Price Advice Mac mini resale value

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 343matt, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. 343matt macrumors newbie

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    I am looking at replacing my Mac mini 2012 i5 model with a MacBook Pro 13" i7 or 15" i7 at the end of the year. It is the $699 base model, with the 2.5GHz Core i5, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB HDD. There are no marks on it (Except for the removable bottom plate.) There is all of the original cables, the original box, and the receipt. How much do these Macs sell for, and what can I do to put the value up?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Probably the best place to get an idea of value is to check recently ended eBay auctions for a machine like yours.
     
  3. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    The base model price is $599, not $699.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  5. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    400-500. Anything you do to raise its value will cost you more than you will recoup.

    If you read anything online about loading it with pirated software, that is just simply incorrect and it sends off red flags to buyers that the seller is a scam artist/criminal or moron. Common sense dictates that any buyer will return the computer to factory settings therefore any increase in value must come from hardware. Unless you have spare parts that can upgrade the machine, it'll cost you more than you'll recoup.

    Sell it as it sits
     
  6. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    Just picked up a base i5 mini 2 months old, keyboard and trackpad, and samsung 32" LED for 700$ total. All 2-3mos old.

    Believe he wanted only 500$ without the TV so I'm guessing anywhere in the 400-500$ range.
     

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