January 24, 2020 - Electronics
This purchasing cycle gets expensive! Instead of trashing your old laptop each time you upgrade, why not sell your HP laptop? Even second-rate laptops have value and can be refurbished to sell for a decent price compared with the laptop’s original retail value. Selling your laptop can either be an easy, lucrative process or can end up costing you more than the trouble of trying to sell it in the first place. A laptop owner’s best bet is to sell their laptop at a pawnshop using PawnGuru!
Read on for 3 reasons why selling your laptop or other items at a pawnshop is more lucrative and safe than other methods!
In the past, pawnshops had a negative stigma which has since been reconciled thanks to directory sites like PawnGuru. Before PawnGuru, selling an item at a pawnshop was a gamble. You either had to do just as much work as you would by selling your laptop to another consumer—travel to each dealer, haggle prices, market the items. This made selling used items burdensome, even at pawnshops. Now, you can get an appraisal to sell your HP laptop instantly with PawnGuru!
It’s simple! Just make a free listing which will broadcast to each pawn dealer in the area. This gives you the upper-hand!
Within minutes, pawn dealers will email you offers—leaving the only thing you need to do is choose the highest one! This simple process offers a peace of mind. You’ll know when you do business at a pawnshop that you’re definitively getting the best deal. Now that PawnGuru has aggregated the pawnshop community, more ‘traditional’ ways of selling items are becoming precarious in comparison with selling items at a small business.
Pawnshops are legitimate businesses that are regulated by the National Pawnbroker’s Association and state commerce laws. When you do business with a pawn dealer you receive receipts, invoices, and signed contracts which protect you. This paperwork delineates the stipulations of all business transactions conducted at the shop. If there is a dispute, both parties will have proper documentation to sort out the issue.
This is not the case with peer-to-peer classified websites or apps like Craigslist or Letgo. There is no protection! All these sites do is broker your listing to another person interested in your merchandise. You have to meet up with a person at their residence or in a public place without any proof of sales or transaction.
Not only is this inconvenient it can be dangerous. There have been myriad reporting of buyers and sellers using consumer-to-consumer classified apps and getting robbed when they show up for the transaction. The anonymity and lack of payment verification make opting for a pawnshop a much safer way to sell your items. Especially, selling a commodity as expensive as an HP laptop!
If you visit a pawnshop and get a fair offer for your HP laptop then you can sell it to the dealer with minimal effort. This is not the case with classified apps or auction sites. With classified apps, you’ll have to meet up and run the risk of the person not being interested. If this is the case—the interested party doesn’t want to buy your laptop—then you’ve wasted an afternoon and gas in your car tank. Even worse, you could possibly be exposing yourself to danger by meeting up with an unknown person.
Auction sites are also problematic. Although unlikely with an HP laptop, there’s always the possibility of the item not selling the item because no buyers will bid. Using an auction system, you don’t have total control over the final amount of money your product that your laptop sells for! You can set parameters on the limitations of the lowest selling point but there are still price points that will be out of your control. You, as the seller, are responsible for shipping the laptop to the buyer. This can be an unexpected annoyance that is also costly.
If you’re thinking of selling your laptop, consider using PawnGuru first before putting yourself at risk of getting ripped off! You can use the site as a tool to gauge the local market value for your specific model of HP laptop. You may be pleasantly surprised by how much you can earn by selling to a pawnshop.
Click here to make a free listing!
David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.More Articles