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RDM3
Jul 3, 2009, 03:04 PM
So I was looking on ebay and saw a G4 mac mini, not that I want a G4, but I saw the price and clicked on it to see what it was so $$$, I can't seem to figure out what is so special about it, I just think this seller has pipe dreams! I did email him and told him you can get a new mini for $599.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mac-Mini-G4-160G-Hard-Drive-1G-Ram_W0QQitemZ160346361125QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Desktops?hash=item2555634d25&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A10%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50



flopticalcube
Jul 3, 2009, 03:10 PM
Ridiculous. That's a $200 machine, max.

MacMini2009
Jul 3, 2009, 03:13 PM
That's a huge rip-off.

RDM3
Jul 3, 2009, 03:14 PM
Well feel free to send him an email on ebay, lets see if he changes the price

FF_productions
Jul 3, 2009, 03:16 PM
Yeah there's a reason why there is no bids.

You can get a refurbished Intel Mini for $420...waste of money for even listing that. Not many suckers will bite for that.

RDM3
Jul 3, 2009, 03:19 PM
Yeah there's a reason why there is no bids.

You can get a refurbished Intel Mini for $420...waste of money for even listing that. Not many suckers will bite for that.

Probably right but there is one person out there who will be excited for some reason to get it thinking they got a great deal

RDM3
Jul 3, 2009, 03:21 PM
The seller replied, here is is answer....


Dear rusty974,

Bidding starts at 432 and buy it now is 549...you can bid on it.

- sw47379


*****I wrote back and mentioned the Intel refurbs from Apple at $419

YanniDepp
Jul 3, 2009, 06:24 PM
Yo,

I've seen the same thing here in the UK. G4 Mac minis with a 'buy it now' price of 399 (about $600).

The thing is, when Apple brought out the new models in the UK, they hedged the price against a lower exchange rate. As such, while models either stayed the same price or got a bit cheaper in the US, everything went up in the UK.

The cheapest MacBook was 699 a year ago. Now it's 749.

This has helped resale prices on eBay somewhat. I sold my G4 (1.42GHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Combo Drive, Bluetooth, Wifi) on eBay for 215 (about $320) a few months ago.

zmttoxics
Jul 3, 2009, 07:46 PM
Some people just dont understand the real value of their machine. They think that since they spent 599 5 years ago that its still worth 599 and anything under is a steal. :cool:

RDM3
Jul 3, 2009, 09:47 PM
Here was his last response when I told him about the refurbed ones.....


Dear rusty974,

not with a 160 g hd...

- sw47379

Shawn F.
Jul 3, 2009, 09:56 PM
Wow the guy is an idiot. I would never pay that much for a Mac Mini that pretty much is used to surf the web, type up papers and small things. I can't see paying that much for that thing. I bought my Mini (which I have had for one day and probably just going to sell it now that it doesn't work with my Samsung monitor) for $300 and it's the 1.42 GHz with 80G and 1G of ram. I thought that $300 was a fair price but probably a touch on the high side since it's older version and there is now the duo core processor out with 2 gigs and 160 gig hard drive. :confused: Oh well.:rolleyes:

RDM3
Jul 3, 2009, 10:02 PM
Wow the guy is an idiot. I would never pay that much for a Mac Mini that pretty much is used to surf the web, type up papers and small things. I can't see paying that much for that thing. I bought my Mini (which I have had for one day and probably just going to sell it now that it doesn't work with my Samsung monitor) for $300 and it's the 1.42 GHz with 80G and 1G of ram. I thought that $300 was a fair price but probably a touch on the high side since it's older version and there is now the duo core processor out with 2 gigs and 160 gig hard drive. :confused: Oh well.:rolleyes:

Why won't it work with your monitor?

And yes the guy is an idiot!! :eek:

J&JPolangin
Jul 3, 2009, 10:10 PM
..."one born every minute" and a "fool and his money are soon parted" come to mind...

zmttoxics
Jul 4, 2009, 09:44 AM
Here was his last response when I told him about the refurbed ones.....


Dear rusty974,

not with a 160 g hd...

- sw47379

Lawl.

http://www.mac2sell.net/ Quotes it at 80$ (and thats with the 160gb hd). Reply back with that and offer him 100$ because you feel bad for him. :D

DavidG328
Jul 4, 2009, 11:28 AM
It brings joy when this guy can't sell his overpriced machine. He's a tool.

RDM3
Jul 4, 2009, 12:41 PM
Lawl.

http://www.mac2sell.net/ Quotes it at 80$ (and thats with the 160gb hd). Reply back with that and offer him 100$ because you feel bad for him. :D

HAHA that is awesome

RDM3
Jul 4, 2009, 05:19 PM
Wow this guy is OUT there, i emailed him and old him about the mactosell.net pricing and here is what he said...:confused::confused:

Dear rusty974,

I know, I just replaced the hard drive and know what it costs. ARe
you going to make an offer or bid?

- sw47379

movedx
Jul 4, 2009, 05:26 PM
Wow this guy is OUT there, i emailed him and old him about the mactosell.net pricing and here is what he said...:confused::confused:

Dear rusty974,

I know, I just replaced the hard drive and know what it costs. ARe
you going to make an offer or bid?

- sw47379

I think he wants you to bid.

I got a Mac Mini G4 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM and an 80GB HDD for $375 (well 230 seeing as I'm in the UK, but I converted the price based on current exchange rates) and it had 10.5.7 installed on it and came with recovery discs and everything.

OrangeSVTguy
Jul 4, 2009, 08:11 PM
Screen, KeyBoard and Mouse are available for $199 on top of the required min bid.

Hahaha, did you see that hideous small monitor! :D:confused::eek::p

I bought a 1.4ghz Mini at the beginning of the year for $150. Had the box and all accessories too. I overclocked it to 1.57 and resold it for a profit :D.

Drag'nGT
Jul 4, 2009, 10:41 PM
Hahaha, did you see that hideous small monitor! :D:confused::eek::p

I bought a 1.4ghz Mini at the beginning of the year for $150. Had the box and all accessories too. I overclocked it to 1.57 and resold it for a profit :D.

Damn, that's a good price. Find it on eBay?

RDM3
Jul 4, 2009, 11:08 PM
Hahaha, did you see that hideous small monitor! :D:confused::eek::p

I bought a 1.4ghz Mini at the beginning of the year for $150. Had the box and all accessories too. I overclocked it to 1.57 and resold it for a profit :D.

HAHA sad part is the monitor is not part of the auction!

"Screen, KeyBoard and Mouse are available for $199 on top of the required min bid."

MacHappytjg
Jul 4, 2009, 11:17 PM
HAHA sad part is the monitor is not part of the auction!

"Screen, KeyBoard and Mouse are available for $199 on top of the required min bid."

Ultimate Fail.

RDM3
Jul 4, 2009, 11:24 PM
Ultimate Fail.

That has to be a listing violation per ebay rules, maybe the listing will disappear :cool::D

MacHappytjg
Jul 4, 2009, 11:29 PM
That has to be a listing violation per ebay rules, maybe the listing will disappear :cool::D

Id rather spend $200 and get a much nicer emac with a screen.

SkyBell
Jul 4, 2009, 11:33 PM
Hahaha, did you see that hideous small monitor! :D:confused::eek::p

I bought a 1.4ghz Mini at the beginning of the year for $150. Had the box and all accessories too. I overclocked it to 1.57 and resold it for a profit :D.

Deal of the year if you ever find a mini for that price.

RDM3
Jul 5, 2009, 06:06 PM
Wow now it is a deal! He added the monitor as part of the deal, wow Im excited now!!!!!!

Krafty
Jul 5, 2009, 06:27 PM
Wow. I just ordered a new 2Ghz Intel Mini for $580. What a fail.

zmttoxics
Jul 5, 2009, 06:34 PM
Wow now it is a deal! He added the monitor as part of the deal, wow Im excited now!!!!!!
Still doesn't excite me. I just gave away a 1.25 emac with a 200gb hd for free. I am PPC free now. :)

RDM3
Jul 5, 2009, 07:34 PM
Still doesn't excite me. I just gave away a 1.25 emac with a 200gb hd for free. I am PPC free now. :)

My excitement was purely sarcastic :D

Shake 'n' Bake
Jul 5, 2009, 08:01 PM
It has the router, monitor and the computer, but still not worth the price.

applecultvictim
Jul 12, 2009, 04:33 PM
thanks for the link to mac2sell didn't know about it, how much do y?u all reckon I should pay for a 160gb 1.25gb ram, 1.5 g4 powerbook 12"?

Shake 'n' Bake
Jul 12, 2009, 05:43 PM
thanks for the link to mac2sell didn't know about it, how much do y?u all reckon I should pay for a 160gb 1.25gb ram, 1.5 g4 powerbook 12"?

I depends what condition it is in and if it comes with box and install discs and other software.

Mac2Sell says $240 with a ComboDrive, but they usually go for more like $340 and up on eBay.

applecultvictim
Jul 12, 2009, 05:49 PM
I depends what condition it is in and if it comes with box and install discs and other software.

Mac2Sell says $240 with a ComboDrive, but they usually go for more like $340 and up on eBay.

hey thanks for that shake, I am getting it a tad more expensive at ebay, but I guess it will be a museum piece soon, such a great little thing it was.

Krafty
Jul 12, 2009, 06:21 PM
hey thanks for that shake, I am getting it a tad more expensive at ebay, but I guess it will be a museum piece soon, such a great little thing it was.

Check Craigslist.