2009 Mac Minis and iMacs in the Apple refurb store

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by angemon89, May 14, 2009.

  1. WhatLukeSaid macrumors newbie

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    ffffuuuuuuu


    i just bought a brand new mac mini for 588 :mad:

    i could have saved 80 dollars and used that to pay for my ram
     
  2. mstam macrumors member

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    I guess they soon have some ATI 4850 iMacs listed.
     
  3. srexy macrumors 6502a

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  4. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I was wondering about this yesterday. The new iMacs and Mac Pros have been in the refurb store for a few days, so I wanted to see what the refurbed Minis were going to cost. That $499 model is looking very tempting.
     
  5. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    That $499 model is extremely tempting. Throw 4GB of RAM and a 7200RPM 320GB drive in there (both had for around $150 from OWC) and you've got yourself one nice, fast little Mac for around $650! :D
     
  6. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I just want to clarify something. Does cracking open the case on the Mini void the warranty or not?
     
  7. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    As long as you don't damage anything you should be fine.

    The new installed parts will not be covered, however.
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Hope so!
     
  9. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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  10. acron1 macrumors regular

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    Isn't that the truth. I was going to get a 2nd one myself for $499 but they are all gone already. I am going to keep checking I guess!:(
     
  11. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    The 2gb's are still in stock - can't believe :apple: wants an extra $200 for that upgrade... as much Koolaid as I have drunk - that mouthful would be hard to swallow :D
     
  12. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    No kidding. Now I'm wondering just how much they are going to charge for the 2.26 version.
     
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  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Not really. Buy a $599 base model (new) and add 4 GB RAM and a 320 GB 7200 or 500 GB 5400 for ~$150. So for $50 more you get new rather than refurb (not a big deal, I know), twice the RAM, and either a faster or bigger HD.

    According to MacWorld, Apple's policy is and has always been that you don't void the warranty by opening it up, but if you break something while doing so, *that* damage would not be covered. Moreover, the user-installed parts are not themselves covered.
     
  15. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    I am assuming you would buy the ram and hd from newegg and not have apple do it when bought
     
  16. hndn macrumors regular

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  17. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    I have been watching the refurbs for a couple months, they tend to get alot so just keep looking.

    Has bluetooth become standard on the mini now? If so when did it become standard, I do want bluetooth when I get a mini.
     
  18. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Came standard when they went Intel.
     
  19. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    Thank you!!!
     
  20. Xirurg macrumors newbie

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    any idea when they ll offer 4850?I would like to get 2.9+4850
     

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