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Apple’s special MacBook (and iPad) event got us excited about the new notebooks. The new MacBook Air starts at $1,199.00, and it goes all the way up to $2,599.00, depending on the configuration. That’s, depending on who you ask, a lot of money. But since you are willing to spend it, because you need to, why not consider this? What if you could get something better, or just as good, for the same amount, or cheaper?

We already told you that our friends over at Swappa also deal with notebooks. Not only that, but Swappa, unlike Apple, is a place where you can protect your Mac even if you purchased it used (meaning not directly from Apple). Whenever you buy a Mac second hand, Apple is not able to offer you AppleCare. Actually, almost nobody is able or willing to protect your investment. Swappa is, with their Mac Protection Plan.

So, after showing you how not to pay full retail price for phones and tablets, we ask you this: why pay Apple large amounts of money for a MacBook Air when you can get a MacBook pro instead, cheaper? Go to Swappa and check out their listings. Their “no junk” policy reassures you that what you see, and pay for, is what you get, as they closely scrutinize every piece of gadget listed. Depending on the model you choose, chances are that you can get something better for the same price of a MacBook Air, or even cheaper.

We thank Swappa for sponsoring this post!

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