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How To Sell a Computer on Craigslist


To computer sell online, all you will need is a bit of Internet skills. Websites such as Craigslist, have made it possible to buy and sell our possessions without paying a ridiculous fee to list them. You will be able to computer sell on Craigslist for as much or as little as you would like. By using this website, along with the research you have done on your computer, it is sure to sell in no time at all.

Step 1

The first step you will take to computer sell on Craigslist, is to gather information about your computer. If someone is interested in buying the computer sell you have listed, you will need to know everything there is to know about the computer, that they may have questions about. You can find out nearly everything about your computer by going online and searching for the exact model of your computer in Google. This should bring up websites that currently have the same computer listed for sale, the specifications, and even the price. Copy down the specifications, as you will need these to place in your ad later.

Step 2

Create an account with Craigslist. This is free and easy to do. Just visit the Craigslist website and click on My Account. Here, you can sign up for an account my making a username and password that you will use to log in. Having a Craigslist account is ideal, so you can easily track your postings, edit ads, and have all replies sent to your desired email address. Creating an account should only take a few minutes to complete. You may then need to activate your account by clicking a link that will be sent to your email address.

Step 3

Now you're ready to computer sell on Craigslist. Under the for sale section on the main page, navigate to the computer link. Here, you will see a listing of computers that others have recently put up for sale on the website. Ensure that you are viewing the section for your state. If not, head back to the Craigslist main page and click on your state from the right hand side of the page. Now click on the post link at the very top right hand corner of the page. Click the circle next to computers - by owner that you see on the next page and continue on.

Step 4

You should now see a few blank boxes, in which you will type your ad to computer sell. Make your title catchy, so that others will want to click it and see what you have for sale. The price should not be too high for a used computer. See what others are listing the same computer at and go from there. In the description box, add in all the computer specifications that we copied earlier. Also mention why you are selling the computer and if anything is wrong with it. Add a couple of images to the post so others can see the computer sell pictures. 

Step 5

After you have written up your ad, continue to post the computer sell up. You should now start receiving emails regarding the computer shortly. 


Don't price your computer sell for too high, but not too low either. People on Craigslist will want to bargain with you and never want to pay the full price that you have listed on the website. 

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By Colleen Ross, published at 02/17/2012
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