Cheapest brand new MacBook Air? WHERE!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CBillups1, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

    CBillups1

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    So I need a new MacBook, my old late 2008 unibody crapped out

    Don't really have the money to shell out $1000+ for a new MacBook

    I know the airs brand new can be had to rather good price but they aren't as good as the pro and really that doesn't bother me

    Any help is appreciated
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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  3. dangerfish macrumors 6502

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    Best Buy. My sister in law just picked up a new (open box) MBA 128 GB for $725 after student discount.
     
  4. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Definitely would try and wait a month, the new MBAs will be out, and therefore further dropping the prices of the older ones.
     
  5. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

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    I picked up a new one for 750 after student discount. One of the better deals.
     
  6. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hoping it goes lower than $750 if new MBA is announced

    Best Buy had good deals. I think a month or two ago it was with edu coupon right at $700 before tax
     
  7. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

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    I have a discover card so if the price drops further I will get a check of the difference.

    With their 22% Apple Pay cash back and price protection, I picked up a 13 inch model for 550 or so with tax last Black Friday .
     
  8. Digger148 macrumors member

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    I know you wrote "brand new", but, have you considered buying second-hand? It takes a bit of patience, savvy and confidence, but, there are some great deals to be found in the used market.

    Three days ago, I purchased a BTO 13", 2.2 i7, 512gb MBA with 20 months available AppleCare, and 27 battery charge cycles for $550 from a pawn shop! It would cost $1900 if purchased directly from Apple. Last month I bought a loaded 2014 rMBP i7, 512gb from Craigslist for $600. The person was in dire need of cash.

    MBAs (and MBPs as well) tend to get lumped into a certain price category, no matter the differing specs, in pawn shops because (1) they are plentiful, (2) most shops have little knowledge about, are afraid of, and/or interest in MacOS, and, (3) most shops prefer to sell box-store special Windows machines. Just a suggestion
     
  9. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Michigan, most pawn shops have garbage

    And craiglosts is scams or stolen items
     
  10. lambertjohn macrumors 6502

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    What new Macbook Airs?? Where are you getting your information from? The air hasn't been updated since early 2015. The buzz around town is that the Air is done, finished, discontinued, and a new line of thin, powerful, Macbook Pros is coming very soon. Probably as early as September.
     
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    I've said this before: consider going for a 2013 MBA. They were a huge improvement over the earlier models, but are very similar to modern 2016 MBAs in terms of power, battery, ports, graphics, SSD speed etc. I have one and am very happy with it.
     
  13. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not really into used products unless it's a deal I can't turn down

    Was going rate since its 3-4 years old now
     
  14. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

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    Buying from bestbuy is cheaper. Anyone can get student discount at bestbuy and you can pick up a new 11 inch MacBook for as low as 599 or even lower.
     
  15. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    When you say anyone...what do you mean? What is their verification process...or do they even have one? o_O
     

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