Price Advice Mac Mini Mid 2011 (Dual Core i5 / 4 GB / 500 GB / AMD Graphics]

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shyam09, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2010
    I have a mac mini 2011 (brand new + sealed in box) that I decided that I don't need (orig. got it for dad, but he didn't want it..).

    Here are the important specs:
    Model MC816LL/A

    2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache (configurable to 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7)

    4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory (configurable to 8GB)

    500GB (5400-rpm) hard drive

    AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory

    Video Support
    Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included) Support for dual display and video mirroring

    OSX Lion

    Bundled Software
    iLife '11 + recovery.

    Basically it's the 2.5 Ghz processor (right column) with the base config. in this link...

    I know the selling price was $799 for these models since it has a dedicated graphics card, but it is about 1 1/2 years old.

    I was thinking ~$650; and I plan on selling it here on MR or craigslist or ebay.
    Is this a good starting price? I do want to avoid ebay because of their blood sucking fees, but I've never really done business on MR or CL before.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    Seems to me....

    that $650 can be a good starting point. As you know, based in your post, this Mini model comes with a graphic card, not integrated graphics. Based in that fact and the market right now, these 2011 minis have a good demand. But for a good guidance for price, maybe you can find in the Refurb section of the Apple Store a similar spec machine and substract, say, 25% off?

    Hope that helps.

  3. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Rochester Hills, MI
    I just purchased the same machine with 16gb memory and Applecare until Aug 2014 for about ~$530. Not what you wanted to hear i'm sure... but I was in the market for a while.

    Sure, the discrete graphics card is nice - but also, the Intel 4000 now offers the SAME performance as the discrete card.

    The 2012 Mini has USB 3.0, faster memory, a warranty, and the same if not better performance.

    You want to sell me a 2011 Mini for the exact same price as a BRAND NEW 2012 Mini? That was the logic when I saw $550+ Mac Mini's on eBay. Not a chance I was going to pay that.

    Maybe someone a little uneducated might pay that.
  4. macrumors 603


    ^^This, $650 is too much, I just bought the Base 2012, could have gotten the 2011 (New) for $100 less than what the OP specifies. (In Singapore)

    Edit: Just checked XE, it was even cheaper $520 and I could get a 5% tax rebate at border!
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2010
  6. macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012

    you had stated in your OP about the mini sealed and new in a box, I did not seems appropiate to me treat your offer as a computer already used. Hence, my first post advice. Making an estimate/quote, I easily can put your computer in the $500-600 range, tops.


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