Price Advice Where to Sell my Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Verdenshersker, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Verdenshersker macrumors member

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    Hey MacRumor-Peeps!

    I'm looking to sell my MacPro since I changed my job and simple don't have the time to use it. I was working from my home office before, but now I am in an office where they provide me with a work station.

    So where would be a good place to sell it?
    And also what should I sell it for (price)?

    Here is the Machine:
    2 x 2.93 Ghz Intel X5570 Quad Core CPU's (8 Core, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache)
    32 GB DDR3 1066 Mhz Memory
    Disk 1: Intel X25M 160 GB SSD in IcyBox Tray
    Disk 2: Western Digital Green 1 TB Hard Drive
    Disk 3: Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
    Disk 4: Empty
    Nvidia GTX 570 1.25 GB GDDR5 Video Card
    Nvidia GT 120 512 MB GDDR3 Video Card
    SuperDrive
    Bluetooth
    Crossover 290M Monitor (21:9 Ultrawide Format, 2560x1080)
    OSX Yosemite Installed
     
  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    try powermax first. they specialize in buying and selling used macs and they will give you a free quote.

    you could put it on eBay, but i don't like how eBay charges you 10% of the final value price plus another 2.5 % for the paypal transaction.

    i don't know what a good price is. ask powermax

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    www.mac-pro.com is a local store to me in san jose where they sell a lot of mac pros, you can also try asking them

    i went there once looking for mac mini parts and i was impressed with their selection.

    i don't know if they do mail stuff in tho but i am sure they will give you a good quote

    mac-pro might of changed their name to GoMacPro
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I'd sell it via Craigslist. That way you get cash for it and you'll get about the same you'd get from eBay once you factor in eBay, Paypal and shipping.

    As for the resellers I'd avoid them. You won't get full value since they have to make a profit.

    As for the price I'd expect it to go in the range of $1350 to $1550 with all the upgrades mentioned. Based on sold listings on eBay of 8 Core 2.93Ghz Mac Pros.
     
  4. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    I agree with the Craigslist idea. I'd give that a shot first. Ebay fees get ridiculous pretty quick and if there is a local buyer who wants it, you save time and get more money.
     
  5. Verdenshersker thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the answer... Yeah I'm trying to get something around that Price as well... I know mine is not build of gold :)
     
  6. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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  8. Verdenshersker thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahh i see...

    I have now enlisted the little soldier on Craigslist for $1600 - mostly because people always ask for a better price, so I can get between the $1350-1550 :)
     
  9. Verdenshersker thread starter macrumors member

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    None in LA area that is looking for a MacPro for a good deal?
     
  10. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I sold mine on CL. Bundled with a keyboard, mouse and "spare" monitor.
    Meet at Starbucks and powered it up.
    Cash on the spot.
     

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