Price Advice My oMP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tarsierspectral, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I am waiting for my nMP and once it's here I want to sell my oMP. I have this

    but with 10GB of RAM
    roughly 7.5 TB disk space (1x 3TB drive, 2x 2TB drive, 1x 650GB drive)
    and 128GB SSD

    How much can I roughly expect to get for that?
    Also, should I sell it with SSD installed? Right now the SSD just sits in the second DVD bay because there were no brackets for SSD, or should I just take that out and sell it without it so it doesn't look like a hack job with a that SSD sitting in the DVD dive bay?
  2. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    First of all, that's an awesome machine. Very nice.

    Here are my questions for you and what I would estimate the value based solely on my assumptions:

    1. Is the RAM ECC or not?
    2. Are the HDDs in RAID or not?
    3. What did you use the machine for?
    4. Did you have it pretty much powered on and in use for long periods of time?
    5. Are you considering including any accessories such as a KB/Mouse?
    6. Will you be downgrading the OS to SL before the sale?
    7. Will you be including any original software that you might not need since you'll be using Mavericks? Such as iLife'09, iWork'09..etc.

    I would personally consider finding a bracket for the SSD and make it the startup disc. Yes, that would incur more cost, but including the SSD along with that massive amount of storage from conventional drives would increase the value in my opinion.

    Everymac has this estimated value between 2400-2700 and Mac2Sell has it estimated at 2,840.

    I think it's worth more since there are people that will pay more money for this older style that they can expand internally as opposed to the limitation of the nMP on only being able to expand externally via TB2.

    So I would say price it at $3100 and see if you get any buyers. But definitely use the SSD/HDD combo as a means to sell it. Good luck!
  3. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    Thank you for your detailed post. Here are the answers to your questions:

    1. I am not sure if RAM is ECC. I wold have to look inside. I am assuming it would be written on the chip itself, right?
    2. HDDs are not in RAID
    3. I used the machine for photo and video editing.
    4. I would turn the machine off every evening. I used it almost every day except for the times I went on vacations
    5. If I find the original kb/mouse then yes.
    6. I can put any version of OSX on the machine. What do you think I should sell it with?
    7. I don't have iLife/iWork

  4. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011

    You're welcome!

    1. System Profiler should tell you whether or not the RAM is ECC. If the RAM is ECC (which is more expensive) you might want to consider another bump to the price.

    2. That's fine and probably better. That way the buyer can decide whether or not use all of the drives or not.

    3. Cool.

    4. Even better!

    5. Good, and I think that will help you sell it faster in my opinion.

    6. I would sell it with SL just to be safe. It was shipped with SL and all of the OS upgrades would have been purchased/downloaded with your AppleID. Since Mavericks is free, then the buyer should have no problem starting with Snow Leopard and upgrading as they see fit.

    7. No worries then!

    Given that it was used professionally but not left on all the time, I would further increase the selling price because of that. I would also increase it if you find the KB and Mouse.

    I don't know what you're going to do as far as external storage for the nMP, but you might want to consider keeping one of the HDDs or two just in case. Plus, you can thunderbolt enclosures (or at least USB 3.0) enclosures or HDD docks and not having to repurchase that makes sense to me.

    With all that, I would recommend leaving the SSD and maybe 2 of the HDDs and starting the sale with a price of about $3400. Good luck again!
  5. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    Just checked in system profiler and yes all RAM is ECC
    Other than ebay and Craigslist do you know any other good place for selling computers?

    As far as storage on my nMP I will be using my Synology 12TB and 3TB thunderbolt external hard drive for editing in Final Cut.
  6. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    The only other place that I like (but isn't always consistent) is the marketplace forum on MR. That way you're at leafs able to get it out there to other Mac users that would know the value of the machine.

    Other than that, maybe Amazon. At least with those two, you have a better chance of getting what you ask or what you're at least comfortable getting for it. With CL, there will be too many people looking for a steal.

    Allright then as far as storage. I personally think you have a pretty good chance of getting the price you want with the ECC RAM and all that storage. If I could afford it I would make it mine. Have fun!

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