Best place to sell a laptop online?
February 17, 2017 11:54 AM   Subscribe

I have a Microsoft Surface 4 Pro that I just don't like as much as I would like the cash it might be worth. I have recently sold used iOS devices simply through a company that will appraise them and give a decent return. Is there such a venue for computers, or is there another "best" option?
posted by zachxman to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ebay is pretty painless for selling stuff, not aware of a more specialized computer buyer.
posted by so fucking future at 12:20 PM on February 17, 2017 [1 favorite]

Sounds like you used Gazelle or Glyde. They buy Surfaces as well. Looks like neither have updated their instant offers to support Surface 4 Pro so it might be worth calling about it.
posted by michaelh at 12:52 PM on February 17, 2017

Be careful on eBay - the seller protections aren't nearly what they used to be. If you document everything, insure everything, should be fine.

I've had a good experience with Glyde selling a used but nearly perfect cell phone.
posted by getawaysticks at 1:49 PM on February 17, 2017 [1 favorite]

I bought a phone on Swappa and was happy with the experience. They have a Surface category too!
posted by Wulfhere at 3:08 PM on February 17, 2017 [1 favorite]

I sold a phone on Swappa and liked it as well. They only pay you via Paypal, so take those fees into account.
posted by soelo at 3:17 PM on February 17, 2017

I've bought expensive items on eBay, but it feels super sketchy every time I sell expensive things there. If you go that route, make sure you're doing everything as far as seller protection 100% right, and investigate the buyer, especially if they don't have a lot of feedback or make any sort of odd request. You can find a lot of information by Googling names, email addresses, cities, etc. to make sure your buyer is a real person.
posted by cnc at 3:37 PM on February 17, 2017

posted by at at 4:58 AM on February 18, 2017

Swappa for the win, though it took a little while and the price wasn't quite as high as anticipated. Thanks all for suggestions.
posted by zachxman at 7:24 AM on May 10, 2017

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