The first step is to determine what mode you will use to sell your laptop in. You will want to do your homework and determine the best way to sell it in order to maximize your profits. The internet is booming with sites full of people looking for bargains. There are many sites out there that allow people to put whatever they want to sell up on their site. Some of these sites even allow you to hold auctions on your items, as well as create a fixed price. One such site, eBay, is the most popular auction site on the web. You will need to study these sites carefully since most will want some sort of percent off your profit when your item sells. The advantage to these sites is that they attract millions of visitors each day, their sites are very easy to use with templates and payment processing already in place, and they have user ratings normally.
There are also forums like Craigslist that allow you to make a simple post of your item. You will have to place your contact information in, along with all the specific buying details. These sites can be great to sell and normally you will not have to pay a fee. The drawback is that you are alone on these sites. There is no rating of the buyer or reviews if they pay for their purchases or not.
If you have a great laptop that is popular, then you can try running an ad in your local paper's classified section. You will want to check their costs and be certain your laptop will sell fast so you do not have to pay for weeks of ad space. Another mode is through the use of a pawn shop. Pawn shops normally will not give you a great deal, so consider them your last resort. However, if you need cash in your hand that very second, they can be good for that reason since you won't have to wait days or weeks to find a buyer.
You can also make homemade signs or cards and stick them around your neighborhood. Maybe you got an electronic repair shop nearby that you can hang a card in advertising your laptop. Word of mouth also works. Just get the word out to your buddies you got a laptop for sell. Maybe they will know somebody looking for one.
If you are in the market for a new laptop, some electronic stores will do trade-ins. This can be a great way to lower the cost on your new computer. Like everything else, you will want to shop around to get the best trade in value for your laptop. It is also a great option if you cannot find a buyer, or your laptop is just too old to hassle with selling. This way you will get something, even if it is just a small amount.