Actually I've been talking to a friend. He said I should be able to get around $500 CAD ($385 US). What do you guys think? $500 would be awesome for the hole that my new comp is going to make in my pocket.
It's funny that you said that because I was actually thinking $500 too ... though my thought was $500 US. <i>If</i> it's sold with monitor and speakers I don't see why $500 USD wouldn't be unreasonable. Maybe even slightly more. It'd have to be marketed right though with nice catchwords like "<font color=blue>monitor included</font color=blue>", "<font color=green>surround-sound speakers</font color=green>", "<font color=purple>Advanced 3D acceleration</font color=purple>", "DVD playback", etc. You know, the typical buzzword array that works so well on people who don't know any better.
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Yeah I agree, I managed to sell a PII 350Mhz system with crappy everything else (i.e 2d card, 8GB HDD, small crappy monitor, and a basic copy of Win98 and 2 channel Soundcard) for £270, which is about $400 I think. You just need to market it right and make sure you sell it to someone who thinks its REALLY good (i.e market the GTS as a hardcore gaming card, they wouldnt know that was a lie!!)
where are you selling it? Ebay i guess... I think your expectations are a little high, because most people that buy stuff on ebay as opposed from oems probably knows a little bit about pc hardware and has some knowladge of what that is worth. I would just be sure to include enough information about every single part, so people feel confident in what they are buying.