Pricing up Used Hardware



  • I want to sell my home desktop as it's never used (well about an hour every other day) :D

    Specs are:-
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    ASUS - P8Z77-V PRO
    16GB DDR3 RAM
    128GB SSD - OS
    1TB - WD Green
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    22" SMB2230H (Samsung)

    How would you price it up??



  • Look up similar specs on Ebay. And then depending on age, mark it up 10-30%.



  • @marcinozga said:

    Look up similar specs on Ebay. And then depending on age, mark it up 10-30%.

    mark it up? I would think mark it down (assuming a direct sale) because ebay and paypal eat into the sale price.



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  • In all seriousness, are you selling it on eBay or Craigslist?

    Might be able to sucker someone into a higher price on Craigslist...or maybe not if they try to bargain you down.

    I never sell desktops on eBay anymore. Sold one a few years ago that was custom built. Shipped it in the original packaging for the case. Buyer was asking me about space for a video card beforehand and seemed like there should be enough but might be tight. Buyer claims he got it and parts were all shaken up and broken inside. I had insurance on it via UPS for $500. UPS inspected it at the buyers house and said they wouldn't pay me because it wasn't original packaging.....ummm....what original packaging is there for a custom built desktop and why didn't your people say anything to me before I shipped it and purchased your insurance?! Buyer sent back the desktop and Paypal forced me to refund money. No idea if UPS employees were playing soccer with my box or if the buyer couldn't fit the video card and shook everything up. I could only salvage a few parts.



  • private sale if possible. Just seeing how much to ask for.



  • @Dashrender said:

    @marcinozga said:

    Look up similar specs on Ebay. And then depending on age, mark it up 10-30%.

    mark it up? I would think mark it down (assuming a direct sale) because ebay and paypal eat into the sale price.

    Leaves room if buyer wants to bargain. And there's always the chance that somebody will pay what you actually ask for it.
    A real life example: a little over a year ago I planned to but iPad Air 2, and I wanted to sell or trade iPad 3. I put it up on Craigslist for $250, I was ready to go down to $200-$210 (I'm greedy, I know). BestBuy was giving me $181 I think. Almost every offer I got was in the $75-$150 range. The max I was able to get after negotiations was $180. I traded it in at BestBuy anyway, and got to keep the charger.


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