Where Can You Sell an Old Laptop?

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Used laptops and personal computers can be sold locally at garage sales, flea markets, consignment and pawn shops and through classified ads in local newspapers. Used laptops and PCs can also be sold on the Internet through retail sites that allow private sales, including Amazon, eBay and Bonanza.

Used laptops can also be sold through social media, in "buy-sell-trade" communities on web sites such as Facebook, Google Plus and Reddit. Before selling the laptop, make sure to back up all personal files, deauthorize any digital rights management licenses associated with the laptop and wipe the drive using erasure software suited for the laptop's operating system. Once all personal information is removed, restore the laptop to its factory default state for its new owner.