How much is my mac mini worth

Lil Chillbil

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hey guys I was wondering how much my mac mini is worth

January 2005 Mac mini
1.25ghz PowerPc G4
1gb ram
cd burner
40gig Hardrive
 
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roland.g

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PowerPC won't sell for much. Does it only have a CD burner or a superdrive. Can it play DVDs. If it can, you are best off keeping it for a media center machine, or dedicated DVD player.
 

GGJstudios

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As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay, or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what you may be able to charge. Then adjust your price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.
 

roland.g

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IT IS A 7 and a half year old PowerPC Mac Mini!
Mac2Sell has it at $50.
It is more trouble listing it and selling it via CL or eBay than it is worth IMHO.
You are best off keeping it as a DVD player if it plays DVDs or giving it to a relative, friend, someone you know who may need a computer but not really care at all about specs.

I can't run a current OS and the amount of RAM required to handle web data these days makes it a dino. I got 7+ years out of a G4 Tower that was top spec loaded with RAM when new, but this is a Mini which was under powered to begin with.

My $.02.
 

paulrbeers

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Virtually nothing. Maybe $50 if you find someone just looking for a computer for their kids to do some homework on. I watch our local craigslist for macs and we have one guy trying to sell the 1.33ghz G4 model and started out at $250 and now down to around $100 and still no takers. Can't run anything past Leopard, processor is too slow, and expensive (and limiting) for upgrading the RAM (max is only 1GB if I am not mistaken).
 

Dkrogh

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I like the idea of using it as a kids computer. Sadly I think mini's go down in value quicker than other apple computers.

Virtually nothing. Maybe $50 if you find someone just looking for a computer for their kids to do some homework on. I watch our local craigslist for macs and we have one guy trying to sell the 1.33ghz G4 model and started out at $250 and now down to around $100 and still no takers. Can't run anything past Leopard, processor is too slow, and expensive (and limiting) for upgrading the RAM (max is only 1GB if I am not mistaken).
 

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