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Why your $999 MacBook is worth $250 or less

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  • PHJM Salt lake City, UT
    June 13, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    Sure it's accurate that this specific place will pay $250 for a macbook air, but that isn't what it's worth! Look at what people are buying them for on KSL or Craigslist.

    I still think it's a bad article. Of course if you sell it to a company you're not going to get a good return on it. I sold my iPad after a year, for $500. I paid $599.

  • Caprice PROVIDENCE, UT
    June 13, 2012 1:52 a.m.

    Great article. SmartMoney is a very credible source, so when they say that MacBooks usually lose their value faster than iPads and iPhones, partially because people keep them longer, they know what they are talking about. I appreciate the unpopular yet accurate truth reported in this article.

  • PHJM Salt lake City, UT
    June 12, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    Bad article!! The worth of something is based on whatever someone will pay for it, right? Of course if you trade in your MacBook air for cash to a business, you might not get much. But what is a person willing to pay? A 999 MacBook air that is 2 years old might go for 6-700 on KSL. This article is misleading.

  • Clayton K Holladay, UT
    June 12, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    I don't quite buy this article. I think a $250 2010 MacBook Air would sell in minutes on KSL.com.

  • lowtherb1 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    The MacBook was also discontinued almost a year ago. MacBooks have lost their value because newer model Apple laptops have had fairly big upgrades at comparable prices to original MacBook prices.