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selling my laptop, how much should i ask?

SmilingoatSmilingoat Registered User regular
edited November 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
its two months old, but i just dont need it like i thought i did. with it only being two months old im hoping i can take only a few hundred dollar loss on it. total everything was ~$2800 with a backpack carrying case.

[1] Auroraâ„¢ m9700

Processor: AMD Turionâ„¢ 64 Mobile ML40 2.2GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
Display: 17" WideXGA+ 1440 x 900 LCD with Clearview Technology
Motherboard: Alienware® NVIDIA® Mobile SLi Chipset
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2 x 1024MB
Hard Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 80GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 5,400 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
Optical Drive: 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/Software
Video/Graphics Card: 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7900 GS
Sound Card: High-Definition Audio with surround sound
Wireless Network Card: Internal 802.11b/g WiFi Card
Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem
Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth® Device
Primary Battery: Alienware® m9700 12-cell Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
Alienware Exclusive Offers: GameFly - Unlimited Game Rentals for 15 days - FREE TRIAL
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Student 2006
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Works 8 Productivity Suite
Desktop Enhancements: Exclusive AlienGUIse Theme Manager

SubTotal: $2,743.00

*crawl into flame suit*

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    SmilingoatSmilingoat Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    24 views, nobody wants to come out and say the bad news...

    i put it on ebay for a $2k starting price, and a $2500 buyout, plus a carrying case back pack (was $100) and an ipod nano remastered ($200)

    its a good deal, but we all know how fucked you can get over selling slightly used electronics. should have made sure i really needed this thing.

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I don't think anyone wanted to reply because, well, it's only two months old. Why not contact Alienware and see if you can return it? Barring that, mark it down 15% for the eBay auction. The $2K start/$2.5K BO is a fine idea, IMO.

    Sounds like you're all set.

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    SmilingoatSmilingoat Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    really? return it? that would be cool, but do companies like this do that?

    also would i need an excuse?

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    stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    It depends on the place. Several chain stores have no question returns of 15 - 30 days provided you still have all the original packaging, adn receipt. 60 days if pushing it though, but it is still worth a try.

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    SmilingoatSmilingoat Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    ive had a few interested hits on it, and its only been online for ~20 hours. some asshole from nigeria used the "buy it now feature" and then obviously tried to scam me. cock ass. so i had to relist it, and then it got taken down because ebay thought $50 was "excessive shipping charges" which is retarded (as it turns out it will take ~$70 US) so then i just relisted it again, and have got 3 hits from more people trying to scam me, and 2 hits from people that are genuinly interested in buying it (paying through paypal)

    im pretty sure ill be able to get the $2500 for it, which makes me happy, this plus the $1100 i get for living in alaska, and the ~$300 im selling my desktop for i should have enouph to get a really nice new Desktop, a crappy used laptop (for class) and a Zune/Ipod video, with a good chunk of money left over (maybe a wii + zelda?)

    but now im just getting ahead of myself. fingers crossed.

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