How to Sell a Computer Monitor

January 25, 2020 - Electronics

If you’re one of the two billion households in the U.S. that own a computer, you most likely use a monitor too.

Have you just upgraded to a brand new, top-of-the-line computer monitor? Do you want to clear some space?

If you want to get rid of your old monitor, here’s how to sell it.

Don’t Bother Stating the Original Price

A lot of people tend to state the price they originally paid for computer monitors when they advertise one for sale. It may seem helpful because you’re emphasizing what a steal it is for people.

But there’s not really any point in doing this. Monitor prices are always dropping, so the price you originally paid for it is next to meaningless.

Where to Sell a Computer Monitor?

There are a lot of places online where you can sell a computer monitor.

For example, you could try selling it on an online auction. If it’s a decent monitor, you should have no problem finding people who are prepared to buy it.

One problem with sites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace is you have to deal with a lot of scammers and time-wasters. On these kinds of sites, people might agree to a price but then try to pay a fraction of it when you meet them to do the exchange.

If you want to avoid dealing with these kinds of people, you could always sell your monitor to your local pawn shop for a hassle-free sale.

Try to Sell It Locally

Shipping a computer monitor is not cheap. Quite often, the shipping costs will raise the price beyond that which most people are prepared to pay.

You’ll find it’s much easier to sell a computer monitor for local pickup only. Just be prepared to deal with hagglers and time-wasters.

How to Deal with Hagglers

Dealing with hagglers can be a pain, but if you prepare yourself, it can go a lot smoother.

You can save yourself a lot of trouble by pricing your computer monitor a bit higher than you actually want to sell it for. People will inevitably offer you $20 less than your asking price.

Having a higher price listed means hagglers will think they’re getting a good deal, and you’ll get the price you really wanted. You might also encounter someone who will pay the sticker price, which is a nice bonus.

In addition, you might have to deal with people who will request you ship the item, despite the ad saying it’s for local pick up only. It’s wise not to even engage with these people, as they’ll do nothing but waste your time.

Get the Best Price for Your Monitor

Sure, taking the first offer will get you cash quickly, but it may not be the highest amount you can get. Instead, save yourself some time and get multiple offers from local pawn shops by utilizing online services such as ours.

Got a laptop you want to sell too? Read how to get top dollar for it on our blog!


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