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I'm looking to trade in our older dual 2.7 towards a new 8 core macpro and wasn't sure if there was anywhere in Ontario, GTA/Niagara Falls Region, where I could get a reasonable value for our computer and a fair price on the new unit. Macdoc was the first place I tried, but I cant seem to get ahold of them by phone or email- they must be very busy.

Any other suggestions?

Any idea of what I could sell the dual 2.7 for if I needed to move it within a week? It has the nvidia ultra 256mb video card, standard 250gb HD and 2.5 gigs of ram.

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Patrick
 

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I agree. Macdoc's one man down at the moment but keep trying. I'd recommend checking eBay and other classifieds to see what you can get for it too. It's always a good idea to know what it's worth on the second hand market when negotiating it's trade-in value.

Bear in mind also that, when you trade in, you'll pay less tax on the new one. I'm not 100% sure but I think you only pay tax on the difference. This could represent quite a savings on a MacPro and will need to be factored in to the value of whatever you get offered as a trade-in.

As a guide, a 2.0GHz dual core is having trouble moving here at $2000 and a 2.0 GHz dual processor was recently price checked at $1600 - $1700. I, personally, think both those prices are overly optimistic but you can probably find a starting point from there. The biggest thing against the dual 2.7GHz is that it's PCI-X and even a slower PCI-E G5 might be more attractive to some buyers. Having said that, anyone who has already invested in PCI-X peripherals will get a great computer. I used to have almost the same specs as you're advertising and it was a fantastic computer.

All the best,

B.
 

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To move fast on the classifieds I'd think you'd have to come in under $1500.
MacDoc is a good option for trade ins. He deals on the used market and may have a buyer for your computer. Keep trying his phone. macdoc.com
 

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In case you have a buyer who isn't interested in paying the premium for your Nvidia card, I'd be willing to pay for a swap with my 128MB Ati card. Send me a PM or email if you're interested. It might help you sell quicker if you can list it for cheaper... not everyone (in fact, almost no one) really needs the better video card unless they're doing motion graphics (which I happen to do).

A7

P.S. I have tried giving Macdoc my money 4 times so far, and 4 times I never got a response. I honestly don't know why I bother. Anyone who doesn't respond to me doesn't deserve my money.
 

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As nice as a dual 2.7 is, its going to be a hard sell. Might be better to sell it for a bit less than what its worth just to get rid of it fast because if you hold on to it for some time, it may be worth little - well at least I'd guess that would happen since the processors are different.
 

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i'll give you $1100 + my PowerBookG4 for it

or you could look up animation/game or film studios that are in the process of buying new equipment , this machine will still get the job done and they will most like give you the money you're looking for, because allot of studios in Toronto still use 2-3 year old machines.
 

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Omg

I can read , why don't you make an offer or come up with a solution to his issue instead of making comments that gets us nowhere, i offered him$1100 towards his Macpro and a laptop for him to do what he wants with it, what do you have to offer ? :cool:

lol what are you stillmots Keeper ? :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
 

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I can read , why don't you make an offer or come up with a solution to his issue instead of making comments that gets us nowhere, i offered him$1100 towards his Macpro and a laptop for him to do what he wants with it, what do you have to offer ? :cool:

lol what are you stillmots Keeper ? :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
I think you suggested another issue rather then solution. By the sounds of Patrick's thread, I don't think he is looking forward to starting another thread about the trade in value of a probably (assumption) much older and less sought after system.

In any case, I would try out the classifieds @ 1900ish or best offer. If you don't want to deal with the hassle, try MacDoc again, Dave will give you good value. He is always looking for G5 towers as he has a high demand for them. If he's not answering email or picking up, just say "G5 Tower" in you subject line or voicemail ;-)

FYI: PowerMax although very overpriced in my opinion sells a Dual 2.0 G5 (reconditioned) for 1999.99 US: PowerMax: Apple Certified Reconditioned Power Mac G5/2 GHz Dual Processor, 512 MB of RAM, 160 GB internal drive, internal 16x double-layer SuperDrive, includes keyboard and mouse, ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Video ( F9747LL/A )
 
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