My wife has fallen in love, sadly not with me, but rather the new iMac.
Right now the much cursed Dell has the following specs
32mb video card with Svid I/O and Digital I/O
DVD Drive (read only)
DVD R+/R- and RW (not dual layer)
+2 Eithernet Cards
+2 56k modems
Belkin wireless keyboard and mouse
Lexmark X6150 Scaner/Printer/Fax/Copier
View Sonic 17 inch LCD (8 months on warranty)
Altec lancing 2.1 speakers and subwoofer
Orrigionaal Disks for Dell, Wimdows, Keyboard & mouse. includes Microsoft Works 2002. I can even throw in a NetMD mini disk player.
now what would be a fair price for everything? I saw the tower alone go on e-bay for 255-380 US! I was pretty shocked. I'd like to sell the set. Any advicce on a price or advertising method would be helpful. We have a university and college in town
Dude hate to break it to you, I sold a similar system for $500, except the video card was an ATI 8500DV and the sound card was a Creative Audigy 2 ZS. Really don't expect too much out of it, but hey it's like you're selling a Ford that depreciates faster than it runs out of gas, to a Toyota that while pricey will hold its value over time.
Home: 2006.5 iMac 20"
Me: 2010 MacBook Pro 13", iPad Mini Wifi 32GB Black, iPhone 4 16GB Black
Wife: 2011 MacBook Air 11.6", iPhone 4 16GB White
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It's funny that car analogies are used so much WRT computers. But they do seem to have some characteristics in common.
Some of it is completely legitimate: mass produced machines made in the most inexpensive way possible, combined with rapid changes in technology result in what are essentially disposable items. Machines made with the best designs and features, from the best components, by the best builders for a smaller, more discerning market, will tend to hold their value. This is true even if their value is largely subjective (a modern mazda may be a better car by any objective measure than a 25-year old porsche, but people will pay more for the porsche).
The lab I'm currently working in, which is largely PC based, recently upgraded several computers. The ones being replaced were 1.8 GHz Dells of similar description (but without the extras). I asked the IT guy what they did with the old ones after they took them away. He said they were basically thrown away, as they weren't worth selling (some of the parts are salvaged, and the rest is sent to an electronics recycling depot).
I'm afraid almost any PC more than a few years old isn't worth much, if anything.
Macs have historically held their value much better, but, I suspect as we make the transition to Intel, that will be less true in the future (it should still hold somewhat, due to the higher manufacturing standards Apple uses, and the better design, but I doubt people will be selling their 4 year old Macs on eBay for 50% of their original cost).
You might get 4-500$ for it. However being a 1.8ghz they are not worth all that much now as most gamers who may purchase a used machine would not as new games surpass that CPU as a requirement. I would also suggest that you keep the LCD screen (for dual screens maybe get a mac mini) or sell it sepreatly from the tower and keep the speakers as you would just plug them into the iMac for better sound.
Mac Mini i7 (mid-2011)
Arguably, if it exists in reality, it is realistic
If proof requires certainty, then arguably nothing can ever be proven
Well Looks Like I can carve the System down and try and sell it og give bargin hunter Dan an insentive to buy the whole mess. Maybe with my Ralph bucks ad this sale we'll have enouigh to buy the iMac. That's my hope.