Mac Mini 1.66 CD - $499 at TigerDirect

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jeremy.king, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    Keep an eye on the Apple refurb store. I ordered a 1.83 C2D with 1gb ram, 80 gb HD, airport, BT, and Leopard on Saturday for $499.
     
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Something is very wrong with apple's refurb mini pricing. Compare the below prices (as of today on the refurb store) with $599 for a brand new 1.83 Ghz core 2 duo.

    And while we're on the subject of $599 for a new 1.83 Ghz C2D mini (with an 80GB HD and 1GB RAM)... that seems like a much better deal than a $499 1.66 core duo (with 60GB/512MB).
     

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  3. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

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    You're telling me. I got my 1.66 months and months ago for $529...
     
  4. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    It's a discount off of the MSRP when the item sold new. They don't consider what you can get for the same money today.
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    That's not really true. Look at the refurb (SR) macbook pro. Was $2500, now $1650. Why? Because the new (penryn) base model is $2000.

    Or the 4-core 3.0 ghz mac pro (previous generation). Was $3849 (as configured), and is now $2299. You really think they would have cut the price by 41% if they weren't thinking about the fact that you can get a new 8-core for $2800?

    The refurb store definitely takes the price of current models in to account. That's why there isn't the same flat % reduction off of the original MSRP on all refurbs.
     
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  7. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    Agreed. You can tell that when the discount is not listed as a %. But, when they show a percentage off, it's off the price the machine was new. The 1.66 mini prices are discounts off of MSRP when they were new.
     

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