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How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#1 Post by devinfriday » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:06 am

Hi, i got a nice Sony Vaio laptop with standard config. I would like to max specs (RAM 8Gb max + SSD) for sell it, but it's impossible to find another one on usual sites to compare how much i can ask for. The specs are good, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5145 Graphics, DDR3 capped at 8Gb, SATA drive (dunno if it's 3 or 6Gbit/s) nice screen at 1600 x 900 deep blue sea chassis and many other feature, like eSATA port, Expresscard....
To par with memory and SSD costs i was thinking at 140€ at least, what do you other people think?

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Sorry, i was forgetting, also battery must be changed...

TIA

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Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:48 am

C'mon people, this is a THINKPAD forum!

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Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#3 Post by devinfriday » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:16 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:C'mon people, this is a THINKPAD forum!
It's the OFF TOPIC section! Image

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Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#4 Post by devinfriday » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:22 am

ThinkPadMiami wrote:In the US eBay sold items is a good way to estimate obviously.
They all sell parts of it....

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Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#5 Post by TonyJZX » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:03 am

I googled based on the video card and this is a 1st or 2nd gen Intel laptop, clues include esata which tended to disappear around 3rd 4th gen.

Lets be realistic. A 10 yr old laptop with a dead battery?

Even if it was a Lenovo T410 510 420 520 what would you pay?

At best $200 usd?

Closer to $100 usd.

The parts arent even worth much really, 2 x 4gb of slow speed ddr3? a 240gb sata ssd? new post covid prices have slumped. Over here basic stuff like a wdc green 240gb is like $30 usd?

This is the sad reality of decade old h/w.

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Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#6 Post by devinfriday » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:02 am

TonyJZX wrote:I googled based on the video card and this is a 1st or 2nd gen Intel laptop, clues include esata which tended to disappear around 3rd 4th gen.

Lets be realistic. A 10 yr old laptop with a dead battery?

Even if it was a Lenovo T410 510 420 520 what would you pay?

At best $200 usd?

Closer to $100 usd.

The parts arent even worth much really, 2 x 4gb of slow speed ddr3? a 240gb sata ssd? new post covid prices have slumped. Over here basic stuff like a wdc green 240gb is like $30 usd?

This is the sad reality of decade old h/w.
The cpu is a i3 330 socketed, i can spend 50-60€ in upgrades, aiming at 150€ to sell... Dunno.

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Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#7 Post by Neil » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:21 pm

Probably best to sell as-is for whatever you can get for it. Investing in upgrades will not likely give a better net return. Only upgrade if you are going to use it and get some value out of the cost of upgrades.
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Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#8 Post by devinfriday » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:23 pm

Neil wrote:Probably best to sell as-is for whatever you can get for it. Investing in upgrades will not likely give a better net return. Only upgrade if you are going to use it and get some value out of the cost of upgrades.
I decided to give it to my sister-in-law, they fund the upgrades and use it connected to the TV for multimedia tasks.

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Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

#9 Post by Neil » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:09 pm

Wise decision...
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