Trade in an iMac to Apple

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  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    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.

    https://www.apple.com/mac/trade-up/

    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 65816

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    My 2009 core i5 iMac is quoted as just $200. Should get way more on Craigslist I think.
     
  3. whatevs macrumors member

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  4. sevoneone macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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