Apple has updated its Certified Refurbished online store in Australia to add current-generation Mac Mini models. With savings of 15% or more off the recommended retail price, free delivery, and 14-day returns. And comes only weeks after offering the same for the MacBook Air.
At the time of writing, 2018-released Mac Mini models are still the latest-generation models. And will likely remain so through 2019. It was released in October 2018 and features five times the performance, 6-core processors, more memory capacity, all-flash storage and more. Along with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option.
When purchasing a Mac Mini from Apple online customers have the option of customising it during purchase. Including the ability to increase the processor, memory, storage size, and more. Since all orders come with 14-days free returns, some do choose to return their order. Returned orders most likely end up on Apple’s Certified Refurbished Store.
Models and Pricing
Mac Mini models in a range of these configurations have been added to the refurbished store with discounts varying. For example, the highest spec Mac Mini is a massive A$860 cheaper on the refurbished store.
Prices and savings on refurbished Mac Mini are as follows:
Mac Mini with 3.0Ghz 6-core i5, 16GB memory, and 256GB SSD
A$2,099 A$1,699, save A$320
Mac Mini with 3.2Ghz 6-core i7, 32GB memory, and 1TB SSD
A$4,099 A$3,419, save A$680
Mac Mini with 3.2Ghz 6-core i7, 64GB memory, and 2TB SSD
A$5,699 A$4,839, save A$860
Certified Refurbished products are exclusively sold by Apple and have all gone through a ‘rigorous refurbishment process’. This process includes Apple testing and inspecting every model and repackaging it with cables and manuals.
The result is a saving of up to 15% less than when new. But if you are a little unsure, Apple’s free 14-day returns policy does extend to refurbished products.