Help with used Mac Mini purchase

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by slipper, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

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    I'll be purchasing a used Mac Mini later tonight. According to the seller it is a year old, 2.0ghz Core2duo, 9400M GeForce. When I meet the guy I won't have an opportunity to test the unit or view the specs. What precautions should I take? Will the unit have the model number on it? What model number should it be? Any other advise?
     
  2. philipma1957, Dec 20, 2010
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  3. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    1gb RAM 120gb HDD

    Does this sound right? I just want to make sure it has the GeForce 9400M, DDR3 RAM and all the newer stuff so i can run my HD videos and HTPC.

    He's selling for $400. Is that a decent deal?
     
  4. slipper, Dec 20, 2010
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    slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was gonna get 4gb RAM used or new and i already have a Hitachi 7k320 HDD and i will be connecting my WD MyBook external.

    Is $400 a good deal? Do you recall how much this sold for new?
     
  5. GoCubsGo, Dec 20, 2010
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    Op, the model seems about right, $400 seems like a decent enough deal. Meet somewhere so you can power it up at the very least. I'd be meeting at a place where I could see the unit power up while plugged into some sort of display if I weren't buying it online.
     
  6. slipper, Dec 21, 2010
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    slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately i couldn't meet up at a place where i could test the unit. I bite the bullet and bought it anyway and fired her up at home and it seems all is well. It is a bit dirty though. Seems like it was used near a window cause theres a layer of Hawaiian red dirt covering the Mac Mini, its cables, and the vent intake next to the ports in the back. Maybe i'll open her up and do a clean up.

    BTW classic sig! :D
     

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