Good idea or no

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  1. Airboy1466, May 3, 2015
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    Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    brand new sealed 2015 base model MBA 13" Trade for early 2013 rMbp base model 13"used no apple care yes or no???
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd need more info. Is it a 13" MBA? Is the rMBP the base model or does it have any upgrades?
     
  3. Airboy1466 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry both are base model 13"
     
  4. diggy33 macrumors 6502

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    Me personally, I wouldnt trade anything I got brand new for something that is used.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you don't need the extra ports or RAM that the rMBP offers, I think that the newer MBA is a better computer.
     
  6. redheeler macrumors 603

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    This doesn't seem like a fair trade to me. I would keep the MBA, although it does depend on how important the Retina display is to you.

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    Both have the same amount of RAM, 4 GB.
     
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  9. kick53rv3 macrumors newbie

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    i think it depends on:
    1. how much you bought the MBA for, if you did the bestbuy deal (i was able to pick one up for around $760 after tax) and you are more leaning towards a rmbp then it would be a good trade.

    2. if you spent the normal retail price on the MBA then might as well return and get a refurb rMBP from apple store for the same price knowing their quality.

    3. if you really trust your trading partner (maybe a close friend?) then it would be similar to getting an certified refurb (i am always skeptical on used products so the only refurb solutions i use are the ones with virtually 0 negative feedbacks like apple refurb)
     
  10. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    If it had Apple Care still active I would even pay a compensation to the rMBP's owner.
     
  11. Airboy1466 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've never had a retina display before and see that resell value on these are around the same price as selling a new 2015 mba
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Would it actually be of any use to you though? If not, why bother?
     
  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I think its fair to assume that if he's considering the trade it is worth it to him.
     

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