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Figuring the price of a laptop


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mcdanielnc89

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How exactly can I price my laptop? Liek how can i find out how much i can sell it for.. Basically like how people figure out how to get a car cheap form kelly blue book. How can I figure out how much a laptop is worth?


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Troy

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Your best bet would be to get some quotes for it... Perhaps take it to a second-hand electronics store, see what they are selling similar systems for... And then ask how much they'll buy yours for.

Somewhere in the middle of those two prices would be a decent bet.

But there's no hard and fast rule.

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It all depends on what someone would be prepared to pay for it. There has been a huge price reduction on buying a good laptop over the last couple years. You might be disappointed with the price you can get. There is no set or standard depreciation for a laptop that I know of, it’s basically whatever you can get for it.

You might consider looking at selling it at one of the online auction sites, like eBay or something similar. Or at least you can look at prices that are being bid there. Post the specs of your system here and see if anyone has any idea’s on what its worth. I doubt you will get anymore then 40% or 50% of what you paid for it, its better now a days to buy a new one and get the warranty.
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Here's the specs

Specifications 
 
   Condition:   Used 
   Operating Systems:   Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 
   Platform:   Notebook PC  
   Expansion Ports:   1 - Express Card Slot/54 or 34 
   Display Type:   WXGA+ with High-Definition BrightView 
   Viewable Screen Size:   17" 
   Maximum Resolution:   1440 x 900 
   Processor Brand:   AMD 
   Processor Class:   Turion 64 X2 TL-56 
   Processor Speed:   1.8Ghz 
   Processor FSB:   up to 1600MHz 
   Processor Cache:   2 x 512KB L2 
   Additional Technologies:   PowerNow! Technology 
   HyperTransport™ Technology	 Enhanced Virus Protection 
   Memory Type:   DDR2 
   Memory Size:   2GB (1GB X 2) 
   Memory Speed:   PC2-5300 
   Memory Slots (Total):   2 
   Maximum Memory Supported:   2GB 
   Graphics Description:   Integrated Graphics 
   GPU/VPU:   NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 (UMA) 
   Video Memory:   up to 559MB (UMA) 
   Video Interface:   S-Video, VGA 
   Capacity:   160GB 
   Optical Drive Type:   Dual Layer DVD±RW with LightScribe 
   Supplemental Drive Type:   Media Reader 
   Capacity:   5-in-1 
   Media Types:   SecureDigital	 Memory Stick	 xD-Picture Card	 Memory Stick PRO	 Multi Media Card  
   Audio Description:   Integrated Audio  
   USB Ports:   4 
   FireWire Ports:   1 
   Fast Infrared Ports (FIR):   1 - Consumer IR 
   LAN Ports:   1 
   Modem Ports:   1 
   Audio Out Jacks:   1 - SPDIF 
   Microphone Jacks:   1 
   VGA Ports:   1 
   S-Video Connectors:   1 - TV Out 
   Port Replicator/Connector:   1 
   Communications Description:   Integrated LAN	 Integrated Modem	 Integrated Wireless LAN  
   Interface Type:   RJ-11 Phone Connector	 RJ-45 Ethernet Connector	 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless Networking  
   Data Transfer Rate:   10/100Mbps NIC	 56Kbps Modem	 Up to 300 Mbps 
   Protocols:   V.92	 802.11b	 802.11a	 802.11g	 802.11n 
   Width:   15.16" 
   Height:   1.57" 
   Depth:   11.65" 
   Weight:   7.8 lbs 
   Mouse Type:   Touch Pad 
   Buttons:   2 
   Scrolling Capability:   Vertical Scroll Up/Down 
   Keyboard Type:   101 Key US Keyboard 
   Battery Type:   8-Cell Lithium-ion 
   Battery Life:   1.5 - 2 hours
   Software: Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Works 9, Tune-up Utilities 2009, Nero 8 (possibly), 
   Accessories: Laptop bag

I was hoping to get around 800-900 dollars out of it.
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I was hoping to get around 800-900 dollars out of it.

You are absolutely dreaming, even half that and I doubt you'd get any buyers.
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why?: it's a 1300 laptop and only a yr old.
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I just bought a brand new laptop.. it has:

Windows Vista x64
4 GB RAM
Intel Core2Duo Processor
320GB hard drive
A Webcam
CD/DVD Burner
And much more but I cant remember it all :)

I paid less than $700 for mine and yours doesnt even have everything mine has and its used. :)
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