Thread: Is it worth it?
October 22nd, 2004, 07:06 PM #1
Is it worth it?
I am trying to sell my desktop system so that I can get a start on a new system..I want to build a monster system with an AMD 64 bit so on so on...
Anyway, do you think this is a pretty good deal or what?
AMD Athlon 2600 2.1 ghz
512mb pc2100 RAM
256mb Nvidia GeForce Asylum
120 gig HDD
DVD and CDRW
Creative Soundblaster with 4.1 speakers
TVTuner card with remote control
ATX case with side window and temp readout display
Extra internal cooling fans
Wireless keyboard and mouse
Onboard LAN, V92 56k modem, floppy drive and all the other basic things
15' Flat Panel Monitor ($350.00 value!)
TOTAL SALE PRICE... $900.00
Let me know what you guys think or if you have offers :-)
October 22nd, 2004, 07:24 PM #2
Well put the 900 in perspective.
For 899 they get a new dell with
Pentium® 4 Processor 520 with HT Technology (2.80GHz, 800 FSB)
512MB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz (2x256M)
40GB SATA (7,200rpm) Hard Drive
17 in E173FP Flat Panel Display
So you have to convince someone who isn't comfortable building computers into being comfortable buying your computer for the same price as a new one from Dell. Granted the Dell is weaker in some areas but Dell's brand name is a bit more known than yours.
I really wouldn't think 900 for that system used is realistic. Why are you getting rid of everything. Just get rid of the board chip and ram and build from there?size=1 rocks
October 22nd, 2004, 07:33 PM #3
Generally, expect half of what it cost as its used pc. And thats if its in great shape. Less you ebay it. Then you might get more. Not tring to discourage you. Just like he said-why the whole rig. The HDD, the monitor, surely the spks. are all reuseable. And investments you'll see little return on selling them. Id get rid of video card, cpu, mobo and definalty the slow mem.R.I.P. TKOP
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October 22nd, 2004, 07:38 PM #4
Yes, you have good points, but I am guessing a gamer would be more interested rather then someone looking for a dell desktop. They could buy the dell for $899 (not including dells shipping or tax assuming there is any), or for that extra dollar they could get my system at $900 that is actually worth about 1100. The dell is laking the Video card, hard drive space, and complete sound system, not to mention the neat case which i am HOPING gives me the edge over someone looking to purchase a PC.
October 22nd, 2004, 07:40 PM #5
Well the 'neat case' would be another minus for people like me. You aren't offering a warranty or tech support either, remember.size=1 rocks
October 22nd, 2004, 07:41 PM #6
I dunno, I def. want a new case, i found one i REALLY like.. and i am going to definatly be getting new mobo, ram, chip, it just feels like i need a whole new system.. besides.. the whole point of me selling my system whole as it is, is to HAVE the money to upgrade to a new pc.. If i just upgrade the few components that i want to upgrade i am going to be spending money instead of using money from a computer that I sold..
October 22nd, 2004, 07:42 PM #7
its not worth $1100 or even $900 i would say $300 for the system $180 for the monitor and mabey $50 for the speakers
not comparing it to dell but look at what you can get at somewhere like ibuypowerHey who turned sigs on?
October 22nd, 2004, 07:45 PM #8Originally Posted by HeadBandsize=1 rocks
October 22nd, 2004, 07:47 PM #9
The warranty i can see as being something people would definatly want, you are right about that..but its just like buying a vehicle from a private sale, I cant put a waranty on anything.. I am assuming people looking for computer systems in forums or in a advertisment arnt expecting warranty...if they wanted that they should definatly go to dell. i am hoping to interest someone who doesnt realy care for "tech support" like me.
October 22nd, 2004, 08:11 PM #10
I think whats trying to be said here is that anyone confident in their abilities enough to not care about a warranty, is going to know the true value of the system...
basically you should price everything out on pricewatch... and drop about 25%...
you would be better off selling it locally or possibly parting it out...
October 22nd, 2004, 09:37 PM #11
Well.. I have come to a new decision.. I think I will go another route.. I also have a Laptop that I do not use as much as my desktop. I am going to sell the laptop, and use the money from the laptop to just replace my mobo, chip, ram, and video card. (Like suggested) Selling the laptop is only going to get me half way there, so I will have to spend some extra money or try to sell some extra parts.
DELL Inspiron 1100
256 RAM (expandable to 512)
30 gig HDD
DVD+CDRW combo drive
Brand new AC charger
Hows that sound? Good? Crazy?
October 22nd, 2004, 09:46 PM #12Powered by area 51 Alien technology
October 22nd, 2004, 09:50 PM #13
i wanted to do the same exact thing as u, cause it was pissing me of to keep waiting for money so i can upgrade one part at a time, and i just wanted to sell it all and start over and have all the parts at once, i mean i still could and would do it but my mom wont let me use her credit card oh well but seriously that system is kinda slow to be sold for 900. IMOJambalaya
October 22nd, 2004, 09:55 PM #14
One way I would put your old computer to sell is price each part on www.newegg.com or www.resellerratings.com for your price on parts. Sell it at or under price of current parts since it's used, you will take a little loss likely, but it's a good way to sell and upgrade your system componants before they aren't worth much.
As for the laptop that is a good price, but not for you; recommend you try comparing prices on ebay like:
Your practically giving it away, not trying to stop anyone from buying it, but you would be better off getting what it's worth.
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October 22nd, 2004, 09:59 PM #15Originally Posted by Makaveli
I think that sounds alot more realistic. Go ebay they overpay for laptops all day there.size=1 rocks
October 23rd, 2004, 04:34 PM #16
I have never used ebay before, but I would really like to try.. Now my only problem is that I do not have a credit card.. I need to go get an ATM/Debit card sometime.. It just seems like such a hassle to do, plus I am not familiar with how to ship the sold item.. could someone explain a little?
October 23rd, 2004, 10:19 PM #17
You can wrap the laptop in bubblewrap and put it in a box that isn't much bigger than it. Then fill the box with styrofoam peanuts, you can buy them at any office supply store. Next put that box in a slightly larger box and fill with more styrofoam peanuts. It costs about 20 dollars to do it this way, but is much easier than trying to collect postal insurance when it's broken in transit.
As for the credit card yeah your bank should let you get a debit card for your checking account. Otherwise open a paypal account and get verified and get a paypal debit. It's free and it takes about a week.
Also I start computers and parts at $1.00 on eBay. They never get less than they are really worth. Often they get ignored if you start them at $700. It's up to you but either way make sure you include as much info on the machine as you can.
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