Selling my iMac, few questions (this is not an advertisement for sale!)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ngower, Jun 16, 2010.

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  1. ngower macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010
    I'll be selling my iMac in upcoming weeks to cover the majority of the costs of a new Macbook Pro for school. I had bought the iMac not thinking of how hard it would be to take with me to school and how not having a laptop could be a bad idea. It's the 27" (2.66 i5, 4GB, ATI 4850) with no screen yellowing, I think it's like week 8 or something. I had bought it not long ago so it's like new.

    Some questions:

    1) In my research, it seems these typically fetch around $1500 on ebay. What would you guys consider the average selling point or what I should expect to get from the sale?

    2) How would I go about shipping this thing? I still have my iMac box with the four styrofoam "corner pieces" in the box, but I wouldn't trust that to get across the country.

    Basically I'm looking for logistical advice before going through with the sale. Please do not delete this thread, I'm just trying to get some advice before selling.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


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    Dec 10, 2008
    1. It's 1699$ off refurb store so ~1500$ sounds reasonable.

    2. Use reliable carrier such as UPS and remember to select insured shipping, that way there shouldn't be issues. It came in that same box so don't worry
  3. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    If you choose to list it on ebay, you should either do an auction and set a reserve so that the auction must meet that specified amount, or sell it at a fixed price higher than what you'd expect (maybe $1700) and allow people to make offers (as in the Best Offer option).

    You should also definitely double box the thing. I sold my 21.5" and the person who ended up winning it lived across the county, in CA. There's no way that thing would make it in one piece in UPS' possession without double boxing it. You also need to take a look into the insurance terms because I don't even think they'd approve an insurance claim if they damaged it and it didn't have a certain amount of packing properly protecting the unit.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Sorry, this thread is in explicit violation of our marketplace rules. Thank you for asking nicely, but we still need you to comply with our rules....
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