Is this a good price for a MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by firemedicmark, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

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    13" - MC234LL/A
    2.13Ghz
    128GB SSD
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    2GB ram

    apple care until june 2012

    selling for $800
     
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    800$ sounds quite good. They seem to go for a bit more in eBay and the one you're looking even has AppleCare which is a huge plus
     
  3. firemedicmark, Dec 15, 2010
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    firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This might screw me, cause you guys may outbid me :( but that's where i found it: ends in 10 minutes, so look quick please!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260705202335#ht_200wt_75


    Could u guys confirm that this is a good deal? Oh and pleassssse dont bid!
     
  4. firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    crap, was at $760 when I posted here w/ 8 minutes left & it sold at $920.....i didnt get it but it looked like a good deal
     
  5. firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I screwed myself by posting that link :(
     
  6. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Woohoo! Thanks, got it!

    Just kidding, wasn't me.

    I'm happy with my 11" incher. :)
     
  7. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    One thing to check with the older 2.13Ghz SSD models is that they were made post-May-2010. That's when the silent SSD update went into them, with the same Toshiba-controlled SSD that's currently in the MBP's (and similar in speed to the 2010 MBA SSD).

    The difference is that the older (slower) SSD would ID itself as "APPLE SSD SM128" in Disk Utility. The newer one is ID's as "APPLE SSD TS128b".

    The TS128b model is twice as fast.
     
  8. firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmmm, i hope it was the older one since i missed out on this deal
     
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  10. Stev0lution macrumors member

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    Holy crap, what a coincidence. I bought the SAME exact thing locally, TODAY, on craigslist for $525! The apple care is good through October 2012 though :D
     
  11. Romulus macrumors regular

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    Ebay is predictable... price will often jump like 10% or more in the last minutes. People like me snipe - I literally bid within seconds of closure - what's the point of bidding early to only raise the price...

    And you can find better deals than that on craigslist...

    Good luck!
     
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  13. firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha anyone smartest enough to buy a mac is smart enough to know it's value, even if the said seller was desperate he could have still got more immediately for it.

    Either #1 you're not telling us the whole story?

    or #2 it's stolen
     
  14. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    I confess, I do the same thing.
     
  15. Stev0lution macrumors member

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    1. She comes from money, if you know what I mean.
    2. Wasn't stolen because I've seen her use it around school.
    3. She's graduating, and about to make 100k w/ her PharmD., so a couple hundred bucks probably isn't her biggest concern.
     
  16. firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Could you advise, exactly how I check this? SSD would ID itself as "APPLE SSD SM128" in Disk Utility. The newer one is ID's as "APPLE SSD TS128b".

    I'm new at this and need help knowing how to find this.
     
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    Yes, you can check that with Disk Utility. E.g. the SSD in my 2010 MBA is called "APPLE SSD TS128C Media"
     
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