I have just been looking at the prices of second hand Macs and it once again struck me just what insane prices they go for. Here on Ebay UK there are G4 iMacs going for £450 when a brand new Core 2 Duo one is like £800. This isnt really something that gets mentioned a lot when people are asking if a Mac is the right thing for them. We all seem to say that the extra a Mac seems to cost over a Dell will actually gets you much better hardware and software and thus you get a better deal for a higher price. But fact is... if you buy a nice mid to high spec iMac for example, come 4 years from now when its starting to show its age you can probably get a substantial of what you payed for it, which in the long run surely pays for any price differences between Macs and cheap windows PCs? I am in the market for a new computer at the moment and I'm wondering if I really need a Mac just to do basic stuff like web browsing, but being reminded of the insane amount of value macs sustain even years after they are discontinued makes me think maybe I should treat myself to another Mac after all!