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December

Selling Your PC Online

Its easier than you’d think to sell your PC online these days. Wherever you have an old business style desktop or a super modern gaming tower, you’ll find a range of different options to get rid of it.

Here at Cash in Your Gadgets we offer the simplest and most straightforward way to sell or recycle an old PC. We eliminate as much of hassle associated with eBay or Gumtree and just leave you with a safe and secure way to get cashback for your old computer.  You’ll only need to provide the most basic information on your computer and we’ll give you an instant offer to buy it. Our offers include free collection any day of the week with packaging provided by us, along with complete data wiping and fast payment.

Selling your PC online with us goes like this:

  • 1 – lets us know the make of your PC
  • 2 – Tell us what processor is found inside
  • 3 – Describe its condition and if it has any faults
  • 4 – Get an offer
  • 5 – Select your courier date
  • 6 – Your PC is collected and bought back to us
  • 7 – We test it & wipe the data
  • 8 – You get paid!

Your PCs Make

Identifying your PCs make or brand is super easy in most cases. The manufacturer will likely have put their name right on the front of the PC itself. You can then match this to the list of popular brands on our website.

If you can’t see your brand in the first list, you can click the link to our full list.

If you have a custom build or home build PC, you can select “custom build” from the full list of brands.

Your PCs Processor (CPU)

Finding the processor or CPU in your PC can be done a number of ways. Firstly, we need to establish the rough age of the PC in order to narrow down the list of processor options. This is done by identifying the original Windows operating system. This can be found by looking for the Windows logo or Windows COA (certificate of Authenticity) on the PC’s case.

The processor is also often found on a label stuck to the outer case of the PC. If you can see this, you can match it to the list of processors found on our website.

Your PC’s Condition

Once you’ve selected the processor found inside your PC, we’ll just need to know about its condition and functionality. Just look over the PC for any major damage. A few small scratches or even a dent here or there wont make a difference, but anything significant will.

If there are no major issues and the PC turns on and works normally, you should select “Working – Normal wear and tear”

If you find significant damage or your PC doesn’t work normally (for example it failts to turn on at all or has a faulty part), you’ll need to select “non-working / heavily damaged). If your PC is non-working or damaged it is likely we will not be able to offer to recycle it.

Getting an Offer for your Computer

You should now have an offer for your old PC! Don’t forget, the offer includes free collection any day of the week, with packaging provided. It also includes complete data wiping of the hard drive with a certificate of data destruction sent to you as soon as this has been completed. The offer is also protected by our price guarantee, this means we promise to pay the amount quoted. If we are forced to revise the offer for any reason (for example you entered the wrong specification or condition), you be given the option to have the PC returned completely free of charge.

If you have multiple PCs with the same specifications, you can easily add these at the basket. Just click the quantity drop down to the right hand side of the basket and let us know how many of that type of PC you have, we’ll buy any amount.

Courier Collection

One of the last stages of the process is to select the date you want the courier to collect your computer.  We collect items 7 days a week using DPD.

If you have 10 or more PCs we’ll likely arrange for a dedicated courier to collect these. This type of collection only happens Monday – Friday and therefore your courier date options will be restricted to just week days.

You’ll receive a text message on the morning of the collection with the 1hr time window in which the collection will take place.

The driver will arrive with a large padded box for you to place the PC inside.

If you need to re-arrange the collection you can do this by logging in to our account, contacting our customer service team or by replying to the messages from DPD.

Testing and Data Wiping

Your PC will arrive back with us the next working day after your collection. We’ll fully test the computer within 2 working days of it being with us. We be checking all its components and its cosmetic condition.

We’ll then complete data wipe the PC’s hard drive using a multiple overwrite method to US Department of Défense standards. Thus rendering any data on the hard drive complete unrecoverable. You’ll be sent your data destruction certificate within 3 days of this being completed.

If everything matches what you’ve told us, we’ll issue your payment that day.

If anything about your PC doesn’t match your original offer, for example you stated “my PC has a Core i5 6th generation processor” but it actually has a Core i5 3rd generation processor, we’ll send you an email detailing this. In the revised offer email we’ll provide details of the issue and the revised price based on the PC’s actual specification and condition. You’ll then have the choice to accept the price and be paid, or to reject it have your PC returned free of charge.

Your Payment

Wherever your PC was approved for the original amount or you’ve accept a revised offer, we’ll make the payment to you that day. Payments are made by your chosen method, either Paypal or bank transfer. Our payments are made at around 5:30pm each weekday and should arrive with you instantly.

Visit Cash in Your Gadgets today to sell your old PC online now.

10

December

Selling Your iMac Online

Selling your iMac online with Cash in Your Gadgets is convenient and hassle free. Wherever you have an old iMac from 2012 or a super modern 2019 model, you can get an instant price to sell it with us. What’s more, you’ll only need the iMacs serial number to get a quote! Our service provides free collection with packaging provided, complete data wiping with a certificate provided and fast payment by bank transfer or Paypal.

Selling your iMac online with us goes like this:

  • 1 – Identify the model and specification
  • 2 – Describe the condition and functionality
  • 3-  Get an offer
  • 4 – Have your iMac collected
  • 5 – We’ll test it & wipe the data
  • 6 – You’ll be paid

Your iMacs Model and Specification

The quickest and easiest way to work out the model and specification of your iMac is to enter its serial number in to our website. The serial number can be found in two places.

1 – In the “About my Mac” section of the operating system: accessed by clicking the Apple logo in the top left corner of the screen.

2- By looking on the underside of the iMacs stand.

Once you have the serial number, you can enter to our website

In most cases the model and specification will be identified from this information. In some cases, you may be asked for further information, such as the processor/CPU found in your iMac. This information can be found in the “About my Mac” section described above.

Your iMacs Condition

Now we know the model and specification of your iMac, we’ll ask you to assess its overall condition. If the iMac works normally and is in good condition, with no marks to its screen, you should select “Working – normal wear and tear”.

If the iMac has faults or any issue with its screen, you’ll need to class it as “heavily damaged or Non-working”. In many cases we can still pay you cash to recycle an iMac in this condition, but this will depend on the iMacs model and specification.

Getting an Offer for your iMac

You’ll now have our offer to buy your iMac. Remember, our offer includes free collection any day of the week, with packaging provided. It also includes complete data wiping of the hard drive with a GDPR compliant certificate provided.

If you are happy with our offer, simply click “Accept” to continue

Courier Collection

Finally, we need to arrange the collection of your iMac. We send a large padded box for you to place the iMac inside. However, we would encourage you to protect the screen if possible. This can be done with bubble wrap, scrunched up newspaper, old towels or couple sheets of cardboard.

Our courier, DPD, will send you a text message and email on the morning of the collection to confirm the one hour time window in which the collection will take place.

If this time is convenient for you, you can re-arrange the date of the collection by replying to the text message or email, or by contacting us. It is not possible to re-arrange the 1hr time window, only the date of the collection.

Testing and Data Wiping

Your iMac will be with us on the next working day. Our technical team will fully test the iMacs functionality and assess its cosmetic condition. These tests will be completed within 2 working days of the item’s arrival with us.

As part of this process we’ll complete data wipe the hard drive to US Department of Defense standards. This data wiping process involves the information on the hard drive being overwritten with random information multiple times. The process is then verified and a data wipe certificate is issued to you. You should expect to receive your certificate within 3 days of the items arrival with us.

Your Payment

Once we’ve agreed the offer, your payment will be issued by your chosen method: either bank transfer or Paypal. We make payments at 5:30pm Monday – Friday and once completed, the funds should be in your account instantly.

Visit Cash in Your Gadgets now to get an instant price for your iMac or check out our other Selling Guides