How to distinguish 2015 and 2016 models on ebay?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by oneMadRssn, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Since the 2015 and 2016 models look identical, and have the same ghz CPU speeds, is there an easy way to tell them apart in ebay search results?

    The 2016 model comes in pink, but what if one is not looking for a pink model?
    The 2016 model comes with Intel HD Graphics 515 graphics, but rarely do ebay sellers include this in the info.
    The 2016 model RAM is slightly faster, but rarely do ebay sellers include this in the info.
    While some ebay listings use the m3, m5, or m7 CPU identifier, not all do but still might be selling the 2016 model.

    What is a good way to distinguish?
     
  2. sakabaro macrumors regular

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  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Or the model identifier. "MacBook8,1" for 2015 and "MacBook9,1" for 2016.
     
  4. oneMadRssn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks guys, both those are helpful.

    I guess I'm trying to find the perfect search string that is not underinclusive at all, and not overinclusive as much as possible (though being a bit overinclusive is fine).

    So far I have: [[ macbook 12 -2015 -pro -air ]]

    This also works, but is too underincludisve in my opinion: [[ macbook 12 2016 -pro -air ]]
     
  5. JTToft, Aug 10, 2016
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    JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - A search string of course requires that the necessary information actually exists in the listing or headline - and to be really effective also that the search terms always exist in a listing if they are applicable to the item in that listing (else the string will exclude too many listings). And Ebay sellers, as you mention, are notoriously bad at properly listing specifications and system information/compatibility on tech items.

    I guess your first one is pretty good, but you'd most likely have to manually enquire further in many cases.
     
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