macbook air end of line value

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by the batman, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    hey guys, i work in an apple specialist and in the backroom we have an end of line macbook air from 2012. it's the 11.6 inch,4gb ram,64gb flash drive and with my employee discount i can get it for 844- it's 899 as it stands
    does that sound a little high?
    the 128gb is 999 and the 256gb is 1199, a $200 increase. going by that, and the fact it is a 2012 model,shouldn't 799 be a more reasonable price? or am i being unrealistic here?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2013
    That is a tough call, personally even if it was 799 I would still find it worthwhile to pay an extra 200 and get a 2013 Air.
  3. macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2013
    I wouldn't go anywhere near a laptop with only 64GB SSD in this day and age.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2012
    I paid $799.00 for mine here:

    That's you my friend. I bought the 64GB version because my main computer is a souped-up Mac Pro with upgraded processors, upgraded GPU, an SSD on a PCIe SATAIII card and 6 HDs. I only use the MBA when I travel, and I have pretty much cleaned most applications off the internal SSD. I also have a 500GB Seagate Hybrid (Fusion) drive in an Orico USB3 enclosure. I will use the MBA when I'm mobile just for web access. When I'm stationary I will use the Fusion SSHD as the boot drive. All the programs and many of my files from my Mac Pro have been cloned to the Fusion drive.

  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    the 64gb is good for me, only use it for browsing and playing football manager through steam, and that only takes up 3 or 4 gigabytes
    does bhphotovideo accept apple gift cards though? i have about 200 bucks in apple gift cards,so that's why i'm either going to get it from my store or through the apple refurb site
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2013
    If you don't mind used, check your local craigslist.
    It was not long ago that Best Buy cleared out the 2012 models both the 11" & 13"
    starting at around $549 -$599
    I purchased a 11" 64GB that was used a few weeks for $425 ;)
    Dropped in a 128GB samsung SSD from ebay, net cost for that upgrade was $35 after selling the original 64gb
  7. macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    good.Dropped in a 128GB samsung SSD from ebay, net cost for that upgrade was $35 after selling the original 64gb[​IMG]
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2013
  9. macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2008
    Until Apple addresses the multiple failures, I'd avoid any 2012 64/128gb MBA's unless you can check to make sure it doesn't have the dreaded Toshiba/Sandforce drive of which all 64gb surely are and the vast majority of 128gb also.
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
  11. macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2012
  12. macrumors newbie


    Jun 25, 2013
    The issues with these controllers are a thing of the past now & after the firmware update, all my issues have vanished! I can now confidently say, sandforce controllers were not faulty right from the beginning just a patch update was causing all these issues, which has been totally fixed
  13. macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2013
    All the issues that lead to a hard drive just crashing out of the blue? Without any warning whatsoever?

    Yea, I'm sure that's gone with a patch..:rolleyes:
  14. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    If you're still wondering whether you should buy the 2012 Air, the 2013 models just hit the refurb site. A base 11" model is $849.
  15. macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2012
    Yeah, I'd sooner get a 2013 refurb for an extra fiver.
  16. macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2012
  17. macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2011
    Go 2013 refurb. Or new. Either or, worth the extra cash.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2013
    I paid $849 for a new 2013 model from bestbuy. I wouldn't pay more than $700 for a 2012 base model.
  19. macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Yeah, especially with a 64gb ssd.

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