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For Sard: Apple Thunderbolt Display

Thunderbolt Display for sale

Up for grabs is my Thunderbolt Display. And, honestly, it’s a little upsetting because this is one of my favourite computery things I’ve ever bought. But now it can be yours.

I bought this Thunderbolt Display in August of 2012. I am selling it because I just bought an iMac, and I have no need for a second display. Even though it's over six years old, this display shows virtually no signs of wear and tear. I can see no dead pixels, very little dust under the glass, and there is no evidence of image retention. There are no cracks or chips in the glass, either on the front or on the edges. It’s a real good, high-quality, IPS display.

But it isn’t just a display. On the back, there are three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, gigabit Ethernet, and a Thunderbolt port. It also has a FaceTime camera, speakers, and a microphone built in. In short, it's a truly excellent docking station for your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, which you connect with a single cable that splits into a Thunderbolt connector and a MagSafe charger.

Other important things I want you to know:

I paid a thousand dollars for this and I don’t regret it one bit. These displays are going for anywhere between $300 and $800 on eBay, plus about $100 in shipping charges. I’d like to get about $500 for it — it’s in pretty great condition, works perfectly, and has served me well for the past six years. Payment can be made via Interac e-transfer, PayPal, or a fat wad of cash.


Or will trade for a mint copy of Frank Ocean’s “Endless” LP.

Get ItTech Specs

Front of display
This is the front.
Back of display
This is the back.
Scratch on back of display :(
This is the scratch on the back. It looks worse here than it is, but it's still there. This is practically the only sign that this display has been used.
This display has an attached MagSafe (2) and Thunderbolt (DisplayPort style) cable, and it comes with a North American power cable (not pictured because you know what a power cable looks like).
Display front
I can see no dead or stuck pixels, and very little dust. Contact me for a very high resolution copy of this photo, if you are interested.