Old G4 mini, overpriced???

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    Ridiculous. That's a $200 machine, max.
     
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    That's a huge rip-off.
     
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    Well feel free to send him an email on ebay, lets see if he changes the price
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    Here was his last response when I told him about the refurbed ones.....


    Dear rusty974,

    not with a 160 g hd...

    - sw47379
     
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    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:
     
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    Why won't it work with your monitor?

    And yes the guy is an idiot!! :eek:
     
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    ..."one born every minute" and a "fool and his money are soon parted" come to mind...
     
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    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
     
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    It brings joy when this guy can't sell his overpriced machine. He's a tool.
     
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    HAHA that is awesome
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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    Damn, that's a good price. Find it on eBay?
     
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    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."
     
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    Ultimate Fail.
     
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    That has to be a listing violation per ebay rules, maybe the listing will disappear :cool::D
     
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    Id rather spend $200 and get a much nicer emac with a screen.
     
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    Deal of the year if you ever find a mini for that price.
     

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