Trade in an iMac to Apple

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kendo, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    I just got an email from Apple about their trade-in program. I have a 2009 iMac that I planned on selling on Craigslist but if it means the difference between $900 on CL vs a trade-in of $700, I'd rather take the $700.

    For anyone with a 2009 or 2010 iMac, can you let me know how much a regular base model 27" is trading in for? It should be a Core i3 and 4GB Ram.
  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    My 2009 core i5 iMac is quoted as just $200. Should get way more on Craigslist I think.
  3. whatevs macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2008
  4. sevoneone macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2010
    Trade-in programs are almost never worth it. Pretty much anything older than 2 years it is only going to offer you $200 for.
  5. JasonMovieGuy macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    I'm keeping my 21.5 iMac 2009. I'll use it for word documents and quick iMovie edits on the '11 version. Plus it has the now deceased SuperDrive- always a plus when you want to watch DVDs.
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    You can still buy an ext. SuperDrive. They are not deceased. $80 for the real deal. "Fake" ones can be had for $25-30.
  7. JasonMovieGuy macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Yeah but I prefer mine to be in the computer, not something I have to buy as an attachment :)
  8. b06tmm macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2009
    South Louisiana
    The internal SuperDrive was the deciding factor in me getting the "thick" iMac vs. the thinner ones without one when the thin ones were first released. I do have an external Blu-Ray drive when I want to rip one of those.

    I can't tell you how many times I almost inserted an SD card into the SuperDrive slot though...
  9. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    If that trade in is right than I would consider it to avoid the inconvenience of Craigslist (I find it scary when people are unwilling to meet at local PD).

    However my 2013 they offer $315 dollars trade in. Craigslist ranges for me between $900-1400. Kind of a no brainer here.....

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