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Selling old computer?

I don't think it's worth selling an old computer locally (e.g. on kijiji) and I don't want to haggle on old parts anyway.

But, what about ebay? I know that Ebay and PayPal will take their cut but I noticed that some sellers getting $100 for a 775 mobo, ddr2 ram and q6600 cpu package. Maybe it's possible?

I want to make some extra $$ to fund buying a few AM4 parts. I also wonder if I should sell my 2700. So far, I guess it's not worth it? I can't get much more than $170? But, if I sold something, maybe a budget x570 board makes more sense?
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What do you have for sale? I've sold a couple of full computers on kijiji and facebook marketplace in the last year or so. I found i"ve gotten pretty good price on it. Just set the price that you want and stay firm to it. People will always haggle, as long as you hold your ground and have an idea of what you want from your items, it'll be fine. Ebay does give you a broader audience, but then you'll have to do the shipping , not to mention the cut ebay and paypal takes.
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I would never sell electronics on eBay. The number of scams on that website and the amount of people simply doing chargebacks without even communicating is astonishing. Not to mention the fees.

I personally find local cash deals are generally worth the small hassle. Unless your buyer is unreasonable, it’s easy to get them close into your neighbourhood. Of course with COVID, all the public seats are closed so that might be a problem. Two months ago I had to sell my laptop in the parking lot of a McDonald’s.
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Have you considered RFD? Someone might be looking for a cheap option for their kid. buy-sell-trading-post-f44/
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coilz wrote: What do you have for sale? I've sold a couple of full computers on kijiji and facebook marketplace in the last year or so. I found i"ve gotten pretty good price on it. Just set the price that you want and stay firm to it. People will always haggle, as long as you hold your ground and have an idea of what you want from your items, it'll be fine. Ebay does give you a broader audience, but then you'll have to do the shipping , not to mention the cut ebay and paypal takes.
Asus P5Q P45 mobo, Q6600, Kingston 8GB DD2 Ram. I thought maybe I could get $100 total on ebay? It's in an older case.
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tablo13 wrote: I would never sell electronics on eBay. The number of scams on that website and the amount of people simply doing chargebacks without even communicating is astonishing. Not to mention the fees.

I personally find local cash deals are generally worth the small hassle. Unless your buyer is unreasonable, it’s easy to get them close into your neighbourhood. Of course with COVID, all the public seats are closed so that might be a problem. Two months ago I had to sell my laptop in the parking lot of a McDonald’s.
Thanks for your advice. Sounds like I should have tried to sell it locally already. I just didn't think people would be interested in a computer that old.

Now, people might be scared to come get it. :-/
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teleguitar wrote: Thanks for your advice. Sounds like I should have tried to sell it locally already. I just didn't think people would be interested in a computer that old.

Now, people might be scared to come get it. :-/
One thing I learned is someone is always willing to take something, as long as it’s considered cheap enough to them. People would even take damaged furniture if it’s free. Saves the disposal cost.

I say, try local first. then if several weeks and months go by without a sale, then you can try eBay or other hardware swapping sites as a last resort.
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teleguitar wrote: Asus P5Q P45 mobo, Q6600, Kingston 8GB DD2 Ram. I thought maybe I could get $100 total on ebay? It's in an older case.
Oh boy.. that'll be a very tough sell. If you plan on shipping it with the case it probably won't make economical sense at all for anyone. I shipped a 2.5" Hard drive to Seagate for a RMA with tracking and that cost me $17, Imagine how much a computer would cost. Just list it for $100 something locally and sell it to anyone that offers close to $80 and call it a day. Might even be a hard sell at that price unfortunately, unless you get really lucky and someone is desperate for this particular setup :( Good luck.
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teleguitar wrote: Asus P5Q P45 mobo, Q6600, Kingston 8GB DD2 Ram. I thought maybe I could get $100 total on ebay? It's in an older case.
I sold that same specs 7 years ago for $80. It was a quick sale locally. Bought whole system with case here in BST for $100. Flipped to sell but kept the case. Still have and use that case.
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You may sell in the Buy and Sell forum here in RFD.
You need to specify the deal will only be done near the junction of X road and Y road in your city or town.
If the price is attractive, people will drive a long distance or make a detour of their home-bound journey after work to deal with you.
I had several items sold this way via kijiji and RFD B & S forum.
I did my deal near the civic centre of my city which is a well known landmark.
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teleguitar wrote: Asus P5Q P45 mobo, Q6600, Kingston 8GB DD2 Ram. I thought maybe I could get $100 total on ebay? It's in an older case.
Sorry to pop your bubble but honestly you won't even get $30 for it (well maybe if you have a good case). I would say at this point just put it for free. At least someone might pick it up and it will save you some space. What the way how technology is now. People can do much more on their cell phone and your PC and if they really need a computer they can just go to any big box store and pick up a sub $400 desktop and it will be miles better than what you are trying to sell. Those that actually game on their PC won't even look at this setup.
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coilz wrote: Oh boy.. that'll be a very tough sell. If you plan on shipping it with the case it probably won't make economical sense at all for anyone. I shipped a 2.5" Hard drive to Seagate for a RMA with tracking and that cost me $17, Imagine how much a computer would cost. Just list it for $100 something locally and sell it to anyone that offers close to $80 and call it a day. Might even be a hard sell at that price unfortunately, unless you get really lucky and someone is desperate for this particular setup :( Good luck.
I don't mind shipping it. If I take the cooler off, the memory can be put in the motherboard box.
drdtyc wrote: You may sell in the Buy and Sell forum here in RFD.
You need to specify the deal will only be done near the junction of X road and Y road in your city or town.
If the price is attractive, people will drive a long distance or make a detour of their home-bound journey after work to deal with you.
I had several items sold this way via kijiji and RFD B & S forum.
I did my deal near the civic centre of my city which is a well known landmark.
Well, how much can I get for it? I would like $80. The mobo has value according to sales on ebay.

It doesn't help that one guy here says it's worthless.
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teleguitar wrote: I don't mind shipping it. If I take the cooler off, the memory can be put in the motherboard box.

Well, how much can I get for it? I would like $80. The mobo has value according to sales on ebay.

It doesn't help that one guy here says it's worthless.
It really depends on what you ask for and what others are willing to pay for.

The process of negotiation.
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teleguitar wrote: Well, how much can I get for it? I would like $80. The mobo has value according to sales on ebay.

It doesn't help that one guy here says it's worthless.
Post it in the B&S forum here and indicate your price.
You can bump it up to the top once only every 24 hours.
You can also edit your original post to reduce price if your price attracts no response.
In short, you test the market response to adjust your price.
If you like $80. Start with a higher price and reduce it gradually until you stop at $80.
If still attract no response, you can either delete your post or go further lower.
It is all up to you.
I have no idea how much of your item is.
Take a look in the B&S forum and see how ppl do their sales to appreciate how it works.
Good luck.
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Post and see. Really depends on your market, the timing, and how bad someone wants it. If you are in a major city you'll be ok, more rural area like me and you can expect to relist it a few times before someone bites. I'd avoid selling on fleabay, too much opportunity to get shafted since they almost always side with the buyer (people claim they didn't get the item, not as described, bought the wrong stuff, etc and you'll be left holding the bag).

I had some older LGA775 hardware that was a pain to get rid of individually, ended up throwing in the parts as part of a bulk sale of various working,non-working, and parted out stuff that I was about to toss in the e-waste bin anyway - got rid of it all for $80 to someone who came out of town to pick it all up. Would have made more if I had the patience to sell things part by part, but it just wasn't worth my time TBH. It also looked more impressive as a huge stack of cases, someone likely thought they might find some goodies in there.

Earlier this year I needed a LGA775 mobo and the fleabay prices were out of whack for 2008 era hardware. Posted a WTB and fellow RFDers had some good stuff on offer, even free if I could pick it up, though at that point I had already bought a newer mobo/cpu/ram.
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