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Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« on: December 01, 2007, 11:00:45 PM »
I just had a great idea. But I need some questions answered first.
1. Do old computers (1995-2007, just an estimate on what year) have any good parts that can be sold for a reasonable price?
2. How much does a computer (used, not new) cost at, e.g. :a thrift store, or garage sale?
3. Can i sell old computers on this forum, or do i have to buy an advertised space?
4. Do you think people will buy?

*by computers i mean CPUs, not the monitor, mouse, or keyboard.


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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 06:22:54 AM »
1. For older ones( under 1998) not really - maybe their power supply, RAM, or harddrive  , newer ones almost everything can be resold
2. Well on ebay they go for under $100
3.  Not sure about #3 but frankly no one really would buy the whole computer from you, they would buy the pieces they want on eBay
4.  Some people buy used computers , but they may not buy it from you. These people who look for used computers usually go on eBay or another wholesale place - think about it , no one wants an old desktop computer from some guy who doesn't even have a reputation in this business

Sorry for being a pessimist , I just don't want to see you lose money for no reason.


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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 07:02:06 AM »
I agree with airman,
I would never buy stuff online without the security of ebay... think about it, noone would trust it.
And not many people would be interested in buying old computer parts... it's too easy to get them in real life, why buy them on the net?
And why buy it when it's so easy to get for free from friends, neighbors and family.

Once the people around you know that you collect old PC's, you get alot of them. Believe me ;)
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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007, 07:29:38 AM »
oh, i see. I was going to collect old computers and sell them as a cpu or for parts.

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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 08:32:56 AM »
Once the people around you know that you collect old PC's, you get alot of them. Believe me ;)
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Ive acquired many many electronics from people that didnt want them. I could probably build a 4 ton robot of doom with laser eyes with all the stuff ive got hahaha




But yeah, kokeecola, Im also assuming that you arent particularly knowledgeable about the internal workings of the computer? That would turn pretty much any potential buyer off from your sale. A CPU(Central Processing Unit) is component, not the whole tower, just so you know.
But if I were you, I would keep the computer and take components off of it You can get some nice capacitors and such off of them. You can also get quite a few ~14Mhz crystals from network controllers and motherboards. Also, if you could post specs on the machine such as processor speed, RAM count, hard drive size, etc, we could probably tell you the value of each device.
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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 01:09:46 PM »
okay, ill take some pictures of the inside and you guys can tell me whats good.

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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 01:28:35 PM »
lol that MIGHT work... but not very well lol
how about taking it apart and taking a detailed picture of the individual pieces?
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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 02:20:24 PM »
What do you mean by whats good?

Do you mean something that would be worth more than 20 bucks?
Harddrive ,RAM, CPU , Computer case , CD drive  ,Floppy drive , power supply

and thats even stretching it..........
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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007, 02:27:49 PM »
yeah sure, ill take it apart and take some pics, i just first have to get a camera lol. and by parts i mean parts that are usefull.

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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007, 02:33:47 PM »
i mean parts that are usefull.

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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2007, 06:56:04 PM »
yeah

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Re: Old Computer Sales - Will it work?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2007, 03:38:54 PM »
sorry, i havnt got the camera yet, ill try to get it soon

 


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