Mac mini HELP in NY !!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MRU, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #1
    Ok I'm gonna eat my words and buy a new mini for the office.

    Can someone tell me, my uncle is going to NY for St.Patricks towards the end of the month.

    At €889euro ($1067) I do not want to buy a mini in ireland, however if he picks it up in the states for $799 (that's only €660) which at that price i'm willing to get over the integrated graphics.

    It's small enough without packaging to fit in his hand luggage as well... Is $799 the street price in NY and where would be the best place to buy one there?

    Thanks..
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

    yankeefan24

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2005
    Location:
    NYC
    #2
    best place is apple store SoHo. On the corner of Prince and Green streets in, guess where, SoHo (downtown area).

    I also have seen pics of the box and they seem small.
     
  3. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

    Macky-Mac

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    #3
    dont forget they'll be adding New York state sales tax to the $799
     
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Location:
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    #4
    Sorry to tell you but the mini would be small enough but then you have the extras as well...unless you put them into his other bags. As for shopping in NYC....$$$Expensive and taxes will get you. SoHo is your place.

    How big is the hand lug?


    Bless
     
  5. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

    yankeefan24

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2005
    Location:
    NYC
    #5
    Which is something like 8.865. need to check that. but its alot.
     
  6. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #6
    DAMN :) knew it would be too good to true. That takes it to around $901 or €749 (still a good saving €130 )

    He is carrying video and camera equipment over for a photography work over there so there should be space...
     
  7. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NYC
    #7
    sales tax here is about 8.625. geez, it's not that bad. look at VAT in the UK! ha, anyway you can go to the Apple SoHo store or you can go to one of the many 3rd party resellers. Tekserve is the next biggest and most popular. how do you plan to plug it in when you get it back to Ireland? isn't the electric system completely different?
     
  8. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #8
    Uk is 17.5% Ireland is 21% :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I thought all mac powersupply's were dual voltage. Just a case switching the cord for a 3pin uk/ireland power supply....
     
  9. munckee macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    #9
    My roommate and I have both made small-ish purchases at Digital Society recently with very good luck. Didn't look at their prices for machines, but I bought a FW cable and my roomy bought 1GB of ram for his PB both at competetive prices.
     
  10. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NYC
    #10
    oh perhaps. just never saw a 240/120 switch on the minis power supply. i guess it internal and auto?
     
  11. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NYC
    #11
    bring all my repairs there for commercial clients. great staff. never crowded.
     
  12. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #12
    Yep current mac mini power supply is AC input: 100-240v
    Same as the laptop & ipod power supply. Only the plug is different, hence they make that the part that's interchangeable.
     
  13. mustard macrumors 6502a

    mustard

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    NJ
    #13
    You could always have your uncle cross the river and go the apple store in Paramus NJ to save on the sales tax but then you would have travel
     
  14. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location:
    Oneida, NY
    #14
    Or, if he's staying there a while, he could order it from Powermax, Amazon, MacConnection, etc. and not pay tax.
     
  15. mustard macrumors 6502a

    mustard

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    NJ
    #15
    If resellers actually have them in stock - I am not getting one so I haven't checked but good point.
     
  16. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #16
    Thank's you've saved me more money :)

    He is actually going for 4 weeks, and 3 of those he's staying in NJ :
     
  17. mustard macrumors 6502a

    mustard

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    NJ
    #17
    Glad I could help
     

Share This Page