2012 Mac Mini base open box for $519. Worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by dmk1974, Nov 26, 2012.

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    dmk1974

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    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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    That-Guy

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    Cheaper than the Apple Education Store so yes I would say so :)
     
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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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    philipma1957

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    this and check for the return policy
     
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    dmk1974

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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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    Good choice.
     
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    dmk1974

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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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    Spink10

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    nevermind - only applied to MacBook's
     
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    dmk1974

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    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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