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How To Sell An Old Laptop?


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#1 joker122

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:06 PM

I want to sell my Dell Inspiron E1705 (1.73 GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM, 17'' monitor) which I purchased in September of 2006. Some questions:

1. What is the most efficient way of restoring the computer to its factory settings so that when the buyer starts it up it is just like they are the first owner?

2. What is the best forum to sell it in? I was assuming eBay?

3. What other specs should I include in the listing?

4. How much should I expect to get for this laptop?

Thank you.

oh and feel free to add any advice you have.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 10:31 PM

1. Use the repair CD's that came with the came with the computer

2. Also craigslist and the local paper

3. Make and model , additional RAM, if installed People know how to look things up

4. You won't get what you think it's worth

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:57 PM

Well as far as selling goes:

Ebay last

Local paper and craigslist first. People in the paper pay more and its also free to list on the craigslist and in some local papers like mine.

People on ebay dont usually pay as high and sometimes you get scammers who will run a laptop up to like 2000 bucks when its worth nothing and then want you to ship it to Nigeria.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:39 PM

If this is the product you are trying to sell > http://digitalsima.com/product_info.php?products_id=460124

Then list all the specs on it where ever you advertise.

Expect to get about 1/2 of what you paid for it a year ago. If you're very lucky.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:40 PM

Computers devalue even faster than cars. Take one out of the box and turn it on. It's now worth half* what you payed for it.



* Not checked for accuracy.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:50 PM

Computers devalue even faster than cars. Take one out of the box and turn it on. It's now worth half* what you payed for it.


Thats why the smart among us by used or the ones who trust others enough to. I have never had any problems really with buying used laptops on ebay.




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