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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Apple Offers Refurbished Core Duo Mac minis Reply with quote

Apple Offers Refurbished Core Duo Mac minis
Monday, May 1, 2006

Apple has begun offering refurbished Core Duo Mac minis in their online store. The standard 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo Mac mini with 512MB memory (667MHz DDR2 SDRAM), 80GB Serial ATA hard drive, Double-layer SuperDrive, Built-in AirPort Extreme, Built-in Bluetooth 2.0, and Apple Remote is selling for $699. This price represents a 13% savings off the original price of $799. Apple also offers a 1.66GHz model with 1GB of memory and 100GB hard drive for $849. This represents a 11% savings off the original price of $949. All Apple certified refurbished products are covered by a one-year limited warranty.



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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good deal for some.

I would have no hesitation purchasing refurbished products. Most of them have only had minor issues (which have been repaired), or no issue at all (eg. someone takes one back to Best Buy or Costco).

You probably have a better chance of getting a properly working refurb than an original because it has went through user testing and and additional series of testing once it went back to Apple.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shows up in the U.S. store, but not (yet?) in Canada.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if the Discount were 20% but for 13% I'd prefer to buy new.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a bad deal, hm...
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered my refurbed Core Duo last night. Scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. Couldn't resist!
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Shows up in the U.S. store, but not (yet?) in Canada.


Nor in Europe... Sad
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T Kirk wrote:
Fox wrote:
Shows up in the U.S. store, but not (yet?) in Canada.


Nor in Europe... Sad


The odd one appears occasionally in the UK refurb store you really have to check daily as they move fast.
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of seeing some $499 Core Solo refurbs soon? It's a shame Apple dropped a $500 model from the Mac mini line. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Core Solo Reply with quote

I was looking at the refurbished Mac Minis and saw a Core Solo. It looks like the base configurations and is $519. It's not the $499 price point I wanted, but it's close.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6144002/wo/XG3d3UtxVuEX3scNuCjnSXV01CD/1.0.0.19.1.0.8.7.3.5.1.1.13.1.5.1.0.5.0
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: Core Solo Reply with quote

PurpleMonkey wrote:
I was looking at the refurbished Mac Minis and saw a Core Solo. It looks like the base configurations and is $519. It's not the $499 price point I wanted, but it's close.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6144002/wo/XG3d3UtxVuEX3scNuCjnSXV01CD/1.0.0.19.1.0.8.7.3.5.1.1.13.1.5.1.0.5.0


can you get a further discount going refurbished + student discount?
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: Core Solo Reply with quote

gaelan wrote:


can you get a further discount going refurbished + student discount?


I don't think so. The prices for refurbished Apple products in the education store are the same as the regular store.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

epicurean wrote:
Ordered my refurbed Core Duo last night. Scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. Couldn't resist!


Core Duo arrived yesterday. Here's the shocking part - it had 1gb of RAM instead of the 512 that it said would be in it!

Couldn't believe it. I've bought several refurb items from Apple in the past. First time I ever got more than I asked for.
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Core Duo arrived yesterday. Here's the shocking part - it had 1gb of RAM instead of the 512 that it said would be in it!

Couldn't believe it. I've bought several refurb items from Apple in the past. First time I ever got more than I asked for.


It sounds like you hit the memory jackpot! I never win anything! Sad
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It sounds like you hit the memory jackpot! I never win anything! Sad


It get's better - I was obviously not paying attention - yesterday I noticed the the hard drive was also a 100gb not the 80 that I expected. Yikes!
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