Sell Your Laptop

How do I sell my laptop on eBay?

Whether you’re looking to sell a pre-owned laptop or netbook, the first step is to prepare your item for sale by restoring factory settings and clearing out all personal data. You can use an external drive to back up all personal information such as photos, music, videos, and other files and then delete them on your laptop or netbook. Don’t forget to clear out any saved passwords as well. Once your data is clear and your settings are reset, make sure you remove any personal items such as decals, or protectors and clean your laptop or netbook to make it look as new as possible. You should also round up any accessories that are included with your laptop or netbook – especially power cords!

Once you’ve completed these steps, you’re ready to create your listing. The most important tip in creating a listing is accuracy. Write your description to be as specific and accurate as possible so that potential buyers know exactly what they are getting. You’ll also want to take several photos of your laptop or netbook computer on a clean background to show the overall condition, as well as any specific areas of wear.

How do I find out how much my laptop or netbook is worth?

Here’s a great tool where you can research trending items and their value on eBay. You can also search other similar listings to understand how items are selling.

What are top tips to make sure my laptop sells on eBay?

Our top tips to ensure your used textbooks sell on eBay are:

  • A detailed and accurate description
  • Clear photos on a clean background that show the overall condition, and any noted signs of wear and marks.
  • Competitive pricing and free shipping

Is it safe to sell laptops on eBay?

eBay seller protection delivers detection systems, transaction monitoring, and policies that help make eBay a great place to sell.

Our dedicated seller protection team works behind the scenes—every day, around the clock—to enforce our Buying Practices and seller protection policies, so you can sell confidently and focus on your business.

Backed by a set of large-scale automated detection systems that monitor millions of transactions every day, our team keeps a look-out for anything that could cause problems for our sellers.

You can learn more here.

What are the best ways to ship my used laptops after selling them on eBay?

Here are links to some guides that can help with tips on how to pack here and how to ship here your Dell laptops, HP laptops, Lenovo laptops or any other you might have.

Then, proceed to My eBay. By connecting your eBay account to Shyp, you can print your own labels, schedule a pickup, and keep track of all of your eBay sales and shipments of laptops and other electronics in one place

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**Based on sales of laptops on eBay in August 2017.