Is this a good deal? (Mac mini late 2014)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by j1104638, Jun 30, 2016.

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Good deal?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. j1104638, Jun 30, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2016

    j1104638 Suspended

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    #1
    Hi all.

    I was offered a nearly top Mac mini late 2014 with Core i7 3GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCI-E SSD without any peripherals (new costs 1699 $). Mac mini is produced in December 2014, used since January 2015, perfect condition. SSD has not been stressfully worn out but still was used quite constantly.

    The deal is 950 $. Is this a good deal? Please share your thoughts and insights.

    Thank you!

    UPDATE: Removed Samsung 850 Pro 512GB from the post. It's no longer a part of the deal. :(
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would say it's a good deal. Similar config (but with 8GB RAM and only 512GB PCIe SSD) is $1269 in the refurb store, so $300 discount with extra RAM and SSD sounds fair.
     
  3. j1104638 thread starter Suspended

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    However refurb has warranty and is as new while this one is 1.5 year used.
     
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    Is warranty worth +$300 for you? If yes, then go for the refurb, but otherwise the deal looks great.
     
  5. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    This is an excellent deal. For what it's worth, in polls of Apple hardware reliability, the mini always gets top marks. There are plenty of people on this forum, myself included, who run minis 24/7 and have done so for years with no issues; that's not to say that having a warranty isn't nice, or that you will absolutely never need it, but it does offer some peace of mind. I would go for it in a heartbeat :)
     
  6. j1104638 thread starter Suspended

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    Thank you for the thoughts!

    UPDATE: Removed Samsung 850 Pro 512GB from the post. It's no longer a part of the deal. :(
     
  7. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    Over the last three(3) years I have bought two(2) Refurbished MM's from the Apple On-line Store with Applecare. I personally would not buy this Used MM as it does not have the Applecare Purchase Plan Option.
     
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