- Compile a complete list of all the parts. Use Partpicker, add any custom parts if needed. Feel free to include a link to this list if it makes your pricing look good.
- Note any warranty remaining on each part. Include any original receipts so they can RMA anything if needed.
- Clean out your computer with air compressor/DataVac Electric Duster outdoors. (One of the great joys of life) Wipe down the exterior with a damp cloth
- Take good clean, sharp, well-lit pictures with a good clean background.
- Run Userbenchmark and include this link in your ad. If you have any fixable problems, (drastically underperforming hardware) fix it.
- Run CrystalDiskInfo and include screenshots of all your HDD & SSD.
- Find a fair price. Look at others selling computers, look at eBay historical (Sold).
- Offer to meet them at your house. Shady sellers insist on meeting in parking lots. Remind them if they have any problems, they know where you live.
- Include a week personal warranty, point this out, say “if anything breaks, bring it right back, you know where I live.”
- Reinstall Windows FRESH. Disconnect the Windows Key from your Microsoft account. (If applicable)
- Get a copy of the Windows Keys (use the free version of Magic Jelly Bean) and print it out and put it on a text file on the desktop.
Your ad should look something like this:
This is my personal PC, I am selling it just because I am upgrading. Works perfectly.
Here is a <link> to the Userbenchmark performance, and a CrystalDiskInfo on the SSD and HDDs. (Never buy a computer from someone who refuses to give this info)
Windows 10 is legit and activated. HDD/SSD has been wiped and freshly installed, only windows & updates have been installed. It’s ready to go.
You will get a text file on all the parts, all the part #’s, all the serial #’s and the windows activation key as well.
<Remember to sell the sizzle: tell them what the computer does “This Computer can (play games/video edit/stream video/etc)”>
The advice to buy a used computer is the reciprocal of this.
Where to sell?
Your area may have an alternative that people use more than CL. Google or ask locals to find out