A grand [$1,000 for 2012 mac mini quad core]

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dogslobber, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    Seems to be where quads are creeping on eBay?
  2. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    Good. I've got one for sale at that price!
  3. jdphoto macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2014
    I've definitely noticed prices rising these past few weeks. If you have one you're not using, now is the best time to sell.
  4. crazzapple Guest

    Oct 19, 2014
    No surprise. I expect them to only continue higher as the 2012 quad will be the fastest mac mini for possibly years to come. Bonus that you can add RAM yourself and room for two 2.5" ssds.
  5. qcmacmini macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Sounds like I'll make a profit when I sell mine in a few years :)
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Don't forget that Paypal changed their terms. Someone buys your Mac and 6 months later they file a claim to get their money back.
  7. unlimitedx0 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    I listed a new, sealed one the other week. Set it up as an Auction with a Reserve Price. I set the min. bid amount to $620. I also offered a Buy It Now option ($975). Within 4 hours, I received an email that my 2.3 quad sold!

    eBay fees are 10% of final selling price, which includes shipping charges. Then there's additional $10 - 20 expenses (if you didn't add these to "handling" fees) to cover insurance and extra shipping options like Signature Required. On top of that, PayPal takes 2.9% of the total paid by the buyer.

    While it sounds lucrative, the fees cut into your profit. I would highly recommend a Reserve Price to not incur a loss (note: eBay charges 1% of the Reserve Price..and it's charged even if the item is NOT sold - e.g. you decide to close the listing early.

    Your profit is less 15% of the selling price.
  8. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    People are flipping these on eBay when the refurb comes available. Fairly decent amount of money can be made.

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