Price Advice Fair Price for Current Gen Mac mini?

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  1. cwosigns, Feb 6, 2012
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    cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    Hello.

    I have posted a current generation base model Mac mini on craigslist, and am disappointed with the responses I'm getting. It's 3 months old, in new condition, I have the receipt and packaging, and I'm asking $500 for it.

    Is that a reasonable price? It seems to be to me, a savings of $99 from the Apple Store and whatever applicable sales tax.

    I'm getting low-ball offers of $350 and $400, even people throwing links at me where they can buy a new one for $550 from Microcenter and Amazon. Mine is still a better deal.

    Is $500 unreasonable? I also have Apple's wireless keyboard and trackpad for $50 each.

    This doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
     
  2. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    i think its fair, but with ivy bridge dropping soon i expect to see a new mini by june-july and most people see that as a reason to try and low ball.
     
  3. ddh716 macrumors newbie

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    It's not a bad price, but for an extra $50, a buyer gets the piece of mind of easy returns through Amazon (or MicroCenter) if there is a problem. And if I were a perspective buyer, I'd be wondering why you were selling a practically brand new computer, and I'd be wary. I would definitely pay the extra $50 for that piece of mind that comes with buying through Amazon.

    (Not that you're not on the up-and-up - it's just that I don't know you)

    And as Ayemerica mentioned, Ivy Bridge is coming soon.

    You might need to lower your price to help overcome people's concerns.

    Good luck!
     
  4. cwosigns thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for moving; I saw this thread after I posted in the Mac mini forum.

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    I bought a new MacBook Air, and just don't need two computers.
     
  5. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    i feel ya, i got a MBA for Christmas and i am on it way more then my mini
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I think that your price is fair...UK price for the base MM is £649.00 or $1026.00 so your three month old example is well worth the price IMO.

    If you were UK based I'd bite...:)
     

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