Sell your laptop

Every laptop comes to the end of its usable life span at some point. Whether your laptop is broken or just becomes too old to be usable anymore, a time will come when you need to sell it. Selling your old laptop on eBay or Gumtree can be a lot of hassle and buyers on these platforms aren’t always the easiest to deal with. Luckily, Cash in Your Gadgets makes selling your old or broken laptop a doddle.

How to sell your laptop online, the simple and easy way:
  1. Get a quote using basic information about your item
  2. Provide collection & payment information
  3. Have the item collected
  4. The item gets checked
  5. You get paid

Getting a quote

All we need to know is the following information and you’ll get an instant offer from us to buy your laptop.

  1. Your laptop’s brand
    This is the name of the manufacturer of your laptop. It’s usually found on the lid, base or around the screen of your laptop
  2. Your laptop’s Processor/CPU
    The processor or central processing unit (CPU) is your laptop’s brain. It can found by following instructions here
  3. The condition and size of your laptop
  4. Whether or not it has a charger
  5. Whether or not it has an inbuilt webcam

That’s it. You’ll now have a quote to sell us your laptop.

Want to sell a MacBook? See our guide here

What does the quote include?

Your quote is the amount we’ll pay for a laptop with the specification you stated and in the condition you’ve described. The quote includes:

  • Payment by bank transfer or PayPal
  • Courier collection of the item any day
  • Complete data wiping
  • Free return of the item for any reason

What happens after I accept a quote online?

If you’re happy with our quote to buy your laptop we’ll just need some basic information from you in order to make the collection and get you paid. The information required is as follows:

  • Your name
  • A contact phone number
  • An email address
  • A preferred date for collection
  • Bank account and sort code or a PayPal email address

How does collection work?

Once we have the address and date for your collection we’ll book a collection with our courier, DPD.

Our collections feature:

  • 1 hour time window provided on the day of collection
  • Packaging provided by the courier
  • Return label provided by the courier

The courier will email and text you on the morning of your collection with the 1hr time window in which the collection will take place. The courier will arrive with a solid padded box for you to place your item in and the courier will then attach the DPD return label. The box containing your laptop will arrive back with us the next working day.

What happens once the laptop is received by Cash in Your Gadgets?

You’ll receive an email to confirm we’ve received your laptop.

We’ll then check the laptop and if it matches your quote, we’ll have the payment in your account within 2 working days.

What tests are performed on the laptop?

Your laptop will be inspected visually for any significant cosmetic issues. We’ll then test all the components to ensure they work correctly. We’ll also check the processor found in your laptop.

In general we check for

  • Missing parts
  • Damage to the screen
  • Cracks
  • Non-working components
  • Specification
  • Age/generation

Click here for more detailed information on how to determine the condition of your laptop.

What happens if the laptop doesn’t match the quote?

If your laptop is in worse condition or has a lower value processor than your quote was based on, we’ll simply send you an email detailing the reasons and giving the correct offer.

You’ll be asked to accept this quote and get paid or to have the laptop returned free of charge.

If your laptop is in better condition or has a more valuable processor than originally stated, we’ll increase the price automatically and pay you.

Getting paid

We issue payment by your chosen method within 2 working days of the laptop’s arrival with us. Payments are made at 6pm each weekday and should arrive in most bank accounts instantly.