So 2018 Mac Mini refurbs are in the store.

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  1. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  2. LeeW macrumors 6502a

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    Well, they are all cheaper than list price, and I suspect that in the main they were never faulty, just returned so get one while you can :)
     
  3. DomC macrumors 6502

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    An i7 8/512 3.2 is $1269. Saving $230 is nice.
     
  4. Spytap macrumors regular

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    Just cancelled my order from last week (which was still processing) and picked up a refurbished model. Not only did my delivery date move forward by a week and a half (score) and my price drop by $230 (double score) but Applecare+ was listed as $0.00 so, sure. I'll add that.
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    Well, looks like AppleCare+ is "no longer available" for this product. Which is weird.
     
  5. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    They mostly sold out very quickly. I was keeping my eye on them since yesterday.
     
  6. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    I just picked up an i7/8gb/256gb. I can’t wait to move over. My old 2011 Mac mini has been a great workhorse, but it’s fading as a Plex server to push 4K.
     
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  8. Ploki macrumors 68040

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    no
     
  9. chukwithak macrumors regular

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    I meant my comment. I had a post that Apple fixed. For 3 days, if you added the base model to the cart you received a message that said you needed to add something to the bag with it. Essentially was an error that is now fixed.
     
  10. Ploki macrumors 68040

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    I know what you meant
     
  11. Spytap macrumors regular

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    I wonder if it was related to the error I encountered, which was that AppleCare+ for the above refurbished Minis was listed for $0.00 but if you added it to the cart it said "This product has been discontinued or is no longer available."
     
  12. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Yeah they go pretty quickly... I had a config in mind, and just kept checking for updated stock... my i7/16GB/1TB is scheduled for delivery today.
     
  13. Miat, Apr 2, 2019
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    First 2018 Mini I have seen on the Australian refurb store went up today.

    3.2GHz i7, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 10GB Ethernet

    $2099 (AUD)

    Savings of $400 (16%) on new.
     
  14. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    A bit of a strange configuration. I’d expect 16 GB with those upgrades.
     
  15. Miat macrumors 6502a

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    At least.
     
  16. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe someone bought it to install their own memory. And maybe it's a refurb because someone tried to do it themselves. Just a bit paranoid.
     
  17. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    I have a refurbished i7 Mini arriving later today.

    But once it's set up and running, I expect it will be significantly different and unique from any other 2018 Mini in America today. I'll post details eventually...
     
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    I received mine yesterday, you have to be quick!
    RFB 3.0/16/1Tb, saving was $490:)
     
  20. Miat macrumors 6502a

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    Certainly do. Was a bunch of them there yesterday, and all gone today. Not the first time either.
     
  21. D.T. macrumors G3

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    I know, I've made this sort of odd sport of watching refurbs come and go :D I'm about ready to pull the trigger, just letting some dust settle on my end as migrating to a new machine will tie me up for a few days - but it looks like on any given week, if you check the inventory enough, you'll see your desired config show up. (in fact, my exact one did yesterday, 3.2/512/32)
     
  22. D.T. macrumors G3

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    There's a ton of refurbs in stock (US) this morning :)

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  23. MRrainer macrumors 65816

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    I doubt we'll ever have any refurbs here.

    They currently have zero inventory in the refurb store. Not even iPods or Apple TVs.
     
  24. doboy macrumors 68020

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    I was checking yesterday, but the inventory depended on the device I was using. The Apple Store app showed 0 inventory while Safari on iPad/iPhone was showing different ones available compared to Safari on MacOS, weird. I think I may have missed out on the F’ing i7-256GB model for $1099 because I was trying to figure out if it was in stock since conflicting status from different devices :(
     
  25. WC7 macrumors newbie

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    Almost tempted to return the i3 Mini for that i5 mini (with 512 GB + 16 GB). But I just do 'lite' office work (using only Mac apps), plus some Xcode. $1269 versus $679 ... think I will stick with my i3.
     

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