250.

    Is this a fair value? If not where is the best place to sell a used mac?
  2. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada

    By using your specs, it is approximately valued at $220 US so $250 I would say is a good deal!
  3. bass93 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2009
    You would probably get more for it on eBay. If I needed one of those, I would give at least $250-300. $250 seems pretty low. Try selling on eBay. If nothing else you at least have a promised $250.
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    I'd take the $250 they're offering. Its only an 800MHz G4 so I wouldn't count on getting much more for it anywhere else.
  5. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Read the fine print at that site - they don't cover oh, so many details (like condition) that the real-life information value approaches zero.

    You will be better off looking at ebay current and completed sales for items with the same specs and condition.
  6. js81 macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    $250 is a good trade-in for that machine (assuming everything is in working order). I paid $300 for a similar machine 3 years ago.
  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...if the price of the machine you're getting isn't inflated and you get $250 off hassle free and don't have to do anything but bring it in to the shop, that's the easiest... selling it yourself may gross more but what about the net of your time, etc...
  8. mgridgaway macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2006
    $250 bucks for a machine that old is pretty good. Especially considering you don't have to go through the hassle of selling it yourself.
  9. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    You MAY get that amount out of a CL listing from an uneducated buyer. I wouldn't try to sell anything major on ebay...too much scamming and no paypal protection for people selling items.

    I'd personally go with the trade in, and skip the extra risk and aggravation.
  10. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    I agree with those who are suggesting that this is a good price.

    We sold my wife's old iMac, similarly spec'd model as yours, for about $300CDN six months ago, when the exchange rate wasn't as close as it is now. It was a local sale through Kijiji, to a gentleman wanting a basic Mac for his kid.

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