What would you ask for this?

JLH81

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I have a 2009 iMac 21.5 inch 3.06GHz I believe 4 MB Ram, and a 512 HD. The computer is in perfect condition and has the magic mouse and wireless keyboard. I am looking to sell it to a friend, but have no idea what to ask for something like this. Any ideas?

Thanks much!
 

TheBro72

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To give you an idea, I sold my mid 2007 iMac with a 1TB (7200 rpm) HD for £175.00 last week. It was nowhere near the spec of your machine so you should get more than mine
 

steve23094

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I try to avoid selling to friends or family, it's a recipe for ruining a relationship. What happens if it breaks down shortly after your friend buys it? Are you going to give the money back and take back a useless machine? If you're not then your friend will resent you. At the very least spell it out in plain English what the deal is.
 

ivantwilliams

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This is a good point.

I try to avoid selling to friends or family, it's a recipe for ruining a relationship. What happens if it breaks down shortly after your friend buys it? Are you going to give the money back and take back a useless machine? If you're not then your friend will resent you. At the very least spell it out in plain English what the deal is.
 

Samuelsan2001

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This is a good point.
I sort of disagree I sell or gift all my old Apple products to friends and family, I give them very cheaply or free and they know because it's me that they are well looked after. If something goes wrong then they aren't much out of pocket and they know it was not my doing.

It never has though, all my old Apple products bought between 2010 and 2014 are still going strong, 2010 MacBook Pro (£300 (to my brother who only ever gave me £100, ah well that's little bros for you) in 2013) 2 X iPad minis (100 pound for one free for another) when the next gen came out) an iPhone 4 (£100) and an iPhone 5 (free).

It's a pretty good bet that it'll last a year or two at least for your iMac so price it accordingly.
 
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ivantwilliams

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Understood. I actually used to do the same thing for my old mobiles :)

I sort of disagree I sell or gift all my old Apple products to friends and family, I give them very cheaply or free and they know because it's me that they are well looked after. If something goes wrong then they aren't much out of pocket and they know it was not my doing.

It never has though, all my old Apple products bought between 2010 and 2014 are still going strong, 2010 MacBook Pro (£300 (to my brother who only ever gave me £100, ah well that's little bros for you) in 2013) 2 X iPad minis (100 pound for one free for another) when the next gen came out) an iPhone 4 (£100) and an iPhone 5 (free).

It's a pretty good bet that it'll last a year or two at least for your iMac so price it accordingly.
 
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