Recommended Price for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by originalvector, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. originalvector macrumors member

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    I am considering selling my Mac Pro and moving towards a Mac Book Air for the mobility. I was doing a lot of design work last year and needed the power of the Mac Pro but this year I am doing mostly programming and writing so I would have rather a laptop.

    Mac Pro is from Summer 2006. Any one help me with what price I should try and get for it?

    2 x 2.66 GHZ Processor
    250 GB Hard-Drive
    3gb Ram
    SuperDrive
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Which video card? What shape is it in?
     
  3. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    wow - quad 2.66 down to duo 1.8, rather you than me!
     
  4. Jonny427 macrumors regular

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    I think you should first setup your MBA before selling off the MP.
     
  5. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    or get a MBP, thats going to be a big drop in performance.
     
  6. originalvector thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya, big performance drop. Problem is I am doing alot of programming and writing right now, so the performance isn't as crucial, its really about mobility, especially contract jobs. I have a Macbook Pro 15" right now, and it's great but it's also my employers laptop so I dont really like the idea of relying on my employer for my laptop.

    I love my macbook pro but after thinking for a while, the only real work I do is in TextMate, Safari, and occasional PhotoShop use for layouts. I am considering a Mac Book, but the mba is nice and skinny =P

    The video card is a nvidia 7300 GT and the case itself is in like new condition.
     
  7. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Then get the macbook it is better performance than the MBA and much cheaper...
     
  8. CalfCanuck macrumors 6502a

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    Another thing to consider is the job after this one, that could create more demands on your laptop. The MBP (maybe the new release?) could handle heavier work for a while, esp with an external monitor and maxed out ram, while the MBA might drive you crazy.
     
  9. 9Charms macrumors regular

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    No one has actually answered the Thread Starter's questions yet....
    :p
     
  10. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    They still have not provided some additional info as asked for.
     
  11. originalvector thread starter macrumors member

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    The video card is a nvidia 7300 GT and the case itself is in like new condition.
     
  12. podvisual macrumors newbie

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    Trade In

    I traded my Mac Pro 2.0 with 1 gb ram, 250 gb HD, and 7300 stock video card. I used a place in oregon and they quoted me $1500 (upping the ram to 2gb didn't add to the trade in value at all).

    So that was 700 below what I purchased it for. maybe a good starting point for you.
     
  13. originalvector thread starter macrumors member

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    This is a good point. My current MBP has served me extremley well for my daily photoshop, illustrator and ruby on rails development. Going down to the MBA, I would just be losing some processor speed and hard-drive speed. The processor speed doesn't concern too much because I am mostly just writing code or papers for school, however, the hard-drive speed could become a factor.

    The Mac Book seems like a good alternative because it gets me close to the size I am looking for, without sacrificing much at all. There is a part of me that just wants to be able to say I have a MBA haha.

    I think its down to the MBA and the Mac Book. I love my current (although my employers) Mac Book Pro to death....but I wouldnt mind having something a little bit smaller like the mba and the mac book.

    Oh why can't they have the MBP 12".....
     
  14. PodPacker macrumors regular

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    www.mac2sell.net

    Try that. It's a good jumping point, if you have added "extras" you can tack on fair market price for those and you're done.
     
  15. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    I'll throw out the first price, and say you could sell it for around $2100. A new 2 x 2.8 Quad is $2799. Yours is used and slower than a 2 x 2.8 Quad.
     
  16. Roy macrumors 6502

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    But for 199 bucks more you can get a factory fresh 2.8 Four Core, with new warranty and all, that tests show outperforms the 2.66 which is already 18 months old, along with the technology of Summer 2006.

    I think you will have to go under the $2000 mark, but not should not have to go under the $1500 mark. Just my thoughts, but who knows.....
     
  17. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    I am not making an offer but if I was to buy this I would pay some where between $1400 and $1700 Old tech stuff is hard to sell for big bucks. This is pushing 2 years old. OK $1500... Good luck with your decision.
     
  18. Mr.PS macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck with the sale, I'd get an air too, can't hook up a 30" though. :(
     

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