What’s the best way to sell my used GPU?
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How To Sell Used GPU
- What’s your priority: time, safety or maximum profit?
If your priority is a fast, safe transaction, you might consider selling to a company, like us.
If your priority is maximum profit, you should be ready to sift through potential buyers or jump through a few more hoops to sell on a marketplace.
If your priority is maximum profit, your best bet is a peer-to-peer marketplace like Facebook Marketplace or Reddit Hardwareswap, but as these marketplaces come without buyer protections, take precautions and use them at your own risk.
- Where to sell your GPUs
We’ve got an in-depth post on this topic, but the short answer is that your decision should be based on the factors of: time involved, the risk involved, and the profit potential.
- How much should I sell my GPU for?
The fastest way to determine the sell price for your GPU is to search recent sales on eBay. You must then also deduct the cost of doing business on eBay which will be about 15% of the sale price. This deduction includes payment processing, seller fees and shipping. A good rule of thumb is to divide the MSRP by half and then subtract about $15 per year from release date.
- Creating a winning GPU listing
When listing your GPU, a clear, attractive presentation is important, no matter the platform. Take well-lit pictures that disclose any defects. Don’t use generic images obtained on the internet. It’s best to photograph your actual GPU. You will save time, as people will ask for images anyway. Be clear in your description if there are any issues with the GPU. This will save you time and return shipping, which is always paid by the seller or a buyer backing out of the deal.
- Dealing with Buyers
If you’re not selling to a company, you’ll likely be dealing with a number of buyers. Be prepared to answer questions about the product, especially if your listing leaves anything unclear.
Offer to accept popular payment types, ideally with some protection, or accept cash for in-person transactions. If you cannot provide the opportunity to test the hardware, then the buyer will likely want to be able to return the item if there is a problem for a full refund.
Beware of scams. Even when using a method that offers seller and buyer protections, such as Paypal Goods & Services, you are not guaranteed to keep the money that you were paid in the event of a scam.
- Packing & Shipping
Shipping computer hardware should be done in durable, anti-static packaging. If the buyer receives the item with damage, you will have the additional cost of return shipping and a broken GPU! Pack as if the item will be used in a soccer ball in a little league game.
- Handling Returns
If selling on a major platform like eBay or Amazon, there is a mandatory return window in many cases. You will need to pay return shipping. If selling via a peer-to-peer network, returns will be at your discretion, but you will need to take your reputation on platforms like Facebook marketplace or hardwareswap into account if faced with an angry buyer.