Just got this off ebay, how do you think I did?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by liquid85, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. liquid85 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Well I just bought my first mac air. It's a rev a with the 80gig hard drive. I know everyone hates them but I thought this was a really good deal because it also came with a superdrive mac keyboard, magic mouse and case for $800. Here's the link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290478408968&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_1001wt_1041
    Now this won't be my main computer, I have a new MBP for that. This will be for the wife. She just uses iTunes, surfs the internet and plays farmville, so I think it will work for her. What do you think? Good deal or not?
  2. mr.steevo macrumors 65816


    Jul 21, 2004
    The paragraph side of the ad says 120GB HDD and 3.06Ghz processor (which the Air doesn't have).

    Did the seller confirm what the hdd and speed was?
  3. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

    Mr. Savage

    Jun 11, 2010
    Sounds like a great deal for your wife's needs, especially with all the extras. Seller has 100% positive rating too, so there shouldn't be any surprises.
    Enjoy it!
  4. Jayomat macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2009
    Sorry, but I must ask the question: Why would you buy a 800$ Laptop to surf the internet and use itunes? I don't mean to offend you, I'm just curious :)

    Other than that, have fun and good luck!:cool:
  5. liquid85 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    No offense taken. It was all the extras. I was going to buy a magic mouse and keyboard so that's $150 off the price. I can also sell the superdrive for about $70 if I want. So taking that into consideration it was only $580. She needed a new computer so I thought it was a pretty good deal all and all.

    It's a Rev A. Ebay puts that paragraph in themselves and they are always getting the specs wrong. I sold a computer the other day and had to go back and remove that paragraph because it was wrong.
  6. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Farmville may be slow there's no Gala with flash on the rev a so YouTube etc will make it hot.
  7. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    I never had a heat issue on my old rev a with YouTube. Odd.
  8. liquid85 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    I guess we'll see when it gets here. If nothing else I'll keep all the extras and turn around and make my money back on the air. But I hope it works out. I love the way the air looks.

    Well it came today. It looks great and so far it does everything she needs it to do. Youtube plays fine although fullscreen 720p did stutter a little. Farmville and games like that play great. It also doesn't seem to be getting to hot. It feels warmer than my MBP but not scorching. The only problem is that the hinge is a little loose. I called a local apple repair place and they said it was part of a recall or something and will be fixed for free. Is that true? All and all I'm very happy with it. We'll see over the next few days but for the little bit my wife will use it for I think it's perfect.
  9. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Deal is not bad. It's a Rev A though, and I avoided those like the plague when I was looking. All in all I would say it's a fair price from my experience. For reference, I bought a Rev A from here perfect condition a while back for $600 with box, but not all your accessories. I also bought a Rev C top of the line for $1k with super drive, retail leopard, and retail snow leopard with box perfect condition a month ago. THAT was a KILLER deal. So all in all, I think you did good. Nice extras.

    My rev c gets pretty hot with video etc...so I am expecting yours to get even hotter!
  10. madoka macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    No, not everybody hates them. Primarily one loudmouth who thinks this is his private forum. Just because it's not the computer he wants, doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it. When people don't know anything about your needs or useage, yet will pronouce the MBA to be rubbish. . . well that tells you all you need to know about that person.

    Congrats on the purchase. It sounds like it's a decent enough deal and will meet your needs. And in the end, that's all that matters. I own ten laptops of various sizes (plus three ipads) and I'm perfectly happy with my first gen MBA because it fills it's intended role and my needs.
  11. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2009
    New Jersey
    I love the macbook air and will buy one straight away if it comes out in 11 inches with 4 GB memory
  12. liquid85 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Thanks a lot. When I bought it I was a little nervous. But I've had it a few days now and not one complaint. It plays flash video and flash games just fine and It doesn't get very hot. My wife likes it too and that's most important since it's hers. I've also already decided to sell my MBP and and get the new air when, or should I say if, they update them.
  13. cleric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Probably not watching 720p or 1080p it gets hot even on Rev B/C with Flash 10.1
  14. matelot macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2010
    they go for like $40
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    FYI The hinges are a weak point. If you feel any slop make sure you get it tightened up.
  16. matelot macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2010
    You definitely got a very sweet deal.

    Also got my 1st gen (64GBSSD plus SuperDrive) on eBay few weeks ago for $866. Great condition.

    What's your battery cycle count ?
  17. liquid85 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Is it true that apple is repairing the hinges for free? Thats what the authorized repair place told me here. But they are about thirty minutes away, so before I head out there I want to make sure they know what they're talking about.
  18. liquid85 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    cycle count is 148, battery condition "normal". I've been getting about two and a half to three hours of battery life.
  19. matelot macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2010
    then it seems maybe the seller kind of lied about "I use it 99% of the time on a desk"

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