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ILowry82

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Sep 26, 2014
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Hello. Where is a good place to sell a current iMac? I have the 6 core 2019 iMac 21.9. I’ve listed it on offer up and Facebook marketplace and I’ve had zero interest. Any other places I can list it?
 

CheesePuff

macrumors 65816
Sep 3, 2008
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Southwest Florida, USA
Wow that's surprising, I've sold all of my Macs on FB Marketplace over the past few years and always got bites within a day. I suppose Craigslist is another service to try but I always got hit with tons of scam buyers on there. Then of course eBay but they have high fees
 

dizmonk

macrumors 6502a
Nov 26, 2010
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Depends.. If you just want cash... my experience with gazelle wasn't bad. I traded in my Imac to Apple/Phobio since I was getting a new Imac.
 

ILowry82

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Sep 26, 2014
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I’d like to get value for it so something like Gazelle isn’t an option. Yeah I’m surprised about Facebook and OfferUp. I usually sell things on there. I’ve never tried to sell an item that had zero interest. It’s a good price too
 

Airsculpture

macrumors 6502
Oct 14, 2020
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A few weeks ago I purchased a late 2017 with similar spec, 1TB internal non fusion for US$780. Added an external 500 GB SSD for US$80 and very happy with it.

This was in Canada bought off Kijjiji
 
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colodane

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Nov 11, 2012
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Do you live in a reasonably populated area? If so, you might try listing it on NextDoor. That is the channel I've used exclusively for selling my used iPads and iMacs, and have had excellent results and experiences.

Zero cost for the transaction. You can get cash if you want. You can deal with the buyer eyeball-to-eyeball. No need for or cost for packing and shipping.

Caveats:

Price your unit to sell
Meet buyer in neutral site
Temporary (hopefully) - Follow appropriate Covid-19 precautions.
 

4sallypat

macrumors 68020
Sep 16, 2016
2,444
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So Calif
I resell Macs (locally, online and eBay) and found the same disinterest in the Intel Macs myself.

Normally I sell at least 1 Mac during the week but has dropped to zero the past 3 weeks.

I attribute the downturn dut to the M1 release.

Maybe interest will return later but looking at dropping prices as resale prices are dropping I have been tracking....
 

avz

macrumors 65816
Oct 7, 2018
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2019 21.5 inch, 3ghz i5 6 core, 8gb ram, 1tb fusion drive. I'm asking $1350. This retails for almost $1900 with AppleCare.
You are asking way too much and if you read MacRumors, the advice here is to avoid buying iMacs with fusion/hdd drives. I would say that even 1TB SSD and 16GB would not justify your asking price.
 

ILowry82

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Sep 26, 2014
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You are asking way too much and if you read MacRumors, the advice here is to avoid buying iMacs with fusion/hdd drives. I would say that even 1TB SSD and 16GB would not justify your asking price.
For the current model iMac? What is a good asking price?
 

CheesePuff

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Sep 3, 2008
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Where is that?

It's a forum here: https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/marketplace.132/

I do agree that is too high of an asking price.. the latest model 21.5" includes a 256 GB SSD (or can "upgrade" to the 1 TB Fusion for no change in price) and educational pricing for that is $1,399 brand new, and being that they did not update this model in 2019 like they did the 27", I would expect to get $1,000 for it (with AppleCare+)
 

ILowry82

macrumors 6502
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Sep 26, 2014
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Well if someone would offer me $1000 I’d take it. I haven’t even gotten that
 

avz

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Oct 7, 2018
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For the current model iMac? What is a good asking price?
Considering your iMac your iMac still has fusion drive, I don’t see how the word “current” apply. M1 is current. I would advertise at $700 and study the response.
 
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avz

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Oct 7, 2018
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Why would current not apply? Please show me where to buy a M1 iMac.
I was just trying to make a point that in his case using the word current is hardly a selling point or a reason to justify the price.
 
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