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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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2012 Mac Mini base open box for $519. Worth it?

My local Best Buy had an open box 2012 Mac Mini MD387LL/A for $518.99. It had the box and all, but did not have the HDMI-DVI cable in it. I have a thunderbolt to DVI cable already so not a big deal. Is that still a decent price for it? Thanks.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Cheaper than the Apple Education Store so yes I would say so
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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I'd say that's pretty good for a newly released machine. See if you can talk them down to $500 due to the missing cable.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:41 PM   #4
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I'd say that's pretty good for a newly released machine. See if you can talk them down to $500 due to the missing cable.
this and check for the return policy
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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They had another with the cable for $549. I asked and they wouldn't budge from the $519. I wound up going with it without the cable since really I don't need it.

I get 60 days to return it too if I need to since I'm BB RZ Silver status. I'll probably connect it tonight or tomorrow.
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They had another with the cable for $549. I asked and they wouldn't budge from the $519. I wound up going with it without the cable since really I don't need it.

I get 60 days to return it too if I need to since I'm BB RZ Silver status. I'll probably connect it tonight or tomorrow.
Good choice.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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They also had a 2011 base Mac Mini for $479, but I figured for the $40 it was worth it to get the 2012 version (faster CPU, faster RAM, better video, and USB3).
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:59 PM   #8
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nevermind - only applied to MacBook's
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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I also grabbed an Intel 520 series 180 GB SSD for it. $129.99 a decent price?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel+-+...5%20&cp=1&lp=1
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:31 PM   #10
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I also grabbed an Intel 520 series 180 GB SSD for it. $129.99 a decent price?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel+-+...5%20&cp=1&lp=1
On that drive, yes. But there are better deals to be found today. Regardless, you should be satisfied.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:11 PM   #11
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On that drive, yes. But there are better deals to be found today. Regardless, you should be satisfied.
I've been too late on all the deals I saw pop up. All the great deals on SSD seem to be sold out.
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I love BestBuy open boxes. I bought a 2T Time Capsule for 206.00, Brand new, still wrapped in plastic.

Great buy on that mac mini. I was looking for the same too.
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