Rant about minis:) any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by j2048b, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2009
    I just have to ask this question about ebay and the people who think their 3-4 year old mac minis are worth 400-800 dollars?

    WHY... WHY... WHY?

    i see a 1.66 ghz going for anywhere between 300-600 dollars and ask again why?

    I mean come on i see an intel 1.83 ghz and they wont come down $80 to make a sell! I could go and get a brand new one for 600, and they still want 480-550 for it, and then there is another guy who thinks his 1.83 ghz should start out at 350 for a starting bid! come on! this is insane....

    why do people feel that these little, overheated, small processor, boxes are worth that freaking much, even after they are 1-4 years old?

    (i want a used one by the way 1.83 ghz.. that why the rant is here, i don't believe they are worth 400-600 dollars!)

    even with websites saying this is how much it is worth... load of poo!

    i guess i will fork out 600 to buy the newest one! makes more sense to me anyways!

    any thoughts
  2. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.
    Whatever the market will bear is what they are worth.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Mini's arent cheap and hold their value pretty well. Suck it up and buy a new one then.
  4. Aadhil macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2009
    I think you missed the point of his post. Or maybe you're just one of those super positive people who hate negativity of any intensity :D
  5. a350 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2009
    I wouldn't sell my mini for any less than 400 and it's at least 2.5 years old.
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Part of the reason is also because for day to day use a new 2.26Ghz Mac Mini is not drastically superior to a 1.83Ghz Core 2 Duo mini.

    A 1.83Ghz Core 2 with 2GB+ of RAM will play HD video (which few people even now you can watch TV shows online) and seamlessly multitask a Web Browser, Word, e-Mail, iTunes and other programs that the average user will make use of.
  7. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Macs hold their value, one of their many advantages. Look at it from the other side. You buy a new $599 Mini, 2 years later sell it for $400, I'm sure you'd be over the moon.
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    you could make the same argument about most of apple's line up.

    I agree with the OP - it's nuts. Buying a new mini (or one from the refurb store) makes far more sense.
  9. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Don't pay it then.

    The only trouble is, if that's the price they are selling for, then that's the price you've got to pay. :)

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