For Sale – Apple Computing

I’m selling several Apple related items. Please reach out to me if you are interested in acquiring any of these items.

Entertaining best offer so please make a fair judgment of the item’s worth to you.

Item List

  • MacBook 12-inch (1st Gen) [Available]
  • MacBook Pro Retinia 15-inch (3rd Gen) [sold]
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch (2nd Gen) [Available]
  • Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) [Available]

Item Specs

Item History and Condition

Most of my computing devices have easily seen 12+ hours per-day of usage (give or take).

Except for the display, these items have traveled with me. They are in surprisingly good condition for the length of time and usage-duration.

  • MacBook 12-inch
    • Purchased: April 2015 for $1299.00 + AppleCare $249.00
    • Condition (keyboard/display): No defects, no blemishes, no scratches
    • Condition (exterior): Like new. Portfolio case that wraps around entire notebook body has been used for roughly 80% of the notebook’s life.
  • MacBook Pro Retinia 15-inch (3rd Gen)
    • Purchased: July 2012 for $3,499.00 + AppleCare $349.00
    • Condition (keyboard/display): No defects, minor wear, no scratches.
    • Condition (exterior): Minor scratches on bottom. No blemishes.
    • Comment: The built-in iSight camera no longer works.
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch (2nd Gen)
    • Purchased: July 2008 for $2,524.00
    • Condition (keyboard/display): Shows wear
    • Condition (exterior): some scratches
    • Comment: 1st battery replaced with OEM. 2nd battery replaced with aftermarket. Battery is dead, needs a battery. It currently operates from AC power.
  • Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch)
    • Purchased: July 2012 for $999.00
    • Condition: Like New
    • Defects/Blemishes: single line artifact about 2 pixels in width, dark yellow in color. Begins at top and ends at bottom of display. Located about 4-inches inward from right side of display.

Item Photographs

To Be Done (added)

Other Remarks

  • The items listed here still have their original box/packaging they came with. This may matter to some people so I thought I would mention it.
  • The computers will be “reset” and have the latest macOS installed.
  • Sold as-is – used equipment is unpredictable.  Please make sure you understand this before making me an offer 🙂
  • Why am I selling?  I’m upgrading my computing hardware after several years.

Current Focus, an update

So much happening since my last blog entry.  I’m currently working on two topics at the moment,

  • IPv6 transition architecture
  • SDN/NFV architecture

These are interesting topics respectively.

With IPv6 it seems the more one progresses with this protocol the clearer it becomes that the challenges which exist are not with IPv6 natively 1 so much as the concern with enabling IPv6 and IPv4 to co-exist, with an emphasis on intercommunications between them.  Seems a bit silly I guess, but from what I’ve observed and seen so far, this is the challenge (IPv4 <-> IPv6).  It’s not impossible, however it does require careful consideration; there are many approaches that attempt to solve for the co-existance between IP protocols, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.  So the good news is there are solutions ….and with these solutions the concern becomes choosing wisely.  Everyone will have a uniq perspective on this given their line of business and network needs.  One size does not fit all.

With SDN/NFV this is like a snow-ball rolling down a mountain, it’s gaining momentum and gaining in size.  Managed service providers and hosting providers have capitalized on how to operate with SDN/NFV.  Network service providers are looking to capitalize, with some Tier 1 services providers already implementing SDN/NFV.  I see programming as a corner stone and I see networking know-how has a corner stone.  Evolving with the industry is a requirement for success.

So, having written the above, I’m off now to delve into cloud image creation.

~ Jeff

  1. I will say the immediate exception I see here is the residential gateway (RG) devices.  Manufactures in the market space appear willing to implement IPv6 solutions into their products; however they want a to know how may new orders can be placed.  If it is not immediately obvious what the problem is with this statement (new orders) then please consider there are millions of RG devices already deployed.  Does the existing deployed hardware of these RG devices support IPv6?  If do support IPv6, which transition protocols are supported?