Should I sell my old iMac and spent another $1000 to buy a new one?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by seasurfer, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Should I sell my old iMac and spent another $1000 to buy a new one?

    The new iMac 27 really looks so attractive to me. I have an old Aluminum 24'' iMac bought in late 2007. I guess I may be able to sell for about $1100-1200.

    Now my question is should I sell it and get spent a few hundreds more to get a new one?
  2. s3e3 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Wait till it dies. The longer you wait the faster and bigger they get.
    My old G5 died so I took the plunge but wished it could of lasted at least 9 more month for the next refresh.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Short answer, no.

    Long answer. Well, this isn't the right place to discuss it but suffice to say you will not get what you think you will for your iMac. 24" refurbs sell for that and come with a 1 year warranty and more modern internals. If your current iMac serves your needs, then you lose little by waiting.
  4. senseless macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Original computer cost: $2000. Value after 2 years: $800. Value after 3 years: $600, Value after 4 years: $500 Value after 5 years: $400

    If Goofus takes a $1200 depreciation hit every 2 years and upgrades, his 10 year cost of ownership is $8000.

    If Gallant takes a $1600 depreciation hit every 5 years and upgrades, his 10 year cost of ownership is $5200.
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    chances are you will not notice a large enough performance jump to justify a grand
  6. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    Your computer still has plenty of life left in it.

    If anything take that $1000 and invest it elsewhere (Apple stock!?), or take a vacation. ^_^
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    No, you shouldn't. If it's screen space you want, just spend another 2-300 on an external 24" monitor so that you can have dual screens. That way you can just bring it along to your next computer when you get it.
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  9. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    You don't need a new computer, so why buy one? Why waste money?

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