Wiping iMac clean?

Sendaii

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How easy/trouble would it be to wipe an iMac clean so I can sell it? I'm thinking about selling my iMac that I bought a year ago, to get a bigger one. I'm assuming if I can wipe or restore to factory settings, it'll return the OS back to Snow Leopard, correct? I love my iMac, but I'm still learning the inner workings of the OS.
 

Sendaii

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am I right in assuming that my purchases in the mac app store will be saved, so when I get a new iMac, I can just log in with my iCloud ID and download apps that I already paid for?
 

rkaufmann87

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am I right in assuming that my purchases in the mac app store will be saved, so when I get a new iMac, I can just log in with my iCloud ID and download apps that I already paid for?
Yes your purchases will be saved. Remember prior to selling the Mac to unauthorized that machine from your iTunes account, you only have 5 machines that can be authorized at one time.

Also you should look over

http://hivelogic.com/articles/how-to-prepare-a-mac-for-sale/
 
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