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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:22 PM   #26
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My note above should say 1/31/13. Here's what it says in the fine print when I try to order:

"Save 50% On AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac mini
Limit 1 items below per bundle • Expires: 01/31/2013"
I ordered my mini a few days ago - it's still in transit, ordered 12/20 and I'll have it 1/3 (slow shipping to Washington, huh). When I ordered it, the date was 12/31/12 - but now it reads 1/31/13, so I think they've just extended the low-cost Applecare another month - maybe they'll do it again next month. I guess we'll know tomorrow.

As for getting it into your cart, when adding the free software, look a bit lower and choose the Computer Accessories tab and choose Apple care for $54. If you just add the mini to your cart, exit the next screen, then look at the cart it'll show applecare available - if you pick it then it'll add and be $104!

EDIT: BHPhoto has a NO RETURN policy if the computer is opened. I'd expect them to take back a buggered up shipment but there's no 14-day return window as if you bought it from Apple directly.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 10:46 AM   #27
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I looked at B&H again.... so it does!

Weird... you expect it to be 2012, so the 13 didn't register on my brain I guess. Unless... its a typo on their part and it should be 2012!

Still there this morning...
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 11:03 AM   #28
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Still there this morning...
see post above yours. apparently it was 12/31 when i ordered as well.....they merely extended it apparently

see....i'm not CRAZY!!!
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 12:01 PM   #29
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EDIT: BHPhoto has a NO RETURN policy if the computer is opened. I'd expect them to take back a buggered up shipment but there's no 14-day return window as if you bought it from Apple directly.
Our return policy.
If we make an error and ship the wrong item we'd certainly exchange it. If you receive an item that's defective out of the box or damaged in transit we'd certainly exchange it,
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 12:16 PM   #30
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Our return policy.
If we make an error and ship the wrong item we'd certainly exchange it. If you receive an item that's defective out of the box or damaged in transit we'd certainly exchange it,
The poster was talking about Apple's 14 day no questions asked return policy. No questions. No restocking fee. No headaches.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:16 PM   #31
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Anyone do the free standard shipping way? If so, how long did it take to receive your Mini.

Let me know, thanks
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:23 PM   #32
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Anyone do the free standard shipping way? If so, how long did it take to receive your Mini.

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Completely depends where you live. I live in the midwest and when I have ordered from them in the past it has taken 3-4 days. For you in FL, I would guess maybe 4-5 days?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:23 PM   #33
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Anyone do the free standard shipping way? If so, how long did it take to receive your Mini.

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A day NY to NJ.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:48 PM   #34
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Completely depends where you live. I live in the midwest and when I have ordered from them in the past it has taken 3-4 days. For you in FL, I would guess maybe 4-5 days?
Hmm that's not too bad...guess I can save a few bucks on shipping and plus I'm not in a rush to get it.

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A day NY to NJ.
Wow nice...glad I moved out of Jersey though
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:15 AM   #35
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I have nothing to say but good things about B&H. I have purchased a fair amount of photo equipment and when I saw the price on the Mac Mini was cheaper than anyone else I purchased it on December 31st and paid for overnight shipping with UPS and it arrived on January 2nd in Louisville, KY. I think I wasted the extra money for overnight shipping and it would probably been here the next couple of days anyway. They seem to ship fast. I am very happy with them and they have always answered any questions I have had. Never had a problem with a couple of returns I have had.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:26 AM   #36
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I love B&H. It is one of the sites I always compare prices against when making an Apple purchase. The tax free angle (for most people) can add up to real savings. They also have a vast selection of photo equipment and they ship very quickly.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:31 AM   #37
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I love those guys. Bought a ton of stuff from them.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:48 AM   #38
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Anyone do the free standard shipping way? If so, how long did it take to receive your Mini.

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I ordered on the 28th and received on the 4th. New Year's Day factored in as well.

The only "complaint" I have with BH is their upgraded shipping is expensive compared to Amazon (but I do have Prime). I could have upgraded to one day delivery from Amazon for $3.99 I believe, but BH wanted something like $72. Insane prices. But the overall deal was great and I just chose the free shipping instead.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:40 AM   #39
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When I purchase a mini for myself or to upgrade for a client/buyer B&H is one of few sellers I check . My list is:

1) Amazon
2) Apple refurbished
3) B&H
4) Buy.com
5) Jr.com
6) MacMall

Every one on the list has strong and weak points.

None of them are terrible I will never use them again.

I have had the most trouble with TigerDirect.com Aka Circuit City , CompUsa.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:33 PM   #40
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When I purchase a mini for myself or to upgrade for a client/buyer B&H is one of few sellers I check . My list is:

1) Amazon
2) Apple refurbished
3) B&H
4) Buy.com
5) Jr.com
6) MacMall

Every one on the list has strong and weak points.

None of them are terrible I will never use them again.

I have had the most trouble with TigerDirect.com Aka Circuit City , CompUsa.
I've had nothing but bad experiences with Buy.com and would NEVER do business with them again...
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:57 PM   #41
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I've had nothing but bad experiences with Buy.com and would NEVER do business with them again...
Wow I have purchased thousands of dollars from them 0 issues, but they have a very complex ordering system ( to get discounts) so if you make a mistake it is a hassle.

Amazon has an insane search next to worthless. But they have the best return system of all.

Mac mall is hard to order from and you need to keep all paperwork perfectly for rebates.

Apple has a new game it truly annoys me they shorten your warranty 6 to 10 days when you buy they start the warranty clock the day it ships. I just purchased a quad 2.3 mini they ship it from cali to NJ via ground take 8 days the warranty does not start the day I get it truly wrong policy. I can only get a refurb from apple . they used to ship from PA to NJ 1 or 2 days lost on each item I did not like it but what's one or 2 days. now coming from California to New Jersey 6 to 8 days off the warranty that is sleazy. Every time they do this I call and complain as it is nasty policy. if you buy 30 refurbs in a year that is 180 to 240 days lost in total. on the good side the refurb is 679 vs 799 for the quad 2.3.

B & H has run out of stock and cancelled orders very annoying but rare. They have great prices they ship fast.

Jr.com almost perfect

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 03:35 PM   #42
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Anyone do the free standard shipping way? If so, how long did it take to receive your Mini.

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From B & H to California was 7 or 8 days with standard shipping. A free copy of Bento was supposed to be included but wasn't, called them up and they shipped it right out. Good company.
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Wow I have purchased thousands of dollars from them 0 issues, but they have a very complex ordering system ( to get discounts) so if you make a mistake it is a hassle...
My problems with buy.com included ordering something in stock....there's a delay...then they say it's backordered....then they say they won't ever get it. Or the prices change unexpectedly; weird stuff like that. I avoid them like the plague.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 10:29 PM   #44
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Another satisfied B&H customer here. I just bought a mac mini, and it took three days to ship ( to Chicago ). I buy most of my film from B&H, and they've always been easy to deal with.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 10:32 PM   #45
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I buy all my professional camera equipment from B&H. My current MacBook Pro is from them, and my previous iMac was also purchased from them. No problems at all. Excellent customer service and no tax for me. B&H is my go-to source for most electronics.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:37 AM   #46
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My problems with buy.com included ordering something in stock....there's a delay...then they say it's backordered....then they say they won't ever get it. Or the prices change unexpectedly; weird stuff like that. I avoid them like the plague.
That's what I like about B&H Photo. If it says in stock, it's physically in stock and shipped by the next morning. No fuzzy math either. At least that has always been my experience with B&H.
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