If you have an old laptop that you have just recently replaced or simply no longer have a use for, you might want to consider selling it. In doing so, you naturally want to make sure that you are getting as much money as you possibly for it. Here are some tips to help you sell laptops.
Have It Professionally Cleaned Out
Sure, you might be able to go through and delete your old photos and text documents on your own. You might also know where to go in order to delete your search history. However, you want to take it a step further than that. You are going to want to take your laptop to a professional in order to have it completely cleaned out. This will not only give reassurance to your buyer that it is free of problems and wasted space, but it will give you peace of mind as well. After all, it is unlikely that you would want to share your personal information with the new owner of the laptop.
Clean Out The Keyboard
Even if you have tried to be good and refrain from eating over your laptop, over time, there is bound to be some dust, lint, and possibly the rare food crumb that has made its way under the keys of the laptop. All you need to do is carefully pop off the keys on your keyboard and then carefully blow the debris away with an air can. Just make sure that you are either setting the keys down in the order they appear on the laptop or you are taking a clear picture of their placement. This way, you will be able to truly sell the laptop in a thoroughly cleaned state.
Replace The Battery
Over time, the battery that once lasted for hours on end might not last as long. While there is always the charger for the wall outlet, it would be nice to say that your laptop has a new battery in it. When you make such replacements, you are increasing the value of the laptop. The exact amount of the increase will depend on the quality of the replacement battery and the laptop itself, but it will surely be a worthy investment.
With these tips in mind, you should have no problem deciding how to improve your chances on selling your laptop for the most money possible.