Price Advice Mid-2011 27" 3.4 GHz iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iMerik, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. iMerik, Jul 20, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2013

    iMerik macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2011
    Upper Midwest
    I am hoping to get some advice from the community on how much I should reasonably ask for. It's in mint condition, very well taken care of and still under AppleCare warranty.

    iMac Mid-2011
    Screen: 27-inch (2560 x 1440)
    Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Quad Core i7
    Memory: 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: AMD Radeon 6970M 2GB/2048MB
    Hard Drive 1: 256 GB SSD
    Hard Drive 2: 2 TB SATA
    Optical Drive: SuperDrive

    Operating System: OS X Mountain Lion

    Apple Care: Expires June 19, 2014

    Accessories: TrackPad, Wireless Keyboard, TwelveSouth BackPack shelf

    Disclaimer: I am seeking pricing information only, not to make a deal at MacRumors.
  2. iMerik thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2011
    Upper Midwest
    Anyone have experience with selling a similarly configured mid-2011 iMac and how much they were able to get for it?
  3. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    I would visit Apple's refurbished section get a better idea of the price you should ask for. They're selling the same model as yours but with a 256 GB SSD and 4GB RAM refurbished for $2,039. Hope that helps at all.
  4. SilverOath macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2013
    In the SF/Sacramento area they can fetch around 1600-1800 as of this past February. I'd figure you could probably still get ~1500. I'd doubt much more than that though - I'm starting to see 2012 (i7, Fusion, etc) show up ~1800-2100 with intermittent frequency.

    Your advantage is it still stand out as a i7 with a SSD which should get you a reasonably quick sale, but don't be mislead by those still asking 1200+ for 2010-2011 i5 27". Those doesn't appear to be selling - remember posting on CL are for unsold items - so the ones that are selling are likely selling for below the lowest prices you see on CL. However, do your research and make sure your not pricing against a low price that is a scam (including people who make fake ads to say "well its for sale by this person for XXX below yours".
  5. iMerik thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2011
    Upper Midwest
    Thank you, both. I think I'll aim for $2,000 to start with on Craigslist. It's definitely a high performance iMac in great condition with the added bonus of still being under AppleCare and the SuperDrive for those that need it for their business, like photographers.

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