This a good deal on an upgraded 2011 Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by dmk1974, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. dmk1974, Sep 9, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012

    dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    We all know it's been a long time for a Mac Mini refresh, but I didn't want to wait longer to get one for my son. I bought a package used on Craigslist (the initial 1-year warranty from Apple just expired). Paid $600 for everything below.

    Here's the details:
    - 2011 Mac Mini w/i7 2.7 (upgraded version), 4GB RAM, 500gb HDD, AMD 6630M graphics
    - Apple Wireless Keyboard
    - Apple Wireless Trackpad
    - Apple TimeCapsule 500gb (I think the oldest original version)

    Tested it out yesterday and everything seems to be working perfectly and its all in great like-new condition. I don't really need the TimeCapsule since I have a newer Airport Extreme so I may just sell the TimeCapsule.

    I want a refresh mainly for the USB 3.0, but I thought for what it was worth, even used, this was a pretty fair deal. What do you think? Thanks!
     
  2. comatory macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    I think thats a great deal. Congrats!
     
  3. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

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    I think you made a good choice, thats a nice bundle there for $600. If you think you need the new one when it comes out, you could always resell for most of the cost:)

    Enjoy your mini!
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    check the serial number on the mac mini at this link


    https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do



    this is the warranty link at apple.


    if your machine has a warranty left it was better then a good deal is was and is a great deal. please let us know if the warranty has time left.
     
  5. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    I might be interested in the 500G TC. Let me know what you might want for it.

    Ohh and that's a great deal too.
     
  6. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I cant wait any longer

    I wanna trade my ipad 3 for a mac mini
     
  7. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Yeah, it seems like a decent machine and should hold up I'd assume for a couple years at least. I just ordered more RAM for 8gb total ($40) and a 256gb SSD drive as well ($165). Once I get those and installed, it should fly!

    I did confirm that the warranty is expired on it though.

    I'm not yet sure what I'm going to do with the TimeCapsule, but may give it to my in-laws just to use as a wireless router in their house.
     

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