How much is my used computer worth?

January 21, 2008 at 12:48:36
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP SP2, 547 mhz III / 320 MB
I have a Compaq Deskpro EN computer with a 547 Mhz Pentium III CPU, 320 MB RAM, 16 GB Hard Drive, CD/RW drive, 15 inch CRT, and a Magabit Ethernet Card. The software on it is Windows XP SP2 with Microsoft Office 2000. It has Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.

My Computers:
- 547 Mhz 320 MB Compaq Desskpro
- 500 Mhz 128 MB Apple iMac
- 2.0 Ghz 1 GB eMachines T2895a


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#1
January 21, 2008 at 13:04:42
£20 $40 almost giveaway nowadys, in the UK regularly come up on FREECYCLE.ORG without an O/S!

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#2
January 21, 2008 at 13:46:33
Thanks! I am thinking of selling it cheap or giving it away. I have been to a site that rated it with "20$" but that did not include software or add-ons.

My Computers:
- 547 Mhz 320 MB Compaq Desskpro
- 500 Mhz 128 MB Apple iMac
- 2.0 Ghz 1 GB eMachines T2895a


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#3
January 21, 2008 at 14:06:02
If you exclude software like XP which is required to run it, then it's worth $0.
No one is going to buy an OP system for a $20 computer. Office 2ooo is 8 years old, Open Office is up to date and free, Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 are both free.

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#4
January 21, 2008 at 15:28:36
Depending on the ram type...$25.00 for ram and hd on Ebay. Toss the box..to much to ship.

If the power supply has priority wireing $10.00
If not toss it too.


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#5
January 21, 2008 at 15:42:37
If you cannablize the computer I would save some other items in addition to what was mentioned above. Any add in cards, processor, power Y adapters, keyboard, mouse, optical drives. You never know when you may need one of those parts, if only for testing purposes or as a givaway. If pulling cards and processor I suggest bagging and tagging stuff. You won't remember later what the part actually is. All that info is available now if the computer is running.

One other comment. Eventually the RAM may be worth more, not less, as it gets scarcer.


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#6
January 22, 2008 at 05:44:51
I'm not sure what the government would allow as a tax write-off if you donate it to charity (e.g., Salvation Army, Goodwill), but that might also be an option. I have donated older items such as printers, and made a best guess at to their value. If you decide to go that route, check with the charitable organization first to make sure they will accept the item(s) you want to donate.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4


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#7
January 25, 2008 at 05:52:26
I have a cousin who ownes a small bis. ,she just upgraded her computer system's ,I was shocked when I seen that the software provider she works with for the software that runs her bis sold her 3- P3 750MHz they where all refurbished Dell's ? I purchased a P3 750MHz with a 30 G.B. hard drive in 2000 for $1500 that included a 17" CRT a cheap printer some speakers ,keyboard and mouse both intel ! I have a new PC now a 2.8 GB Dual Core ,and to tell you the truth the only part I notice a big differance is when it comes to running multible task at the same time my new PC has never froze up because of this where as the P3 will after 3 or more apps are opened at the same time ,I think for just internet and office type stuff the P3 750Mhz is probably enough for miost of us .I still have 22G.B. on the old P3 my new PC has a 250G.B. prbably last me into the next life and then you asdd in the extrnial 320 G.B. I bought for back up (no more O/S reinstallations for me ) I just wonder if the power of the new PC's are really more then most of us need ,its mostly bebcome a btragging rights type of thing .I have to admit I woud love aquad core sysem ,just like with the car I drive I would really like to drive a Viper around ,do I need a car that will go 200 MPH ,of course not,still want one !

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