Just passing this on Mac Mini Apple store

DonCarlos

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Apple store selling refurb 2018 Mac Mini $679.

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/FRTR2LL/A/Refurbished-Mac-mini-36GHz-quad-core-Intel-Core-i3-Space-Gray?fnode=e658cad9a6889b131ab328cd09640c3ca4c10df5ae6dfa9a12ec4f10ea4efaabb165d817f41d71463fcda97aad5b1ab6f50f9c3cf28c444320b524ea08ffd79f58286cdcd6ba637009e8f6603d000d47

I have purchased refurb from Apple store they always hold up. My 2007, is a refurb and still running.
[doublepost=1551081077][/doublepost]........hold on a gawd darn minute, I didn’t think this out. With tax it’s $735.

Adorama sells new, no tax, free ship for $764, so for $29. more you get a new one, from Adorama.https://www.adorama.com/acmrtr2lla.html Hmmmm.
 

F-Train

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I haven't checked lately, but B&H, unlike Apple, did have non-base versions of the Mac mini in stock.

That said, I don't know a single person locally (NYC) who has purchased a new Mac from B&H or Adorama rather than from an Apple store. I'm sure that the difference in returns policy is part of the reason.

Even if we could buy tax free from B&H and Adorama (we can't), I think that most people would purchase directly from Apple.
 
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jrlcopy

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If you're in NY you can get the tax refunded from Apple if you're using the computer for programming at least 50% of the time..
 

BasicGreatGuy

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I have bought accessories from B&H before with no problem. I purchased a new 2017 MB from them over the weekend (for the first time) since it was $500 off with no tax. Normally I buy Macs directly from Apple. Should the MB be DOA or damaged inside the box upon arrival, I will contact B&H. If they won't work with me as I think they should, (being an authorized reseller) I will take the MB to the Apple store.
 

F-Train

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Should the MB be DOA or damaged inside the box upon arrival, I will contact B&H. If they won't work with me as I think they should, (being an authorized reseller) I will take the MB to the Apple store.
B&H will cover shipping damage. Apple's warranty will cover dead on arrival.

That isn't what we're talking about.
 

IngerMan

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I have purchased 2 MBP from B&H. I just made sure it was what I wanted. I currently have a 2017 2.9 560 15" MBP purchased last September for $2099 no tax. Since then some state laws changed and B&H will now charge sales tax for Michigan, as they notified me. Bummer.

They do run some super slick deals on Apple computers that are a year old every now then. Just make sure you won't have buyers remorse as others have stated. If your product is defective I doubt you would have an issue getting the exact same replacement.
 

stark4

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I have purchased 2 MBP from B&H. I just made sure it was what I wanted. I currently have a 2017 2.9 560 15" MBP purchased last September for $2099 no tax. Since then some state laws changed and B&H will now charge sales tax for Michigan, as they notified me. Bummer.

They do run some super slick deals on Apple computers that are a year old every now then. Just make sure you won't have buyers remorse as others have stated. If your product is defective I doubt you would have an issue getting the exact same replacement.
how much discount are you talking about for Mac mini when they are on sale at B&H? 200-300 off MSRP?
 

IngerMan

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how much discount are you talking about for Mac mini when they are on sale at B&H? 200-300 off MSRP?
I have not seen any discount on B&H for the 2018 Mini, I only looked a few times, I stated that my purchases where on the MacBook Pro's.
 

Boyd01

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I bought my 2013 MacBook Air from B&H, they were the only place that had the top spec model in stock - it was a special order from everywhere else (including Apple). Also bought a 2012 and 2014 Mini from B&H, and many thousands of dollars of pro video, audio and other gear going back almost 20 years. B&H is great. :)

However, when they opened their warehouse in NJ it was a global 7% price increase for me and now I usually only buy things that I can't find elsewhere.