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phatjoe
Mar 18, 2008, 07:46 AM
My PC is dying so I wanted to replace it with a relatively inexpensive desktop. The mac mini would be a great option! I checked out Apple's refurb page and noticed something odd. The 1.66GHz is priced higher than the 1.83GHz, and almost the same as the 2.0GHz :eek::confused:

So, I totally understand there was a time when the 1.66GHz was the top of the line mac mini. But to hold it at only a 19% discount off the original price seems a bit ridiculous considering there are newer models out...

Not sure if others have posted a similar thread. I hope not...


Refurbished Mac mini 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
80GB hard drive
Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory
Original price: $599.00
Your price: $499.00

Refurbished Mac mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo
512MB memory
80GB hard drive
SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory
Original price: $799.00
Your price: $649.00

Refurbished Mac mini 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
120GB hard drive
SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory
Original price: $799.00
Your price: $679.00



Hawkeye411
Mar 18, 2008, 07:51 AM
Your right!! .. Also, isn't there supposed to be a major Mac Mini update coming out soon??

Here is a link to the forum thread.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=449667

gnasher729
Mar 18, 2008, 08:08 AM
Fact is that Apple sometimes makes mistakes with their prices. In a case like that, don't buy the 1.6 GHz one. At some point in time they will figure out that they are not selling any. One possibility is that someone swapped the prices for 1.8 and 1.6 GHz - good opportunity to get 1.8 GHz cheap if that is the case.

Noobish
Mar 18, 2008, 08:09 AM
I agree. The refurb. pricing is sometimes ridiculous.

They don't price the technology according to its age but instead take a specified percentage off of the original retail price. Those prices are way out of line.

netdog
Mar 18, 2008, 08:20 AM
It's so high because the it's so bitchin'.


Or is it that the 1.66 is the Mini that Steve uses?

squeeks
Mar 18, 2008, 08:57 AM
its gone now

Refurbished Mac mini 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo
512MB memory
60GB hard drive
Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory

• Save 21% off the original price
Original price: $599.00
Your price: $479.00


Refurbished Mac mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo
512MB memory
80GB hard drive
SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory

• Save 19% off the original price
Original price: $799.00
Your price: $649.00


Refurbished Mac mini 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
120GB hard drive
SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory

• Save 16% off the original price
Original price: $799.00
Your price: $679.00

VoodooDaddy
Mar 18, 2008, 09:05 AM
Ive often wondered why the price is off like that, but the 1.83 did not have a superdrive and the 1.66 did. That in itself is a $200 difference in the retail versions.

Even saying that though, Ive seen 1.83 CD (not C2D) with superdrive priced almost $200 less than the 1.66.

gkarris
Mar 18, 2008, 02:47 PM
I'm surprised if they're actually selling.

I guess the way Apple looks at it is that they're $529 + $129 (for Leopard) = $649...

akm3
Mar 18, 2008, 02:57 PM
My Mini is a 1.83 Core (1) Duo, Superdrive, 80gig HD, 512mb RAM and it was $479 in the store.

Some of the prices are completely out of touch with reality, but I'll bet people still buy them. Good for the stock!