View Full Version : Possible new owner, some questions

Jan 15, 2011, 03:30 AM
So there is a pretty good deal on craigslist around my neck of the woods and i have some questions. The macbook air 1st gen, has a broken hinge and the guy already upgraded and wants to get rid of the air. So i want to buy the laptop and fix it. So i have been lurking around here and it turns out apple is covering the broken hinge problem from what i have been reading, correct?

So I am thinking about buying the macbook air and letting the apple geniuses look at it and take it in for repair. If i get the repair for free, i think it would be a great deal. So my question is if i buy it off of craigslist can i just bring the air straight to the apple store? or are there extra steps?

Jan 15, 2011, 03:22 PM
any help would be appreciated

Jan 15, 2011, 03:24 PM
No extra steps involved. How much do you have to pay for it?
www.mac2sell.net and eBay are good price matching opportunities.

Jan 15, 2011, 04:13 PM
thanks. the guy wants 450 it. I think im gonna go for. ill shoot him an email

Jan 16, 2011, 12:47 PM
any more input before i pull the trigger?

Jan 16, 2011, 01:13 PM
any more input before i pull the trigger?

$450 sounds like a bit much for one with a broken hinge. If it doesn't get fixed, then it will cost to replace the hinge. Also, does it have a hard drive or an SSD? The hard drive is really slow on the Rev A. Even the SSD is no speed demon. For about $900 you can get a used Rev B with the SSD from many resellers.

Jan 16, 2011, 01:19 PM
find the right price using this website. http://www.mac2sell.net/

Jan 16, 2011, 01:57 PM
I believe its the one with a hard drive. Is it that slow? im gonna mainly use it for word processing, some music playing, web browsing, mainly just school stuff.

i used mac2sell and it said it was worth $570. I guess its not that great of a deal. I was comparing prices on craigslist and i guess they are just really high for the same model, average is $700, so i thought it was a great deal. I really want something light weight within $500 so netbook or macbook air are my top choices. I really want the macbook air, im gonna call the apple store and see what they say. If they say they can repair free of cost, i might just get the macbook with the broken hinge.