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    Senior Member Digby's Avatar
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    Default Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    Hello
    I have got a couple of old motherboards, with CPU and RAM.
    They are about 5 years old.
    I upgraded to newer ones, they were still going OK.

    Is there a market for these so I can raise a bit of cash
    Or perhaps helps someone that want an old mbo
    Or is there a place that sends them to Africa
    They are also taking up space in my garage
    Any suggestions
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    Default Re: Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    What combos are they, might help someone if they know what they are. I often resurrect them from my systems as servers or media players. My last server replaced at the beginning of this year was an old P4

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    Default Re: Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Hello
    I have got a couple of old motherboards, with CPU and RAM.
    They are about 5 years old.
    I upgraded to newer ones, they were still going OK.

    Is there a market for these so I can raise a bit of cash
    Or perhaps helps someone that want an old mbo
    Or is there a place that sends them to Africa
    They are also taking up space in my garage
    Any suggestions
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    Default Re: Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    Just list what they are here

    Not everyone can afford the latest cutting edge gear or need it's performance

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    Default Re: Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    Put them on trademe $1 reserve . Someone will buy & re-use them

    I might be interested , it might be better than whats in my home PC

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    Default Re: Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Hello
    I have got a couple of old motherboards, with CPU and RAM.
    They are about 5 years old.

    Or is there a place that sends them to Africa
    Africa?! Not everyone in NZ is rich you know.

    My own motherboard and CPU is now 9 years old.
    No reason to upgrade yet...........

    Specify what it is, Trademe, Geekzone sale forum, or GPForums sale forum.

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    With a little lace cloth on it, it was like a shrine.

    Sadly it was beyond help, had been donated by a teacher. Running win98, this in 2005.
    So old it wasn't funny.....pitiful.

    I managed to scrounge some assorted old bits and made her another, free, she really did only do homework on it.
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    Default Re: Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    I usually sell mine on trademe. If you search on the CPU model in trademe you should get a good Idea what other people think they are worth. Look for prices of MB/CPU/RAM combos similar to what you are selling if you want to sell all 3 because a working combo is easier to sell than individual components a lot of the time, and it gets rid of it all at once.

    I've stopped worrying about anything too old though, I've given away quite a few core 2 duo/quad era components. Anything Newer still has some value though, until recently the speed improvements each generation were fairly minor.

    Personally I sell my old stuff off cheaper than a lot of people, I think there's some ridiculous prices around for 2nd hnad gear. For example 2nd hand i7 6xxx and 7xxx CPUs are still listed second hand for prices that would get you a brand new 6 core Ryzen and motherboard. I know that specific example because I have an i5 7400 I would like to upgrade but prices mean I'll be replacing instead.
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    Default Re: Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    Second Hand Computers /Parts aren't worth much at all these days. Personally I wouldn't by anything like that from Trademe, you never know what condition the parts are in, usually no warranty of any sort.

    You can pick up complete ex-Lease computers dirt cheap, come with warranties and at least you know they have been tested before hand. 90 Day warranty
    Example: (cant be bothered writing all the Specs so) :

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    $109.25 + freight (approx $12)

    Bit more upmarket :

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    $297.85 + freight
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    @Wainuitech yes but we are talking about selling not buying.

    I think trademe take way too much from each sale, but it's the only online market large enough in NZ to reliably buy and sell pc stuff (Except possibly facebook but I like that even less).
    Anyone buying second hand should be aware of the risks.

    And sometimes you just want parts. Ex-Lease is great for some things, not a solution for every situation.
    I've got some good deals from trademe, but I will not pay more than 50% of new price for anything unless it's near new and there's some kind of warranty (or it's just too good a deal to pass up and not too expensive).
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    Default Re: Market for old Motherboards and CPU's

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    @Wainuitech yes but we are talking about selling not buying.

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    I know that, but what I was trying to point out is if you are selling something then what someone is willing to pay may be well below expectations. You could buy a whole PC for what you may be thinking you can get from old parts.

    A good example was a few months back one of my customers wanted to sell his four year old computer asked what he could get for it, wasn't happy about the response esp when I showed him higher specs these days brand new would be less than what he wanted.

    As its been mentioned, selling a working MB/ CPU & Memory would work out better, but dont expect to much for them. Just looked on Trademe, theres a Basic MB/CPU Intel board with i3-550 @ 3.20Ghz $35

    Many people seem to think if they paid ( lets say) $100 for a motherboard 3 years ago they will get a similar return, in reality if you got $30 you may be doing well.
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