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

carrerascott

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Mar 18, 2009
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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).
 

Cubemmal

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Jun 13, 2013
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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).
Not me, my 2009 qud will be used as a Windows machine for games and development.
 

flowrider

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Nov 23, 2012
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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
 

adam9c1

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May 2, 2012
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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.
 

wildmac

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Jun 13, 2003
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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.
 

adam9c1

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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.
Tax write off:
elaborate please
 

wildmac

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Jun 13, 2003
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Tax write off:
elaborate please
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.
 

kunia

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Oct 30, 2010
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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.
 

monokakata

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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.
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.
 

wildmac

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Jun 13, 2003
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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.
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...
 

Silicon Sam

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Aug 11, 2011
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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.
 

pertusis1

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Jul 25, 2010
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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:
 

Wild-Bill

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Jan 10, 2007
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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.
 

Sharky II

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Jan 6, 2004
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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.
 

jondunford

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Oct 22, 2013
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Going for a poo Moderator
Nether of those are answers to the OP's question.
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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