Should I get this air from craigslist

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sifractusfortis, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. sifractusfortis macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2008
    I was wondering if this is a good deal. I called the guy on the phone and he wants $1600 for all of it. Should I go to $1500. I know the guy is legit but should I take it for $1600 or go lower? Below is the ad.

    This computer comes with many costly accessories. Everything is in as-new condition, with all original packaging. Here is the whole package:

    - Apple Macbook Air. 2GB RAM. 80 GB PATA drive.
    - 2 Power adapters (one for home, one for work)
    - Airline power adapter
    - Superdrive (external DVD R/W drive)
    - Ethernet adapter
    - External display adapter
    - Fresh install of Apple OSX Leopard
    - IWork 08 installed
    - Original battery. Battery life still very good.
  2. gooddeal macrumors regular


    Aug 3, 2008
    Personally, I think 1600 is too much. It's an o.k deal if the computer (1) has never been dropped (2) is a couple months old. I wouldn't touch it if it's already 8 months old or older.

    You don't need most of those accessories and the biggest problem is battery. If you're a student, you can get a new Air for 1700 + free ipod touch + free printer. You can also get it from Amazon for $1690 after $50 rebate w/ no tax for most states.
  3. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2006
    Why don't you just make an offer? How could it hurt? I got mine brand new, sealed for $1450 on CL. Mind you it didn't come with those accessories but I wouldn't need those anyways. If you're anywhere near a major city you should be able to do better than 1600.
  4. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    $1600 is too much. i got Air on craigslist with Ethernet adapter and superdrive for $1200. it was 5 months old. Try to go for $1400 that should be fair value of the laptop.
  5. carve macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
  6. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Makes me whimper knowing I paid retail for mine. :(
  7. born2win413 macrumors member


    May 17, 2008
    i paid $1400 for mine or was it $1500, i don't remember but it was brand new. Then paid some guy $65 for a brand new superdrive, which broke down on me and then called Apple for a replacement.
  8. wkw macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2004
    Eugene, OR
    +1 1600 is too much. I sold my 1.6/80 with a superdrive for 1425 through CL and felt lucky to get that much. iWork installed? is that a trial version? do you get the iWork install discs?
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Nope, get a refurb for $1499 online Apple Store...:cool:
  10. born2win413 macrumors member


    May 17, 2008
    Taxes ruins it, plus there's nothing wrong with buying from CL, just before buying it, call into APPLE and have them verified that it's new.

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