Where to buy MBA 11" 8Gb

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  1. sml12 macrumors newbie

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    Where is a good place to get a good online deal on a MBA 11" 8Gb? i5 or i7?

    US, UK, Australia is ok.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Pugly macrumors regular

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    Keep an eye out for refurbished macs? Maybe find lightly used one out there.

    You will need to be patient.

    The 11inch 8gb i7 is a sweet machine though, so I'd try to find one if you can.
     
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  4. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    Lately the refurbished section of Apple has been getting hammered in my opinion. here is an 11" MBA, personal note I myself would only buy a refurbished model from Apple, you get a 1 year warranty with the option of Apple Care and a 2 week return period in case you don't like what you purchased.

    http://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_air/11
     
  5. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    'hammered' in which way?
     
  6. racoop macrumors member

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    I think he means heavy traffic. I bought a MBA 11"/i7/8GB/256GB about 3 weeks ago on the Apple Refurbished site. I was watching closely and the upgraded models disappear VERY quickly. I love the 11" MBA since I travel a lot and still need the horsepower.
     
  7. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    Yes thats exactly what I mean.
     
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    I'm not a fan of refurbs but I'm a big fan of the 11" MBA so if anyone wants one these days, buying an official refurb from Apple's site is really the only way to go.
     
  9. racoop macrumors member

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    Coming from Apple, I could not distinguish it from a new unit in any way. Right down to the new Mac smell :)
     
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    Apple's pricing on refurbs is too high IMO. I've always been able to buy NEW for less than Apple sells refurbs for. But it's a moot point now since there aren't any new 11" MBA's in the retail channel.
     
  11. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    Best buy is running sales on the MBA this week. At least in my area they are. Thinking about getting a 13" MBA, cant see buying the new MBP's too many problems
     
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    Yeah, they're only $100 off now but over President's Day weekend they were $250 off. If you can wait, I'd recommend holding off until they offer another $200-$250 off.
     
  13. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    Waiting on the next sale. Unless Apple takes them out of the system. Just like the Air
     
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    Agreed.

    The 11" 8 GB i7 is a superb machine - I have one and it is a dream to use.
     
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    I have strongly considered picking one of these up off eBay instead of keeping the 2016 Macbook Pro. As a long time MBA 11" user, it feels like Apple has temporarily abandoned users of this machine.

    I am very curious how a new Macbook will impact pricing on used MBA 2015.
     
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    Keep an eye out for refurbs - one should come up with the desired specification, sooner or later.

    Personally, I'd never buy a computer from eBay.
     
  18. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Even the basic i5/4GB version is very capable ans has been my faithful travel partner for the last years. So light that you never ask yourself the question if you should take it or not, it is (almost) always in my backpack.
     
  19. racoop macrumors member

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    Certainly when the product line is current, the pricing on the Apple refurbs is too high. Not worth while for me - I would just buy new. But in a case like this where the 11" MBA is gone, it's a great choice. I saved $200 on the i7/256/8. I'm effectively getting a new computer, coming with a full Apple warranty (you can even go Apple Care if desired) and no risky e-bay or Craigslist purchase.
     
  20. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

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    This is its biggest plus. My 11" weights less than my 12.9" iPad Pro after I put the Pro into its "going out" case.
     
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    Exactly.

    Ever since I bought it - my 11" MBA has been my faithful - and utterly reliable - travel companion. A fantastic computer for travelling.
     
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    I was able to grab a 2015 11" 8G 128GB. This will be my travel machine for a long time. Great little computers.
     
  25. quebec88 macrumors newbie

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    Earlier this month, I picked up a 2015 11" i7, 8GB, 256GB SSD for $998 with only 10 power cycles in immaculate condition on eBay. My first choice was to purchase a Refurb from Apple, but it is very difficult to find the 11" right now from them. With buying on eBay, you just have to do your homework and find a good seller. I couldn't be happier with this MacBook Air.
     

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