Pricing 2012 iMac high-end

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ZMacintosh, May 28, 2014.

  1. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    Late 2012 27-inch iMac
    3.4Ghz i7
    32GB of Ram
    768GB SSD
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2GB

    Is 2500 asking too much for this system?
  2. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    You can get an i7/8GB/1 TB Fusion/680MX for 1950 on Apple refurb. The SSD and the RAM probably add about 400-500$ to the price of the system. 2500$ is not that bad a price, there just isn't that big a market for the machine. You could probably sell it faster for 2400$. Just wondering, but why are you selling it?

  3. macs4nw, May 28, 2014
    Last edited: May 28, 2014

    macs4nw macrumors 601


    You don't mention whether there's remaining AppleCare included or not; that could definitely sway potential buyers.
    I agree with mad3inch1na that it may be a bit of an uphill battle at that price, especially with rumored imminent updates and/or possibly a small price cut.

    For example I just saw a late 2013 27" 3.5GHz quad-core i7 with 16GB memory and 512GB flash storage, and the GTX 775M graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory on the refurb store for $2459 with the usual one-year limited warranty and a 14-day returns policy. Your machine has of course more memory and storage, but the refurb model is a one year newer machine, with slightly newer (but overall not better) graphics, and many people, other things being equal, would just rather buy from the manufacturer, than from a stranger, and that fact would have to be reflected in your asking price.

    The resale market, and the refurb store (for fairly recent models), are the best places to guide you in finding a fair market value for your used equipment, in my experience. Best of Luck!
  4. ZMacintosh thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    had the display replaced twice for screen contamination and image retention.

    looking at mbp-retina + 27inch display or macpro + display.

    do alot of photo editing, print layout and video work. want something ill hang on to for atleast 4 years

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