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Selling old ocuk built systems - need advice

Discussion in 'OcUK Full Systems & Bundles' started by kizzu1, 3 May 2021.

  1. kizzu1


    Joined: 13 Apr 2016

    Posts: 2

    Hi everyone,

    I've bought a new ocuk system last year to replace my old one and now I am wondering what's the best way to sell the old system, even if for parts (it's got some good components inside still, but I don't have time to break it down so I'd rather sell the whole thing as a system).

    Does any of you have experience selling old systems? And advice? I was thinking about eBay but it seems a bit complex to sell it on there... Are there any places in the UK that specialise in buying entire systems and pricing such purchase?

    Any advice would be much appreciated!
  2. modd1uk


    Joined: 5 May 2013

    Posts: 389

    FB Marketplace, eBay or the OCUK forums if you can reach the required post count.
  3. tamzzy


    Joined: 26 May 2012

    Posts: 12,649

    FB marketplace and gumtree
    Cash on collection/delivery only
  4. The_Arbiter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2019

    Posts: 1,034

    As above, cash only. Even if taking a hit at getting a quarter of the price less, the simplicity of showing buyer it works, getting cash is quick and easy. If FB doesn't pull through even after price drop, just break it down. Demand is pretty good right now for sellers.

    Shipping on ebay you face scammers, packaging properly with packing out the system and £30/£50 delivery cost if you want to be sure you're insured, then 13% fees.

    Sold a decent video camera on ebay last year-ish with only £1 fees. Postage was still £30, arrived late too. Seller happy, good feedback received. But never again for electronics. It feels like gambling to me, and luckily i did win this time. Sold my Xbox to a mate with brand new headset sealed for £80, and he collected. I could of got more at CEX (they buy some PC bits), but that would of been hassle and few hours of my day gone easy.
  5. random_matt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jul 2012

    Posts: 1,388

    Would not sell on Ebay, paypal gives lifetime warranty. Remember selling a card on there, advertised clearly as second hand and zero warranty. Several months later the buyer made a paypal claim and got all his money back. Despise Ebay and Paypal, will never use them.
  6. mickyflinn


    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

    Posts: 11,027

    Location: West Side

    What, thought it was 180 days lifetime warranty seems crazy.
  7. random_matt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jul 2012

    Posts: 1,388

    I was pretty angry. It isn't about warranty with Paypal, they are massively pro buyer. There no way you should get money back for a second hand product.