You referring to the plastic plate at the bottom? Then yes, unless you put pads on it immediately, it will scratch if you move the mini really at all.
I don't think so but it might be. It's kind of like having scratches on your car in a spot that no one can see. They would still annoy you.
i just saw on ebay, deals arounds ~$40 for 2014 model. 40 bucks for a cheap plastic. Have you scratched your either?Except that a prospective purchaser will see scratches on the bottom of your mini. I wonder what Apple charges for a replacement bottom cover
It's plastic so if it's slid across a hard surface it's likely to get scratches. I guess you can set it on a mat or even a washcloth. Should you get it replaced? Well if you knowing that there are scratches that no one can see bothers you then yes. I don't think it's that expensive.My 2018 model has scratches on the bottom as well! Should I get it replaced? Is that normal?
I always stick adhesive rubber feet on my computers when brand new. Did the same with my 2018 Mini.
It's not, indeed, just aesthetics. I'll leave it as is, i already was looking for a new bottom cover, lol, that's dumb then, if new will be scratched too.