25 August, 2009

How to sell your Laptop on eBay for Top Dollar

Don't throw out that old laptop, you could be sitting on a couple hundred bucks! Marketed right, (and honestly) your old laptop could fetch you some dough on eBay.

Things You'll Need:

  • Internet Connection
  • An eBay Account
  1. Step 1

    The lightings not perfect, but it works.


    Ok, I'm not sure if this is the correct term but it what I call the photos you see on Dell.com or HP.com. You know the ones I'm talking about right? Lid open, screen on, white backdrop, side views and lots of accessories.

    Manufacturer and marketers spend tons of money, time and effort researching why people buy and have found that products sell best if they are showcased in a certain way. So why not use their tactics to sell yours?

    Take at least

    1. 1 Shot with everything included in the auction in the picture & the laptop open and powered on

    2. 1 Shot of the accessories alone

    3. 1 close up of the keyboard and screen

  2. Step 2


    Nothing bugs me more than dishonest sellers. Be honest about your product, if it has a big scratch on the case say so. If the keys stick, tell them about it.

    I sold a laptop on eBay in 2007 with a screen that would not stay open on it's own, flicked on and off and had zero battery life. This thing was old and beat up (circa 2002). And I stated so in the auction, even took pictures and Photoshop'd arrows showing the damage.

    I got $150 for it!

  3. Step 3


    Hop on eBay and scope out what others are doing, and most importantly which ones are getting bid on. I've provided a link below that will take you directly to the search results for "laptops" on eBay.

  4. Step 4


    Find out the exact make and model of the laptop. Go to the manufacturers website and copy/paste your laptops current configuration into the listing. (Trust me on this one) Chances are that the buyer is going to be an enthusiast who is going to part it out or fix it up.

More advise about selling stuff on Ebay will be available shortly :) till then don't forget to leave a comment :)


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