How much is this laptop worth?

  Pajltd 09:06 03 Sep 2013

Hi, I'm about to buy a used laptop from eBay (good condition) and I was wondering whether you guys could help value it.

It's a Sony Vaio (last generation I think) PCG-81313m Intel Core i7-2670QM @ 2.20 Ghz

6 GB ram

600 GB HDD

Nvidia Geforce GT 540m 2 GB GPU

Blu-ray optical disk drive

Full HD 1080p IPS display 16 inch

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Skype-certified HD Webcam with digital microphone

I'm just going to use it for general work related purposes and some occasional gaming.

How much would you pay for this? Any help is greatly appreciated

  Pajltd 09:23 03 Sep 2013


  Chronos the 2nd 10:25 03 Sep 2013

Sony Vaio what? Does it not have a model number in the ad? Or post a link to the auction itself.

  chub_tor 10:57 03 Sep 2013
  Chronos the 2nd 11:17 03 Sep 2013

Similar on Ebay for a lot less.

But is this the laptop I wonder?

  spuds 11:48 03 Sep 2013

The item is worth what it will get at auction or a 'Buy Now' price.

I have made quite a number of computer purchases via eBay, but be warned, while their are bargains to be gained, there are also some badly described items that people might want to sell. Always check feedback results, and protection policies.

If at all possible, try to buy something within reasonable travel distance, so you can actually see the item working, if the price warrants it. Most genuine sellers will allow inspection before the final date, and these same people will usually respond to emails very quickly. If the don't, then do not purchase, no matter what you consider a bargain.

Another bit of possible advice depends on the age of the item. Laptop batteries can be very expensive with a limited lifespan. If its a registered business seller, check any warranty and returns disclaimers. Private sellers 'might be' exempt for claims?.

  Mr Mistoffelees 15:09 03 Sep 2013

I think I have seen the advert claiming it has an IPS display.

Sony themselves, only say that has a "VAIO Display Plus" and no mention of it being IPS, anywhere.

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