Refurbs up

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tom29786, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Apple Store, many there
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Nice selection there, thank you! My tax return can't come soon enough...
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    Refurb.me
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. Thanks for posting!
     
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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
     
  6. Che Castro, Feb 5, 2013
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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?


    Edit

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

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    In the beginning of January or in the middle , I don't remember
     
  7. 1934hotrod, Feb 8, 2013
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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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  8. macrumors 601

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    You talking to me?

    The Mac mini on BHPHOTOvideo are new not used
     
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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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    philipma1957

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    sometimes bh or amazon is better then a refurb.


    this refurb is a pretty good markdown

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD388LL/A/refurbished-mac-mini-23ghz-quad-core-intel-core-i7


    I have not seen the mid model with a good markdown from any seller.
     
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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.

    Cheers,

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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
     
  13. macrumors 68040

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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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    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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    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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    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

    Like this

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360376225.034034.jpg

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

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360376304.511345.jpg

    So my total came to $616
     
  17. philipma1957, Feb 8, 2013
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    I can get a military discount.


    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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    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.

    Greg
     
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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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    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
     
  21. macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    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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    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?
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    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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    Thank you. Happy to help if I can.
     

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