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Where is the best place to sell a Scan Overclocked PC please?
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Hi Guys,

As above really - I've got a Scan 3XS overclocked tower that I bought this time last year, and it hasn't really been used at all and I want to sell it. I thought about ebay, but didn't have any success selling my Wacom when I tried earlier this year, so thought I'd ask on here.

I do want to get close to what I paid for it as it has only been switched on about 15-20 times, so would rather advertise it somewhere a bit more specialised than ebay or gumtree (heard bad things about gumtree).

Does anyone have any suggestions please? It's an i5 overclocked by scan to 4.5GHz, with about 8GB 1600MHz RAM etc. etc.

Any help gratefully received.


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9/10/2012 1:07:13 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 1:07:13 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
you won't get close to what you paid for it. hardware depreciates really fast.
that's a year old. doesn't matter how many times it's been turned on.

cex trade in, ebay, gumtree, loot, mates, local paper.

find similar stuff & advertise around the same price.

good luck.

maybe mf could have a for sale section that doesn't float to the top of the main page with the other posts so it doesn't get annoying ? just an idea.
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9/10/2012 1:53:29 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:02:35 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Thanks mate,

I know I will lose money - that's just the way things work, I just don't want to lose loads because I'm advertising to people who don't really know what they're looking at. I paid around £900 ish and would look for between £500-600.

Thanks again,

Stewart Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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9/10/2012 2:04:04 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:04:04 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
If you list the components i can estimate how much you'd get for it on open market. I wouldnt get my hopes up though, since its a prebuilt and preclocked case i imagine you paid quite a hefty premium on the raw item cost and people dont really care how much you overpaid for it at the time.

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9/10/2012 2:06:09 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:06:09 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
sorry - you're not going to like it.

(might not be the exact model - just giving you an indicator)

you can add a bit onto the raw components price.

even though it's old spec, it is still o/c'd built & tested. so there's some value in that.

how much depends on who's interested. for a specialist sale, to people who know what they're talking about, you'd need some benchmark results so people can see how it performs.

I usually rip out mobo/cpu/memory, sell for what I can get & upgrade the rest into a new machine.

btw- in the unlikely event anyone's interested here - they'll need to know where you are, unless you're paying shipping, it'll be a local sale.

we're well into mf rule #2 territory here, hence suggestion of sub-board for stuff like this. all depends if spoon can be arsed ofc.
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9/10/2012 2:11:40 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:19:09 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
What i`d do mate is sell it as nearly-new so to speak. It`d make an ideal gaming rig ( assuming there`s a workable gpu in there ) or workstation for somebody. The fact that it`s a prebuilt and overclocked Scan system might as well be a selling point. I worked out when building mine almost a year ago that there was around 2-300 quid margin on top of these systems for having them pre-built. So you can look at that however you like.. Similar to cars, it might also be worth more in parts than as a whole - but more hassle. There`s nothing wrong with gumtree it`s free and works well, there`ll be scammers same as anywhere.. And just to add although the system is a year old, i5/i7 based pc`s are still very much IN and although there are newer ivybridge versions around there is very little difference..

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9/10/2012 2:49:18 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:49:18 PM)
show user profile  advance-software

someone should do it.
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9/10/2012 3:40:21 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 3:40:21 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Thanks guys!

Stewart Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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9/10/2012 3:52:33 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 3:52:33 PM)
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