Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Mac Specs: 27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
01-30-2013, 10:17 AM
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The serial number itself will not tell you if a Mac is refurbished or not. So do ask if the current owner purchased it new or refurbished. Check for the overall quality of the case. Having the original boxes and any media it came with is great for resale in the future if it comes to that..
Lastly, depending on your exposure to Macs, you might want to do a few quick tests of opening/closing applications and based on the specs of the MacAir, see if it behaves decently.
Also, you want to make sure that there's a fresh install of OS X on the MBA. You don't want anything stale/personal from the current owner should you decide to purchase it..
Also, based on how much cheaper you are potentially going to get this MBA for, you should visit the Apple Refurb store and see what the prices there look like..
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