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Anyone had any success trading in/selling old computers at some of the, "we buy your old computer" companies?

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Looking to sell off some old "working" computers (13, 15, windows 7 etc) Anyone had success selling on some of the sites available? Thanks Read More
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2m, 1w agoPosted 2 months, 1 week ago
Looking to sell off some old "working" computers (13, 15, windows 7 etc)

Anyone had success selling on some of the sites available?

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2m, 1w agoPosted 2 months, 1 week ago
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#1
which company are you referring to? I've always got computer parts going spare and I could do with flogging them to people who understand their value as opposed to ebay
banned#2
We buy gold
We buy cars
We buy phones
etc etc

They are all the same. Most of them get shutdown by the regulators

I would find a way to sell elsewhere.

Edited By: YouDontWantToKnow on Feb 21, 2017 02:19
#3
Tell us what do you want to sell.
#4
I work in a school, after trying a few we now give them to ones that take them free but have eco credentials. If they are worth anything then ebay them yourself
#5
bbfb123
which company are you referring to? I've always got computer parts going spare and I could do with flogging them to people who understand their value as opposed to ebay

There are loads:

- webuyanycomputer

- cashforlaptops

- cashinyourgadgets

- sellyourlaptop

I have a few old computers, and rather than sell on eBay, Gumtree with all the usual pitfalls, I was wondering if anyone had any success in selling to any of the companies (or similar) above, were you tell them what you have (ie. 4 gen i3 laptop) and they give you a price based on that (eg. £65).

I used to trade in my old mobiles, and had some good prices from quite a few different companies, and thought that there must be the *Mazuma equivalent in the old laptop world?
#6
Normally better to strip for parts, almost always a better return and often negate the hassle of shipping a full tower. All depends on your willing to take things apart and ship multiple lots. Over the last week or so I got two decent PC's for 19.99 and 31.00 and the components alone are £200+ so a quick turn around if you have the time. Worth listing here also as we've got plenty of geeks about.
#7
intercake
Normally better to strip for parts, almost always a better return and often negate the hassle of shipping a full tower. All depends on your willing to take things apart and ship multiple lots. Over the last week or so I got two decent PC's for 19.99 and 31.00 and the components alone are £200+ so a quick turn around if you have the time. Worth listing here also as we've got plenty of geeks about.

I have stripped old PC's but never laptops.
That was why I knew that they would be worth a few quid to people who might.
That's a good return on the prices above.
Would be easier if you could sell an old lappy for £50 rather than stripping for parts, but the money is obviously in the parts themselves. Not the hassle of taking them apart.
#8
Laptop disassembly is quite fun, but the returns are relatively low unless you do it on a large scale. You just ended up with loads of random parts that won't sell. Only the CPU / RAM / HDD normally gain solid returns. The LCD panel can sell well too but comes with shipping issues. Selling as whole units is likely the way forward as you suggest.

I normally just stick selling CPU / RAM / HDD as shipping is easy & cost effective. Returns are normally worth the effort. I send RAM and CPU's in old DVD/PS2 cases which means shipped 2nd class is only ever ~£2.80 :)

It's extremely hard to make good money on eBay after the fee's and postage - You need to operate as a business to offset the costs effectively.

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