February 28, 2020 - Electronics
After deciding to pawn a Lenovo laptop you will want to get the best deal from a pawnshop. The value of the laptop you pawn depends on the age, condition, and brand.
Lenovo is a well-known brand that is on the high-end spectrum of quality. In 2019, the most popular Lenovo laptop is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Generation). The retail value of the Yoga is $719.99.
Of course, the moment you buy any electronic, it automatically depreciates in value. What makes a laptop valuable are features like large processors, strong graphics cards, and dynamic cooling systems.
These features are all taken into consideration when discerning the value of your laptop at a pawnshop. Another thing to keep in mind is the condition of your laptop. The better condition, the higher the value. We’ll discuss how to ensure you get the best deal for your Lenovo a little later in this article.
Since pawning laptops is all circumstantial there is no set-in-stone price for how much cash you get for your Lenovo. PawnGuru has assembled data from pawnshops across the country to clarify a range of possible values for your laptop.
Depending on the state and condition of your laptop, it could be worth anywhere from the $5 (Min. Bid) to $600 (Max. Bid). For a Lenovo, you can expect offers to fall in the middle of this range. PawnGuru has ascertained that the average offer is $270 for pawning a laptop. A Lenovo laptop has a maximum bid of $150, with the average being $89. However, take these numbers with a grain of salt. Your laptop could be worth more. Click here to list your laptop and find out exactly how much your specific laptop is worth!
Keep reading to understand how to get the best deal if you decide to pawn your laptop!
There are two ways to pawn your items for cash.
The first way is to take your laptop to local pawnshops in your area and have a conversation with each dealer. Compare each offer and then take your laptop back to the pawnshop where you can get the most cash.
With PawnGuru there is a simpler way!
You can simply list your laptop here for free! You’ll receive offers from local pawnshops. Choose the best offer and bring your laptop in to pawn for same day cash. This saves you time and hassle of driving all over town to find the best offer.
PawnGuru also ensures that you’re getting the best deal possible! There’s no obligation to take a bid. You can use PawnGuru as a tool to get an idea of how much your laptop is worth, or you can take advantage of the convenience and get cash that day!
If you have any questions or need some guidance on pawning your laptop, you can contact us here and we’ll walk you through the process!
The condition of your laptop communicates how well cared for the laptop was while you owned it. Before pawning your laptop, make sure you clean it! When pawnshop dealers see a laptop that’s in good condition this translates to the equipment having a higher value. Meaning, you can get more cash if your laptop is clean, complete, and user ready.
1. Take a damp disinfectant rag and wipe the entire surface of the laptop.
2. Make sure any liquid residues and fingerprints are wiped away.
3. Take a compressed air duster to spray away any debris that is trapped in the keyboard or any other crevices.
1. Back up all your data to an external hard-drive or the cloud, then perform a factory reset on the laptop. This will return the laptop to the default operating state. It will also delete all of your passwords, documents, and files from the computer.
2. If you can, find the box the laptop came in, any chords, accessories, and user manuals & paperwork should also be included.
3. Assemble the laptop and accessories as close as you can to its original store-bought state.
The most popular and trusted brands will always be more valuable whether you’re buying used or new from a store. For instance, a MacBook will be worth more to a pawnshop than a Toshiba.
Lenovo laptops are a widely recognized brand with a high value. What will make a difference is the model of your laptop. Click here to learn more about your specific laptop and to get a gauge for how much it could be worth at pawn shop.
As with all commodities, time makes the product depreciate. So, if you have a laptop that is over 5-years-old, it’s going to be worth less than a brand-new laptop. Even a high-end Lenovo that is 5-years-old will be in the lower range of offers.
Cosmetic defects, visual damage, and system errors all lessen the value of a laptop. A laptop needs to run perfectly while also looking well taken care of to get the best offer. Defects like scratches, missing keys, or slow processing speeds will lower the overall value.
Now that you’ve read through this article you have a basic understanding of the easiest way to pawn a Lenovo laptop and roughly how much you can expect to earn from pawning it. The next step is listing your item for free at PawnGuru to get the ball rolling and cash in your hand!
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