Sell a Broken Laptop

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One way to sell a broken laptop is to create a listing on, which will form a sort of classified ad in which the laptop can be described. Make a broken laptop desirable to buy with help from a software developer in this free video on laptops and tech support.

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Hi, my name's Dave Andrews. Today I'm going to show you how to sell a broken laptop. Let's go to our computer. We're going to go to a website called that will allow us to sell this laptop. Now what you're going to want to do on Craig's List is basically host a sort of a classified ad, and what you're going to want to tell in that ad is the type of laptop that you have, the age of it, give the exact maker. In this case I'm using an HP Pavilion. It's not broken, but let's just imagine it is. Now once we go to, I'm going to go to the Tennessee state right here and I'm in the Nashville area, so I'm going to click on Nashville. And then I want to post to classifieds. Now these are basically free classifieds that you can get on and add things for sale. Let's click on For Sale and let's scroll down until we find Computers and Tech. Now I want to sell a broken laptop for parts. It might have a little bit of a negative connotation if you say broken laptop, so just say parts from laptop or something like that. That way you get a few more hits. And let's say we'll sell it for thirty dollars. We're in Nashville. Now you're going to want to post things that would make somebody want to buy it. Remember, in Craig's List you're posting a local ad, so you want to sell it to somebody locally. Laptop, let's say we have a broken screen but still good for parts. That way they'll know that exactly what is broken on the laptop so they don't think they're getting something that's still working and they know that you intend to sell it for parts, RAM, motherboard, etc. Now one good thing you want to keep in mind when dealing on Craig's List is only do it locally. Don't deal with anybody who's in another city or state who wants you to send you their laptop, or their send you their laptop and they'll send you the money because they're lying. You want to deal with people locally that you can see and talk to in person. A lot of computer stores will want to buy your laptop parts because they can salvage those and fix laptops that other people might have. Other options you have would be pawn shops. My name's Dave Andrews and I just gave you a few tips on selling a broken laptop.


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