Is $800 a good deal on 2012 13.3" MacBook Air with 8gb ram 1.8 GHz i5 128gb SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by andyACEcandy, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    Friend of a friend is offering me his MacBook Air (very well kept with 3M skin all around it and a screen protector).

    It's got the 8gb of ram and the SSD hard drive (I don't need a bunch of space, have external storage for that). It's running Maverick as well.


    I think it's a really good deal and he's hooking me up, but wanted to get some further thought. I didn't want to spend any more than $1k at the most...

    1.8 GHz Intel Core i5
    8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    128gb SSD Hard Drive
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    judging by the following ebay items, it looks like fair value for an in person trade:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINT-Apple-...74242453?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item2c76f3ae95

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...74675083?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item27dace428b

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...21216165?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item43c23759a5

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Macbook-Air...22273758?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item20db8b01de

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/mid-2012-Ma...25827967?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item33880c1f7f

    if i was planning to buy a macbook air, though, i'd try to save for at least a 2013 model. i feel like the difference in battery life alone is worth the upgrade. and if you wait long enough, rumor has it the air is up for a complete redesign for the 2014 model year.
     
  3. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I figured fair value... I couldn't find any for under $900 in my area though. I guess I'll hop on this.

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    Yeah... unfortunately, I can't wait. My 2009 MBP finally bit the dust and my wife spilled water all over it lol. Was in the market for a quick flip.
    I'll take good care of this and sell it if/when something better comes out in 2014. These things hold their value pretty well :)
    Have the box and everything so even in 2013/2014 I should be able to sell it for no less than $700
     
  4. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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    I also agree that it's a fair market price and worth it. And I would also try and find the funds to move into the 2013. Unless battery life is not of huge concern. The 2012' still lasts quite a long time it's just the 2013 has AMAZING battery life.
     
  5. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tough to find a 2013 MBA with 8gb ram for anywhere near this price though... I can find some 4gb ram for around this price but I can't make that downgrade to be honest.
    Also, battery life isn't that important but agree, the difference in 2012 vs 2013 is insane
     
  6. Locoman, Dec 2, 2013
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    Locoman macrumors newbie

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    You should check to see if this is one of the 2012 models that has the SSD recall/replacement issue. If it is, have your friend get it replaced, since he is the original owner and it should be covered.
     
  7. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you need the original receipt or purchase for it to be replaced?
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Nope.
     
  9. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! I hope I'm good then if this SSD ever fails :rolleyes:
     
  10. Miltz macrumors 6502

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    Well Best Buy had a new 2013 for $950 last week. (And also in September) Based on that i would say no. If you factor in the SSD issue with 128GB SSD units, $800 would be a no go for me. (Also 11" version of 2012 was $699 last week new)
     
  11. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    8gb ram though
     

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