I recently purchased a fully loaded one with AC+ on Swappa for $1100.
In theory, if someone purchased one last week they'd be covered under the keyboard replacement program all the way to July 2023. Complaining of a sticky key or something then would get them essentially a new top case keyboard
and battery, assuming Apple even still has a stock of replacements then. Not bad.
EDIT: Looks like I am wrong about the battery. The battery and logic board are attached to the lower case; so a replacement of the keyboard and top case assembly would not result in getting a new battery. Oh well.
Hi was watching this thread as well, since I think I like this form factor for a Mac the best for my needs. Email, browsing, movies, and occasional parallels Remote Desktop (not a second local Os).
Was able to get a 2017 MacBook 12, 512gb, i5, 8gb ram model from Best Buy open box excellent for 975 yesterday, which is now sold out. I’m not sure if I need to spend extra for the 16gb ram...or go to swappa and get a used one. I don’t do any photo or video editing. What do you guys think...I can still return it within 30 d if 16 gb ram is worth the hassle.
Regardless I am selling a 2017 MacBook Pro 13 w 16gb ram and 1tb ssd prob soon on swappa anyways shortly. Used it for the same needs as above, but prefer the smaller form factor.
Same here, though also looking at used market. I am afraid the same may happen as did with the 17” MBP. The demand (from enthusiastic minority) carried on but the supply dried up keeping prices higher than expected.
To let you know there is an internal replacement program for the MacBook screen until August 2019 for the 2015 MacBook or 4 years after purchase for the MacBook.
The screen to keyboard distance is too small and leaves marks in the display. Found out about the program this morning at the Apple store as mine is in for it’s 3rd display in 3 years.
The keys and the metal strips top and bottom leave indentations (little scratches across the display) if you haven’t noticed check your display.
Mine has had this 3 times now. It doesn’t bother me too much but mine has been in 3 times for the hinge being loose. They won’t replace for this but will for indentations.
For background mine is absolutely babied it has 330 cycles and is immaculate not a mark on it. Literally used in bed... or occasionally on the road.
Anyway mine had AppleCare and is now a year out. Took it in this morning and getting another display. Cost would have been £379... probably more than the machine is worth at this point.
There is obviously issues with it and not sure if the later models were improved but doubt it.
I waited around and never could find a good deal on the i7 version (likely because it's CTO), so I simply bought it on Apple Refurb. Don't regret it at all; a similarly spec'd MBA (8th-gen i5, which benches about the same as the 7th-gen i7/16GB/512GB) costs as much as the refurb max MBr.
Bought a maxed out one on swappa last week for $975, arrived and it was in mint condition, fired it up and it immediately crashed, brought it to apple and the logic board failed... just my luck.
Nah I had literally brought it to Apple the day I opened it from the seller, they wanted $675+ tax to repair, told the seller and he said to send it back to him for a refund. No apple care, so would have been out of pocket. Just glad it was that quickly and not a month or two later when I would have been on the hook for it.
Oh nice, how much did you end up paying for it? Did you run the serial number to confirm the AC+?
Wow great deal, mind sharing the seller with me so I can see what they have?
For people in the UK I recommend buying from CEX on line. You have two years warranty, and 14 days to return if not happy. I got my base model 12" from them a few months ago. It was grade B as it didn't have the box, but the machine itself was mint with only a few cycles.
Currently Base model 12" grade A are available for £605, grade B £555.
They currently have three maxed out 12" (1.4/16/512) £1165 for grade A, £1045 for grade B
Don't buy in store as the return options are poor, but for on-line purchases they are subject to the standard distance selling regs which means 14 days for full refund. If you need to return an on-line item, you can return it to your local store.
I have no affiliation with CEX other than having bought and exchanged a lot of Apple stuff with them.