2010 MBA Fully loaded - how much is it worth? where to sell?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm trying to sell my late 2010 13' MBA, and would like some help! I've checked on ebay and other sites but the prices seem to vary by too large of a margin. Can anyone give me a ballpark starting price for this? I'd like to get rid of this before the next MBA refresh. Also, is ebay the best place to sell it?

    2010 13" MBA
    2.13 Ghz
    4GB
    256GB
    Applecare

    Thanks!
     
  2. marvin4653, Jun 7, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013

    macrumors regular

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    Most recent eBay completed listings for late-2010 13"s with 2.13/4GB/256GB:

    $605 (Gazelle)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...06518929?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item5af1f67a91

    $699
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...51447762?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item2a2d77bad2

    $717
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...49614957?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item232b42366d

    $605 (Gazelle)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...85927373?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35c7d58acd

    $725 (Applecare)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MacBook-Air...44737694?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item27d30f929e

    $690
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...80533565?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35c7833d3d

    $750
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...12915630?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item3cd180c7ae

    $800
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-MACBO...49655100?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item53f865033c

    $725
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...21573403?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item4ac4565a1b

    $699 (Applecare)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...21573403?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item4ac4565a1b

    $600
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...22807068?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item2ec7eebb1c

    $725 (Applecare)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...70564202?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item20d2801a6a

    $799 (Applecare)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...03642544?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item1c3256efb0

    $607 (Gazelle)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...89997403?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item5af0fa615b

    $695
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...00962399?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item1e7a4e2c5f

    $604 (Gazelle)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...08423567?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item5655e7848f

    $700
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/13-Apple-Ma...63052750?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item20d20d7cce

    $690 (Applecare)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...12968168?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item257d1eeae8

    $678 (Gazelle)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...03363485?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item56559a4e9d

    $899
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...55222730?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item19db6837ca

    $699
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...91438644?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item41725af834

    $799
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-MACBO...97547302?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item1c31f9ee26

    $729
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...10454518?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item4ac3acb0f6

    $799
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MC905LL-A-A...55062498?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item20d19390e2

    $645 (Gazelle)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...71519951?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item5aefe06fcf

    $699
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...09929401?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item338123a6b9

    $619 (Gazelle)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...74581553?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item5af00f2731

    $799
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Macbo...16881787?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item2a2b684b7b

    $641 (Gazelle)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...60889451?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35c6577e6b

    Average: $705
    Average w/Applecare: $728
    Average of non-Gazelle listings: $735
    ~ 65% chance a non-Gazelle listing will be within the $122 window of $674-796

    [Gazelle being that electronics trade-in service; many of their listings had physical damage like scratches or dings. Also, just anecdotally, I tend to think that buyers will also pay more when they buy from private sellers rather than from large entities in the business of selling used electronics.]

    I've had good luck selling on eBay. You can generally ensure that your listing will be on the upper end of that price range by using clear and visually pleasing images, making sure your description is grammatically correct and articulate, and timing the ending of your listing so that it falls around 9pm to 11pm on the east coast on a Sunday (when people are sitting around with nothing to do and have nothing to distract them from remembering to bid on your auction).
     
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