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Is this worth the trade?

By garym
Jul 22, 2009
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  1. I hope I'm in the right spot for this thread if not Sorry. I'm selling a older boat and was asked if I would consider trading a Dell desktop for it. This intrigues me but I'm not sure if it is worth it. I want $1800 for the boat and here is what he wants to trade:

    Dell XPS730
    Intel core2 processor q9450/2.66GHZ/1333FSB
    12MB Cache
    750gb hdd/7200 rpm
    nVidia GeForce 9800 GX2 video card
    Dell19 media reader with bluetooth
    16xDVD-ROM AND 16xDVD RW
    X-FI PCI sound card
    4gb ddr3 sdram
    6 piece sound system
    windows home vista premium
    microsoft office 2007

    He said that he bought it in November for $3500 and still has warranty left on it. So what does everyone think? any responses are appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Not close.
    Used value on the Dell XPS 730 in our part of the country is about $500 - $700 - $1200 depending on whom you ask, and who wants it. Used stuff value goes way down very rapidly unless you have something special that everybody wants.

    Dell XPS730 QuadCore2 processor q9450/2.66GHZ/1333FSB 12MB Cache $500 - $600

    750gb hdd/7200 rpm $49 on computer geeks and Directron today - New

    nVidia GeForce 9800 GX2 video card $100 They wear out fast
    Dell19 media reader with bluetooth $ 50
    16xDVD-ROM AND 16xDVD RW $ 30 they wear out fast if heavily used
    X-FI PCI sound card $ 70
    4gb ddr3 sdram $ 70 mebbe depending on brand and speed
    6 piece sound system $ 100 would have to know more
    windows home vista premium $ 100 or less
    microsoft office 2007 $ 100 - $200

    Other parts of the country, and different ages of users will give you a wide spread...
    But think of selling your boat today, emergency, vs Selling the computer today, emergency.

    I can tell you this. That system would not sell for close to $3500 on Dell today... perhaps not even $2500 new and unused... so check out Dell prices.
     
  3. garym

    garym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks for the reply. I have been enlighten and I'm glad I asked. I've been asking around and the concensus is about the same opinion as yours. So I think I will pass on the trade.

    Gary
     

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