Advice for selling Air on ebay, please

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by grinny11, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. grinny11 macrumors regular

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    I now really want to try to get an SSD Air. I didn't think I could get one since I only could use a best buy credit card to buy one originally. I am now thinking of maybe selling my 3 week old Rev C Air on ebay and buying a refurb Rev B from the apple store with the money I get with the Rev C.

    My question is? What is the best way to get the most money from of my Air on ebay? The lowest I would like to go is $1300, maybe a little lower. Should I list it starting at 99 cents? Should I offer free shipping? Or do you think I could just put it up as a buy now at $1300? Can I even get that much?

    Scottsdale, would love your opinion too.
     
  2. caonimadebi macrumors regular

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    The Apple refurbished price for 1.86/120HDD model is $1249+tax. So we can assume the overall cost to be around $1350 through Apple refurbished.
    Therefore it'll probably be safe to list the MBA for $1300 on eBay with Buy It Now. The buyer has a 8% cashback incentive through Bing. You will receive probably just under $1200 after fees and shipping. Free Shipping is a MUST if you want to sell it quickly. It's really not that costly to a seller using UPS or Fedex ground.
    If you buy the 1.86/SSD through Apple refurbished, you will probably be paying $1349+tax. So your out of pocket cost will likely be around $200-$250.
    However, if you're happy with everything except for the HDD, you may want to consider just upgrading the SSD yourself. The Runcore 128GB SATA/LIF SSD, which blows the stock Samsung SSD out of the water, is "only" $400 after cashback on eBay. If you're able to sell your stock HDD for $100, you'll only spend $50-$100 more than trading to Rev. B SSD. Remember the Rev. C does have a slightly larger battery (40Wh vs 37Wh)
    Runcore SSD: http://cgi.ebay.com/RUNCORE-128GB-S...in_0?hash=item58830a6b68&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    good luck
     
  3. grinny11 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting. I like that the C has the longer battery and faster processor. The only thing I am worried about upgrading the hard drive is voiding my apple care warranty. It was part of the reason for getting the Mac to begin with.
     
  4. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    THANKS for the ebay link, nice savings, just what I am looking for:cool:
    Here's the stats
    RunCore SSD on MBA 2.13GHz Revision C

    Disk Test
    176.54
    Sequential
    152.18
    Uncached Write
    152.04 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write
    104.86 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read
    21.70 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read
    149.49 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random
    210.19
    Uncached Write
    7.43 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write
    112.45 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read
    14.47 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read
    128.80 MB/sec [256K blocks]



    Stock SSD on MBA 2.13GHz Revision C

    Disk Test
    86.89
    Sequential
    70.49
    Uncached Write
    50.88 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write
    34.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read
    13.03 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read
    90.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random
    113.23
    Uncached Write
    5.50 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write
    24.22 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read
    9.85 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read
    86.90 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Here's the link on how to open up the MBA

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/MacBook-Air-Hard-Drive-Replacement/860/1
     

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