Amazon MBA (small) price drop

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ScottFitz, May 13, 2008.

  1. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon's price is now down to 1699 on the basic Air. I wonder why they are dropping their price some...
     
  2. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    forgot to mention it's after a $50 rebate. however, you can get the mba brand new on ebay for around 1500
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    That's kinda weird that someone has 19 new-in-box $1799 MBA's that you can "Buy It Now" for only $1500 + $35 shipping (from Singapore to the US).

    Wonder off of whose truck they fell? :eek:
     
  4. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    well you have to be careful of who you buy from, but if you check the completed listings, a lot of them are going for around 1500 shipped. i saw one go for as low as 1300. i managed to get mine for 1500 + 20 full insurance shipped overnight.
     
  5. ScottFitz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    I bought my SSD version for $2700 off of ebay.

    That saved me more than $650 after taxes. Not everybody on eBay is legit though. I'd be a little hesitant buying it outside the country.
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Were they really new in box - never opened. I'm just hesitant to buy that high priced of an item off eBay with so many scammers out there.
     
  8. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    yes it was brand new and sealed in the original plastic. like everything else, you have to do your research and make sure the seller is legit.
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    maybe they'll be updated at wwdc?
     
  10. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Yes, Brand New sealed. I met the guy locally and picked it up. It ended up being a perfect MBA too! No heat issues, warping, scabies or whatever else has been reported!
     
  11. ScottFitz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I"m waiting to buy mine after WWDC. If that tablet comes out, I'm going to be really really tempted. But, I'll be getting a new 2nd gen iPhone soon, so a MBA should go well with it.
     
  12. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    totally agree...i'd rather buy from the apple store and know i'm getting the real deal, legit and with warranty/service.

    but a deal's a deal, and I don't fault anyone for saving a few bucks if the deal is on the up and up.
     
  13. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Better to get the Amazon deal. Have even better return policy than apple and save $100.
     
  14. Cyburnclassic macrumors member

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    Hope Amazon UK do the same as well, the 64GB SSD MBA is £2028 in the UK, Apple could at least drop it down by £40-50 at least, so then it would be under £2000
     
  15. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Fry's Electronics (In Dallas at least, maybe at other locations too) have a sale going today only where if you buy a MacBook Air you get the Apple external SuperDrive and a 3rd party Bluetooth mouse thrown in for no additional charge.
     

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