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jamesryanbell
Oct 6, 2011, 11:13 AM
how long does that usually take? There's got to be some sort of trend.



simsaladimbamba
Oct 6, 2011, 11:15 AM
Three to four months.

nebulos
Oct 6, 2011, 02:56 PM
Three to four months.

... from release date. 2011 MBA released July 20, so, in a matter of weeks.

amoda
Oct 6, 2011, 05:09 PM
I would look on craigslist/Kijiji first. I just picked up a 2-month old 13" MBA ultimate (i7, 256GB) for $1,000.

nebulos
Oct 6, 2011, 05:34 PM
I would look on craigslist/Kijiji first. I just picked up a 2-month old 13" MBA ultimate (i7, 256GB) for $1,000.

come on, that's gotta be stolen or something.

amoda
Oct 6, 2011, 06:48 PM
Nope, came with a receipt. Also called Apple to change ownership and it was under his name.

nebulos
Oct 6, 2011, 06:52 PM
Nope, came with a receipt. Also called Apple to change ownership and it was under his name.

well, congrats. that's a crazy good deal. :)!

amoda
Oct 6, 2011, 10:11 PM
Aha, thanks! But I didn't mean to just show off a good deal ;-).

At least where I am, NS, Canada, there's been a ton of MBAs hitting the used market. Several are a few months old at the most, and are regularly anywhere from $2-400 off new (and you save the taxes on top of that). Every now and then you get a "super deal" like the one I got.

I don't know why but macs don't seem to be holding value as they used to. Probably because as more people buy macs the supply in the used market is increasing.

This trend, at least to me, is making Apple refurbished seem like a much worse deal. I could purchase Apple Care and still end up under the pre-tax cost of a refurbished i7 air.

Best of luck to the OP!

raftr
Oct 8, 2011, 05:58 PM
I don't know why but macs don't seem to be holding value as they used to. Probably because as more people buy macs the supply in the used market is increasing.


They still hold their value, the first 10-30% from new would always get shaved off first.

nebulos
Oct 10, 2011, 01:58 PM
Nope, came with a receipt. Also called Apple to change ownership and it was under his name.

i was thinking about this again; this might have perfectly legit. but, i suppose there are ways to do this with a receipt and everything; the computer could have been purchased with a bogus card, for example.

after i initially read your post, i looked at Clist and saw a bunch of MBAs. some looked legit, though not necessarily great deals. others were clearly bogus. and there might have been some on there that were genuine good deals.

personally, buying something so expensive from a stranger on Clist is probably something i would never do. others, however, do have good luck with it.

i do go by the old rule that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. just be careful.

jamesryanbell
Oct 11, 2011, 09:31 AM
Been eyeing the refurb store every day. Nothing yet. Anyone else seen one pop up? (It'd probably be gone in minutes anyway....just curious)

jamesryanbell
Oct 28, 2011, 09:48 AM
Still waiting. :(

DarwinOSX
Oct 28, 2011, 10:32 AM
You can get brand new ones for really good prices. Check the Apple Insider price list.
http://www.appleinsider.com/mac_price_guide/

jamesryanbell
Oct 29, 2011, 10:25 AM
You can get brand new ones for really good prices. Check the Apple Insider price list.
http://www.appleinsider.com/mac_price_guide/

That's good stuff! Thanks! I just thought refurbs may be a bit cheaper. :)

wrinkster22
Oct 29, 2011, 10:28 AM
You can get brand new ones for really good prices. Check the Apple Insider price list.
http://www.appleinsider.com/mac_price_guide/

thanks for that link, may pick up another mac air!

jamesryanbell
Nov 4, 2011, 01:32 PM
thanks for that link, may pick up another mac air!

Good prices there, but I still want to buy from the refurb store. lol. I'm weird I guess.

sebseb81
Nov 17, 2011, 02:56 PM
2011 MBA refurb is now available.

KPOM
Nov 17, 2011, 03:13 PM
2011 MBA refurb is now available.

Nice! Just in time for the holidays.