Description

With college around the corner, I needed a new way to supplement the income from my job. So I stumbled upon selling PCs.

I started this build by finding a guy selling his i5 3570k & GTX 970 system with a printer and 18" monitor for $200 on craigslist. So I email the guy and throw and offer of $180 and he accepted!

The system wasn't much of a looker when I picked it up, however with a new coat of paint to it, I knew that I would be able to sell it for more than I paid for it.

The first order of business was a new case as the one it came with was old, ugly, and very dirty. I decided on the Thermaltake Core G21, for $53 I was getting a tempered glass side panel and a huge upgrade from what it came with initially.

The next step was the storage and adding to the aesthetics of the build. I used an old 480gb SSD from ADATA & $26 RGB fans from Newegg. Upgrading the storage from a measly 120gb to 480gb was a definite must in 2019.

The last step was increasing my margins by selling the stuff I didn't need, like the i5 3570k as I already had a delidded one lying around my house. I netted $35 from eBay after fees and shipping and I haven't listed the 18" monitor yet, but I know I can get atleast $10 for it.

The final part was finding a buyer, shipping is a hassle, especially when selling desktops as they are heavy and fragile. So I snapped some pictures ( the ones you see above you) and listed on Facebook Market, OfferUP, & Letgo. After some lowballs and people who just stopped replying, I managed to find a buyer for $375 making me a profit of $140.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

that is awesome! I love the case. I do the same thing around here with finding used deals and it is pretty profitable. best of luck!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you find such an amazing deal on that used pc LMAO

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly craigslist, I have another PC that had an i7 6700k, 16GB RGB Corsair Vengence RGB, 1050ti, 750w supernova G2, with a g910 and g502 for $420. The trick is to find the people who took bad pics and have dirty systems.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

idk if im searching wrong but i set my max price to $400 and best build had a gtx 750.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Most people who but the price are willing to negotiate unless stated otherwise. Also it might help to search what type of cpu or gpu you want in the system

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of fans are you using?