Where to find the best deals on used mac minis? (Ebay prices are RIDICULOUS)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ieo, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Ieo macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking for a used mac mini in good condition to use as a media center/back-up OSX machine.

    Unfortunately...I have not been able to find one for a reasonable price. I have literally been seeing refurbished or just straight used units (at LEAST 2 or 3 revisions old) going for $20-$70 MORE than BNIB current-model units straight from the apple store! This is just plain ridiculous! The best deal I've seen so far is a is a late 06 bare-bones and heavily used unit going for just $150 less than what I can buy brand new from apple.

    My question is this:

    Is there some secret source of cheap mac minis out there that I'm not lucky enough to know about, or are people really so crazed that they'll pay just as much or even more for a used unit than a brand new current-model?
     
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  3. Ieo thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    They had about 5 different kinds two days ago. The cheapest ones go within an hour or two of being posted so, unfortunately, you have to be quick.
     

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