Nice surprise in my refurb Mini Server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jamesryanbell, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    I ordered the base model with two 500GB HDs. When browsing today, I realized Apple sent me a unit with 2 750GB 7200rpm HDs instead. The box says 2x500GB. Can't believe it took me several days to notice that. :)
     
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    It happens fairly often with refurbs. I got 4GB of RAM in my 2008 MBP even though I ordered it with 2 GB.

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  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Yes maybe 1 in 10 or 1 in 15 machines gets a bonus. Based on the 100 or so that I modified.
     
  4. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What does the above bolded text refer to? Did you work for Apple?
     
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    I got bonus freebie ram/HDD's etc 4 times on refurbs I've ordered over the past 10 years...... & a friend has rec'd freebies twice, although much more recently :eek:
     
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    No I buy mod them and sell them since 2006. Every once in a while you get extra ram or a better hdd when you get a refurb. I wonder if it is intentional on apples part. I just about never buy a new machine from apple only refurbs. Better price and the sometimes better specs with the same one year warranty.
     
  9. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh cool. Yes, I do the same thing. Every Mac I've ever owned, save the first one, has been a refurb. Never an issue with them. :)
     

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