Anyone ever see 4GB models in the refurb store?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chaoticbear, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2007
    Been looking at pulling the trigger on a 13" 4GB MBA, and would loooove to buy refurbed. I've been keeping an eye on but there's not a listed price for this configuration, which I take to mean that they haven't ever seen any. I know that people have said that Apple is selling the 4GB models in the store - although I know it's technically "CTO", does this mean I have any better a chance of it showing up there, or should I just bite the bullet and buy new?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    1. go for the education discount. Grab your old college ID , they dont care.

    2. Ask them to price match microcenter which is running a special $50 off al MBA. While microcenter does not technically carry the 4 gb version, it doesn't mention that any where in the ad on their home page. Just hope the sales guy at mac store will let it slide as well.

    3. Order off amazon or another site and avoid sales tax.

    For the $100 difference I'd rather just get it it new.
  3. macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
    Keep an eye on

    I saw several refurbished Airs with 4GB ram around December 24th last year. Sold out quickly and never showed up again
  4. rw3
    macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    DFW, TX
    Education pricing on the Air is $50 off all models, $70 off "Ultimate" (4GB) models....
  5. macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2006
    There were 11" 4g models a couple of weeks ago. notified me and I had my credit card out fast. They sold out within minutes.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2007
    As it turns out, there actually came some available through the Apple website tonight, and sent me an email.

    I crunched the numbers, though, and it was only about $10-$20 more to just buy new from MacMall (after factoring in tax), so that's what I did.

    Counting down 3-5 business days... :D
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2010
    Wait, really? I saw the 13in, 128GB HD, 4GB RAM for $1189.

    Maybe this is a dumb question but...does MacMall not charge tax?
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2007

    Nor in states where they don't have a retail presence. Quick Google search says that they do in CA, IL, TN and NY. Apple claims that they do in all 50 states, I know they aren't talking about Apple Stores, because I live about 3 hours from the nearest one, in a different state. Maybe they are referring to the fact that you can buy iPods at Walmart or something. I tried to make a test purchase with my address though and it definitely charged me sales tax.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
    There is a couple of 4GB models in the refurb store right now! Check it out!
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2007
    Thanks - but I've got one on the way already ;)

    Actually, UPS is showing it several days ahead of schedule, it was supposed to be here Monday-Wednesday, but it's already on the truck for delivery... now if it'll be able to get there with the snow and ice is a different story!

    And y'all need to spread the word about - that site is aMAZing.
  11. macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2008
    Just bought mines today...$1294.58 out the door:eek:
  12. macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2003
    I bought an 11"/4GB/1.6 model over the phone on Saturday arvo. $1271.45 including overnight FedEx (should arrive tomorrow). I think it's a great deal. My wife has the regular 11", which is really slick but I think mine will be better.

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