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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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Nice selection there, thank you! My tax return can't come soon enough...
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:17 PM   #4
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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when did the 2012 mini refurb first become available from the original release??...im going to wait for the haswell mini and i want to know how long after the release i intend to wait for a refurb haswell
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:11 PM   #6
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I bought the base 2012 Mac mini from BHPHOTOVIDEO.com for $564
I figured 509 plus $40 or $50 tax would come to about the same

Plus bhphotovideo offered AppleCare for $50 plus something called paralllets desktop 8 for Mac for free

So my total was $616 no tax & free shipping , I ordered Monday and I'm getting it tomorrow

You guys think this was a reasonable deal?


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I checked the apple website , my total with tax would have been $540 , so $540 refurb vs $564 new

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when did the 2012 mini refurb first become available from the original release??...im going to wait for the haswell mini and i want to know how long after the release i intend to wait for a refurb haswell
In the beginning of January or in the middle , I don't remember

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 08:19 AM   #7
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Seems about right for used, seeing the same price all over. What size drive and memory dimms did it ship with, that's the most telling about weather is was a deal or not.

Had a look at the site you posted did not see any minis in that price range.


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Old Feb 8, 2013, 09:03 AM   #8
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Seems about right for used, seeing the same price all over. What size drive and memory dimms did it ship with, that's the most telling about weather is was a deal or not.

Had a look at the site you posted did not see any minis in that price range.


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You talking to me?

The Mac mini on BHPHOTOvideo are new not used
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:22 PM   #9
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i was going to buy a mini refurb, but just ordered from b&h

refurb i5 with tax comes to about $545

new mini from b&h is $564 with no tax and free shipping. They also offer a free copy of parallels 8 which I can resell on ebay for at least $40, bringing the overall cost for a new one below the refurb.

At least thats my plan. UPS already has mine on the way. will let you know how it turns out.

When I ordered they were offering applecare for $104, so I didnt take it. I've never had a mac that needed repair in the 2nd or 3rd year. If it makes it through a year, i believe it will last a long time
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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i was going to buy a mini refurb, but just ordered from b&h

refurb i5 with tax comes to about $545

new mini from b&h is $564 with no tax and free shipping. They also offer a free copy of parallels 8 which I can resell on ebay for at least $40, bringing the overall cost for a new one below the refurb.

At least thats my plan. UPS already has mine on the way. will let you know how it turns out.

When I ordered they were offering applecare for $104, so I didnt take it. I've never had a mac that needed repair in the 2nd or 3rd year. If it makes it through a year, i believe it will last a long time

sometimes bh or amazon is better then a refurb.


this refurb is a pretty good markdown

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD...-intel-core-i7


I have not seen the mid model with a good markdown from any seller.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:44 PM   #11
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The Mac mini on BHPHOTOvideo are new not used
Yeah man I am telling you what I saw, your price sounds like a used machine what can I say. If not fine by me really post the link educate. me I am all for learning.

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:23 PM   #12
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they are selling them as new. no indication they are anything else. When i get mine in a few days I will try to film an unboxing and share it
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:35 PM   #13
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Yeah man I am telling you what I saw, your price sounds like a used machine what can I say. If not fine by me really post the link educate. me I am all for learning.

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No. The ones from BHPHotovideo are brand new, in box. Base Mini's often drop to about $565 after a few months. I picked up my 2011 last October from Amazon for the same price (again after it was about 4 months old or so). In fact, I'm a little surprised Amazon hasn't dropped its price from $588.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 06:10 PM   #14
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i wonder how much a store like this actually pays for the mini wholesale? At a price of $564, I wonder how much of a profit they are making?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 09:01 PM   #15
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I saw that as well. I need a mini server and looking at the refurb base i7 for $679 vs B&H with Parallels and Apple Care for $825 with no tax shipped new, the B&H sale kind of seems like a win win.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 09:18 PM   #16
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i was going to buy a mini refurb, but just ordered from b&h

refurb i5 with tax comes to about $545

new mini from b&h is $564 with no tax and free shipping. They also offer a free copy of parallels 8 which I can resell on ebay for at least $40, bringing the overall cost for a new one below the refurb.

At least thats my plan. UPS already has mine on the way. will let you know how it turns out.

When I ordered they were offering applecare for $104, so I didnt take it. I've never had a mac that needed repair in the 2nd or 3rd year. If it makes it through a year, i believe it will last a long time
I was offered applecare for $52

It was hidden, I know where you saw that $104 cause I saw that too

But in the option where they ask you to choose your free software,in that page there are tabs

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If you click on computer accessories it says applecare for $52 I almost missed it too but I clicked on all the tabs

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So my total came to $616
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:14 PM   #17
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the refurb is 509 applecare is 99 total of 608,

but NJ tax is 7% so price is


$650.56. so the bh is the better deal for most people,but not all.

A government worker in Delaware would pay 608 to apple..

A New York person would pay 669.90 to BH Photo
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:49 PM   #18
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No. The ones from BHPHotovideo are brand new, in box. Base Mini's often drop to about $565 after a few months. I picked up my 2011 last October from Amazon for the same price (again after it was about 4 months old or so). In fact, I'm a little surprised Amazon hasn't dropped its price from $588.
I see it now missed it the first look, yeah 35 bucks savings comparing Apples too BHPHotovideos, for a base machine.

Could not resist the play on words.... all good.

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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:10 AM   #19
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crap. i missed out on that $52 deal on applecare. I already ordered and now ups tracking says shipment delayed due to weather .

good news is it looks like I can still get a sweet deal on applecare. I noticed people sell it on ebay in the $50-60 range
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 12:15 PM   #20
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I would stay away from eBay if I was you

Contact BHPHOTO and just tell them that you only noticed it after you ordered
I'm just they would understand
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I would stay away from eBay if I was you

Contact BHPHOTO and just tell them that you only noticed it after you ordered
I'm just they would understand
B&H customer service is fantastic. I'm sure that if you contact them and explain your situation, they will take care of you.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 02:38 PM   #22
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Contact BHPHOTO and just tell them that you only noticed it after you ordered
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B&H customer service is fantastic. I'm sure that if you contact them and explain your situation, they will take care of you.
do as they say. ^

shoot them an email on sunday (they close on Sat.)

they have always been decent with their customers. you can even link this thread to them.
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Contact BHPHOTO and just tell them that you only noticed it after you ordered
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I contacted them today via their live chat feature. It only took a few mins. they were more than happy to sell me the applecare for $52 with free shipping. So thats really cool. This store is A#1 so far.

Its interesting how cheap they sell the applecare. $52 is 50% off their regular price of $104, but apple sells it for $149. So i'm really getting it for a 3rd of the price. I wonder how they can sell it so cheap?
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I contacted them today via their live chat feature. It only took a few mins. they were more than happy to sell me the applecare for $52 with free shipping. So thats really cool. This store is A#1 so far.

Its interesting how cheap they sell the applecare. $52 is 50% off their regular price of $104, but apple sells it for $149. So i'm really getting it for a 3rd of the price. I wonder how they can sell it so cheap?
Glad it worked out for you. I knew it would. I have dealt with them for years and purchased thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment from them and they have been great. I once purchased a tripod from them, and about a week later tit went on sale for $150.00 less. I thought about returning mine and repurchasing it, but contacted them and they quickly refunded me the difference which they certainly didn't have to do.
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B&H customer service is fantastic. I'm sure that if you contact them and explain your situation, they will take care of you.
Thank you. Happy to help if I can.
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