OMG Thunderbolt Loaded Air dropped to $1199?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GadgetGeek407, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    OMG I cant believe the top of the line AIR that I paid $1799 for I believe has dropped down on apples refurb site to 1199? OMG a $600 drop? leaves no room for good resale to upgrade! I can only imagine what will happen as they get older! What are you guys doing?
     
  2. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    why not just keep it, I assume you bought the decent specced one so that it would last you a while, no?
     
  3. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Why would you expect the previous generation models to hold their price when the new one drops? You know, the refurb was already down to $1440 before the 11th. I'd expect a big drop in price so they can liquidate the stock - which is exactly what they're doing.

    New products come out, old products drop in value. This is not new.
     
  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    Top of the line models often have the biggest loss in value. You paid a premium price for it, and this is the cost. Lower end models of Apple products seem to keep their value quite well. I have sold things with only a 20% loss over a year. Other air models are selling for about 20% less this year. The best thing to buy? The low end 11" or 13". Lots of buyers stretching their budgets to get into the Macverse.
     
  5. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Where did you see $1199 top of the line MBA? Refurb site?
    Why worried then? It's not the reference of your Air's MSRP.

    How many hi end MBA you can get on refurb site? They don't get there everyday and not that easy to get. Kinda like gambling.

    So I think it's not affecting your resale value quite much.
     
  6. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    This is very true. I've just sold my late 2010 2gb/64gb/1.4ghz C2D for £500

    Yesterday I bought a refurb mid 2011 4gb/128gb/1.6ghz i5 for £571 which considering what I get extra, plus a warranty and all the other upgrades it had, I don't think is too bad a deal for £71 extra.
     

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