Who's going to be selling their oMP when they get their nMP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by carrerascott, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. carrerascott macrumors regular

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    Unless something comes up where I don't want the nMP (I want it...), I'll be selling my oMP 5,1. Hoping to be able to get a decent price on it since it's the newest of the old MPs (with Applecare through June 2015).
     
  2. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    Not me, my 2009 qud will be used as a Windows machine for games and development.
     
  3. cliffa macrumors newbie

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  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Not Me - I don't like the nMP concept at all. My 5,1 will be my main machine for some time to come:eek:

    Lou
     
  5. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I sold my fairly decked out 3,1
    2x 3.0
    24 RAM
    WD black

    Now I'm testing out a 4,1
    No way I have a budget and need for nMP.
    I mainly need RAM and HD expandability which iMac does not give me.
    I don't edit video or audio.
     
  6. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    Can't sell mine as I did a tax write-off on it.. it will be donated or kept to do something else...

    Perhaps I might try to hack it and replace the processor, and use it for a media server or something.
     
  7. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Tax write off:
    elaborate please
     
  8. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    When I bought it, was doing a lot of freelance work, so it was a work expense, and written off for my taxes (I think over 5 years).

    Now, if I sold it, I would have to report it as gained income since it had fully depreciated. Not worth the trouble. Better to donate it someplace, or find another use for it.
     
  9. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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  10. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking of trying the hack to get it to run 10.9, and maybe doing a CPU change.. then use it as a backup storage or media server.
     
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  12. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    I'm selling my old 4,1 and with all the whining about the nMP, I'm expecting to get more than I paid for it. :D
     
  13. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    this will be my first mac pro

    so no i will not be selling my old mac pro because i do not currently have a mac pro to sell
     
  14. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    I'll be interested in any old Mac Pro's from anyone in the UK who is London/South East based.
     
  15. kunia macrumors regular

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    Selling my decked out MP5,1 and.....custom building a PC :(
    Never thougt the day would come, but I just can't jump on the 'Thinner, lighter' Apple fanboy bandwagon.
     
  16. MattDSLR macrumors 6502

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    I'm with you
     
  17. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    I don't know where you live, and I don't intend to give advice, but I'll say that I believed what you believe, and when I shut down my computer-based business in 2006, thinking that the equipment I'd given away was off the S-corp's books, my accountant made me very unhappy by saying that it wasn't. I had to work out the market value of everything I'd given away, and the market value of everything I hadn't donated to charity or non-profits was considered earned income, and I had to pay taxes on it.

    It was my own fault for not having asked the right question about what to do with equipment I no longer needed.
     
  18. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    Mine wasn't an S-Corp, I was just filing a section C (I think) and the stuff was depreciated over 5-years. I went inactive with it last year when I didn't want to claim anymore writoffs and have the IRS come asking about negative income...
     
  19. Silicon Sam macrumors newbie

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    Just bought a 5,1 Mac Pro, so it'll be pulling duty for quite some time. My old 1,1 was upgraded to 2 x 3.0Ghz Octo's and it's main function in life these days is to Handbrake a bunch of DVD's for me. It's pretty fast for that function.
     
  20. pertusis1 macrumors 6502

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    Get rid of my oMP? Are you kidding me? I still have my G4 400, dual G4 867, and dual G5 :) I think my wife is going to pile my old computers up on my side of the bed if I don't get rid of some of those soon though :rolleyes:
     
  21. brand macrumors 601

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    Nether of those are answers to the OP's question.

     
  22. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    Maybe. let's see whats the performance like first.
     
  23. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    I'll be selling my 2008 MP and building a hackintosh, once the kexts from the trashCan are released into the wild.
     
  24. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, will sell my 2008 Octo 2.8 once i get a nMP, a PCIe box, and some HD exclosures. And once i'm confident it's all running well and stable. I can't afford to keep both, and wouldn't really need to.
     
  25. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    my answer was. the op asked who will be selling their old mac pro, i said i will not because i do not have one to sell.

    as for the other answer, i guess Silicon Sam did not realise these forums are meant strictly for answering closed questions and that any attempt to create discussion will be swiftly stamped out by you
     

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