Reasonable price for an 11" mid 2011 Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Cnizzle06, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Cnizzle06 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    I'm looking at a post on craigslist for the Air and he has no listed price, but is instead just taking offers:
    Barely Used **mint** condition Macbook Air for sale its 11 inch screen.
    +Processor- 1.6ghz intel core i5
    +Memory- 2 GB 1333mhz ddr3
    +Graphics- Intel HD Grapocs 3000 288mb
    +Software- Mac OS X lion

    What would be a reasonable offer?
  2. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    Around $700 I'd say.
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    One thing to think about, the 2012s came with USB 3.0 and the HD Facetime camera.

    There are a few 2012s for $850 in the Apple refurbished store.

    If I were choosing between this and the other (if he would take $700), I'd still take the one from Apple store since I get a fresh 1 year warranty, 4Gb of ram and the better camera/USB ports. The one on CL is likely out of warranty.
  4. Cnizzle06 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    thanks guys. I'm still on the fence. Buying used always causes me some concern.


    He said the current highest offer is 580...
    Should I bite at 600?
  5. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Check it out carefully - I loving buying used off CL - I only purchase if it still has warranty.
  6. jazzybest, Feb 10, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013

    jazzybest macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    run the hardware test before buying and ensure there is not liquid spill damage. There is liquid spill indicator. I would open up and inspect the inside. A reasonable price for me would be $100 cheaper then refurbished offered by apple. Also be aware liquid spill laptops can function
    when dried out but depending on the liquid can cause corrosion and die on you down the road.
    There is there is liquid spill zero warranty.

    My choice was always been apple refurbished for expensive items as you have warrantly as new and it has been tested and its disounted.
  7. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    I would not pay any amount of money for this computer (Unless crazy cheap)

    If you want it though I would not go higher than 500-600 USD. If you did, you might as well buy a non-ultrabook laptop that performs 4x better than the Air for the same price.
  8. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    I've bought and sold many things on Craigslist. Just remember you always take a risk when buying computer items. If I were you, I'd just buy one off Amazon. They are selling the exact same one for only $850. It's new and you're getting it from a reputable business.

    If you do buy it, meet at a central location that has free wifi and test the hell out of it. And, tell him you plan on doing this prior to meeting.
  9. Cfgreen89 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2013
    I was wondering what a reasonable price for this Mac was. I'm selling mine. I think the $100 less than the refurbished price is a good place to start, so that's what I'll list it at.


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