Now that MP 6,1 is around the corner...

akadmon

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I need to sell my 1,1 to finance the purchase. What is a fair asking price for

2.66 GHz Quad
12 GB RAM
Radeon 4870 + NVidia 7300GT
6GB ESATA card
1TB WD Caviar Black HDD​

I'm thinking $1300. $1600 if I replace the 1TB mechanical HDD with a 128 GB Crucial SSD.
 
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As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay, or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what you may be able to charge. Then adjust your price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.
 

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As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay, or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what you may be able to charge. Then adjust your price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.

Thanks. mac2sell says it's worth $1240 excluding the video cards and the ESATA card. Based on this, I think I should be asking for at least $1500 :)
 

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Definitely. If you sell it for more than $1,200 you have some luck. I would be asking around $1,000 if I wanted to sell it fast.
 

nycaleksey

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I hope I can prove you wrong. Just listed it on Craigslist for $1250.
Craigslist is not a good place to sell an MP1,1, from my experience. I sold MP1,1 on Ebay for twice the price I was offered on CL in 2010.
 

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Craigslist is not a good place to sell an MP1,1, from my experience. I sold MP1,1 on Ebay for twice the price I was offered on CL in 2010.
Perhaps I'm not doing this right (I don't use eBay), but as of las night there wasn't a single MP on eBay. I searched for Mac Pro and all I got was a bunch of MBPs. Searching for Apple desktop got me a single Mini.
 

paulrbeers

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1,1 base model usually sells for around $700 on ebay. Last year, that is.
This... Although that is usually with only 2GB of RAM and stock Vid Card. However, it seems many who are in the market for a 1,1 don't care much about RAM or SSD and just look for the cheapest version. Even with 12GB of RAM (which can be had for less than $200 if buying used off Ebay) and upgraded video card (maybe another $100?).

Oh and a 128GB SSD only goes for about $100 these days, maybe $150. You will not get an additional $300 for a 128GB SSD.

Frankly, I think you will be lucky to get $1000. It is a 6 year computer for gosh sakes even if it is a Mac Pro!
 

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I'd say through Craigslist you'll get around $900 on eBay $1000. After eBay fees the price comes out the same. Since you say you don't use eBay you'll likely get a lower price as you have no references as a seller.

This is from looking at completed listings of a 2006 1,1 2.66Ghz Quad Core and adjusting for the values of the upgrades you listed.

There would not be a difference in the value of a 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive as they currently can be had for about the same price.

Maybe you can luck out and get someone to pay much more than it is worth. But this rarely happens.
 

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Sold on craigslist for 949 USD, 1 dollar under the latest list price (started out at 1250, lowered to 1050, then 950). I threw in my apple wired kb and a brand new magic mouse from the 6-core MP I bought couple of weeks ago. Didn't get one bid on ebay at the starting price of 799. Score one for craigslist!
 

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I hope you get as much as you can, but I wasn't aware that the "MP 6,1 is around the corner..."

You might want to hold on to what you have for another year or so...
 

akadmon

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I hope you get as much as you can, but I wasn't aware that the "MP 6,1 is around the corner..."

You might want to hold on to what you have for another year or so...
Huh? Please read the thread before posting. As it turns out, Apple didn't upgrade the 6-core MP I was interested in, but they did drop the price by $800. I pulled the trigger. After getting nearly $1K for my old machine, I'm glad I did. End of story.
 
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Sold on craigslist for 949 USD, 1 dollar under the latest list price (started out at 1250, lowered to 1050, then 950). I threw in my apple wired kb and a brand new magic mouse from the 6-core MP I bought couple of weeks ago. Didn't get one bid on ebay at the starting price of 799. Score one for craigslist!
I sell on eBay quite often, first off if your selling any thing worth over $100 then you have to start the listing price at $0.99 NR (No Reserve)and offer a buy it now for like $1000. See when I did this for a old Core 2 duo 20 inch iMac with scratches and no accessories or no Lion (it had Snow Leopard) I got $747 and charged $60 for shipping (it only cost $43 to ship from Texas to South Carolina with insurance). After seller fee (around $60) and Paypal fee of 3% (about $25) I ended up with almost $700 except I was able to sell the apple keyboard and mighty mouse on eBay together for $30. In total I don't regret a thing, and now I'm buying the Retina Display Macbook Pro tomorrow at BestBuy.


Have a good one!


Thomas
 
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