Mac Mini for £201 from Apple

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by nelwd, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. nelwd macrumors newbie

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    With the release of Tiger, the real cost of a Mini is only £201 Sterling. Think about it, the base model costs £339, but includes iLife 05 (£49) and will come with Tiger (£89). If you want the software, then for £201 you get a brand new mac to go with it! :)
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    OK, I'm gonna take a SLIGHT objection to your logic. You posit that a Mac mini can be had for £201, which is the base price (£339) of the machine, less the cost of iLife (£49) and the cost of Tiger (£89).

    Unfortunately, the problem is that iLife is FREE with the purchase of a Mac mini. So is the OS, either Panther or Tiger. As far as I am aware, you can't buy a Mac mini without either of these items... and you can't take the OS from your Mac mini and install it on a different machine (not legally, anyway).
     
  3. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    True. However thats the sort of fuzzy logic we have to apply in rip-off Britain, helps us feel as if we are getting a good deal.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Also remember that your copy of the OS and iLife are legally tied to that Mini (yes you can install on multiple machines, but it's illegal).
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    That's some twisted logic, and a seriously misleading thread title :rolleyes:
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Observation

    It has been my experience that "free" add-ons are never truly free, you pay for them somewhere.
    Similar to how Sports Illustrated gives you a "free" gift, but only if you sign up for a year subscription. Now, I may not want a years worth, but I have no choice. Either pay the newstand price every other week or sign up for a year.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I hoped that Apple had started selling refurbs already! I would quite like another Mini...
     
  8. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    Man you should have seen the smile on my face drop when i saw the thread title. Having only bought my mini last month, already feeling wounded about not getting tiger...

    Luckily its irrelevant :D
     
  9. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    Although the title is fairly misleading I still think this is a useful train of thought. It applies to people who are thinking about upgrading an old iMac G3/iMac G4/eMac to have iLife 05 and Tiger. Basically for the extra £200 odd quid you can have a new machine.
     

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