How much should I sell these spare Laptop Parts for?

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  1. Darthlink9
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    So, I've got quite a few spare parts from an old laptop of mine. I've got a Pentium P6100 CPU @2.0 GhZ, a total of 4 GB or RAM, a 120 GB SSD, two slimline Disc Drives and a network card (no bluetooth) I've also got the Heatsink and the LCD screen. if I sell all this to my Local computer repair shop, how much should I ask, or how much should I accept. also, what can I expect to get, on average?
     
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    You're far better off selling them on Ebay.
    People will be looking for those parts for sure.
     
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    UPS can't even find my house :( it is a living hell where I live to buy stuff online and to ship things. round here "shipping things" (including across town) is as simple as walking for 10 mins and putting whatever you were "shipping" into the customer's mailbox.
     
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    just kidding,
    I would ask 40-70 for the LCD, everything else 50 combined.
     
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    I don't think I'd ask as low as $50 for the SSD. they ain't cheap. I was thinking of asking 75 for the SSD, and probably 35 for the RAM. dunno about the CPU or the LCD though. and I have two disc drives. TWO. one's never even been used. it's a spare I got as a spare when I got my current PC's disc drive. UPS lost it back in October, so the seller on eBay sent me another one for free. and then on the 23rd of December My other disc drive showed up. funny that.
     
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    Old laptop CPUs are hard to use compared to desktop and server stuff. The only times I ever really see them replaced, be it from failure or upgrades, are in macbooks when things die there (though it tends to be GPUs for that one). I have not looked to see if they fit something popular out there that some kid on a forum somewhere discovered at this point though.

    4 gigs of what? 2x2 gigs of DDR2 might be worth something of note as it is about as good as it got and 4 gigs can make a nice core2 thing quite usable, we have maybe just gone past that going from useful upgrade to someone that has a sort of legacy machine though and the price might drop a bit. DDR3, especially if it is 2 sticks of 2, is not worth nothing but it is mainly for those with awful laptops (I saw various netbooks ship with 1 gig of DDR3) that want a bit of a bump as 4 gigs is plenty usable for day to day stuff.

    Second hand hard drives are a tricky one for me. SSDs even more so. 120 gigs is about as low as things go too. I would never buy anything more than a barely used one to resell to a customer. I might stick one in my own throwaway machine though. Alternatively you can buy a reasonable 256 gig SSD for $89 now
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820226688

    Disc drives. Little and less, less still if they are some custom bezel type. Maybe if they are really nice drives (full dual layer burners or blu ray readers or something) but if they are basic single layer or CDR and DVD ROM things then nope. They don't die so very often either and most people don't care any more.

    Heatsink. It is a lump of material. Tends not to get broken or die unless by failure in repair somewhere, and that is a fairly spectacular failure to pull that off. Also tends not to be the most useful in general (I like to stick my peltier pads and other electronics that needs cooling to whatever I have to hand) or for other laptops owing to the custom and small nature of things.

    Network card for laptops. If I am on wireless g and need say N from that card it is not impossible but generally few buy them for anything really. Low profile USB has pretty much taken that market.

    Screen. Could be worth something as they do get broken. There are hundreds of different models out there so yours might be shared by something popular, chances are not great though. If you are lucky they might do a conversion kit for that screen model and you can have a nice desktop monitor out of the deal. You can try selling it somewhere someone would look for parts and wait until it gets sold. Were I running a general computer shop I would probably offer a pittance as they tend to only want to replace something specific, even if I had something in the back that needed replacing on I would still have to warranty it afterwards and some random screen that someone not me and flogging parts is selling is not a situation conducive to me being able to give a good one. If I pay $20 then I might never use it and that is $20 I won't get back, even if a customer wanders in and buys it from me they would probably be expecting to pay the usual $60 + fitting anyway. A particularly unscrupulous shop might pay the $20 and charge the normal $60 + fitting to a customer mind you.
    If you are selling the whole screen assembly then I occasionally like having those when doing screen replacements if it means I do not have to mess around with screen bezels.

    So yeah you probably have not a lot of note. If you managed to sell it all for ebay rates on ebay tomorrow (a very big ask, more likely you get to wait and (re)list things over months) you would do well to break $100 before fees with most of that being for the screen and SSD to an idiot, unless that is DDR2, in which case $100 is more reasonable. The only people to make money breaking laptops do it for new gear, high end systems, desirable systems or have a thousand ones torn apart and warehouse space to store it as they process individual orders.
    For a local PC repair place you would be doing well to get more than about $40, maybe a bit more if they like the SSD. You walk into my shop I might buy the RAM if it is 2 gig sticks of DDR2 and offer a minute sum for the SSD but the rest I would not be interested in, unless I personally had that model of screen and wanted a spare for me.
     
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    That SSD shouldn't go for any more than 40, considering you can get them brand new from 45-50 bucks. Might as well buy an SSD enclosure and use it as an external drive or something.
     
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    What a long post! no, the RAM is 2X 2GB of DDR3. yeah, I guess there's nothing of real note here, huh...was hoping to make at least $120 of it, the SSD is a Sata III by SP. I've also got the battery /EDIT and a Bluetooth card EDIT\ for a Toshiba Sattelite L15W-B1307.
     
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    With the battery (any chance of a power supply too?) then if you listed it all properly (proper research as to what it fits in), took proper photos, even with luck it is going to be sold piecemeal over months, fielded questions and generally did everything you could as far effort to sell it then you might just make that. That is a lot of effort though, far more than I would care to waste my time on (I am certainly not a rich person either). If you were thinking few quick photos, general part name and whack them up on ebay and have it all over by next week then good luck with that.
    Unless the person in a computer shop has taken all of the drugs and is incompetent to boot then no chance of getting anything close to that out of one of them.

    Spin it the other way. Go have a look and see what refurb laptops are going for, and laptops in general for that matter -- you can still spend money on a computer. especially for video editing and gaming, but for something that will type and go on the internet then prices have cratered in recent years. Some will be better than your parts. No doubt parts can be worth more than a whole machine at times (it might be the part that gives you a usable machine again and thus you will pay up) but it is not an easy game.

    Sata3 means nothing really. It is old hat at this point and has been around even in cheap models for years.
     
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    the battery for the Toshiba goes straight into the mobo. just disassembled it. the screen on the damn thing is basically powderized, and any replacement screens cost 2 if not 3x more than the damn laptop did.