Hey, Im selling a computer, and im just wondering if the set is worth the price, look

By awsskater892 ยท 78 replies
Jul 12, 2006
  1. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    i would make an offer but my mobo is an Intel, i already have 2HDs, and i've already maxed out my RAM.

  2. IBN

    IBN TS Guru Posts: 487

    We need a for sale section up and running. So many PC Enthusiasts on this friendly forum. People are bound to want to buy and sell new/used spare components. Its common sense i say!!!
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    I stand corrected :p

    I never saw that section when it was up. was it a forum section or some other section of the techspot site?

    :chef: <--- there's no relevance to that, but chef never gets used so i felt bad. lol :haha:
  4. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    It was right here, the last section at the bottom.
    I pointed out, in another post, that the mods might want to consider entering different areas and make mention of this new "for sale" section. But the next thing you know its not there any more, so i dont know if they will put it back up. Pity if they dont.
  5. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Hey, I have another computer I am considering selling.

    Heres the specs:
    Mobo: ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 ATX AMD Motherboard
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939
    Ram: 1gb (2 x 512 ddr 400) pc3200
    Windows xp pro
    Videocard: ati x800 xt all-in-wonder
    Soundcard: Soundblaster Live 24bit
    Case: X-dreamer atx
    Disc Drives: dvd rw drive, and dvd rom drive
    Hard drives: 200gb 7200rpm, and 300gb 7200rpm all together 500gb
    Heatsink: regular, what comes with the processor
    PSU: came with case, not great may replace before selling
    Other: 4 firewire ports, 4 Usb ports

    Both hard drives formatted, and newly installed xp pro, norton anti virus and adaware pro se. So what could i get for this machiene? (mainly I just need an estimate)
    thanks -Nick
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The for sale/trade forum is not there at the moment.

    Whether it`ll make a reappearance I don`t know.

    The site has just been upgraded to the new version of vb, so that may have something to do with it.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your other threads for this subject have been deleted. This will save any confusion.

    Please continue to post in this thread for this subject. Thanks.

    Regards Howard :)

    Edit: please read your pm`s
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I can now confirm that the for sale/trade forum won`t be making a reappearance.

    See post #27 in this thread HERE by Julio for further information.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Hey awsskater892, you might get 500 or 550 dollars for that piece. How much has it been used?
  10. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Well the processor is new but other then that idk just used like a few hours a day like a normal computer
  11. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    thats it??? I was hoping double that. or atleast around 850
  12. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    He may not be far off the mark there. What you need to realize, possibly, is that you basically got very lucky on your other unit, to get $300 for that. Basically you found a newbie. Once he gets the unit home, and if he tells the truth about what he paid, his buds will tell him he coulda bought that unit right in his home town for a lot less, lol. Then he paid shipping on top of that.
    Im not being sarcastic, just honest.
    Then again, youre talking to someone, me that is, who can build any unit you want, so why would i buy yours. Its harder for people like me to put a price on these units.
    However, with new or fairly new pcs like the one you are talking about, its actually pretty easy as these new pcs sell for the sum of the parts. Be honest about the value of the case, the mobo, the cpu, ram, hard drives, keyboard, mouse, vid card, etc, etc. Add them all up, and if you put a fairly honest, lower end estimate of the value of these items, even the os if you are offering a os with a cd and honest password (not warez) add them up and there you go, thats the value of the pc.
    This may not work quite as well with older ones like your last one, the P4 1.9, but still you could do that. In your case you found a buyer who is willing to pay more for a unit ready to go. Maybe he lives on a farm way out of town, something like that. For these people its important to have one ready to roll when plugged in. And also, it should be obvious, hes a newbie who cant build his own, lol.
    I have to kinda laugh. I'll tell you why. Ebay is the worst place to buy something. I can get you anything, a cpu, a whole pc, high end vid card, etc, etc, for a heck of a lot less than you can buy it at Ebay. There are so many good forums with their own "for sale" section. To give you an example, i have bought probably 500 to 600 pc parts thru these forums and NEVER have i paid Ebay prices. We call Ebay Fleabay, its a joke. Its too bad they gave up the "for sale" section here without even giving it a proper try. I am probably gonna get banned for saying this, but i dont care. I like this forum but now that they have killed the "for sale" section i feel a lot differently.

    If anyone wants to know what good forums have good "for sale" sections just shoot me an email and i will tell you. You can get far better deals there than that lousy Ebay. Of course, if you want to get top dollar for your own pc, then Ebay is good for that, lol. Sometimes, like you did, you find someone who will overpay.
    Hope you dont mind my honesty.
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Why would we want to ban you for that?

    You are entitled to your opinion, regardless of what I or anyone else thinks. It`s not like you`ve said anything out of turn.

    Personally have no opinion one way or the other about the for sell/trade forum.

    On a personal note, I hope you choose to stick around here.

    Regards Howard :)
  14. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    awsskater892 you need to realize that you are never going to get anywhere near what you paid for the computer. My grandfather works as a teacher at s school and when they upgrade their computer systems, they first give them away to staff, and then they sell the rest. and he always gets me a few of em, and i fix em up and give them away; anyway the point is they only sell them for 50% of what they paid for them. so if they paid $1000 each for them, they sell them for $500.

    BTW why would anyone pay $850 for this system when they can get basically the same thing from eMachines that has the same CPU AND it some with windows Media Center Edition 2005, and yes, granted it only has a 200GB HD compared to 500GB on yours, but it only costs around $549.00 excluding any reabtes the store has.

    do what you want but $850 seems very high for a used system.

  15. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    I understand what you guys are saying, its just very dissapointing. thanks
  16. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    dont be dissapointed, just set the price around something more reasonable.

    Maybe around $350-$400

  17. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Well, I did some adding up, And all the parts retail at about 1,200. But I checked ebay for all the individual parts, and I could get a total of 725$. So if you really think I could only get around 400 for it, I'll break it down and sell it. What do you guys think
  18. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    I say around $400-$450 but thats just my opinion, so do whatever you think is fit. Ask around some more though
  19. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Anyone else have any thoughts? thanks amd, but I just want a few more opinions.
  20. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    AMD is right, you cannot sell used stuff for anywhere near the price if it new.

    the best way to make the most money off it is to part it out. most people aren't looking for a used home-built computer. the parts are worth more as separate pieces.

    then again, it's all about how you "market" your sale item. after all you did get lucky on that intel rig you just sold ;)

    cheers :wave:
  21. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Haha yea, thats true.

    But like I said before, If i do sell it, Im not gonna sell it on forums, where people can say, "thats not worth that, why would you pay that much", or "no one is gonna waste their money on that", ebay is good because that cant happen. more unexperienced people are on their and cant get much help from other people. But its not like im trying to rip anyone off or anything, I just want to get the most possible amount of money for my rig.
  22. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    i agree.

    and I don't think you're ripping anybody off. you would only be doing that if you lied about what you were selling. whether it's worth the price you set will be decided by the bidders.

    as far as experience goes, i think there are plenty of experienced people on ebay (there are also alot of noobs, which is where the marketing part comes into play ;)). some people simply prefer the bidding structure and ease of purchase in ebay over classified ads.

    :chef: <--chef
  23. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Yea, I LOVE ebay, Its the best way to make money in a short amount of time. I start almost all my auctions at $1.00 or $.01 and it attracts bidders. I also try to keep my shipping very reasonable.
  24. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

  25. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    your shipping prices are ok, but out of curiosity, why do you only offer USP ground in your auctions?

    this is just me... but when I look at items on ebay, the shipping plays a big part in deciding what auctions i will bid on. not only the price itself, but the service. when I buy something online, i want it there fast. and UPS ground (or any ground service for that matter) is as slow as it gets unless you live near the shipper. I tend to bid on items where the seller uses USPS priority (1-3 days).

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