Selling your Laptop through an Online Reseller
One of the most important things to consider before selling your laptop is the data that is stored in the hard disk drive of the laptop. The data that is stored in the hard disk drive will sometimes be confidential in nature and the user would not want to take some risk on the personal data. As the identity theft related activities have been on the rise, the laptop owners have to be very careful with the data that is stored in the laptop. There are companies available willing to take these laptops as-is, and once the laptop owners sell the laptop to the reseller, they completely clean the hard disk drive and then bring it to a default factory settings condition, making it ready for resale.
The Internet is a popular medium for selling old and used laptops. There are a number of online retailers that buys old laptops for prices ranging from $ 100 to $ 500. This value will vary based on the configuration of the laptop. By selling the used laptop, you could get some valuable cash that will come in handy, when you actually want to purchase a new computer. Most of these resale companies will be able to give a proper estimate through their online portal. The laptop owners need to provide the specification of their old laptop while trying to get the quote from the reseller.
Another thing to be considered by the owner of the old laptop is the shipping charges. Some resellers might be insistent on the owner of the laptop paying shipping of the laptop to the reseller. But the laptop owner should insist that the shipping charges have to be borne by the reseller. If the reseller is not accepting of the deal, then the old laptop owner can move on and look for other resellers, as there are a large number of resellers that are available in the marketplace.
The next thing to check with the reseller is the amount of time that they will take to provide the check. The laptop owner has to ensure that the check reaches them early so that they get to use it for buying the new laptop. Usually the check will reach the laptop owner within 2 weeks. If they want to get the check earlier than that, they need to get in touch with the reseller and tell them that they need it very quickly, or choose a provider which can supply payment through other channels.
Mark Gregory is writing on behalf of Millrace IT, who collect and process redundant IT and telecoms equipment that still has economic value. They also offer Sell your Laptop and Recycle laptop