Mac Mini in Costco!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lanman, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Lanman macrumors member

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    Wow!!

    I just came back from Costco and they have Mac Minis in a small package with includes keyboard and mouse. Just wanted to let everyone know.

    Before you know it Apple will start advertising it's Macintosh Computers to people that don't already have one! :cool:
     
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    Hmm... interesting.

    If only I knew what a Costco was :eek:... I have heard of it, though. I think it is like a Sam's Club?

    Was it the Intel Mac mini or the PowerPC one? How much was their package deal? Did it have an Apple keyboard, or did you happen to see what else it would have had with it?
     
  4. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Were the minis being displayed or just in boxes, ive seen the G5 imacs at costco but not the mini. For some reason I dont like the way costco displays their computers (at least at my costco) they but bios passwords on all the computers and when I checked out the imac it has a password on it too. I think its just stupid how the go through the trouble of hooking up and plugging in the computers but not let people use them.
     
  5. powder8 macrumors newbie

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    Costco Mac Mini

    I saw it today here in SLC also... G4 Mac Mini... Bluetooth keyboard... Bluetooth old school (single click) mouse....
     
  6. MrTchMan macrumors member

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    What was the price. Did you catch the specs?
     
  7. themacman macrumors 6502

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    yeah i saw that. prety cool, at my costco they also sell imac g5 with the isight camera, 2.1ghz, bluetooth keyboard and mouse for 1400 bucks
     
  8. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    I didnt know it came with the keyboard and mouse. Notice it was a 1.42 with superdrive for 699.. they also had Imacs...

    I will stop by tomorrow and find out all the details and prices of the Mac Mini and Imac... But its not on the website.
     
  9. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    thats awesome...I just hope that apple doesnt become tooo mainstream...the exclusiveness of the company very appealing.
     
  10. MacEffects macrumors 6502

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    Well, I hope this helps people take an interest in the DashMini, well does anyone know about how many Mac Minis were sold since they started (Intel and Non-Intel)? Well, I am glad everyone has access to the Mac Mini Now :)
     
  11. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    At my Costco, they password-protected all of the Windows PCs, but the Mac didn't have a password (or any other security). I thought that was pretty cool because if someone wanted to use a computer they were forced to use the Mac. :)
     
  12. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    Also the Costco Retun policy is amazing. I wish i didnt buy my Macbook Pro now and just waited till costco has them. But it seems they are selling models which apple doesnt sell now. So they probably brought the left overs from Apple. Maybe 15" Powerbooks will show up soon.
     
  13. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    Ok I went back to COSTCO...

    It is amazing deal atleast I think so.

    Mac Mini 1.42/512/80/SUPERDRIVE/ BT KEYBOARD + MOUSE / AND APPLECARE 3yr

    PRICE?!?! $699!!!
    If you break it down you get the Mac Mini Superdrive for $500
    EDU discount on applecare $99 Keyboard & Mouse $100

    Well i think this is a great deal, yes it is a G4 but if you check Ebay/ Craiglist ect people are paying $500 for Combo drives without Applecare with a usb keyboard and mouse. I am selling my Combo to buy this.


    Also they have g5 Imac 2.0ghz 20" for 1494 with applecare 250 HD dont remember the ram...

    Both have passwords like the Windows machines at the westbury store in ny. But the Wireless mouse and Keyboard werent chained down.

    I guess you have to be a member but if anybody on Long Island i can meet you at the westbury one get you one... I am going to pick up one this weekend when my MacMini is gone. But then again with their Return policy might just get it now.
     
  14. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    That is a good deal. I would promptly sell the BT keyboard and mouse, though. I wonder if they are the 1.5GHz G4's with 64MB VRAM. The serial number on these is typicall YM536 or higher.
     
  15. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    I will double check next time I go, but the sign said G4 1.42...


    Wait i will check ebay somebody will be selling this lol..

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    Ok Craiglist ...

    Brand New (NIB) Mac Mini+extras - $850

    Date: 2006-03-20, 9:39PM CST


    Brand New in Box, Mac Mini

    1.42 Ghz Processir
    512MB Ram
    Superdrive (DVD burner)
    DVI/VGA Out
    AirPort
    Bluetooth
    80 Gig Hard Drive

    Brand New (In Box) Bluetooth Mouse and Bluetooth Keyboard

    Apple Care 3 Year (Unregistered)
     
  16. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    The thing with the silently upgraded mini's is that they are very very silent. I was at Fry's and checked the reported CPU speed and it was indeed a 1.5GHz G4. I looked at the serial number on the bottom and I saw that it also had the specs printed on the label (Apple label, not Fry's). The machine was stamped as a 1.42GHz. My mini is the same, the bottom shows it to be 1.42 but it is a 1.5. That is until I overclocked it to 1.75.
     
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    Our local Costco ran out of G5 iMacs over a week ago, and they weren't getting any more. You can still buy them (cheaper) at Amazon anyway.
     
  19. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    I saw them at my local Costco a couple of weeks ago, but they were G5 iMacs.

    The G4 Mac minis never came with 64 MB of video RAM--only 32.
     
  20. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that some of the "stealth update" minis came with 64 MB of VRAM.
     
  21. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    I've seen them new for $250

    One of the big resellers here in So. california had 1.2Ghz combo minis with 256MB RAM for $250. I should have bought 20 of them for eBay.
     
  22. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    All of the 1.5GHz G4 Mac minis have 64MB of VRAM. I know, I have two of them.
     
  23. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    You are mistaken.

    In September 2005 Apple quietly updated the specifications of the Mac Minis they were shipping without changing the model number or the official specifications. The actual specs of the updated top end machines were 1.5GHz G4 with 64MB video RAM althought the published specifications listed 1.42GHz G4 with 32MB video RAM.
     
  24. bigandy macrumors G3

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    want one! :rolleyes:
     
  25. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Me too!!! Never happen here in NYC, and I haven't seen them for anywhere near that online.
     

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