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Im looking to sell my iMac and looking for some feedback on how much I should sell it for and what would be a fair deal. I bought it from Apple almost 2 years ago. Its in excellent condition and will be sold with the OSX 10.5 installation disk and comes with a wireless mouse and keyboard. Here are the specs...

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac9,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400
Type: Display
Bus: PCI
VRAM (Total): 256 MB

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Check out:

1. Mac2Sell.net for a "ballpark" estimate.
2. Check out e-Bay for models & specs. similar to your computer.

Other than this...it basically depends on who's interested in it at the time you're selling it...and how much money they have.

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Thanks Nick,

That site mac2sell.net worked great and gave me a good estimate.

I looked on ebay previously but it didn't provide much comparison.

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Thanks Nick,

That site mac2sell.net worked great and gave me a good estimate.

I looked on ebay previously but it didn't provide much comparison.

Thanks Again
Great that the Mac2Sell website helped. As far as e-Bay. The best you can do is find some auctions selling systems like your's (similar specs)..."bookmark" the auctions...then check back when they end to see what they sold for.

Of course e-Bay prices really only work for e-Bay (larger audience). If you try to take e-Bay prices, and then sell something on your local Craig's List...it may not sell (smaller audience).

Good luck if you decide to sell.

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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Originally Posted by wozman11 View Post
Im looking to sell my iMac and looking for some feedback on how much I should sell it for and what would be a fair deal. I bought it from Apple almost 2 years ago. Its in excellent condition and will be sold with the OSX 10.5 installation disk and comes with a wireless mouse and keyboard. Here are the specs...

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac9,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400
Type: Display
Bus: PCI
VRAM (Total): 256 MB

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It would help - if you gave how much the original set-up cost you.

You lot in the States don't realise HOW LUCKY you are !

In Europe, we have to pay in Euro's or GBP - the SAME price you pay in $$$ for our Macs...

With the exchange rates etc - you lot often can buy yours for HALF if not 2/3 the price we pay here.....

No wonder Amazon.com won't sell me one - although they will deliver a new unlocked white iPhone 4....

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It would help - if you gave how much the original set-up cost you.

You lot in the States don't realise HOW LUCKY you are !

In Europe, we have to pay in Euro's or GBP - the SAME price you pay in $$$ for our Macs...

With the exchange rates etc - you lot often can buy yours for HALF if not 2/3 the price we pay here.....

No wonder Amazon.com won't sell me one - although they will deliver a new unlocked white iPhone 4....
Knowing the original posters initial "set-up cost" is actually not important at all! Whatever it cost new has no real bearing on what it is worth now used. It's worth what it's worth based on:

- it's specifications
- it's condition
- how old it is (performance & features compared to newer Mac's)

I have a Macintosh computer from 1990 that originally cost $10,000-$12,000...I got it for free!

It also doesn't matter whether the OP paid in $$$, , or €€€. If the computer is being sold in the same country where it was purchased...then dollars are dollars, pounds are pounds, and euros are euros.

- Nick

p.s. What Macintosh computers cost in the United States versus other countries...and what is factored into that cost (import taxes, VAT, sales taxes, etc.) is a COMPLETELY different discussion!

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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Pigoo said -
" p.s. What Macintosh computers cost in the United States versus other countries...and what is factored into that cost (import taxes, VAT, sales taxes, etc.) is a COMPLETELY different discussion! "

OK - Why don't we have it ?!

It amuses / annoys me how the money-minded Americans - with Respect - often go on about value for money and how 'Apples are soo expensive etc '...

When - you manage to get them at a darned cheaper price than anybody else!!

It's NOT as if they were - 'made in the U.S. of A. ' - is it ?

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Knowing the original posters initial "set-up cost" is actually not important at all! Whatever it cost new has no real bearing on what it is worth now used. It's worth what it's worth based on:

- it's specifications
- it's condition
- how old it is (performance & features compared to newer Mac's)

I have a Macintosh computer from 1990 that originally cost $10,000-$12,000...I got it for free!

It also doesn't matter whether the OP paid in $$$, , or €€€. If the computer is being sold in the same country where it was purchased...then dollars are dollars, pounds are pounds, and euros are euros.
- Nick
OK Nick - I am thinking of selling a 24 month old iMac 24" to a good friend.
It has OS X / iPhoto Upgrades / iLife / 640 gb internal hard drive.

How much - by your calculations - is it worth today ?

P.S It is a European model.

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Pigoo said -
" p.s. What Macintosh computers cost in the United States versus other countries...and what is factored into that cost (import taxes, VAT, sales taxes, etc.) is a COMPLETELY different discussion! "

OK - Why don't we have it ?!

It amuses / annoys me how the money-minded Americans - with Respect - often go on about value for money and how 'Apples are soo expensive etc '...

When - you manage to get them at a darned cheaper price than anybody else!!

It's NOT as if they were - 'made in the U.S. of A. ' - is it ?
If this is a topic you're interested in...I suggest you start a new thread...and don't hijack this one!

- Nick

- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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OK Nick - I am thinking of selling a 24 month old iMac 24" to a good friend.
It has OS X / iPhoto Upgrades / iLife / 640 gb internal hard drive.

How much - by your calculations - is it worth today ?

P.S It is a European model.
I'm going to suggest the same advice as as I mentioned to the OP of this thread:

- check Mac2sell.net to get a ballpark value (use the country that makes most sense).
- check e-Bay prices (e-Bay for the country that makes most sense for you) for computers with the same specs as yours...and see what they sell for.

HTH,

- Nick

- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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