Where to sell a Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by psychometry, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. psychometry macrumors regular

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    I might be moving out of the country in the coming months and am thinking of selling my late 2010 Mac Pro (3.33 GHz 6-core with Areca RAID) and downsizing to a MacBook Pro.

    Has anyone successfully sold a Mac Pro before and where did you sell it? It's a niche product and I doubt I could get any interest on Craigslist. Are such postings allowed here? Or is there another popular marketplace for selling mine?
     
  2. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    There is a trading section on this forum, but you are 130 posts shy of seeing and posting in it- you need 250 posts.

    Still got the box?
     
  3. psychometry thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure if I still have the box somewhere. If not, I have an idea where I could come up with one.
     
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  5. Bwa macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 2008 on Craigslist in Boston (I didn't notice you mentioning where you are... Boston and SF have enough Craigslist traffic to support this). I've also sold my G5 in 2007 and a 24" iMac on Craigslist.
     
  6. psychometry thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm in Chicago so maybe I would, in fact, get some interest from it. I don't have to sell it immediately, so I might also work on getting my post count up so I can access the marketplace. I haven't posted here regularly in a while.
     
  7. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    From personal experience......

    and hearing/paying attention, there are various channels and ways to do this:

    a)eBay way: Pretty safe, can get a decent price. Can take a time to sold. Have to eat up maybe between 20-25 % of your final price because of fees and shipping (if needed)

    b)Craiglist: Fast sold. No fees. Too many lowballers and scam artists

    c)Local independent Apple shop: You will be amazed how many deals can be done. No fees. Direct and personal trade with the buyer

    d)Newspaper ad/local ad: Can take a time. Low cost. Direct and real trade

    Sorry for the lenghtly post. Want to give you options/pointers, not only a silver bullet for selling. And all the above is, as stated, my personal experience.

    :):apple:
     
  8. Dor Levy macrumors member

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    You should sell it fast before the new Mac Pro comes out.
     
  9. philzaleon macrumors newbie

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    Mac Pro 2010

    I am interested... Do you have a price in mind?
     
  10. scott.n macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 2010 quad recently on Craigslist (Indianapolis). I had it posted for 3 1/2 weeks before finding a seller.
     
  11. kenetic macrumors regular

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    Mention where you are locate on this forum and see if anyone is interested.
     
  12. dmax35 macrumors 6502

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    He mentioned Chicago.
     
  13. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    I think he has time. :mad:
     
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  15. PowerPCMacMan macrumors 6502a

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    When you said "3.3" did you mean w3580 or w3680?


     
  16. psychometry thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure. The part number is 065-9538. This is the processor offered in late 2010.

    The rest of the specs are at http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/sys/3669859577.html (for the time being) if you're curious.
     
  17. PowerPCMacMan macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, thats the w3680!!! The 3.33 6-core!

     

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