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VirtualRain

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How are these machines holding their resale value? This is the first time in 30 years I'm selling a computer after 3 years that's still a current model. LOL. It's unprecedented but perhaps good for resale value?
 

Umbongo

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You can buy the $2,999 model for $2,000 and the stock $3,999 6-core D500 model for $2,500.

As a seller you can get more out of that, really just depends where you sell and how long you will wait for the right offer. People will typically pay close to the retail cost for RAM and SSD upgrades - so if you had 64GB of RAM you can expect $400-$500 more on that.

Not sure what you will find when trying to sell locally though, or if it is worth it to sell across the border if you can?
 

Daniel Reed

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I suspect the resale value for nMP will surpass new purchase cost when Apple discontinues selling them.

Especially for desirable models w/ D700 graphics cards and those w/ some AppleCare left to them.
 

poematik13

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Not sure either. I have a 6c/D500/32GB/1TB model that, if I were to sell, I'd like to get around 3000-3500 for.

I'm looking forward to selling and upgrading to the 2017 model if it ever happens. If not I'll sidegrade over to a new iMac if they ever make a 6-core i7 BTO option.
 

kreispendl

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If not I'll sidegrade over to a new iMac if they ever make a 6-core i7 BTO option.

I'd personally love a 6/8-core iMac as well - but since it's a completely different architecture and not just a matter of switching out the CPU (as of now) - a BTO option won't be available until intel produces consumer grade 6-cores.. so we'll have to wait at least another year.. for coffee lake 2nd half 2018..
 

poematik13

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I'd personally love a 6/8-core iMac as well - but since it's a completely different architecture and not just a matter of switching out the CPU (as of now) - a BTO option won't be available until intel produces consumer grade 6-cores.. so we'll have to wait at least another year.. for coffee lake 2nd half 2018..

Pretty sure there are already consumer level 6-core and 10-core i7's. I see them in high end gaming PC's often.
 

Umbongo

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Pretty sure there are already consumer level 6-core and 10-core i7's. I see them in high end gaming PC's often.

Yeah they are the newer generation of what the Mac Pro has, they put out a lot more heat than the CPUs found in iMacs. Might be a couple more years yet.
 

VirtualRain

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I'm selling my 6c/32GB/1TB/D500s machine for $4K CAD on my local CL and there's been a few tire kickers but nothing serious. It seems like a vary reasonable ask. Perhaps I need to try eBay for a bigger market but I don't have much history there. Any advice?
 

poematik13

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I'm selling my 6c/32GB/1TB/D500s machine for $4K CAD on my local CL and there's been a few tire kickers but nothing serious. It seems like a vary reasonable ask. Perhaps I need to try eBay for a bigger market but I don't have much history there. Any advice?

eBay will get you a quicker sale, but that 10% seller fee on a $4k computer really hurts.
 

VirtualRain

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I sold it today for asking ($4K CAD) to a post-production shop here in town. Smart on their part to be buying pre-owned.

This far and away was the best computer I've ever purchased for re-sale value. It's stunning really. No one I've talked to can believe it. I thought my cheese-grater 2009 Mac Pro was doing well when I sold it after 5 years for $1K, but getting $4K for this machine after 3 years is just amazing. I wonder what resale values would be like if Apple had refreshed this product 2 or 3 times since 2013? Perhaps one benefit of their agonizing refresh cycles is resale value?

Incidentally, I'm really enjoying my new 2016 MacBook Pro as a replacement. It's equally as fast and infinitely more portable.
 
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