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 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    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


    Apr 10, 2012
    I think thats a great deal. Congrats!
  3. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    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


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    check the serial number on the mac mini at this link

    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

    Jul 13, 2011
    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

    May 21, 2009
    I cant wait any longer

    I wanna trade my ipad 3 for a mac mini
  7. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    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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