Sell iMac, buy MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by snakesqzns, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. snakesqzns macrumors regular

    snakesqzns

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    I have a 20" 2.16Ghz iMac/2GB RAM/250 HDD. It isn't under applecare.

    Someone has just offered me $650 for it (without keyboard/mouse).

    My thought is to sell it for $650 and put the money towards a $1299 refurbished MBP (2.4GHz/15"/9600M), and pay the rest of it off on a 12-month/no-interest finance.

    1) Should I be asking for more for the iMac?
    2) Should I just cross my fingers and hope the iMac lasts two more years without dying? What would it sell for in two years?

    Thanks.
     
  2. brendu macrumors 68020

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    650 is prob. about right for the iMac... Im considering selling my iMac 2.4 320gig 3GBram for 800 to get some of they money back for the mbp i just bought...

    but if you have to finance it id say just keep the iMac, unless you really need a laptop.. it should last you another 2 years no problem, you might want to spend 50-100 dollars and upgrade the ram, but thats your call...
     
  3. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    1) I think you could get $700-750 for it, depending on condition.
    2) Unless the hard drive goes bad (which is always a possibility) I don't see why you couldn't get at least another 2 years out of it. Before I got my iMac, I was using a quicksilver from 2001, or about 8 years old.

    Barring unforeseen problems, you could probably get about $400-500 for it in 2 years.
     
  4. snakesqzns thread starter macrumors regular

    snakesqzns

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    I don't need to finance. I just like zero interest financing, and the wife doesn't beat me up when she sees I spent $700.:p
     
  5. brendu macrumors 68020

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    oh well, in that case you should see what you can get for the imac and go for it... i love my 13"mbp so much i dont even use my imac anymore so im prob. gonna sell it
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you're going to finance, don't use the Apple/Juniper card.
     
  7. snakesqzns thread starter macrumors regular

    snakesqzns

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    Bad experience?
     

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