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September 21, 2011 2:48:20 PM

I built a custom pc a while back and now I don't really need it because I got a laptop so I'm going to try selling it on CraigsList.
How do you think I should go about pricing it?
Obviously prices have dropped since I built it, so should I make it a little less than what you can buy it for new now?

Specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Will come activated with a legitimate key and freshly installed)
Motherboard: M4A785TD-V EVO (AM3)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6GHz
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
Hard Drive: 500 GB Western Digital 7200 RPM
RAM: OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) Dual-Channel 240-Pin DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)
Power Supply: OCZ StealthXStream 700 Watt
Optical Drive: LG GH22LS40 22x DVD RW DL SATA Drive
Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX, MATX Mid Tower Case with Window RC-310-SWN1-GP (Black/Silver)
There's an extra 120mm green led intake fan on the side, along with a 120 mm exhaust fan. Have never had heat issues.
There is also an extra 120mm intake fan slot in the front.

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September 21, 2011 2:52:43 PM

Probably two options really:

Either sell individual components at a lesser price than their new counterparts.
or
Look for similar spec full builds, similar to your own, and base a price on that.

Alternatively you could price up what it would cost to build your PC if you build it today using new components, and then take off an amount to make it a worthwhile purchase for someone.

(For example if it costs say $800 to build today, consider listing it for more like $500-600).
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September 21, 2011 2:59:50 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Probably two options really:

Either sell individual components at a lesser price than their new counterparts.
or
Look for similar spec full builds, similar to your own, and base a price on that.

Alternatively you could price up what it would cost to build your PC if you build it today using new components, and then take off an amount to make it a worthwhile purchase for someone.

(For example if it costs say $800 to build today, consider listing it for more like $500-600).



Thanks for the reply, I don't think I want to go through the hassle of selling everything separately. I feel like I'd be more likely to sell it if I listed it cheaper than you could build it today like you said.
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September 28, 2011 12:00:28 AM

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