Price Advice Questions related to selling 1st gen Macbook Air

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 1appleAday, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. 1appleAday macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2008
    Hi All, I have a gen A Macbook Air (Early 2008, 1.6, 80 HD) that I want to sell. Two questions I have are:

    (1) do people still buy these? How much can I sell it for?

    (2) I didn't buy the external dvd drive. I plan to do a thorough wipe on the machine before selling it. After the wipe, can I reinstall OSX using Remote Disc? I would think Remote Disc will be deleted during the wipe so I have to have the external DVD drive, but I want to double check.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay (including completed sales), or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what a reasonable price may be. Then adjust the price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.
    No, you can't use Remote Disc for OS installs.
  3. 1appleAday thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2008
    Thanks for the reply. Is there any instructions on how to reinstall OSX after the wipe?
  4. TheRichboy247 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2012
    You can reinstall OSX by putting it on a USB drive. What OSX will you be installing on it?

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