Rant about minis:) any thoughts?

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

  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    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 68040

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    Whatever the market will bear is what they are worth.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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

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    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

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    I wouldn't sell my mini for any less than 400 and it's at least 2.5 years old.
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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 G3

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    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

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    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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