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mb335

macrumors member
Apr 23, 2010
47
7
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.
 

cinealta

macrumors 6502
Dec 9, 2012
488
6
So tempted to drop $589 on a quad core.
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.
 

scottsjack

macrumors 68000
Aug 25, 2010
1,906
311
Arizona
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!
 

squirrrl

macrumors 6502a
Sep 11, 2013
868
275
San Diego, CA
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.
 

Larry-K

macrumors 68000
Jun 28, 2011
1,888
2,340
So tempted to drop $589 on a quad core.
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.
 

henryonapple

macrumors 6502
Oct 29, 2012
406
0
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.

sorry that was probably me :(
 

Wild-Bill

macrumors 68030
Jan 10, 2007
2,539
617
bleep
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:
 

Larry-K

macrumors 68000
Jun 28, 2011
1,888
2,340
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:

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.
 

griefrev

macrumors member
Feb 18, 2010
80
19
Louisville, KY
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.
 

macaron95

macrumors regular
May 5, 2014
220
17
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
 

Wild-Bill

macrumors 68030
Jan 10, 2007
2,539
617
bleep
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:
 

ahendarman

macrumors member
Feb 23, 2013
66
20
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.
 

gugy

macrumors 68040
Jan 31, 2005
3,902
5,327
La Jolla, CA
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.

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
 

psymac

macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2002
548
153
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.
 

Wild-Bill

macrumors 68030
Jan 10, 2007
2,539
617
bleep
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.

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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