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Notebook Value

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Morthian, Jun 7, 2011.

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  1. Morthian

    Morthian Thread Starter

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    How can I find the value of an old notebook computer?

    I am specifically trying to get the value of a used, excellent condition Compaq Presario V3019US notebook with no modifications.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    You can look in classified ads to see what others like it are going for. But, like all things, it has no inherent "value". It is "worth" whatever some individual is willing to pay you for it. If no one wants it, its monetary value is zero. If someone wants it badly, they may pay more for it.
     
  3. Morthian

    Morthian Thread Starter

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    I'm just trying to get an estimated value before attempting to sell it.
    This is a friend's notebook, so I was hoping to give her an estimate on how much she would get for it.

    On other computers I have sold in the past, I would check completed listings on eBay to get an estimated value.
    However, this specific computer does not have any completed eBay listings.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Something similar on Ebay may be as close as you can get. I'm sorry, but no one can really answer the question. The marketplace sets prices in a capitalist economy. (If you were the last person on Earth, no matter how much your belongings may mean to you, none of them would even be "worth" 1-cent since there would be no one willing to pay that for them.) I understand that you would like to give your friend as precise an answer as possible, but it may not be possible to do that.

    Search the internet for any place that may be selling that model. It is likely that you can find it somewhere. Or take a good guess about what you think it is worth, maybe thinking of what you yourself would be willing to pay. And then, if it is to be sold by classified ad, add maybe 25% to the price for negotiation space and put up an ad. If it doesn't sell, try lowering the price.
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    I'm not up on AMD processors, but given the other specs of the laptop (2GB RAM maximum, 80GB hard drive) tell me its pretty old. A brand new laptop with Windows 7, more RAM, a much larger hard drive, new processor, etc. can be had for around $500. You might get someone to buy it for $200.
     
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