Apple Adds Raft of 2018 Mac mini Models to Refurb Store

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Apple has just added multiple 2018 Mac mini models to its US online refurb store, offering customers potentially hundreds of dollars in savings on a variety of configurations.

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Last month, Apple updated the ‌Mac mini‌, but the only change it made was that standard configurations now come with double the storage capacity for the same price.

Prior to that, Apple's 2018 ‌Mac mini‌ refresh came after more than four years without an update. So if you're in the market for ‌Mac mini‌, the refurb store is definitely worth checking out first.

For example, a refurbished ‌Mac mini‌ with 3.0GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5, 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage can be had for $1,099, bagging you twice the amount of RAM for the same price as the base 2019 model offering otherwise identical specs. Doubling the memory on the 2019 base configuration costs $200 during checkout, so this is a great saving.

Elsewhere, refurbished pricing on 2018 ‌Mac mini‌ models starts at $599 for a ‌Mac mini‌ with 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3, 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage, offering a saving of $100 on the original price.

Apple says certified refurbished ‌‌‌Mac mini‌‌ models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged, with all manuals and cables included in the box. In our view, a refurbished Mac is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new one. They're also backed by Apple's standard one-year warranty.

A refurbished Mac's warranty can be extended to three years from the refurbished purchase date with AppleCare+.

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Top Rated Comments

kylelerner Avatar
8 months ago
A “raft” of MacMinis. My favorite unit of measure.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
8 months ago


What does Apple do to customer return items that don’t meet their standards and hence can’t be sold at the refurbished store?

Returns often get refurbished, but they’ll always have a brand new shell so you’ll never really know. Having bought refurb Apple products for 15 years, I’ve never once had an issue and saved a considerable amount. With the same warranty as a new one and AppleCare as an option, you’re well covered.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vjosullivan Avatar
8 months ago
In case anyone is wondering... If Apple are selling refurbished items in your region, then you'll find the link at the bottom of any Apple web page.



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Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hlfway2anywhere Avatar
8 months ago


A “raft” of MacMinis. My favorite unit of measure.

I was today years old when I learned that a group of Mac minis ia called a “raft” ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
D.T. Avatar
8 months ago


I can't upgrade SSD.

No biggie, just get decent sized internal storage and hang an external off a TB3 port. I've got a 1TB TB3 external, it's tiny, extremely fast (approaching internal storage speeds), and my Mini goes TU, my personal data (ex: photos library), is isolated from the machine (especially nice if it gets swapped).
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
8 months ago
In this instance, the Mac Mini drops to a more realistic RRP.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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