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does ANYONE buy refurbs anymore?


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#1 hateway

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

I've got 20 desktops & 15 laptops cleaned, updated, all working great with documentation etc. & have tried to sell on ebay, craigslist, facebook marketplace, nextdoor, etc. I occasionally get a question but no takers. Should I just free up space & take all to charity? Oh, I also have a shoebox full of ram and 150 hdds!



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

I do, but I generally buy manufacturer refurbs and only for very recent hardware (which generally means that someone had "buyers remorse" or something was trivially wrong that a simple replacement fixed).

 

You might try lowering your price point (and I say that as a general thing, go low enough and someone will buy) or by offering some sort of warranty, even a short one of say, 30 days, or a right to return option for that period.  Standing behind them in this way, and truly doing so in a pretty much, "no questions asked, almost," manner tends to put buyers' minds at ease.

 

A lot of people are justifiably nervous about refurbs in general and particularly in a "you bought it, it's your problem - immediately" situation.  


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

Great points, Brian! Thank you

 

I do, but I generally buy manufacturer refurbs and only for very recent hardware (which generally means that someone had "buyers remorse" or something was trivially wrong that a simple replacement fixed).

 

You might try lowering your price point (and I say that as a general thing, go low enough and someone will buy) or by offering some sort of warranty, even a short one of say, 30 days, or a right to return option for that period.  Standing behind them in this way, and truly doing so in a pretty much, "no questions asked, almost," manner tends to put buyers' minds at ease.

 

A lot of people are justifiably nervous about refurbs in general and particularly in a "you bought it, it's your problem - immediately" situation. 



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:10 PM

I've got 20 desktops & 15 laptops cleaned, updated, all working great with documentation etc. & have tried to sell on ebay, craigslist, facebook marketplace, nextdoor, etc. I occasionally get a question but no takers. Should I just free up space & take all to charity? Oh, I also have a shoebox full of ram and 150 hdds!

What are the processors in the desktops.

 

What kind of ram do you a shoe box full of.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:46 PM

Give to charity, or create a problem for each computer. For example: Windows could not start because the following file \windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt.

 

They will then sell on eBay. They will be bought to fix and try to make a profit.






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