well it depends.
1: How much will is cost ? both th buy and to fix them
2: Is it worth the shipping ?
3: Do you have the time to fix them ?
4: Can the laptops sell after they're fixed ?
5: Will you make money after they're fixed and sold ?
700 as is for everything in this guys repair shop... Although I had him talked down to 600 at one point, but realized I would be getting over my head. Im solo. This would have been MASSIVE.
Free shipping (Its local and he WILL NOT ship. It is a YOU HAUL ONLY DEAL)
No (I decided last night I cant manage what I have now, and invest in this, no matter how much I can make long term)
60% I would say yes, Some are pre-2006, but there were probably enough parts to make 50 laptops of the DV6/8/9 series machines... WITH NO HARD DRIVES OR BOARDS. If you had the time, knowhow, and equipment... There is LOTS of money to be made off this guy. I just have only knowhow. (Pictures on add I found lead me to believe there were more full laptops as was informed in contact with owner, but there are only like... 150 mostly intact laptops. Also 200+ disconnected, functional LCD screens, 200 Keyboards disconnected, 20 bad boards scattered, NOTHING LABELED)
With enough time, I would say that I could net 4000-6000$, but It would take TONS OF TIME to inventory, repair, troubleshoot, list auctions, ship, and store.
If anyone is near north dakota, I would refer you to this seller. (If you give me a few... and I mean like 6 parts, as my finders fee lol)
I will not be following up any longer with him, I cant pull it off.