Trading your used laptop should not be hard at all. You need to have some interest in computers. It can be hard to convince a customer to buy your item if you know nothing about it.
You have upgraded to a better laptop and you want to get rid of your old one, for some cash of course. Now, you can decide to trade your laptop locally, to family or a friend, workmate or schoolmate or you can decide to sell it online. The former method is simpler. There will most likely be no shipping charges in the deal. The buyer will of course demand to test whether the laptop is working as claimed, then they will haggle over the price until seller and buyer find a compromise. That is easy. Here we shall look at the pros and cons of selling one?s laptop offline and online.
Sell your unit offline
The pros for this method are many. First, the buyer will see what they are buying and that will help them make a faster decision. Secondly, you can be able to convince the buyer faster as they will be there with you. This is the time to outdo yourself by explaining the type of specifications and features that your laptop comes with. The buyer will be able to test-run the machine to determine whether it will fit what they want. You can be sure that there will be no repercussions since the buyer will buy knowing how the device works.
Among some of the cons that you will find when trying to get rid of your laptop locally, that your market is limited to your area only. This can make you lower the price to attract a buyer fast.
The pros and cons
First, you need to decide where you want and can to sell yours. There are many marketplaces where buyers and sellers meet. It is up to you to choose the best one. One of the pros of selling online is that you will find a ready market out there. The Internet is global and if you are ready to ship the laptop to any part of the world, you will get a buyer very first.
Selling online is better because you do not have to leave the comfort of the house to make a sale. You can take pictures of the laptop, post them online in eBay or some other marketplace and soon, the bids will start coming in. You need to be careful about the specifications. Do not exaggerate anything, but tell the truth. Ensure that you post pictures of the accessories that are a must-have for the laptop. Such will ensure that the device sell fast. Remove all personal stuff from the laptop. Backup all your information on cloud, or on other forms and then format the hard drive. You can also take your graphics card. If some accessories like the adapter, the bag and others are missing, you would do well to notify the buyers before you trade your laptop.
Are there any cons of selling laptop online to online trade-in stores? Not really, but it could be hard to convince online buyers to pay good money for a second hand laptop.
When going to sell your laptop online, do some research about it to know what you need to do. Post very good pictures of the computer, taken from different angles and you will find buyers fast.