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Is there any money in refurbishing and reselling computers?

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August 6, 2013 10:36:14 AM

I'm looking to start up a side business buying broken computers, fixing them and then reselling them. Ebay seems like a great placed to buy As-Is PC's but I don't know were the best place is to resell them (Craigslist or eBay). Any advice would be really appreciated.

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August 6, 2013 10:51:32 AM


You know how you make $10,000.00 buying broken computers, fixing them and then reselling them?

You start with $20,000.00.

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August 6, 2013 11:21:49 AM

I think it depends a lot on what your end product is going to be.

Desktops aren't really something people buy a lot of these days what with tablets and laptops out there that fill 90% of people's needs. Take an old desktop, replace its hard drive, install an OS, and you still have to convince someone to buy it from you for $300 or so, that they can spend on a new cheap (or even OEM refurbished) computer or laptop.

Fixing up broken laptops has more appeal, but is more labor intensive. Were I to do it, I would target corporate auctions and buy a pallette of one model and start there.

To do it properly you would need a re-sellers Windows license or distribut a free OS.
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