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Topic # 226105 20-Dec-2017 15:55
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Hi, 

 

I think this is the correct forum for this. 

 

I recently received a laptop as an insurance replacement. I didn't get many options to choose from, but the laptop I received, while having some great specs, is probably a bit of overkill for me. 

 

As such I haven't even opened the box, just went into Noel Leeming and looked at the Demo model and then collected the replacement. 

 

Given it is brand new and in box, I don't really want to sell it at a complete cut price as I want to reinvest a sale into something a bit more suited to my needs. 

 

Other than Trademe, Mighty Ape, or Facebook groups/marketplace, are there any other options for selling laptops these days? Any stores that would fairly value a purchase?

 

Here is a link to the laptop I received: https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/laptop/hp-17-an059tx-17-3-omen-by-hp-gaming-laptop/prod155075.html

 

Cheers in advance for any help.


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  Reply # 1922647 20-Dec-2017 15:58
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Unfortunately many electronic goods are like cars. loses about half their value the moment you step out of the store. if you price it 30% less than retail you might sell it. any higher price and it is very hard to sell. if your insurance does cash settlement always take cash.


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  Reply # 1922648 20-Dec-2017 16:05
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Swap you my Brand New Sabre 15 with a 7700HQ, 1060 3GB 250GB M.2 SSD and some cash?





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  Reply # 1922650 20-Dec-2017 16:06
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Might have to wait to see what they are selling it for on Boxing day, then undercut that on Trademe. Call it an unwanted gift.




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  Reply # 1922695 20-Dec-2017 16:58
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Coil:

 

Swap you my Brand New Sabre 15 with a 7700HQ, 1060 3GB 250GB M.2 SSD and some cash?

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the offer, but currently looking at getting something light but still decently grunty like the Gigabyte Aero, so the Sabre might not quite meet requirements. 




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  Reply # 1922696 20-Dec-2017 16:58
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Thanks for the Tips Batman and Trig.


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  Reply # 1923065 21-Dec-2017 11:24
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msmoore66:

 

Given it is brand new and in box, I don't really want to sell it at a complete cut price as I want to reinvest a sale into something a bit more suited to my needs. 

 

 

You need to be realistic.

Consider from a potential buyers point of veiw
Why would they even bother unless its considerably below retail cost.
The potential buyer see's it as used , even if its in a sealed box. The buyer will factor in MAJOR warranty hassles if issues arise . So if its not considerably
cheaper, they wont bother.

 

Try www.gpforums.co.nz . You might find a gamer there who's interested .




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  Reply # 1923079 21-Dec-2017 11:41
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1101:

 

msmoore66:

 

Given it is brand new and in box, I don't really want to sell it at a complete cut price as I want to reinvest a sale into something a bit more suited to my needs. 

 

 

You need to be realistic.

Consider from a potential buyers point of veiw
Why would they even bother unless its considerably below retail cost.
The potential buyer see's it as used , even if its in a sealed box. The buyer will factor in MAJOR warranty hassles if issues arise . So if its not considerably
cheaper, they wont bother.

 

Try www.gpforums.co.nz . You might find a gamer there who's interested .

 

 

 

 

Thanks 1101, 

 

Useful tips and didn't even know about gpforums. 

 

I think warranty would still be OK given I have the receipt and the box hasn't even been opened, so haven't registered it yet or anything. Or am I not quite correct on that?

 

In terms of being realistic, asking for about 60-70% of the retail price is about right would you say?

 

Thanks for the advice :) 


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  Reply # 1923084 21-Dec-2017 11:51
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I'd agree with 60 - 70% of retail.

What did you have before? That is a monster of a laptop haha. 




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  Reply # 1923096 21-Dec-2017 11:58
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wratterus:

 

I'd agree with 60 - 70% of retail.

What did you have before? That is a monster of a laptop haha. 

 

 

 

 

I had a Gigabyte P55 I think, 13", 950  (or maybe 960) with a couple of SSDs in it. Yeap complete monster, I think it was the only one Noel Leeming offered with 512gb SSD in it. Hilarious. Probably should have taken the cash offer, but when I accounted for excess it was too big a value gap. 

 

Been looking at NewEgg NZ and the laptop I actually desire is on there, fair bit cheaper than local as well so considering just trying to get the cost of getting that covered an forget trying to achieve a given value. 


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  Reply # 1923111 21-Dec-2017 12:13
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Return product and get a gift card?



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  Reply # 1923433 21-Dec-2017 21:58
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Batman: Return product and get a gift card?

 

 

 

I wouldn't be able to do that with a Insurance replacement would I?


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  Reply # 1923467 22-Dec-2017 05:04
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It's not brand new if you are not the first seller of the item. Misuse of that term on trademe really annoys me.





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  Reply # 1923497 22-Dec-2017 08:05
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richms:

 

It's not brand new if you are not the first seller of the item. Misuse of that term on trademe really annoys me.

 

 

Dont think thats fair, if its unused, unopened it is brand new.  No different to a dairy buying things at the supermarket and selling them on.  Agreed clarity is important around the fact that it is being resold by a private seller, but its still brand new.


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  Reply # 1923551 22-Dec-2017 09:29
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If goods have been on the retailers shelf or importers warehouse for over a year, is it still 'brand new' then ?
I'd say not. Its old stock , not brand new.
What if someone bought it a year ago, & left it un-opened . Or bought it 3 months ago etc

So where do we draw the line ?

 

Trademe is an auction site anyway, Brand New isnt the same if bought from Trademe .


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  Reply # 1923597 22-Dec-2017 10:52
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Sellers on Trademe sell a lot of brand new stuff! Please!


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