It goes without saying that internet has played a very big role in facilitating buying and selling of products and services online. You can post an item for sale in a buying and selling website only for it to sell within a very short time. However, to successfully sell a laptop online, you need to play by some certain guidelines otherwise you will not be getting any buyer for your device any time soon.

If you are a starter in selling things online, you should research on reliable selling platforms that you can use. While it is one of the most efficient ways to buy or sell stuff, we cannot hide the fact that online selling and buying it has been marred with scams and cons targeting unsuspecting users. That is one reason to be careful when dealing with online potential buyers. Selling your laptop online however should not prove to be hard because there are various sites like that are specifically made for selling laptops and other related devices.

Here are a number of tips to consider for a successful selling process of your laptop online;

List the laptops specifications
For an easy time with the selling, you should gather your laptops information and make it available for the potential buyers. Such information should include the operating systems, screen size, brand and model, processor and any other useful information regarding it.

Conduct some cleaning on the laptop
Over a long time of using your laptop, you can have placed some stickers whose evidence needs to be wiped off. Also, parts like the keyboard and the screen can accumulate some dirt which needs to be wiped off too. This can be done using a wet wipe or soft cloth while being careful so as not to spill any liquids on the laptop while cleaning.

Check the price
Check price of your current laptop model on various sites to avoid overpricing or under-pricing it and end up turning away potential buyers or giving it away at a throw away price. It is advisable to look at the pricing of your laptop so that you can sell it for the right price.

Make sure it's all right
Ensure that all features are working properly; conduct a performance task to ensure that your laptop’s features are working accordingly. The ports, DVD drive, Wi-Fi among other features should be up to the task. Any issue found should be fixed before selling of the laptop.

Delete the hard drive
Deleting in this sense is wiping off all the contents of your hard drive in a manner that they cannot be retrieved by whoever is it that buys your laptop. You can still sell your laptop without the hard drive but it will not fetch you the kind of money it would have fetched you with a hard drive.

Use a reliable site like eBay or to sell your laptop. It is easier to get a potential buyer when listed in such a site with a large audience. Ensure that quality pictures of the laptop accompany the posting.

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