MacBook Air Buying Used

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rageguy, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. rageguy macrumors member

    rageguy

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    I'm looking to getting my first MBA! I'm very excited. The new price is a bit too steep so I have been looking at used ones. There is this one that caught my attention.

    Rev. C MBA, 1.86GHz, 2GB, GeForce 9400m. Mint with absolutely no scratches. Battery health 9x%, roughly 4 hours charge. HD upgraded to RunCore Pro IV SSD 128GB (originally $459 USD). No warranty remaining. Owned by 1.1 years.

    $925USD. Is that good? Considering the MBA is 1.1 years old and may be due for an upgrade soon.
     
  2. undercompensate macrumors member

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    For the air alone, a grand might be kinda high.
    But that SSD definitely sweetens the deal. Aren't they still super pricey?
     
  3. rageguy thread starter macrumors member

    rageguy

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    Yeah the SSD is $4xx USD new. The Air is $1500 new. Technically the laptop is worth $2100 new after tax.

    The question becomes "is it worth it? is the value still worth $9xx?"
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Only you can answer to that question. If you need/want MBA, then that sounds like a decent deal, especially with the SSD. The biggest downside IMO is the lack of warranty.

    BTW, you can get a refurbished MBA with 128GB SSD for 1349$. It's 400$ more but it comes with warranty
     

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