What's my 2012 MBA worth??

banapple!

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Jun 17, 2013
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Hi all! I'm thinking of selling my 2012 MBA 11" and am just hoping for some advice on what would be a fair price. It's my first time selling a laptop online so hoping to tap into the collective wisdom here :)

It's the 2012 model, 11 inch, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4gb RAM, 256gb SSD. 3 months old and under warranty and in perfect condition.

I've checked the completed listings on ebay, but not too many have sold in the last week. About a week ago sales of over $1000 were normal, but I imagine that the release of the 2013 model may have changed this.

Thanks for any advice! I just want to sell it for whatever's fair!
 

tgi

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Aug 29, 2012
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Seeing as you can get a similar model refurbished for $799 directly from Apple. I would say you should probably sell in the range $750-900.


Refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5

Originally released June 2012
11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1366-by-768 resolution
4GB memory
128GB flash storage
720p FaceTime HD camera
Intel HD Graphics 4000
$799


I don't think anyone would be willing to pay more since the 2013's were just released, you never know though. Are you located in the states? I would probably try Craigslist first and see how that goes. I'm reluctant to sell big ticket items online.

You should also specify if the box and/or any accessories are included. That will effect the asking price.
 

maxosx

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Hi all! I'm thinking of selling my 2012 MBA 11" and am just hoping for some advice on what would be a fair price. It's my first time selling a laptop online so hoping to tap into the collective wisdom here :)
Collective wisdom?

You're being far too kind, it's sheer guesswork when the model is so new. :D

Remember, in a free market, just when you least it expect it you could get a lot, or not so much.

The market is what dictates the price. I'd list it and if you don't get any solid responses in a few days, lower the price.
 

banapple!

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Thanks guys! No, I'm in Australia, but we do have Craigslist and similar here. The 128gb 2012 MBA is $889 in the refurb store here. Is the 256gb really not worth that much more? That upgrade cost $330 at the time, and the 256gb 2013 model is still $250 more than the 128gb version.

Any particular reason that you're reluctant to sell big ticket items online tgi? I'm so new to this! :)

maxosx said:
Remember, in a free market, just when you least it expect it you could get a lot, or not so much.
Yeah. Ebay is crazy, I have decided. A brand new 2013 base 128gb model just sold for only $950...and then a few hours later a 2012 64gb model sold for $900....

I know it's hard to predict pricing when the model released is so new. I guess I will just try listing it. But do you guys have any thoughts on whether it's better to try to sell now, or to wait a few months (when the 2013 model may have come down in price, or there may be a 10% off sale somewhere etc?).

Thanks again!!
 
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tgi

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Is the 256gb really not worth that much more? That upgrade cost $330 at the time, and the 256gb 2013 model is still $250 more than the 128gb version.

Any particular reason that you're reluctant to sell big ticket items online tgi? I'm so new to this! :)
I'm sorry, I forgot that the the 2012 MBA's had a base of 64GB. The price I gave is probably on the lower side.

Reason for not selling big ticket items online is I have a friend who does a lot of business on eBay recently sold an iPhone to an international buyer. Buyer claims they never received item, my friend is out $600 and an iPhone. It's just not a risk I'm willing to take. I'd rather deal in person. That's just my personal preference though.