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macrumors 68020
Original poster
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.


macrumors 6502a
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.


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.


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...


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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