Selling my CPU/Motherboard

Aug 13, 2018
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I just swapped out my Intel CPU and motherboard for a newer AMD CPU and motherboard and I'm curious how to go about selling the old components. I tried craigslist but I don't seem to be getting any traction. I've read on here about using Ebay or other sites but I'm concerned about shipping. I'm also concerned about the potential for the transaction to go sour.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with my CPU and motherboard. But they aren't cheap parts and they are inherently fragile.

Regarding shipping, I originally planed to sell the CPU, motherboard and air cooler as a bundle since my new CPU comes with a cooler that I like. But, I can't ship these Items still assembled together. Should I still offer the cooler and just detach it or will it just be a waste to include? Also, I assume I should keep the intel chip installed on the mobo during shipping, or is that not appropriate?

Regarding the sale, I'm concerned that a potential buyer may operate in bad faith or simply decide after shipping that they don't want it. Typically when you sell something and the buyer claims it's broken on arrival, you can verify that with a photo. The same can't be said about computer components and there's always the risk that the buyer mishandles or improperly installs the components and then claims it arrived that way and then I'm stuck with the broken components. Is there a way to limit my risk by claiming that all sales are final once the part has shipped or something else? Or is this just a risk I would have to live with? Thanks.
 
Ebay protects buyers more than sellers.
If you list on ebay, accept paypal only.
A motherboard with the cpu mounted is probably the way to go. Ram also if you are selling that.
Use your original motherboard box if you still have it.
Those parts may well fit in a USPS fixed price box.
I would remove the cooler and offer it as an extra priced item.
If the buyer does not want it, you can sell it separately.

Your main safety comes from delivery confirmation.
Take good photos of your parts, including the serial number of your motherboard.
Offer no hassle return.
If the buyer claims non functioning or other damage, tell him to send it back.
On occasion such claims are made to elicit an additional price concession.

Check out the buyer for feedback. Do not sell to a suspicious buyer.
 
Ebay protects buyers more than sellers.
If you list on ebay, accept paypal only.
A motherboard with the cpu mounted is probably the way to go. Ram also if you are selling that.
Use your original motherboard box if you still have it.
Those parts may well fit in a USPS fixed price box.
I would remove the cooler and offer it as an extra priced item.
If the buyer does not want it, you can sell it separately.

Your main safety comes from delivery confirmation.
Take good photos of your parts, including the serial number of your motherboard.
Offer no hassle return.
If the buyer claims non functioning or other damage, tell him to send it back.
On occasion such claims are made to elicit an additional price concession.

Check out the buyer for feedback. Do not sell to a suspicious buyer.
 

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