What You Need to Know Before Trading or Selling Your Laptop

If you’re investing in a new or used laptop, you probably won’t need your old one lying around anymore. Although you had some good times together, it’s probably time to part ways — and maybe earn some extra cash in the process. Although our name is Record Head, we’re a hub for all things electronics and media. If you don’t feel like going through the hassle of selling your computer yourself, we’ll give you a fair estimate, and you can walk out of our shop with cash in hand.

Before you come by to sell or trade your laptop, there are six things you should take care of ahead of time to get top dollar:

1.) Check the Market

Before you try to sell your laptop, you should find out the going price. Check online to see if there’s a market for it. Many factors could influence the price, including:

  • Brand
  • Age
  • Memory space
  • Processing speed
  • Condition

2.) Clean It Up

Arguably, the most important step in selling your laptop is cleaning it. If it appears dingy or dated, you may not get as much. It’s worth the time it takes to clean it up and make it look as good as new, which includes:

  • Removing any stickers, except for the OS or certificate of authenticity
  • Dusting off the screen
  • Cleaning the keyboard
  • Polishing it with a lint-free cloth

3.) Get the Info

If you can give us all the information you have on your laptop, it will help us out. Information we need includes things like:

  • Brand
  • Model
  • Operating system
  • RAM amount
  • Screen size
  • Processor details

4.) Include Accessories

 Including everything we’ll need to sell your laptop is definitely a bonus, so don’t forget the charger and installation disks.

5.) Wipe Your Hard Drive

Although we refurbish all used computers, it’s always a good idea to wipe your hard drive clean. This could include a factory restart, deauthorizing any software and programs you’ve installed and reinstalling your operating system. The wipe will ensure that all your personal information remains confidential.

6.) Let Record Head Help You Out

Record Head LogoDon’t navigate the world of online computer sales on your own. Bring your computer to Record Head and let us help you out. Even if your computer isn’t working or is missing a part, we may still be able to purchase from you. If your computer is broken, you can still drop it off with us to be recycled.

Once you sell us your laptop, stick around to peruse our shop. You don’t need to visit a big chain to find a computer store near you. We carry tons of laptops, PCs and tablets at incredible prices. Our selection is always changing, so it pays to visit often. We even sell computers wholesale. We’re the Milwaukee area’s best option for all electronic needs. Contact us today for more information.

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