Brand new 9400m Mini's £398 - UK only

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Seychelles, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. paulnotts macrumors newbie

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    Krcs

    To let people know about returns to KRCS, Yesterday I purchased an Airport express, got home spent about five hours trying to get it to join my network, just could not get it to work tried everything, I have a bthomehub.

    Looks like it will only work with apple base station, not BThome hub.

    Anyway today took it back to KRCS, the man said he would charge me a re-stocking fee of 20% so I was glad it only cost £80,, and not £800,

    So I offered to purchased an IPOD touch for £150 and pay the difference,
    I said, could he not charge a re-stocking ?
    he said he would still charge me 20% even if wanted a new IPOD Touch.

    I only had the airport express for 20 hours it cost me £16 to return it and two 40mile trips. another £10 fuel,

    I will in future be only shopping to the genuine Apple shops,,, not the secondary resellers,

    I have always had good service with the Apple shop in Meadowhall sheffield
    don't think i will be ever going to the KRCS in doncaster again.
     
  2. voyager03 macrumors member

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    It a cracking price though - there was an Apple Refurbished 2.0GHz (with 2GB memory 320GB hard drive) snapped up last Thursday for £439.
     
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    it is a cracking price absolute bargain considering the same 2.0 ghz minis sell used on ebay for £390 without warranty or apple care and less ram,

    so you could buy one at krcs and sell it on ebay for at least £430 :) , you could even sell the install discs separate for another £60 ,take out half the ram and sell the ram separate for another £40 ,then go to the next apple store and buy a brandnew one :),

    at least i know that there are buyers who pay every price as long as its under the official apple price for a new mini ,know it from a power seller who does just that , he buys the refurbished macs at apple or others , and sells them with a big profit on ebay and he said the demand is there , minis are a goldmine and sell for any price you put on there

    sometimes i think people are crazy , they buy a used mini for up to £460 on ebay plus £20 shipping means £480 with no warranties whatsoever while they could get a brandnew one at the apple store for just £30 more ,or for less then ebay at other shops like krcs with full apple warranty and brandnew
     
  4. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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  5. voyager03 macrumors member

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    I think you mean they are not current.
     
  6. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    ah... American!

    sorry the correct use of the language confused you.! :p;):D
     
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    they are new, but early 2009 models
     
  8. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    Airport Express & BT HomeHub

    The BT HomeHub can't be extended wirelessly using Apple products (either Express or Extreme), but can be used via Ethernet.
     
  9. depulse macrumors member

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    Mediamarkt in Belgium sold recently a number of these early 2009 Minis for 400 Euros. It seems Apple have sold their leftover stock via alternative channels.
     
  10. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    it says 'Exclusive online price' at the top....then at the bottom says OUT OF STOCK ONLINE.
    :rolleyes:
     
  11. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    like i mentioned above ...you will find them on ebay over the next couple weeks for 400+
    or how you think ebay sellers get their new stock

    and as long as people are stupid enough to pay £300+ for a USED mini which is 3 years old and near £400 for a USED mini which is 2 years old the profit margin stays high and the prices wont fall ,even the old G4 minis sell still for 200+, everybody wants a mini so the demand is high and the end 2009 minis are for the average user only a little faster but cost over £500 so they grab what they can get if its cheaper ..nowadays people have no lose money in their pockets and they know apple=quality =nothing will go wrong anyway, so why apple care and warranty and they press " buy it now"
     

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