Selling my MacBook Air for MacBook Pro with retina.

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  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

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    Where is the best/cheapest place to buy a mbpr at and where can I sell my 13" 2014 base model air for the most amount of money? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Best buy has the absolute best deal right now on the base model 2015 MBPR.

    1,099 which is $200 off. Combine that with at 10% movers coupon from USPS. That will be a REALLY good deal for someone in the market for at least the 128GB SSD base model.
     
  3. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    crazy to think people are still choosing the 1399 rMB over that deal^^
     
  4. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I played with both in store and liked the feel of the pro better.
     
  5. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    As far as bang for buck absolutely. I bought a MBPR the other week but ultimately returned it. ONLY BECAUSE....

    I found a 11" MBA 2013 in GOOD condition for $450 and i ONLY wanted a notebook for around the house to browse sites, and use while laying in bed watching TV or the couch. I just don't like iPads since i like a keyboard and the track pad. Plus i have a iPhone 6 plus so its redundant to me. Yes the retina was nice but ii watch all my streams/movies on my 65" TV. The the MBA serves as a couch surfing machine.

    The MBPR is still a very light machine for its power. But got a little warm on me while laying in bed or the couch and was a "tad" cumbersome, especially since i now have the 11" air.

    Best part, $900 plus back in my pocket for other electronics etc :) For me it just mad no sense to spend that much at the moment when i found the 2013 MBA for $450 like new. I would have never came close to using the power of the MBPR. Probably would have never opened iMovie lol.


    But as a main machine the MBPR is MUCH better value than the MBR IMO.
     
  6. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't blame you. I'm still in shock that you got that awesome of a deal for a wonderful computer. Wow just wow. Major props.
     
  7. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Same, it was a girl who had moved to my area which is PA from NY. She had it listed for $600 originally. And when i asked about "wiggle room" she said she would do $500. And than hit me with the $450 if i bought today and picked it up being she still didn't have a car moving from NY.

    So i was like ALRIGHTY, can't pass that up lol :eek:. I am sure she probably knew nothing about eBay value or "resell" value. I usually peek at craigslist daily to see whats going on.

    Just a week ago i picked up a 2009 aluminum iMac for my kid, he's 11. GOOD condition with original keyboard and mouse. Basically for school projects etc for his room. Guy was looking for $195 or $100 and trade for a Xbox 360. I so happen to have his old 360 laying around collecting dust, "surprised it hasn't died yet" lol. I got him a Xbox One he plays on now. So basically $100 for the iMac. Popped 4GB extra GB of ram i had laying around and its zippy with the core 2 duo! :cool:;)

    Always deals on craigslist! For those in jams etc. Today someone was selling a iMac from 2011 NEVER OPENED, for $500 cash! I texted and it basically sold immediately lol. I have fun buying things, playing with them and just re-selling if i feel i don't need or want it lol. Bad habit :)
     
  8. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I went to Best Buy yesterday and all models of the 13" rMBP are on sale, the only difference being the size of the SSD for the first 2 models and the third model has an upgraded processor.

    so it is 2.7/128/8, 2.7/256/8, 2.9/512/8, I bought the 2.7/256/8 for myself.
     
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    with deals this sweet....u have to pretty much buy as soon as you can as it can be gone at anytime. i would assume until saturday? but u never know...

    you ever used eBay?
     
  12. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A couple of times. Not crazy about paying them fees though.
     
  13. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    then the only option is to sell it local
     
  14. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I keep getting lowballed. This guy wanted to give me $500 for it. LOL.
     
  15. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Be patient, a good offer will come. Just ignore the low ballers. I sold my 2014 MBPR a few months back for $900 locally.
     
  16. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You have to be patient with CL. You'll get a lot of lowball offers, and you may not be able to get the full amount you're asking, but it can work out.
     
  17. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    Thats a hell of a deal with the online price + EDU + Movers Coupon.

    Worth putting it on a credit card while you wait for your other one to sell on CL.
     
  18. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    i've never liked craigslist myself...i always do eBay.

    but if you don't like eBay...your options are limited
     
  19. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How long would it take for me to receive my money through PayPal? I'm in a huge hurry to get this best buy deal before it expires. I haut picked up my movers coupon. I am a student but I've heard a lot of times they won't stack.
     
  20. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    use a CC man....dont wait. just pay it off before it hits you with interest.
     
  21. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    well there is also more risk in doing ebay/paypal than a local sale. chances are...unless you list ur price super low it will take a bit of time to sell on eBay. Unless you have a ton of feedback and sell stuff often. Not quick enough, to list, sell, receive the money by saturday.
     
  22. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    can anyone confirm how they know this deal ends saturday?
     
  23. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I want to know this also.
     
  24. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    i don't know when it ends, but usually places run their deals from Sunday-Saturday. Heck, this deal could end tonight for all we know. When it's this good of a deal you have to jump on it immediately IMO.
     
  25. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am currently asking $850 for it. I may have to drop the price a bit.

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    It isn't in the weekly ad so maybe thats a good sign?
     

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