Trading my MacBook Pro for an iMac - how much cash should be added?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gochi, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. gochi, Aug 1, 2013
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    gochi macrumors 6502

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    My Macbook:

    2012 15.4 quad core i7 2.3ghz, 500gb HD, 4gb RAM, 37 cycles, gt650m 512mb GDDR5 apple care til Jan 2014

    His Imac:

    2010 27 in 3.2ghz dual core, 1tb hd, 12gb ram, RADEON 5670 512mb gddr3, apple care till dec 2013

    Currently sitting at iMac + $700 cash.
     
  2. .eric macrumors member

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    So he is giving you the iMac + $700?
     
  3. firedept macrumors 603

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    You are definitely getting the better end of the deal. Your MacBook sells refurbed for $1600 and the iMac is roughly worth $1300 from the search I did. So you will be ahead by a few dollars. But I ask, why trade to an older machine? Unless you need the money? Why not buy a larger display screen to go with your MacBook if it is real estate you want.
     
  4. gochi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes.

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    i just don't use it enough. too powerful for me.

    its about 3 years old though. i don't think its a good deal since mine is basically newer technology.
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

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    Then why not just sell your MacBook for cash and buy the current iMac, if you are concerned about newer technology.
     
  6. .eric macrumors member

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    It's the good deal. Take the cash, sell the iMac and then you just turned a profit.
     

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