Apple Store has refurbished 2012 Minis!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ZipZilla, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. cinealta macrumors 6502

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  2. mb335 macrumors member

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    Yup, along withe $399 base mac mini i picked up at best buy a few days ago, I also ordered the mini server, refurb, version from the apple store.
     
  3. dont24 macrumors regular

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    I briefly saw the 2.6 Quad, 8GB , 1TB Fusion. Price was $929? Is this a good deal?
     
  4. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Well, I only missed a 2.6 by four minutes, I'm getting closer.
     
  5. ZipZilla thread starter macrumors regular

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    So tempted to drop $589 on a quad core.
     
  6. cinealta macrumors 6502

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    Do it. You'll never get another chance. It's the last quad-core and the last user-upgradeable Mini. Approx $500 for something that runs full OSX is well worth it. Broadwell will likely be a lateral move and still no quad.
     
  7. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    Recommendation: Grab a server then you already have a HDD in the upper bay with OEM wiring. Slip an SSD into the lower bay and you are good to go!
     
  8. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    The $589 mini's don't even last one minute before getting sniped. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  9. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I'm torn whether to wait for a mac mini 2.3 i7 refurb ($590) or to buy an open box from Best Buy ($750). Its quite a price difference for essentially the same thing. One difference is that I got a $300 best buy gift card more or less for free.

    I was actually going to buy one from Best buy when they were $50 off new (plus I had a 10% in store only coupon), but I missed it by a day and now no stores around me have them in stock.

    I tried to buy one from the apple refurb store today, but I wasn't quick enough.

    I'm guess I've been too slow on the trigger a couple of times now.
     
  10. c5bill macrumors newbie

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    2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5

    Refurbished Mac mini 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    Are available now for $419
     
  11. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    I had a 2.6 in my cart and they yanked it before I could type in my credit card, must have missed by 30 seconds tops.

    I've probably wasted enough time at this point that I could have bought a Mac Pro.

    Apple ought to offer old models online for a week after announcements, for people who can't believe how badly they've crippled the new models.
     
  12. henryonapple macrumors 6502

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    sorry that was probably me :(
     
  13. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    I had the 2.3 quad core in my cart and POOF. Gone. This is the THIRD time this has happened.

    What the hell does it take to get a refurb quad core for $589?!?!?!?!?!

    Refurb tracker is useless. :mad:
     
  14. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    I have the direct link to the 2.6 bookmarked, and it still got away.

    I always thought once you got it in the cart you were good, but now I know better.
     
  15. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Hey, you deserve one as much as I do.

    It's not an essential purchase.
     
  16. griefrev macrumors member

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    I got mine yesterday! Had to go back and get a minidisplay port to vga adapter (I'm using a KVM switch to toggle between my office PC and the mini). Backing up from Time Machine now. I can't wait to get up and running.
     
  17. macaron95 macrumors regular

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    jeez

    you guys are lucky in the US


    we in Europe almost never have Mac Minis on refurb :(

    or maybe a few units but sold out after a few seconds... :confused:


    moreover even refurb mac mini are expensive
     
  18. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Just tried AGAIN to order a refurb 2.3 quad core that popped up.

    AGAIN, got hosed. WTF? I wasted another 20 minutes trying to add the thing to the cart, only to get the message that my cart is empty. :mad::mad::mad:
     
  19. ahendarman macrumors member

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    Got the refurb 2012 Quad core with stock 256G SSD last week, wanted it for the TRIM support in Yosemite. Just finished opening it up and putting another 256G Samsung SSD and 16G RAM. Total cost, just below $1K. Much better machine for what I use it for than the 2014 model.
     
  20. gugy macrumors 68030

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    That's what I am looking for. The Apple store just had one, but a server version. I want just a regular quad core. I think the price for that one is $589
     
  21. psymac macrumors 6502

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    If you missed getting one, keep trying. I used both Refurbtracker.com and Refurb.me, and had one click buying ready. Sometime the Apple Store app was even quicker than the website.
     
  22. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Been trying. Got hosed every single time. It never makes it to the cart.
    Whether on an iPhone, iPad, or my MBA. It's been infuriating.
     

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