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    Advice needed please on selling a laptop

    Would appreciate any advice on selling a laptop either on here or elsewhere. My other half won a laptop in a competition. A great surprise, but surplus to requirements at the present moment. Not too keen on selling on ebay due to scam artists. Not sure if one is allowed to sell competition wins on here either.

    If I do end up selling on ebay, which would be a last resort, what precautions can I take? Given the horror stories of buyers filing for refunds after receiving the item on some pretext or the other, what safety measures can be taken to avoid such mishaps?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

    Cheers

    16 Comments

    make a new account and do cash on collection take the money and run lol

    whats the laptop make and model etc if on e bay you can put buyer restrictions on the listing ie people with low feedback cant bid etc

    shamus1975

    whats the laptop make and model etc if on e bay you can put buyer … whats the laptop make and model etc if on e bay you can put buyer restrictions on the listing ie people with low feedback cant bid etc


    i dont think you can restrict people with low feedback only certain members who's id you have.you can stop them bidding on your auction.

    nightstud

    make a new account and do cash on collection take the money and run lol



    LOL thought you meant make a new account on here for a minute.


    If selling on ebay do cash on collection only.

    Try local shops, Wilkinsons and Tescos allow you to put free adverts on notice boards as do most co-ops, many newsagents and post offices do too, then theres sites like gumtree,(admag, friday ads (also do print versions)) pre-loved, local papers etc etc, in these days of ebay many great alternatives often get overlooked.

    harlzter

    LOL thought you meant make a new account on here for a minute.If selling … LOL thought you meant make a new account on here for a minute.If selling on ebay do cash on collection only.Try local shops, Wilkinsons and Tescos allow you to put free adverts on notice boards as do most co-ops, many newsagents and post offices do too, then theres sites like gumtree,(admag, friday ads (also do print versions)) pre-loved, local papers etc etc, in these days of ebay many great alternatives often get overlooked.


    great advice for alot of people me thinks +1

    nightstud

    i dont think you can restrict people with low feedback only certain … i dont think you can restrict people with low feedback only certain members who's id you have.you can stop them bidding on your auction.



    you can ive done it before
    pages.ebay.co.uk/hel…tml

    Original Poster

    Thank you all for the advice.

    The ebay cash on collection sounds good. Gumtree sounds good too. Will check out Friday ads.

    Original Poster

    Are we allowed to sell a competition win item on HKUD?

    gaanja

    Are we allowed to sell a competition win item on HKUD?



    cant see why not no different from selling something you owned except its new

    To be honest, I have sold many laptops on eBay and I will say they have got rid of a lot of the scammers. If you use paypal only accounts, that will get rid of quite a few. And if you take a video of you using the laptop before posting it, paypal will accept this as sufficient proof that there is nothing wrong with the laptop in case someone does try to pull a fast one.


    shamus1975

    you can ive done it … you can ive done it beforehttp://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/buyer-requirements.html#specifying


    yes for people with negative feedback or no paypal but i said people with no feedback

    gaanja

    Are we allowed to sell a competition win item on HKUD?



    It used to be that you could not sell comp wins but they have changed to allow the sale of comp wins so the answer is yes you can but now since you have made this thread you will have to wait 7 days before making a fs/ft thread

    nightstud

    yes for people with negative feedback or no paypal but i said people with … yes for people with negative feedback or no paypal but i said people with no feedback


    you can stipulate that in the listing

    Original Poster

    zeus9876

    It used to be that you could not sell comp wins but they have changed to … It used to be that you could not sell comp wins but they have changed to allow the sale of comp wins so the answer is yes you can but now since you have made this thread you will have to wait 7 days before making a fs/ft thread



    Thanks...wait 7 days, eh?! Bummer...

    shamus1975

    you can stipulate that in the listing


    that you can but do they ever listen they dont to me lol anyhow just dont sell on ebay saves all this hassle of having to set things up so you dont get scammed ebay sucks!
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