Mac Mini Purchase!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by apatel87, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. apatel87 macrumors regular

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    I have been figuring out all the details for using a Mac Mini as an HTPC and I am about to take the plunge. With Black Friday deals approaching I was wondering what the best deal for the new base model Mac Mini would be. I am a student in a tax free state so I can get it for $550 out the door with a free printer. I dont really care about the printer so was wondering if it was cheaper anywhere else. Thanks!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The Black Friday discounts are normally $101, EDU discounts normally result in $100.

    We do have a guide chronicling the history of Apple's Black Friday.

    This has also been discussed, a couple of times.

    MacRumors will post the discounts for all retailers, including third-party such as MacMall and Powermax, which will likely have larger discounts then Apple.

    Just in case the idea is thought of, you cannot combine discounts - so the $101 Apple normally does off on Black Friday will be the discount you would want to take advantage of.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You'll note that in previous Black Friday sales, the mini has never been discounted by Apple. Other retailers may discount but I have never seen it discounted.

    Refurb for the 2.26GHz (if you can find it and snap it up before its gone) is about $450.
     
  4. apatel87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have seen that price before. I wasnt sure if that was this new model's refurb because the stock RAM on that is only 1 gb while the new ones all have 2. Is this the upgrades previous generation?
     

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