Sell Macbook Air now or keep it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macstuff11, May 12, 2015.

  1. macstuff11 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2015
    First post here because really can't make up my mind. I have a MBA 2014 i7 8GB 256GB with Apple Care till Feb 2018 (student price) but am going travelling at the end of the month. This was a replacement to a 2012 MBA (which I paid £860 for as a student) that Apple couldn't repair under Apple Care. I wanted to take a laptop with me but taking a £1400 laptop around the world didn't seem like a good idea so bought a £300 Windows to tide me over. After I am finished travelling for about a year, I may want to stay a while in Asia to work/study. Do you think it's best to sell the MBA now and buy a rMBP in Asia (with the keys of whichever country I buy it in, Japan seems to be cheapest) or keep the MBA in a box and lose out on the warranty? My issues arises because I am trying to sell for £950 and no one is biting so wondering if I should take a hit on the price or let it depreciate in a box. In total, due to various mistakes by Apple, I got the spec I have with AppleCare for about £1000 when RRP is £1400. I'm just wondering if that's too good of a deal to give up. Let me know if that's too confusing. Thanks for any opinions in advance
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Well if you're not going to take it with you, there's no point in letting it depreciate. I'd take it with you though, why not? What if the Windows machine fails while abroad? At least with Apple you have global warranty. Also setup 'Find My Mac' so you've got some peace-of-mind. And encrypt the drive too.
  3. macstuff11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2015
    Thanks for the tip, hadn't thought of that and definitely an option I would consider. However, if you decided to take the Windows laptop, would you sell the MBA or let it depreciate?
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Either way I'd be losing money on it, so I'd probably sell it to have some extra booze money abroad :D
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Good that you checked the prices of these laptops abroad. Depending on taxes and tariffs, electronics tend to be much more expensive in foreign countries vs. the US.

    Maybe let a friend use your MBA while you're traveling and ship it to you wherever you end up?
  6. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Flying over the rainforest at dawn - Priceless
    Personally I would just take it along, I have lived and worked in Asia for decades and never had an issue. Majority Of Asian countries use US keyboards or they are available, some are far cheaper to purchase a Mac as they don't apply tax for Computers i.e. Malaysia

    If the Notebook has a problem you have apple care, if you are further concerned just have it insured for theft.


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