iPod Mini's Worth?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by atomvik, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. atomvik macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2006
    I was just wondering what the future for the iPod mini will be. I mean Apple has stopped manufacturing it, but will it end up as a pricy collectible or just something no one wants anymore like the gameboy advanced?

    I have a brand new blue 4 GB iPod Mini factory sealed, I think 2nd gen and I don't know whether to sell it for double it's price now if that's what it's worth, wait longer until it's price goes higher, or just forget about selling it and just open it now..
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Technology doesn't really go up in price all that often. I doubt the iPod mini would gain value for at least the next decade or so. :eek:

    For a more accurate representation of its price, check out your local eBay. :)
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    You'd probably have to wait 30 years at least for it to gain value. Original Macs (128 KB RAM + 64 KB ROM, 1 floppy disk) don't sell for much; eMates or an original Newton don't sell for much either. And these are all of historical interest, an iPod mini is just the model between the iPod and the iPod nano.
  4. AndyR macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I sold my blue 4gb 1st gen Mini last year to help pay for my 30gb video. Put it on eBay at £1 starting price, and went for £195 + shipping so got nearly £40 more than I paid for it 18months later! Was well chuffed!

    Similar thing with my Mac Mini. Sold it this year to fund iMac and only lost £50 on it after 12 months. APPLE ROCKZ!
  5. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    A few months ago iPod Mini's were really going for a lot more money then before but now the prices have gone back down since Apple has them in their refurb section. I would try ebay and try to get some money for it, i don't think you will double your money but maybe recover it back.
  6. rafifreak00 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2006
    Kansas. No, not on a farm.
    Save it and sell it around the holiday season, Christmas 2006 should open some new doors.
  7. ExileinBlonde macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2006
    I'm actually looking to buy or trade my Nano for a Green iPod Mini, I'm just having a hard time finding one thats in good shape.
  8. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

    Aug 4, 2005
    Question is...how good in shape is your nano? I may be interested, I have a blue ipod mini that is in immaculate shape.
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I would echo MJ's comments.

    Even unique electronic devices rarely hold their value. An Apple example would be the TAM. Original price was $7500. On eBay they are around $400 depending on condition.

    Personally I like the iPod Mini. However, it is not that unique. And it's abilities will soon pale with the continued introduction of newer more capable versions. And as with most electronic devices, the price will continue to go down.

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