Selling my PC (getting mac)- Please Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by EJBasile, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    Hello everyone, before I buy my powerbook, I first want to sell my PC because 1) i already have another pc, 2) Gain more Desk Space, and 3) of course get the extra money. Once i get my powerbook i don't think I would ever use a PC that much so i might as well try to get some money for it.

    The specs are...
    Dell dimension 4550 Desktop
    Pentium 4 at 2.53ghz
    256mb ram
    30gb hard drive
    CD- burner
    *15" LCD Display*
    Dell keyboard
    Dell Mouse
    Microsoft wired optical mouse
    Harmon Kardon HK-206 Speakers (2.0 system- great sound)
    HP PhotoSmart 1115 Photo Printer
    Windows XP Home
    MS office 2004 (no disk sorry)
    The Sims
    Roller Coaster Tycoon
    Lots of other software

    I have almost all the disks and manuals to the system

    Could Anyone tell me how much i could get for this system?

    Anyone Intrested?

    Appropriate Responses Please (no I will not smash it because its a PC)

    No more PC!

    Thank you so much,
  2. fartheststar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2003
    What speed is the processor / what processor (P4 or celeron?) and how old is the machine? What kind of video card do you have on it? Is it shared ram (with video) or does the video card have it's own memory?

    Sound card or on board sound?

    A good way to check to see what you'd get is by eBay.... check the completed items for a system with your specs. Dell depreciates more quickly than mac though.

    Also, if you're selling software on the machine make sure that you include all manuals, all the serial numbers, the original disks... and do not use that software on another machine. You can't sell an illegal copy of software to someone and use the originals yourself... it's still piracy.
  3. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004

    Sorry Penitum 4 @ 2.53 ghz, i have a sound card, and a 64mb video card
  4. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
  5. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    My best advice see what a similar system is going for on eBay. Depending on how old it is that can determine price since Dell replaces their models so often it can devalue quickly.
  6. musicpyrite macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Sorry, but not many people on a mac forum, want to buy a PC.

    You'd get a much better deal on eBay than here, because everyone here is cheap. ;) :D
  7. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Only 'cause we all bought Macs and can't afford anything else... :p
  8. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    umm...when did they start making office 2004 for the pc? last i heard 2004 was mac-only and the last pc version was 2k3?
  9. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    Oh yes it is 2003- typing fast really sorry for the confusion
  10. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    I took about a minute and searched completed items on eBay for "Dell dimension 4550".

    I estimate you will get between $500 and $800, depending on how enticing your auction looks.

    Lee Tom
  11. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
  12. paxtonandrew macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2004
    I Come From A Land Down Under
    Hello, and well done for finally seeing the light,

    A Powerbook will make a great computer for you, and I hope you enjoy it. As your computer is a Dull, i think you would only get a minimal price for it, especially as they are the biggest selling computer company in the world. On Ebay, the highest priced 4550 Desktop, with a 120 gb HDD, is 700 'buy it now', with a monitor. I wouldn't expect your computer to go for much more than that.

    Good luck with the sale of your Dull, and also with the purchase of your PowerBook.

    If you can't sell your computer, just get a sledgehammer and break it.
  13. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004

    Or dontate it and get a tax deduction :)
  14. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    You could try parting it out to see if you can get more piece by piece. That monitor might be worth something. But to honest we're going to tell you the same thing we tell everyone in this situation, unfortunetly PCs have no resale value. Good luck though, you might get something on eBay.
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I'd think that the system is worth 20% less than what the system costs. I would have said its worth less than that, but the LCD makes it interesting, as do the speakers and printer, although I wouldn't sell the speakers if you want to hook those up to the Powerbook. ;)
  16. Aaon macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2004
    I would guess between $600-$700 for the system. Remember, IBM compatibles devalue very quickly, so the longer you delay selling it, the more value will disappear!

  17. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    So would $550 to $625 be a good price do you think. I'm very excited about my powerbook.

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