Good Price for Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ramlax13, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hey everyone, So I ned some advice on buying a mac mini. I am currently looking at buying a used Mac mini, Intel Core Duo 1.83 with 60GB HD, 2GB Ram, Superdrive, Airport and Bluetooth. It also comes with a 15 inch NEC LCD monitor, an apple bluetooth keyboard, a wired mighty mouse, and the connections to go to a TV. I can get this all for $450. I think it is probably a pretty good deal, let me know what you guys think, as I'm on the fence.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Seems like a good deal given the extras. I've purchased 2 used minis in the last few weeks:
    -1.5 Core Solo, 80GB, 1GB - $350
    -1.42 G4, 80GB, 1GB - $250

    Neither included a keyboard, etc.
     
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    ~Macaddict~

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    For the stuff thats included with the Mac, I would say its a fair price, go for it :)
     
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    clyde2801

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    I've known a couple of guys who worked at the apple store who told me the minis were bulletproof, but don't forget the applecare!
     
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    Chad H

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    I just bought a refurb from Apple with the exact specs yours has(1.83ghz Intel Core Duo/512MB RAM/60gig HD) for $500 to my door. Your getting a pretty good deal.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Good price, but that monitor is tiny. I can't imagine you being happy with that very long...
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Aside from the 15" monitor, its a steal IMO.

    Just sold my 1.66 CD with 1.5gb ram + a Samsung 19" LCD for $700.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea I know the monitor is tiny, but I'm in college and we have a 42" plasma in the room (my roommate's tv, he used to work at BestBuy) so I am going to use that for the monitor at school and the other small one will only be for home or something.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    If it still has Applecare it would be even better. Mine still had 14 months of Applecare left, that certainly helped drive the price up. I also had a custom USB hub for it, but that IMO didnt add much value to my sale.

    Shoot, Id say even without the monitor, the mini + ram upgrade + bluetooth keyboard alone is worth the $450.
     

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