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Sell system on craigslist, or parts it out on ebay?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ditto1958, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Ditto1958 New Member

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    The first system I built 3 months ago is sitting in my attic because I built a second system a couple of months later and I like it better.

    The first one turned out fine, and, although it was built on a budget, the parts are still all very current.

    My question is, if I want to sell it, am I better off putting the whole system on Craigslist, or should I sell the components separately on ebay or even the buy/sell forum here?
  2. DRDNA


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    List the PC parts and we will take a stab at advice.
    EDIT Welcome to TPU!
  3. Soylent Joe

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    Sell the parts on here man!
  4. AddSub


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    Post all your stuff on Craigslist and here, simultaneously, since there are less or no fees involved that way. What doesn't sell, list it on eBay. That's how I do it and it works pretty well. I usually get rid of roughly 50% to 75% of my junk on Craigslist & various forums after which I have to turn to eBay to dump the rest.

    As for buying, go where you can get the best price AND where you are sure you are not taking a risk (risk = swindlers). In that case you have to go by reputation and observation. Feedback score as far as eBay goes, or length of membership and previous trades as far as forums go is a nice way of figuring these things out.

    With that said, for example, I wouldn't trade with you. Nothing personal at all, it is just that you have been a member for only a month or so and that is a red-flag in my book. However, don't let that discourage you. I'm sure there are other more lenient people. Either way, good luck with your sales.

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