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How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: August 21, 2007 03:33PM
A new website has a price estimator that is supposed to tel you.

[www.mac2sell.net]

The quick couple of tests that I have run seem like the prices are on the high side to me...



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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 21, 2007 03:36PM
try comparing it to everymac.com



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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: August 21, 2007 03:36PM
They are about 2x what the machine is really worth from what I can tell.



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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: Silencio
Date: August 21, 2007 03:47PM
Everymac is a total joke. Well, at least their estimated resale values are.

I actually think mac2sell's estimates look fairly accurate -- maybe 5% too high, if that.



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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: August 21, 2007 03:53PM
I think pretty much all used mac prices I see are "too high" at least based on what I would pay compared to getting a refurb new. That has been true for many years.

This may be like the bluebook for cars: these are "used" retail prices (and not the prices paid by obsessive mac geeks).

My macs:
600 G3 ibook: $220
1.8 G5 17" imac: $710

Don't think I would pay that for either of those; but selling it is a different Q.
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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: August 21, 2007 04:25PM
Sucky interface - I'd rather see a list of models to choose from than go through a twenty questions routine...
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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: billb
Date: August 21, 2007 04:33PM
Seems my MDD should be tradeable for a C2D mini with superdrive.
Hmmmmmm.
:-)
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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 21, 2007 05:00PM
Everymac.com does say, at some point, that their value estimates are updated rarely. I'll give this new site a shake but, honestly, I would say put it on eBay and let the market dictate (usually, that is; my recent iMac G5 case notwithstanding). Set a reserve that's comfortable to you, and see where it goes. Always assume it's worth less than you think, and remember you got a lot of value out of it the time you were using it.



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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: DharmaDog
Date: August 21, 2007 05:28PM
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Zoidberg
Always assume it's worth less than you think, and remember you got a lot of value out of it the time you were using it.

You're just trying to lowball me. ;)
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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: August 21, 2007 05:43PM
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billb
Seems my MDD should be tradeable for a C2D mini with superdrive.
Hmmmmmm.
:-)

Last August or so I traded in my dual 867MHz MDD (nVidia Ge4Ti, extra HDs and 1.5GB RAM) at PowerMax and got enough in trade to fully pay for my 1.66GHz core duo mini with superdrive. All approx. $650

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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 21, 2007 05:43PM
Nah, I don't even know what you're selling. But I'll pay 50% of half of what you're asking, and you pay shipping. smiling smiley



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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: Silencio
Date: August 21, 2007 08:56PM
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Zoidberg
Nah, I don't even know what you're selling. But I'll pay 50% of half of what you're asking, and you pay shipping. smiling smiley

And I'll pay you by Western Union. ;)



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Re: How much is my used Mac worth?
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: August 23, 2007 01:00AM
That site is about 1.5-2x the going rate on ebay. I looked up a few items an just laughed about it. The prices were ridiculously high. I like the idea and all, but it needs to be better maintained. (And since it was posted to LEMSwap, people there seem to think those prices are completely accurate.. wee...)


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Zoidberg
I don't even know what you're selling. But I'll pay 50% of half of what you're asking, and you pay shipping.

In that case, I'm selling a Dual 1.8 Ghz G5 with 1 GB RAM and a "Unique" case for $5000.

Let me know if you're interested.
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