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    Question How much would you sell/buy this iMac for...
    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

    Thanks!!

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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.

    Good luck,

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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozman11 View Post
    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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    Quote 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

    Thanks!!
    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....
    Live each day as it comes - it may be your last !?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedropete View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pedropete View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedropete View Post
    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
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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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