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tonyr6

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When will they be available in the Apple store? I am waiting for a refurbished M1 Mac Mini to replace my Windows desktop.
 

rui no onna

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When will they be available in the Apple store? I am waiting for a refurbished M1 Mac Mini to replace my Windows desktop.

If you need one ASAP, I think EDU prices are around the same or just a bit more than refurb.
 

Juicy Box

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When will they be available in the Apple store?
If you mean the brick and mortar Apple Stores, I am unsure if they sell refurbished items.

Do you mean the online Apple Refurbished Store? They typically start showing up about 3-6 months after launch. I don't see why this would change for the M1 Macs.



While not Apple Refurbished, you might want to check out the open-box M1 Minis on bestbuy.com.

I love Apple Refurbished, and trust them much more, but between the awesome financing specials at Best Buy and the open-box deals, I am finding it hard to pass up.

I probably would have purchased one already if BB sold 16GB M1 Mac Minis.

If you need one ASAP, I think EDU prices are around the same or just a bit more than refurb.
The Education discount for the base M1 Mac Mini is only 5% off. The Apple Refurbished is typically about 15% off for most current devices to 30% off for devices a generation to two old. When the M1 Mini first hits the Apple Refurbished Store, I expect it to be about 15% off.

But still, if one could qualify for the education discount, 5% off is better than full retail price.

If the OP qualifies for a veteran or military discount, this is 10%, getting closer to that refurbished discounted price.
 

EDF

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Check BestBuy. They've been having a lot in stock for great prices. Like $1024.
 

pshufd

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Refurbs for all Macs except the $10K models has been pretty slim. I had a look for M1 refurbs at two sites and found none.
 

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Buck987

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The early 2020 Intel I AIRS and Pros turned up relatively quickly in the refurb store...I think a little over 3 months from launch. My suspicions are that was due to all the heat issue complaints.

I believe it will much longer than 3 months for the M1 series to arrive. Due to the vast acceptance of them and scarcity for the first few months.
 
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MarkC426

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If you want the 8/256 or 8/512 mini, they are £50/£66 cheaper on Amazon UK.
Order today arrives Monday.

Maybe worth checking your local Amazon.
 

Jack Neill

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The early 2020 Intel I serious AIRS and Pros turned up relatively quickly in the refurb store...I think a little over 3 months from launch. My suspicions are that was due to all the heat issue complaints.

I believe it will much longer than 3 months for the M1 series to arrive. Due to the vast acceptance of them and scarcity for the first few months.
I bought a i5/8/512 in early May 2020, for 1169 as "Excellent" Open box from Best Buy. The one by my house had several at the time, I imagine everyone was returning them for that reason. 10.15.3 which it shipped with ran really hot, .4 and after it ran much cooler and I put a thermal pad on the heat sink and it rarely gets above 65C and is usually around 35-40 at idle. The thermals freak out everyone had, benefited me a lot. Up until the M1 came out it was the best MacBook I ever had.
 
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KPOM

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The early 2020 Intel I AIRS and Pros turned up relatively quickly in the refurb store...I think a little over 3 months from launch. My suspicions are that was due to all the heat issue complaints.

I believe it will much longer than 3 months for the M1 series to arrive. Due to the vast acceptance of them and scarcity for the first few months.
Remember a lot of refurbished devices are just returns. I wouldn't be surprised to see refurbished M1 Macs in March or April, though they may sell out quickly, and it may be more of the base models with 8GB and 256GB available.
 
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