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August 21, 2003 7:12:07 PM

Well, I'm just about ready to buy a new computer. But if I do my old comp will just be sitting around. So I plan to sell it. What I'd like a suggestion on is the price. Here are the specs:

Pentium III 1.0Ghz Coppermine Core
Asus CUV4X-E Motherboard with Via Chipset
512 MB SDRAM @ 133mhz
40 GB Quatum Fireball Hard Drive
Asus GeForce 2 GTS 32MB DDR Video Card
Sound Blaster Live! Value Sound Card
19" Sceptre Non-Flat Monitor
Altec Lansing ACS56 4.1 Speakers
LG 48/24/48 CD-R Drive
Panasonic 8x DVD Drive
3.5¡± Floppy Drive
Samsung Standard Keyboard
Logitech Optical Mouse

I bought this computer at $2350 CAD ($1800 US) around 2.5 years ago. I was hoping to be able to get at least $350 CAD ($270 US) but I'm not sure. Any suggestions?

Love, Faith & Joy

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August 21, 2003 7:20:27 PM

Easiest thing to do is go to eBay and check out similar systems that have already been sold. That should give you a pretty good idea of what you'd be able to get.
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August 21, 2003 7:38:07 PM

id keep it around for a back up and second gaming pc for a freind that comes over or somthing. but thats just me. you should be able to get about 300 bucks for it. perhaps more.

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August 21, 2003 7:55:58 PM

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.

Love, Faith & Joy
August 21, 2003 8:36:54 PM

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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August 21, 2003 9:13:03 PM

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!!)

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August 21, 2003 9:15:10 PM

It is worth $350 cdn with the screen/speakers/processor/disk.
I'd be surprised if u had problems selling it for that.
$500 may be a bit much but......there is one born everyday.


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August 22, 2003 7:55:42 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I think I will start it at $500 and take anything over $400. I hope to get rid of it within the next month. Then hopefully I will be able to buy my new toy for the year :) 

Love, Faith & Joy
August 22, 2003 9:42:20 PM

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.
August 22, 2003 10:02:37 PM

I concur with the $500 USD. Seems pretty reasonable to me.

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August 22, 2003 10:10:17 PM

I think he meant $500 CDN which is like $375 US

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August 25, 2003 3:02:48 PM

Yes, $500 CAD is correct. And I don't plan to sell it on Ebay. I am going to try to find someone locally. It should be easier to sell that way anyways :) 

Love, Faith & Joy
August 25, 2003 8:51:26 PM

You can get more for the package if you sell it piece by piece. Unless you're hard up for the money then sell it as a whole.

My opinion.

I had an old 512MB PC133 stick I bought on eBay for 47Euro incl shipping and handling. I turned around and sold it on eBay for 57Euro with shipping and handling. Got a positive feedback on it too.

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