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So I plan to sell my desktop
Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:04 AM
I'm moving and flying to my apartment in Utah from Kentucky, a 20 minute walk after being dropped off from the shuttle would not be possible with a third item like a computer.
I plan to build a new one shortly after I get there, I've already got things priced out, and I have doubts It'll cover what I would like, but I guess that's the life of computer hardware.
Anyway, here's the Hardware
i7 920, default 2.7Ghz, OC'd to 3.4Ghz. Quad Core with HT
CPU Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 http://www.coolermas...product_id=3096 (Its cool to the touch, fan is constant rate, isn't noisy(not silent though))
Motherboard: MSI X58 SLI Platinum
3x1GB DDR3 RAM
3x2Gb DDR3 RAM
Total RAM: 9GB at 1360Mhz (Normal is 1600Mhz, but for some reason the clocking mechanism didn't like my combinations until I hit that one), Scores the highest value on the Windows Experience Index at 7.7 anyway
Dual NVIDIA GTS 450's in SLI mode (Brand new, practically silent)
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W (brand new, practically silent, very cool, and efficient)
HDD: 500GB WD Caviar Black
Case: Black Steel Full Tower: Xclio Windtunnel, comes with like 10" diameter fans which are user controlled. Case already has enough airflow to be at low temps without the fans on, only need them on when doing something like luxrender for 7 days straight.
All parts listed above have been continuously cleaned to their prime throughout their lifetime, there's no buildup anywhere.
Installed a legit Windows Home Premium OEM, comes with a sticker(woooo...), since I figure most target buyers don't want linux.
(It can run hackintosh, but not with two graphics cards in there.)
And, some obligatory pictures
So, what do you think I should set as my price range? Should I be flexible? I want to sell it fast, and locally, like on craigslist.
I am selling as-is.
What experiences have you guys had?
Also, do you think it would be good to mention that I would additionally offer 2 1080p mint monitors, with cords, for an additional $200(non-flexible)?
Thanks for your advice in advance.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:55 AM
If you are going to do Craigslist, I'd suggest pricing out similar new computers through manufacturers like Dell and HP so you can have some idea of the value then price down from there. When listing on Craigslist I always put my asking price about 10-20% higher than I actually expect to get so you can have some wiggle room with pricing.
If you still have the original box to your case you may want to consider shipping it to your new location. USPS Parcel Post and UPS Ground are fairly cheap for the size you will be shipping.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:10 AM
Yeah, everyone I've talked to so far presented that cases, even if they are worth $100, are totally forgotten about in the pricing.
I plan to go up a bit.
A friend said to do something where we have say
"I'm selling this desktop for $1200, I'm also willing to throw in 2 screens for $200, but together, I'll make it $1350" so it sounds like a deal.
Two people have already told me that 1500 would be great, but that's way over optimistic, so it should be between 1200-1000.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:35 PM
Finally, Id ditch the case. One of the scrap metal people will pick that up off your sidewalk in a heartbeat.
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