You might be wondering where you can sell computer memory. Most of the time computer parts don’t retain much value past a couple of years.
Some of the more recent years DDR3 and DDR4 memory has been used for a longer period without losing as much value from technology being obsolete. The end of life cycle has slowed down compared to the early 2000’s when manufactures were doubling speed in a blink of an eye. Even if you’re just looking to scrap your laptop and sell it for parts.
In this article we’ll go over where you can get the most value when shopping your bulk computer memory.
List of Best Places To Sell Computer Memory
- Facebook Market
- ITAD Companies
- Amazon Marketplace
- Recycle It (tax break)
1. eBay, which is the go-to source for ecommerce for the last two decades. It is one of the best known market places to sell used goods in the world. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best place to sell computer memory online. When you sell your memory, eBay takes a seller fee which is a percentage based on the sale price. Also, if you don’t have an established seller rating, it can discourage bidders from bidding on the product. For niche products it can be difficult to find buyers if you have a RAM stick that isn’t as popular as others. eBay is very helpful in giving you an idea of what top value is for used equipment.
2. Facebook Marketplace, the marketplace is a newer form of craigslist that gives you better insight to the buyers. This platform is for local deals primary so using cash or popular apps like venmo or apple pay. It still is an unregulated platform that has the potential to be scammed or ripped off so all transactions should be meet in person in a public place. Facebook does not charge fees which is a major advantage but buyers are usually limited to your local area.
3. ITAD Companies, one of the best places to sell memory especially if you have bulk inventory. Many of these companies do not buy in small quantities but when purchasing in bulk they have a competitive advantage to sell all in one transaction. Pay is limited to a few days to a week because they will test all parts for functionality which can delay the process. They also don’t usually pay upfront as they have all the liability but as a reputable business you don’t have to worry about payment. The downside is that ITAD companies can’t pay the highest prices because of overhead from testing and storage similar to how a pawn shop operates. The huge difference is they are brokers that have the ability to sell the equipment fast so ITAD companies can pay a higher price. It’s also an easy process that guarantees payment which is a huge advantage when dealing with larger quantities. We at Exit, specialize in buying and selling DDR3 and DDR4 memory modules so when shopping your equipment around let us quote it out.
4. Amazon Marketplace, if Amazon has the product listed on their website then you can register and post a price as used product with description. The major advantage is you could set up multiple units under one post and as they sell you can ship them to different buyers. The major downfall is that you could be waiting days, months or years to sell them and if they get replaced the market could crash and you would lose some or possibly all of your value.
5. Is the last option we will go over is recycling the memory sticks with an authorized recyclers. You can drop the units off at Best Buy or a regional certified recycler. Almost all local counties have drop off sites for electronic goods for end of life. When you date the drop off you need to get an estimate To determine the fair market value of a computer, use an evaluator tool like the free Sage BlueBook. For more information on tax laws related to computer donation, see Section 170 of the Federal Income Tax Code. Then you can itemize the value on your taxes. Always consult a professional tax professional for details.
How To Sell Memory? Where Do I Start?
It’s important to take stock or inventory of all the memory that you have and organizing them by type like DDR3 and DDR4. Then taking notes of the speeds and quantities that will help you in evaluating the value and speediness of getting an accurate quote. Submit your list to several companies that buy used IT equipment to get a baseline on the value. Then research other marketplaces to see if there is demand and if you want to take the time to sell them individually. Some factors to consider are the response times, purchase offers, years in business, certifications, and online reviews.
When considering all of your options, make sure you visit our Sell Memory page to get a quote. If you are selling other excess IT equipment makes sure to visit our pages; Sell Servers, Sell Processors, Sell Ram, Sell Hard Drives and/or Sell Computers In Bulk to get the best customer experience anywhere. Contact us today for a free asset valuation and service quote.
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