How to Sell Old Computer Parts

by Andrew Smith

You probably won't use your old computer very much after you purchase a brand new one. You may wish to use parts of the old computer, though, such as the hard drive. Instead of letting the rest of your computer sit and go to waste, consider selling off parts of the machine. That way, you won't need to dispose of the computer. It's better for the environment, and you could even make a few bucks in the process.

Sell your old computer parts on eBay. It may seem too obvious, but most online forums recommend placing your used computer parts on eBay first. You are more likely to get (close to) book value for your used parts on eBay than from anywhere else.

Visit ComputerPartsAuction to sell your old computer parts. (Follow the link in Resources.) ComputerPartsAuction has used monitors, video cards and other computer parts. Click the "Sell" tab at the top of the home page to begin the process. You will need to create an account to sell your computer parts on the site.

Become a member of My Trade Master. The site is full of users looking to sell and buy used computer parts. You will need to become a member of My Trade Master to sell your old computer parts on the website. Membership is free. (Follow the link in Resources.)

Become a member of computer-related Internet forums and sell your old computer parts to other members. Websites like Tom's Hardware (see Resources) are full of users looking to buy used computer parts for cheap.

About the Author

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.