MBA selling advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dlorenzo, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. dlorenzo macrumors newbie

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    Hi, so yesterday the battery of my old MBA (Original 1,1) which I rarely use bulge badly. I took it to the apple store today to see if maybe it was a lucky day and I got a free battery - no luck.

    The genius reminded me about the Apple Reuse program, so I got some quotes on how much they would pay me for it: with a working battery ~190 and with a bad battery ~100.

    A new OEM battery costs over 100 so it makes no sense to buy one. However, there are 3rd party ones on ebay going for about 37.

    Does anyone know if I send the MBA with a 3rd party battery if I will be penalized in the offer?

    Thanks.
     
  2. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

    iAppl3Fan

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    Since you rarely use the battery maybe just leave as is and use it when plugged in. If you want to replace with 3rd party, I can't see it hurting since it isn't worth much anyway.
     
  3. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

    PBG4 Dude

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    Apple isn't going to give you credit for a 3rd party battery.
     

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