2nd Hand PC for sale ......What is a fair price ?

  Jungle 01:57 19 Jan 2003
  Jungle 01:57 19 Jan 2003


Recently I built a new PC and have had no problems with the machine. I kept my original PC as a backup but no longer require it and in the near future it will be taking up valuable space.

I mentioned to a friend that at the end of the month / Feb I might be thinking of selling the original PC and he could have a possible buyer for me in the form of a friend of a friend. ( You know how these things work )

Anyway my question is :

What would be a fair price to sell it for ?

The PC is 20 months old and in excellent condition ( almost like new ) and works with no problems :

I dont want to rip the guy off, but at the same time , as I dont know them I dont want to just give it away.

These are the specs :

Packard Bell I Connect
Pet III 1 Ghz Processor
512 MG SD Ram PC133
Ledtek Winfast Gforce 2 MX Max with 64MG Ram
40 GB Seagate Hard Drive ( With appx 38 free )
Philips DVD Rom drive
New Lite on CD/RW 40 X 12 X 48
USB Mouse ( with third button / wheel )
USB Keyboard
Packard Bell 17inch Monitor
4 USB Ports
New Pinnacle Studios firewire Card ( 2 ports )
New Buffalo 10/100 Lan Card (ie Broadband ready )

Running Windows ME, Microsoft Works, along with various software applications like Asus DVD player, Nero 5.5 CD Burner, MGI Photosuite and all the usual other aplications that come with ME ie Outlook Express / Internet Explorer( V6 )
etc etc

I was thinking of selling it at around GBP 250...Does this seem a fair price ?..Should I ask for more or less ??

Thanks for your comments.


  Totally-braindead 02:19 19 Jan 2003

I would ask for more personally. About £400 would be closer to the mark in my opinion but when you see what companies are selling for about the £500-600 mark it makes you wonder.
Also in my opinion it would depend on if you are willing and able to assist this person with problems they will inevitably have with the computer. That would definately affect the price you should ask.

  clayton 02:41 19 Jan 2003

I have just sold a pentuim 3 550mhz 256mb ram 10gb HD 32mb grphics card 15 inch monitor cd-rom for £160, i think you need to ask more than £250.

  DieSse 02:42 19 Jan 2003

300 - 350 seems about right at present - new prices are extraordinarily low now.

  Gaz 25 03:07 19 Jan 2003

Well if I was the buyer I would still buy it at £450 or £500.

Think of it this way it has 512MB - Good

It has DVD and CD-RW - Good

It has software so it is ready to go - Good

It has a monitor - Good

Firewire card - Good

You could easily upgrade the HDD to a 80Gb and also the graphics card to a GeForce MX 480 at quite a low price then you would easy get £450 or £500.

  Gaz 25 03:14 19 Jan 2003

I sold a 700Mhz system and because I bult it myself I upgraded everything to it's max and put a copy of XP home on and added the Professional features using the professional disk and got £630 for it the total spec was:

AMD Duron 1.2Ghz


80Gb 7200 HDD

dvd + 40X CD-RW

GeForce 4 MX480 Graphics

Firewire and USB 2.0

56K V.92 modem

6 Channel sound

Network card 10/100

and Win XP home

Keyboard, mouse (scroll), Speakers and a 17" Monitor and bags of software (EG: Works suite 2001)

It cost me £699 to Build at the time.

  Ranger 08:18 19 Jan 2003

I would snap your hand off to buy it at £350, so you could probably get more

  AMD 4 ever 09:50 19 Jan 2003

That is a very tidy PC spec, I too would ask more than £250.00, start at £400.00 and let it go fo £350.00 at the most lowest, the P3 1GHz was an expensive buy, ans still a ver very capable PC.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:04 19 Jan 2003

Having just had a scan through Trade-It, £300 ono would seem to be par for the course.


  goonerbill 10:07 19 Jan 2003

i would say £450 for it but if ya got to drop the price, no lower than £400

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