Hi all, I am totally blown away by the prices that some of the laptops go for on ebay and was wondering if any of you knew why. Here's the story: I am totally new to selling on ebay and am trying to find some products to sell and have been doing my research. I learned a trick to see what products are selling for the most by loading a catagory and then clicking the 'show completed items' tab, then using the dropdown list highlighting 'price, highest first'. So anyway, I did this with laptops and about fell off my computer chair......
Here is an example of what one is going for:
Toshiba Tecra 9000, Pentium 3, 1.3 megahertz, 20 gigabyte hard drive, the user went on to say in the auction listing that it was used and there were minor scratches on the pc from normal use. The winning bid price? $18,899
Even if you don't have alot of computer knowledge you can see that this is a very slow and older laptop. This is just an example of what these things are going for, but not all of them, a comparable laptop was going for around 300.00.
I asked a friend of mine and he said that it was probably companies out there that are trying to bid high so they can use it as a tax write off. I was thinking that there was something else going on behind the scenes that I wasn't aware of like a secret offer for drugs or something LOL
Do any of you have any hints about this? It would be greatly appreciated:)
P.S. There was no CAD software or any special bells and whistles on the PC I used in the example.