sorry, more mac mini questions… cheapest place to buy new?
When we bought our iMac we got it from John Lewis as the price was the same as the Apple store, but you get a free 2 year warranty. If you don’t have a JL nearby, then I believe you can reserve online and collect from your nearest Waitrose store instead (that certainly used to be the case anyhow)
CheersPosted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Only way you’ll get any discount off a brand new one is if you know a University student, that isn’t intending on buying one for themselves this academic year, willing to help out.
Discount to a University student gets about 14-15% off the RRP. You need the student to order it on your behalf though, either through their University network on the Apple Store (won’t connect to Uni discounts otherwise), or by ringing the number on the Apple Store website.
Didn’t hear that from me though right! 😉Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Try the refurb section of the Apple website. You need to keep checking though, the stock can change hourly!
I have bought 3 Macs for work from their now and they have all been perfect. You can still get the 3% cashback as well!
Although personally I wouldn’t buy one now unless you need one desperately – there’s a new model due out soon according to Mac Rumor’s buyers guide.Posted 4 years ago
the used price is the thing. i’ve been watching for a week or so and my min spec (late ’09 2.56ghz) are at least 250-300quid. so unless i can find a deal i thinking that to spend another 150quid or so on a brand new machine with full warrranty and latest osx makes sense.
don’t really want to, would love to get sorted for 50p, but you know!Posted 4 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
If the refurb store haven’t got any, then I reckon Costco is the next best bet.
Just had a quick look and they’re doing the 500GB model for £559 with magic keyboard and mouse which is £617 I think from apple.
Can’t see they have any basic ones though. They normally tend to have apple machines for base price but with a couple of upgrades FOC.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
thinking that to spend another 150quid or so on a brand new machine with full warrranty and latest osx makes sense.
Mac Mini’s, more than any other Apple Product, hold their value remarkably well. Pretty much a zero risk purchase. You can buy one, run it for 3 years then sell it for 60% of what you paid for it!Posted 4 years agobrassneckSubscriber
Sorry to resurrect a thread, but I just bought an i7 from Dabs for £644 – think the i5 was 450 ish. have dealt with Dabs a lot over the years so fine with them, I did see cheaper options but all were dodgy grey imports .. I bought my Macbook Pro like that, but didn’t fancy it this time and need it this week.
I was going to go with JL for the extra warranty, but they don’t appear to sell the i7 – and full price for the i7 was a bit more than I wanted to pay (psycological barrier).
Now a question – any reason to buy a Display Port > DVI adapator rather than use the HDMI > DVI adaptor included? JL have some Belkin ones marked down to 6 quid, but I’m only going to use 1 monitor, not sure if there’s any point.Posted 4 years ago
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