Apple Refurb Purchase Question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    Ok so I bought a Refurbished Mini with the C2D 2.66 and 2GB Ram with 320GB HDD. Funny thing is when I went to open it and swap the 320GB with my 500GB Apple sent me a unit that already has a 500GB HDD? Does this happen often?
     
  2. alexbates macrumors 65816

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  3. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    philipma1957 has bought a large number of refurbs (particularly of the 09 Minis) so he'd be a good person to ask.

    It does happen occasionally.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    5 percent for hdds .
    10 percent for ram.
    a rough estimate for 2009 and 2010 refurbed minis. never got lower but a

    160gb instead of a 120gb hdd and a few 320gb hdds instead of 160gb hdds. maybe 1 500gb instead of a 320gb. many times 4gb ram instead of 2gb and a few 8gb ram instead of 4gb. so you got lucky
     
  5. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    Interesting, however it is a Seagate 500GB 5400 RPM most likely 8MB Cache, so my Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid will most likely replace that drive once I get the ram.

    I wish I had received 8GB of ram instead of the bigger HDD but oh well I will find a use for it somewhere :rolleyes:
     
  6. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    My refurb 09 I think had bigger hard drive than stock. Never had a problem with buying from apple. Some very god deals.
     

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