Price Advice What to do with old 2006 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by errol, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. errol macrumors 6502

    errol

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    I'm having trouble selling a Mac pro 2006 on craigslist.

    It has:

    2x2ghz Processors
    9GB RAM
    3x250GB drives (two are in a RAID)
    The optical drive is dead
    Stock GPU
    No WIFI/Bluetooth

    I've been asking $400. Is this too high?

    If it doesn't sell, I was thinking of upgrading the internal drives to more space and using it as a time machine / NAS, however I am thinking the machine is cumbersome and consumes a lot of power.
     
  2. designs216 macrumors 65816

    designs216

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    The NAS/TM/media server idea might not be so bad if you tuck it away in a closet or basement. Maybe you could donate it to a local school and write it off the $400.
     
  3. errol thread starter macrumors 6502

    errol

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    I like the tax deduction idea! Unfortunately, the owner of the machine does not itemize deductions.
     
  4. designs216 macrumors 65816

    designs216

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    Does he like to grill?
    ;)
     
  5. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502

    dan1eln1el5en

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    I got almost the same (a bit more RAM and HDD) tried to sell it for around the 400 USD as well, didn't get me any intrest, I used it recently to finish a big job worth 3-4000 USD...so I'm going to try to sell it again for something like 200 USD and hope some one feels they need a pretty good stationary machine.

    (My replacement of that machine is a mini from 2011...sorry to say it outperformce my old pro :( )
     

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