New mac mini? Price drop on the old (2011) one?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by p.helwig, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. p.helwig macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Hey guys, I'm exited about the potential update of the mac mini on october 23rd!
    Do you guys think the price of the mid 2011 model will drop a couple of bucks after the new model is released? And how much you think the updated model will cost?
    thanks for sharing your thoughts!
  2. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    Typically old models are added to the Refurb section with the corresponding price drop.
  3. p.helwig thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    That's true... But do you think there will be an overall price drop?
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
  5. jcandrada macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I thought they usually go to clearance section, not the refurbished section.
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    both it varies. right now in the usa store there are 7 models but no price cuts. below are the current models and my guess at the drops.
    all based on past performance after older updates.


    base 2011 is 519 with luck in a week to 3 weeks after the new comes this will drop maybe 469 (full price is 599)


    lower middle model is 699 maybe it goes to 599 ( Full price is 799)


    upper middle model is 759 maybe it goes to 699 or 679 (full price is 899)


    base server is 849 I want 759 or 749 (full price is 999)

    I only picked base models upgraded models tend to be poor deals on refurb. A server with an ssd or a middle model with more ram yada yada yada all never go low enough to buy.

    over the years when the widow of opportunity opens for discounted on top of discounted refurbs it lasts under a month. I have purchased and upgraded a lot of these 2x discounted minis. I am looking forward to this along with a new 2012 model for myself.
  7. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    Here in Europe Media Markt stunts with mac prices every few months. The 2011 Radeon Mini was 649€ and the entry model 499€ for example a couple of times. If you can grab such a deal, you won't be hurt much by any new product presentation.
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Prices on the old units will drop, but also depends on what kind of inventory Apple has left. But my guess is the 3rd party shops like Mac Mall, Mac Connection, Amazon, etc. will show bigger drops than Once a model is EOLed the MAP is null and resellers can advertise for any price they like.

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