[X4U] readying iMacs for sale

Jeff Carruthers jeff at carruthers.com
Thu Dec 23 11:29:11 PST 2004

Mary: best thing to do would be to wipe the internal hard drive clean 
(so your own info is harder to access) and then reinstall the basic OSX 
package, so that everything is there and workable.

 From a licensing point of view, you could reinstall OS 9.2.2 and 10.1.5 
and provide the disks with the iMacs. The purchaser could then decide 
whether to upgrade to Panther.

The iMacs are still usable machines, although I'm not sure what you'd 
get for them (any views?) -- maybe $300 or $400 at most.

We've passed on our older Macs to family and friends, which has the 
added benefit of broadening the Apple circle. Subsequently, a number of 
the friends have then decided to upgrade to newer Macs, when their own 
needs grow.

On Dec 23, 2004, at 2:14 PM, Mary C.Youra wrote:

> My two college age daughters recently decided to replace their Indigo 
> iMac 500s (Summer 2001 models, I think, though not important for 
> purposes of my question) with  14" iBooks. They'd like to sell the 
> iMacs. The iMacs came with disks for OS 9.2.2 and 10.1..5, but have 
> been upgraded to 10.3.5. What should be done to get them ready for 
> sale? What is customary, and what is necessary from a security 
> standpoint?
> Thanks for any advice.
> Mary
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