Mac Mini's holding value extremely well!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nylon, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. nylon, Sep 16, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012

    nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    I Just sold Early 2009 Mac Mini on eBay for US$365 + Shipping.

    1 week ago I bought a brand new Base 2011 Mini for $499 + tax (Staples sale).

    I added a 128GB Samsung SSD for $96.50 (on sale).

    I added 8GB RAM from Crucial 42$.

    I just cannot believe how well these machines are holding their value!

    It has just cost me about $350 including all eBay fees etc. to upgrade a 3 year old Mini to the most recent version including SSD, RAM.

    Just unbelievable!
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    What kind of staples sale was that & why didn't you post it here :(
  3. nylon thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    It was Staples Canada back to school sale. They had $100 off every mac.
  4. VWRudeBoyGLI macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    Long Island,NY
    I bought a 2010 mini on ebay last summer for $200, person said what was wrong with it and I knew how to quickly fix it. I also purchased a 750 gb hdd on ebay with every software I needed like adobe master suite for $150. And ordered the max memory as well. When I got the Mac mini it was in great shape! After I installed everything my Mac mini is freaking awesome!!! Lol and if I wanted to sell it on eBay I can probably make out on getting all my money back plus more. I actually just sold my PowerBook g4 titanium for $150 which I was surprised. Lol
  5. theRAMman macrumors regular

    May 6, 2012
    The Moon.
    mac minis generally do hold their value well, especially the 2010 model (it being a rosetta stone of sorts)
  6. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    I have a buddy that sold me his 09 mac mini (sig), the superdrive was broken and the hard drive was dead. He sold it to me for 150. (early 2009 2.0cpu) I added a 64G M4 SSD drive (main) and a data doubler/750G drive in the superdrive bay. He had 4G of ram and I updated it to 8G.

    I am currently using it as a home theater and server. iTunes (use it to wirelessly sync/update my iPhone and iPad) and Plex. While all that was going on and before I made it headless, I played D3 on it with the lowest settings.

    I figure now, I could easily sell it for 400. Maybe...
  7. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    I have customers regularly surprised but this. They'll buy a Mac mini, use it as a server a few years, and sell it for about $150 or so less than they bought. Great resale value.

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