Macbook Air 11" trade for The New iPad deal or not?

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  1. Kblakeshot, Mar 16, 2012
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    I have been offered a trade of a Macbook Air 11" 64GB SSD i5 1.6GHZ 2GB Ram for my Brand New iPad 3 I will be receiving later today and $100. Is this a good deal on my end?

    My current set up is:

    Main Computer - Mac Mini 2.0GHZ 500GB 4GB Ram
    My lady's computer - Macbook 13" Unibody 2.4GHZ 250GB 2GB Ram
    iPad 2 16GB Wifi
    (2) iPhone 4's 32GB Verizon

    The New iPad 16GB Wifi Only Black (being delivered today).
     
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    do you think it's a good deal?
     
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    just a note, there is no 1.86 ghz i5 for the macbook air. the i5 is 1.6 ghz, and the i7 is 1.8 ghz.
     
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    Changed it as you are correct.
     
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    without knowing too much of your computing setup and routine, i'd say just stick with the new ipad. i mean, you must have bought it for a reason, right?
     
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    Sounds like someone wanted an iPad but didn't order in time and is willing to sacrifice to get one. I'd do that trade in a minute. Apple will have more iPads in a week or so and you'll have an Air to sell, buy another iPad and pocket some cash.
     
  7. bogatyr, Mar 16, 2012
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    Misread.
     
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    he's not getting $100, he's paying it.
     
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    Err.. misread that. Well then scratch my previous post. Not such a good deal.
     
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    It does not seem like you need it. I'd stick with the iPad3.

    Think of it this way. The lower end 11" Air you're being offered retails for 1k. Given that its absolutely perfect in condition, you MIGHT be able to sell it for around 700 with a bit of sweat and blood.

    At most, you're profiting around $70 from this transaction ~ but you're left with a device that you did not originally want, and something you likely wouldn't have a specific use for (you have your mini afterall, supplemented by an iPad).

    If you end up deciding that you don't even like the 11" Air, you'll have to waste time and effort to sell it ~ since the demand is no longer there.

    If you didn't like the iPad 3, you'd sell it in a heartbeat with minimal loss.

    Save yourself the trouble.
     
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    +1. also, if you don't like it, you can return it for no loss.
     
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    Good point. I missed that but I think it's still a good deal.
     
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    I should have been more specific. I am getting two. One was to sell, but then this deal happened. So I will still have one. Different thoughts now??
     
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    In this case:
    It is a great deal because the MBA is $999 + tax and yours is $500 + tax and even after that $100 you pay you still have a product that is $400 more than the iPad, go for it before he changes his mind, enjoy your MBA!
     
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    Yes, but MBA can be ordered for $70 off and no tax on amazon or macmall, and it is not easy to get a discount on an iPad this near launch.
     
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    Well, the base 11" Air that you are referring to is $999 and a MILLION times more useful than an iPad. So as long as you aren't being scammed I would say that is a GREAT deal! The new iPad is still just an iPad...the MBA is a MAC! And its the same size as the iPad. I have an iPad and a MBA and I barely touch my iPad since I got the MBA.
     
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    I'm not really a fan of the 11" MBA - IF you can end up with the new iPad and the Air then you should go for it. I'd rather have the iPad though :cool:
     
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    He stated he bought one for himself and one to sell, so if he buys this Air he will have both MBA and an iPad, I would strongly advise him to get it! :D:cool:
     
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    Well, the verdict is in. I am typing this message on my new MBA 11' and I love it.
     
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    A wise decision.
     
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    The person who offered you this deal probably saw you coming a mile away!
    I would not do that.
     
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    Why do you say that...its $850 as a refurb from :apple: and he got it for $600 (with the new iPad and $100 cash)... So he at least saved $250...
     
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    Congrats! Wise decision :D
     
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    Enjoy your MBA!
     
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    Well done

    that really sounds like a bargain.
     

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