Price Advice Selling 11" MacBook Air 2011 Model w/ i7 1.8GHz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yetieater, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. yetieater macrumors regular

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    Hi knowledgeable folks:

    I have an 11" MacBook Air in like-new condition that I purchased last July to use at school. It was specced from the Apple Store as a Build to Order (BTO) unit. I opted for the CPU upgrade from Intel i5 to Intel i7 processor, which cost $200 at the time. The total out of pocket expense for the machine was over $1300.

    Everything else on the MBA is stock. 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM.

    What is a fair asking price for it now, and what is the best place to get buyers to act?
     
  2. AznTakumi macrumors regular

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  3. macfan74318 macrumors member

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    I was in a similar boat a while back, I had a 13 Macbook Pro i7 2.7, with a Scorpio Black 750, and 6 Gb of RAM. I was able to get a net of 1380 on eBay. What I recommend is to use a client like GarageSale Trial and take a lot of pictures in natural light, then give a lot of detail and explain to the buyer why you are selling the machine. Also this goes without saying but CLEAN THE COMPUTER! Make it look factory fresh, I use Rubbing Alcohol (91%) for the Unibody, Keyboard, and Trackpad. I would use water (purified bottled) and a clean microfiber on the display.

    As for price, I would put 1,300 as the Buy It Now price, and 1,200 as the Auction Price

    Hope this helps,
    macfan74318
     
  4. yetieater thread starter macrumors regular

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    What about selling on this forum? I understand that there is a trading post that appears after you reach 150 posts. I'm not far from that, but I don't know if it's worth the effort.

    Thanks for the tip on Garage Sale, BTW. I've got the program and it works great.
     
  5. a.chufong macrumors member

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    I'm not at the limit, but what I've read is that you'll get a lower price but have less PayPal fees and hassles selling on MR.

    Have you thought about Craig's List?
     

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