Price Advice What would you pay for this 2012 MBA 13"?

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  1. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    It think the asking price is pretty high. What would you offer?

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-laptops/ottawa/mint-condition-macbook-air-13-top-spec/1045213959?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay (including completed sales), and Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what a reasonable price may be.

    Don't check just once source, but get an average from all sites for a more accurate idea. Some sites may be higher/lower than is realistic. Then adjust the price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc. If the model is recent enough, you can also check the Apple refurbished store to see what similar models are selling for.
     
  3. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well mac2sell is giving me $1670 but you can't select the year of release. eBay is giving me prices generally between $800-$1000 for the same speced MBA. That seems much more realistic. I was only able to get $700 for my 2011 15" MBP with 8gb ram and 500gb ssd and hi-res anti glare display.
     
  4. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    Well since it was a 2011 15" you got out pretty lucky those are known to have problems which decrease there resale value and makes them almost impossible to sell

    But for you air i would price it at $850-$900 but could go in the possible $1000s if you set it as an auction on ebay
     
  5. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm not selling. I was looking to buy that one.
     
  6. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    lol. Is there any chance you get a rMBP?
     
  7. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'd love to. But I think I may go with a Mac mini and an iPad mini retina for on the go.
     
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  9. MrGIS macrumors regular

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    Prices are tend to be variable. In the last month I sold a 2012 MBA (1.8 ghz 128 gb ssd/4gb ram) for $800 Canadian. I also sold a 2012 Mac mini server 2.6 quad core i7 with only 4 g of ram and standard hhd for $1500 Canadian. Both were in mint condition. Good luck.
     

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