2011 13" MBA 4GB 256GB SSD i7. How much?

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  1. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    How much could one expect to get for last year's ultimate model?
     
  2. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    Just for reference. I sold my base 13 to gazelle for 700. So I would think at least $1000 - $1200. Assuming you can find someplace to sell it. Craigslist is useless anymore.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    i always have great luck with craigslist. I sold my 2011 13" pro for $1000 within 30 mins of posting it.
     
  4. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Im more of an eBay fan myself. Sold many computers over the years with no issues. Paypal to confirmed address only, UPS with signature required, I should be good to go. I've been reading $1,200 for this configuration is the going rate. That's a pretty steep decline! :(
     
  5. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    I have had my MacBook pro on Craigslist for months and get nothing but Scam emails. eBay is too heavily weighted to buyers or me. It is way too easy for a buyer to make a claim and get their money refunded.
     
  6. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    In the refurb store now for $1199.

    If you have any AppleCare on it, then I'd say around $1200. If not I'd say between $1,050 and $1,100.
     
  7. richlee111 macrumors regular

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    Same dilemma for me. 11" 2011 ultimate. I think I am going to take the hit and upgrade to a 2012 11" 8gb ram 256gb hdd. Rationale is 1) $100 drop w/ new 2012, so resale pricing on 2011 is what it is 2) I need 8gb ram to run work development vm set to 2gb ram for windows 3) Futureproof for another 4-5 years at least w/ 8gb ram, usb 3, and better thunderbolt chipset 4) Greater percentage drop on resale for 2011 model next year if i wait for Haswell
     
  8. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    From a buyer's prospective, I would not buy something from a stranger that is even close to the price that I could buy from best buy, amazon, or apple. I checked craigslist and people with 2010 MBA's are still asking for $1000. I would like to think those 2010 13's should be 500-700 and the 2011 13's would be 700-900 since the pricing on the refurbs and used 2011's are pretty low.
     
  9. ebolamonkey3 macrumors regular

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    Well, there's always room for haggling on Craigslist.

    What I do is check ebay prices, and then take off 10-15% for CL price.
     
  10. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    They list on the Apple refurb store for $1199, that of course gives them AC for a year, but I would say $1,100 or so would be in range. The issue of course is anyone looking to spend near $1200 could pick up the base Ivy Bridge model that now comes with 4 gigs, 128gig SSD making the add on prices paid last year worth less.

    A co worker just bought this setup with the 128gig SSD for $800 on the local Craigslist, but I think the seller was looking to move it quick for the new model.
     
  11. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Wow. $1199 refurbed from Apple. I wouldn't buy a used one for $1200 if I could buy a refurbed one with warranty directly from Apple. Makes me wonder why all those people on eBay are doing.

    If I sell for $1000 and buy the new $1699 model, I get the new processor, 4 more GB of RAM, and USB 3. For $700. Yikes.
     
  12. Robotpedlr, Jun 14, 2012
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    I sold my MBA (2011) i7, 256gb / 4gig today a couple of hours ago on CL for $1,100 (asked $1,200).

    Mine was in mint condition and had one month of AC left on it. Listed at 8:30 this morning and had the cash by noon. Several interested parties emailed...so definitely a good chance to get that much if you decide to sell.

    The new MBA with my EPP discount is $1,594 (for 2.0ghz / 8 gig ram / 256gig drive). So I would net out at about $500 for the upgrade with another year of AC.

    AC for year is worth ~$125 (half of what a 2 yr AC would cost)
    8gig of Ram over 4 = $100 (per the pricing for the new one)
    2.0ghz over 1.8ghz = $100
    Free upgrade to Mountain Lion - $20

    So I am getting $345 more stuff for $500 (which in effect makes the net cost for a better graphics chip, USB3, faster SSD, quiter fan, 1 yr newer battery, etc = $155).
     
  13. rookpsu macrumors member

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    FWIW, I sold my 2011 11'' 1.6 i5/4/128 on CL for $850.
     

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