Resale price in 6 months...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sevoman, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. sevoman macrumors member

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    If I were to buy the top of the line $999 store model mac mini (i5, 8gb ram, 1 TB FUSION drive ), how much would it go for 6 months from now? Considering private sale. Would I get $500 for it?
     
  2. Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    That is an easy question! :rolleyes:

    Yes, you could get at least $500 with ease. But you do not have to trust my guess for an answer.

    You should check Amazon and eBay for new versus used prices! Historically Macs have had great resale values. The release of a new model can cause a moderate drop in price, unless it doesn't. ;) That was the case with the 2012 minis. Their used prices rose after the release of the 2014 mini. Even now, any clean 2012 can sell for more than 75% of the original retail price and it is not uncommon to see certain models sell for more than 110%. :apple:
     
  3. sevoman thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you!
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Ebay prices really vary depending on your location.

    Since you are in Ancient Egypt, I suspect it will be difficult to get $500 for it, but you could probably barter it for some precious metal jewelry.
     
  5. westrock2000 macrumors 6502

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    Shouldn't be a problem in that market. The mini is energy efficient enough to run off of batteries....especially with the Power Nap feature enabled. I think Jony Ive specifically mentioned this feature for here as well as Mesopotamian markets.

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  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    The 2012 , and it's ability to retain its value is based on a number of things the 2014 does not have.

    1. No quad core , for certain tasks the 2012 is faster by quite a margin
    2. 2012 : upgradable ram
    3. 2012 : upgradable Hdd and support for 2x Hdd

    Basically, many view the 2014 as a crippled version of the Mac mini, hence the 2012 is holding its value exceptionally.

    The 2014, will not hold its value like the predecessor . If apple were to release a quad version of the Mac mini again, the 2014 models would take a huge hit in resale.

    Yes, it will hold 50%, but the 2012 is exceptional at Holding it value, especially the 2.6 model, and the 2.6 server....
     
  7. Totally macrumors 6502a

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    Only thing I'd note here that hasn't been said is that if Apple finally releases a new mac mini in the next 6 months, I bet the price on yours will plummet compared to what everyone else here has said. It's already 2 years old technology. Combine that with not being the latest and greatest of apple products when another is released.
     
  8. r6mile macrumors 6502

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    I was also surprised to see that the 2.5Ghz dual-core i5 2012 Mac Mini (which I bought for my parents just under 3 years ago) is also holding up well. I've stuck in an SSD, and going to upgrade it to 8GB of RAM.
     
  9. Totally macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently I can't delete this post, so I'm leaving this writing here.
     

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