Price advice v.selling a PC

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  1. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    Over the last several years I've upgraded my main rig enough to have the spare parts for an entire system. I recently assembled these parts and it's sitting upstairs folding right now just as a stability check before selling it. I'm curious what the average person would pay for this system, and against my better judgment I thought I'd ask here before setting a price. The specs:

    Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
    CPU: AMD Athlon X2 Dual-core 5000+ overclocked to 3.0GHz
    RAM: 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800
    Video: ATI X1600XT 256MB PCI-E 16x
    HDD: 320GB WD IDE

    Random stuff: 802.11G PCI wifi, 22x DVD-RW SATA, new case with 420W PSU/120mm exhaust fan, fully legit copy of Windows XP Pro x64, keyboard/mouse/possibly webcam included.

    I spec'd out a similar system on dell.com for comparison, and it was almost $700. I'm debating whether I should pick up a cheap 17"/18" LCD (~$100) to throw in to make it a complete system. It's super stable and it would even be good for light gaming use (it scores just over 4000 in 3dMark06).

    Would the general public pay $500 for this rig? The price will be OBO, but I don't think $500 is ridiculous...if I throw in the LCD, I think the lowest I'd want to go is $450. Any ideas?
     
  2. LiveSideways

    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    I think you'd be hard pressed to get $300 for it.

    Priced out a similar system with newer components for under $300. Granted this doesn't include an OS, or LCD. But nobody pays for an OS and LCDs are dirt cheap.
     
  3. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    $500 is high. I think $200 is pretty fair, $250 a good listing price.

    With the LCD, $300.
     
  4. 7960

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    I had $250 in mind before I read this.
     
  5. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    Forget the facts that you know how much parts really cost and that you know how to build your own system. I won't be listing it on craigslist, eBay, or a forum; I'll be selling it locally (probably posting it on a board at work). As I'll be selling to a coworker, I'll probably end up doing support on it as well.
     
  6. crontab

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    try to sell it yourself... but i doubt you'll get much for it.

    i feel the max $$$ you'll get is if you sell each part individually on ebay
     
  7. Doomsday

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    old ass mobo
    only noobs/idiots buy overclocked cpus
    old ass shitty vid card
    IDE hdd

    srsly,... you'll be lucky to get $200,... maybe if it has a nice case
     
  8. Spaceering

    Spaceering I bite.

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    $350 to someone that does not know anything about gaming computers and wants to get into gaming.


    $200 for sure.


    I have an old pc i built myself a little newer than this. Paid almost 2k for it, and now it is probably worth $300 maybe $450 if i work hard at selling it :wtc:
     
  9. 7960

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    you should have stopped there.

    you want to hear you can sell it for $450. sure, you can sell it to a fucking moron for $450. happy?
     
  10. pbcustom98

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    dont buy the monitor just to sell it. throw in your LCD, and upgrade to a nicer one.

    also, dont support the pc after you sell it. if the person you sell it to is a retard and starts fucking around with shit, it will be more trouble then its worth.
     
  11. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    I bought a cheap 18.5" LCD and got $350 for the whole thing within three days of posting it at work. Lots of people asked what was wrong with it that it was so cheap. If I hadn't listened to you guys I probably could have gotten $400 for it. Thanks.
     
  12. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    What you should have listened to was the posters saying to not bother throwing the lcd in with it.
     
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    you are a fucking idiot.

    you bought a brand new monitor...(lowest 18.5 inch monitor on newegg is 110 +shipping so lets say $120.)

    you sold everything for 350.

    350-120 = 230 for the pc itself...i thought you wanted $500 no monitor...according to the OP.

    .... :rofl::rofl:
     
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    you're a moran.

    exactly.
     
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    :bowrofl:

    Don't you love it when someone comes in asking for help/advice, and then they go and do the opposite of what they tell him?
     
  16. eideteker

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    What did I do opposite of what anyone told me? I will admit that I had ridiculous expectations of what to ask originally, but most of you said $200-250 for the system - and that's precisely what I got for it. I don't feel that I ripped the buyer off, nor did I lose out on the deal.

    Nope, no personal attacks or bad fellowship in here. :rolleyes:
     
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    apparently you forgot what you posted earlier in this thread, because it directly contradicts what you just posted.
     
  18. eighteen_psi

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    What a douche :rofl:
    (but you still got roughly what the machine was worth).
     
  19. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    I ask for advice, it changes my mind, and now I'm a douche and a fucking idiot.

    Apparently you guys don't value your own advice.
     
  20. pbcustom98

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    you ask for too much, someone low balls you. you accept. you brag about the great price you gave, and how OT is wrong. however, this does not change the fact that you bought a new monitor, and sold the whole package for much less then you planned/wanted.

    fail.
     
  21. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    I learned that what I wanted was out of line and I adjusted the price accordingly; I covered the cost of the parts I had in it and realized that should have been my goal all along (other than parting out). The "thanks" comment was sarcasm, which doesn't carry too well over a forum - but I figured most C&P regulars are at least as sarcastic as myself.

    I did, however, learn a valuable lesson about asking for advice in C&P. :hsugh:
     
  22. Doomsday

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    adding the lcd completes the package, so it might have made the sale more attractive to some

    but I guess it really depends on your buyers
    it would be tough for me to sell that for $400 (w/ the 18.5" lcd) to my co-workers. they'll know it's value.
     
  23. dissonance

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    You really did get what its worth, if not more.

    Girlfriend just got a new dell for her office for $440 shipped.
    E7400, 4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, 500GB SATA-II HDD, upgraded 22" LCD.
     
  24. Swerve

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    Hardware's sooo much cheaper in the US.

    Suxors.
     

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