my 2009 iMac is worth...how much!!??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by newtito, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. newtito macrumors member

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    I have been keeping my 2009 iMac alive, and it still runs fine, but I was looking to sell it recently and saw that it was only worth about $120. Is this right? If so, I might as well keep it until it dies...
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    There were several different models of iMac released in 2009, which one is yours? Regardless, I think you could get a bit more than $120 for it.
     
  3. newtito thread starter macrumors member

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    It is a late-2009 21.5 inch model. 3.06 Core 2 Duo.
     
  4. Omega Mac macrumors 6502

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    Have a look at www.everymac.com, they have valuations attached to every model. This might serve as a useful guidance.
     
  5. redheeler macrumors 603

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    It looks like those are going for around $200 on eBay, so a bit more than $120. Not bad for a Core 2 Duo computer that will turn 8 this year.

    That is assuming it is stock, would be worth a bit more if you put in an SSD and/or more RAM at some point.
     
  6. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

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    ~$300.00 - maybe a little more depending on RAM & extras.
     
  7. newtito thread starter macrumors member

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    It currently has 8 GB of RAM, but no CD drive - about 3 years ago I updated the iMac to add an SSD (keeping the Hard Disk Drive) using a data doubler from OWC. The SSD died on me last year and I haven't replaced the CD drive. I went to www.sellyourmac.com and got the value of $117.
     
  8. Jimmdean, Jun 7, 2017
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    Jimmdean macrumors 6502

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    Well that complicates it a little. If you can go back to the CD I would do so and sell it as stock (w) 8GB RAM. If not then I would replace the SSD with something cheap (but still good) and sell it as pumped-up. I recommend PNY CS1311 - cheap but good.

    Either way that $117 is bogus - they just want to pay you that so they can "refurbish" it and sell it for more than double.
     
  9. newtito thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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