MacBook Air Buying Used

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

  1. rageguy macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2009
    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

    Dec 6, 2009
    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


    Jun 25, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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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