Where to sell Gaming PC?

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  1. Vampire5003 macrumors 6502

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    What do you do with your PC build when your done with it? Do you sell on CL or eBay? I sold a watercooled PC on eBay before, and listed my Uncle's iMac for him, but both times we got less than we wanted on eBay. Then the ridiculous seller fees (10% + paypal 3.5% fee), combined with UPS charging $50-$60 for shipping. It just wasn't worth it. I want to sell my gaming PC, i5 3570k, GTX 680, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Asrock Z77 OC Formula, 750watt Corsair PSU, Asus 24 inch 1080p monitor, Thermaltake Level 10 GT case, etc. I paid a little over $1800 for the parts, case, and monitor. Where to sell? It runs Windows 7 64 bit, but has lots of paid software, and games (FarCry 3, Crysis 3, SC2, etc).

    Thanks,

    T

    PS: I want to get a iMac to replace this PC. Haven't been gaming too often.
     
  2. tgi macrumors 65816

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    CL seems like your best bet. Post a detailed listing and see if there's any interest. Be prepared to get lowballed, so adjust your asking price accordingly.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Gaming PC's depreciate faster than anything else I've seen - cars included. If you want a gaming PC, chances are you want to build it yourself, or you want a name brand PC. Not a pre-build one.

    Anyway, I agree, craigslist is the way to go. I suspect it'll sell around the $1000 mark.
     
  4. IBeDrummin macrumors member

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    I build a computer for around $1200 but that is with the monitor so it is more like a 1k build. The best offer I got was $800.
     
  5. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I guess my Gaming PC is not worth much.
     
  6. macmanmatty macrumors regular

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    you might actually make more by parting it out Just an ieda
     
  7. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh that's a good idea. I may do that, but I'd have to see the value of the PC. I was hoping to get at least $1500, after all I have the receipts for warranty and all. I guess I'll have to take a bigger loss :(

    Thanks,

    T
     
  8. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I don't want another one lol, I'm selling my Gaming PC. I'm a bit sad, as it cost me almost 50% more to build it, and the PC lost so much value.
     
  9. kjaytips macrumors newbie

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    yes.it cost me almost 50% more to build it, and the PC lost so much value. thanks [​IMG]
     
  10. jinyoungkim7 macrumors regular

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    Loses a lot of resale value but I sold mine on Craigslist.
     
  11. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thank you for the reply, my brother in law offered me $1500 (I paid $1800), so I may list on Craigslist just to see if I can get a better offer.

    Thank you,

    T
     
  12. jinyoungkim7 macrumors regular

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    Losing only $300 on $1800 is really good. I don't think you'll get any better on CL. I lost up to 40-50% of what I had spent by selling my PC on Craigslist, it was a current model Ivy Bridge too. :/
     
  13. tgi macrumors 65816

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    I agree, take the $1,500 while it's there. Don't wait to try to sell for slightly higher.
     
  14. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    As others have said take it and run.
     
  15. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok then, but he changed the offer to $1400. I listed on Craigslist too, but I'll probably sell it to my brother in law. He's just a little flaky, so I don't want him to tell me "yeah I'll buy it" then never come buy it.

    Thanks,

    T
     

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