Is it worth selling this laptop?

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Found 9th Dec 2008
I've just upgraded my laptop and now have a 'spare' which I can't see myself ever needing again, I'm just not sure its worth much so I'm looking for some idea on if its worth trying to sell or if I should hang on to it or what!

Its a Dell Latitude D600, 1.69Ghz Pentium 'M', 1GB ram, on-board graphics, built in wireless and bluetooth, CDRW, not a bad little machine all in all and quite capable of running Vista (which I've had on it for months with no issues)

BUT...

I'm taking the HD out and I'll be using it in an enclosure as a portable drive
The right hinge on the lid is broken, it still works but you have to be careful otherwise that side of the screen comes loose
Theres some cosmetic damage to the case, but nothing that effects function, worn keys, a couple of scratches and a small crack in the palm rest

I've seen them going, reconditioned, for almost £200 on ebay, I know this one isnt worth that, but what IS it worth in its current state? Would I be better getting a small, cheap HD to pop in before selling it?

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I'd say about £50 with no HD and £80 with

I think a HD with preloaded OS is prob a good idea - I'd only be interested in something like this as laptop for the kids and I wouldn't want the bother of upgrades etc. Don't know about value...

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csiman;3706420

I'd say about £50 with no HD and £80 with



See, a cheap IDE HD is going to cost me £30 minimum, so it hardly seems worth it really. I guess I could hang on to it as a media server or something...

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and does it come with vista and reg info?

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chrishill;3706506

See, a cheap IDE HD is going to cost me £30 minimum, so it hardly seems … See, a cheap IDE HD is going to cost me £30 minimum, so it hardly seems worth it really. I guess I could hang on to it as a media server or something...


best move really imo

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csiman;3706512

and does it come with vista and reg info?



its got a XP Home serial number on the bottom, but I dont have the CD. It has vista on it, but... well I can't supply it with that on *cough*

i maybe interested in this for my daughter do you have a price in mind

Sorry to jump in, i have practically the same laptop, although i have dvd-drive, 60gb hard drive and its in top condition. How much could i expect for that?

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linw;3706550

i maybe interested in this for my daughter do you have a price in mind



Thats kind of what I'm trying to figure out from this thread, I'd be happy with around £80 inc P&P though

bathfan;3706559

Sorry to jump in, i have practically the same laptop, although i have … Sorry to jump in, i have practically the same laptop, although i have dvd-drive, 60gb hard drive and its in top condition. How much could i expect for that?



Check ebay mate, good time to sell them since its Xmas present buying time! theres a few going for over £150!

chrishill;3706581

Check ebay mate, good time to sell them since its Xmas present buying … Check ebay mate, good time to sell them since its Xmas present buying time! theres a few going for over £150!



Yeh, i've watched a couple go for around £150-£160, that would be great to get that. Think i might try on here before i go to ebay.

Good luck with selling yours.

chrishill;3706581

Thats kind of what I'm trying to figure out from this thread, I'd be … Thats kind of what I'm trying to figure out from this thread, I'd be happy with around £80 inc P&P thoughCheck ebay mate, good time to sell them since its Xmas present buying time! theres a few going for over £150!



is it £80 with or without hd

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linw;3706698

is it £80 with or without hd



It'd have to be without to be honest, like I said the cheapest (new) HD I can find is £30 and I don't really want to be spending anything on it when I'm selling it.

bearing in mind its pretty heavy and will probably cost a tenner or more postage (with insurance etc) I don't think thats too bad a price.
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