Much Worse Resale Value - MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cherishzm, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. cherishzm macrumors regular

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    I'm so dissapointed at the current resale value of MBA's compared to MBP's released in the same year.

    I always bought used MBP's at a great deal on CL and eBay and sold them after several months to a year of usage at about the same price or little less (again I said I bought them originally at a great price after a fair amount of searching and negotiating). However, the first MBA I bought earlier this year, 2011 MBA 13 i5 256GB Warranty till Jan 2013, already had its resale value dropped significantly. I paid $1,175 for it in March and it's worth only about $1,000-1,100 now. It's supply and demand in used MacBook market meaning there are a lot more people wanting MBP's than MBA's and obviously MBA owners like to upgrade their machine more often..
     
  2. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    Your MBA lost $75 in a year and you're complaining? :confused: You do realize that any other PC notebook would be worth a fraction of the original cost.
     
  3. GREEN4U macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: That's really good! Everybody knows that MBAs lose 1/4 their value as soon as you drive it off the lot.

    I'll tell you the same thing I tell car owners; Resale value is moot, unless you plan to sell it. Tell me, are you planning to sell or do you just like complaining?
     
  4. intervenient macrumors 6502a

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  6. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    Were you expecting to sell a used computer for the same price as the day you bought it new?

    :confused:
     
  7. islanders macrumors 6502

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    You bought one a few months before 2012 update so of course it's going to drop a few hundred. A new 2012 8/128 is $1250 with a $100 apple card.

    Sour grapes. You want a new Air every six months of course it's going to cost you.
     
  8. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Apples can't always maintain high resale. Over time everything changes. Their are more macs on the used market than ever. And buyers are getting smarter.
     

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