Just won a MacBook Air off eBay!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by billyripkin, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. billyripkin macrumors 6502

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    So I have been looking to add a MacBook Air to my Mac family for sometime. I have a MacBook Pro 2.2ghz and a iMac 24" 2.8ghz but felt like I needed something more portable other than the MBP. I was looking at eBay recently and noticed that if you searched through live.com you could get a cashback reward if you bought using a buy-it-now option and paid through Paypal. I was able to get this auction for $1325 shipped since I saved $250 using the live.com/ebay deal. :D

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250264675257&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=015

    He lives just a couple hours away from me so shipping should not take but a couple days. I can't wait to try this computer out! Hopefully it will be problem free as he said in a email. Any suggestions on how or what to check on for known MacBook Air problems once I receive it?
     
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  3. billyripkin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it did but the live.com/ebay deal allows up to $250 cash back which is what I got.

    Just go to www.live.com and search for say "MacBook Air"

    Click on the link that pops up for MacBook Air's on eBay.

    You have 1 hour to make a purchase using buy-it-now only

    Buy the item and pay using Paypal. It will show your savings during checkout. The percentage off varies hour to hour. I got 20% but it can go up or down. The maximum you can save is $250 and can only be used 3 times using the same Paypal account.

    You will get a email after you have paid in your eBay account asking you to sign up for a live.com cash back account. My current hotmail account was already enough to get me in.

    You then wait up to 60 days for your money. They say the waiting period is so you have a chance to return the item.

    Once the waiting period is over you get your money and transfer it to your Paypal or bank account. Easy and simple.
     
  4. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Yes I changed the post after I decided to actually read your post instead of posting like a blind fool

    Anyway, $1575 he got?

    Hmmm maybe I'll sell mine :D
     
  5. billyripkin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you have problems with yours or are you just unhappy with it?
     
  6. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    No, it's great

    An oddly enough, it's been a bit better since the 10.4.3 update , for some reason

    I just might like $1575 cash in hand that's all :)
     
  7. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

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    I went for one too off ebay - we will see if it actually shows up. But I got a good deal - $1600 - $250 cash back for a new 1.6 MBA and a Superdrive. I was originally going to wait until the next revision but this deal was too good to pass up. The resale value will be high enough to justify it and I also sold my XBOX 360 yesterday so the cash was burning a hole in my pocket.

    This will be my first mac and I am pretty excited about it, been lurking these forums for several years.
     
  8. umgolfer macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a nice deal. What is the Live thing about?
     
  9. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

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    You search on live.com for something like cheap ipods or baby cribs and then you have to click on the live advertisement at the top linking to an ebay buy it now auction with a cashback sign (usually 20-25%).

    Then you go on ebay and search for whatever product you want, in this case MBA - and look at the buy it now's (make sure the cash back banner is on the top of the ebay search screen). You have to buy using a paypal account and once you hit buy it now the link will tell you if you qualify for cash back and the amount (the max at any one time is $250). Then you pay with your paypal, get a message from M$ within 24 hours about the cash back and within 60 days you get the $.

    Not a perfect system but works and you can get some great deals on Apple products - the kicker is M$ is paying for the discount.
     
  10. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

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    There is actually an ad for it up on the macrumors front page now...

    I hope these MBA's arent scams.
     
  11. golemite macrumors newbie

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    Same here.. got my MBA off eBay with the Paypal/Live deal. Paid just over $2k for a brand new MBA 1.8 + SSD. Posting from it right now :D
     
  12. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

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    Had the seller sold many big ticket items or was it sketchy until the MBA actually showed up?
     
  13. golemite macrumors newbie

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    no he had good feedback and sold a few mbas and i think nikon slrs before i bid... although spending that much on ebay ive never done before
     
  14. deputylove8 macrumors regular

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    Guess what dude! I paid only 60% for mine! hehehehe..that's like major savings dude!:D That's just plain awesome...!hehehe

    Mine is in my hands! Heheh..I carry it everywhere with me. hehehehe..
     
  15. mongoose8p macrumors regular

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    just got one today off craigslist for $1100.00 good price if you ask me
     
  16. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    i hate auctions with big chunks of text, i like austions like this one:D
     
  17. colourclassic macrumors member

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    Spam much?
     
  18. msw123307 macrumors 6502

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    awesome deal. i got my imac a couple weeks ago when the live.com cashback was like 15% and then used the 10% ebay coupon (now expired).

    i saved $225 with cashback and $100 with the ebay coupon. so the buy it now was for like $1499, and the coupons brought it all the way to $1230 for a 2.4 24" alum imac with 4gb ram :eek:

    i wanted to get a macbook air too..maybe on the next promotion. hope you enjoy it! this was my first imac - so i'm still trying to get the hang of everything!

    I'd recommend just to set up the applecare asap and check the status of it. I actually called apple and made sure the computer was registered under my name, (still have to call and register the extended warranty..once it arrives from amazon.) anyway, that'll give you peace of mind, and if anything does happen, you'll be good.
     
  19. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I think he was joking that for an old and worthless product like an iPod Mini, the seller had written about a page of stuff on it, including a Pro's and Con's section.
     
  20. billyripkin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I got the laptop yesterday and everything was just as described. The guy who I thought was in IL was actually stationed with the Navy in Japan so it threw me for a loop when I saw where it was from.

    I love the MacBook Air so far and my MacBook Pro will be on ebay soon. Maybe someone will take advantage of the deal when they buy my computer.
     
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    Yeah, I just bought a Macbook myself off of there w/ the discount. I'll end up paying only $765 for a brand new machine. I'm pretty excited, considering the Mac I'm using now is a 933 MHZ Power Mac G4.:)
     
  23. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Gawd, I was considering the refurb 1.8 64SSD, but now I'm taking a gander at the live.com as I post...:p
     
  24. cgingrich macrumors regular

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    hmmmm very cool...I have a 10% off coupon as well.
     

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