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Sell My Laptop

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Find out how to put the e in easy laptop selling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sell my laptop on eBay?

Make sure your laptop is ready for sale by restoring factory settings and removing any personal data from the internal hard drive. Use an external hard drive to back up photos, music, videos and other important data.

Once you have removed all data from the device, be sure to make it look as clean and like-new as possible - remove any stickers or decals and clean it with a screen wipe. Round up all of the laptop's accessories such as the power cable too (you can check the laptop's user guide to remind yourself which accessories were included in the original packaging).

Once your laptop is ready for sale, you're ready to create your listing! You'll need to be as accurate with your item description as possible - buyers will appreciate your honesty. Make sure to take several photos of your laptop with a clear background, including some that depict damage or general wear.

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

Search on eBay for laptops of the same model and condition to get a good idea of how other sellers are valuing theirs. Look out for certain specifications too, such as screen size, RAM and operating system (e.g. Windows 10, macOS Sierra, Linux). A laptop with a 15" screen would normally sell for more than a laptop of the same model with a 13" screen. Similarly, 32GB RAM memory should make your laptop more valuable than a model with less.

If you have a specific price in mind for your laptop, you may want to choose the fixed-price listing option over an auction-style listing. You never know though: an auction listing could fetch more than your original estimate, so experiment with your listings and see which method is more successful.

Once you have provided the item description, you will see a recommended price, which can be a good indication of how much your laptop is worth.

How can I ensure my laptop sells?

Laptops are in high demand on eBay. As long as you include a detailed and accurate description, plenty of photos and value your laptop competitively, you should have no problem making a sale.

Is it safe to sell my laptop on eBay?

We know that safety is important to you when selling online. Automatic protection against high-risk buyers, seller protection with eBay Money Back Guarantee and our round-the-clock customer service team will help to ensure a smooth selling process.

Learn more here.

What is the best way to ship my laptop after selling it on eBay?

Check out this useful guide to help you through the packing and shipping process.

When your laptop is ready to post, eBay delivery powered by Shutl can help you send it in just a few clicks. There are a range of competitively-priced services that are perfect for private sellers and smaller businesses, such as door-to-door tracking and label printing on eBay. For more information, click here.

Local collection is perfect for higher value items too so make sure you tick its box when you list, as well as the usual delivery options.

*Pay no insertion fee on up to 20 listings per calendar month. Private sellers only. Listing upgrade fees (including Reserve Price Fee), relisting fees and final value fees still apply. For more information, click here.

**Based on average sales in the Laptops category in June 2018 on ebay.co.uk