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When you try to do anything online now you are met with endless options about buy here or sell here and they all offer the best price with free shipping. If you've noticed lately there are tons of places who offer to help you sell laptop or your smart phones. The choices can almost be overwhelming and it can be done in person, online or even over the phone. They have made the process to sell electronics very fast and safe because everyone owns them now and we always want to upgrade them. What happens when the new Macbook Air comes out and you want to sell or trade-in your Macbook Pro for one? Finding the right place to help you recycle a laptop is actually very easy if you choose to go with a trusted online company, they will even pay more than local stores too! We got Mike from Quick Laptop Cash to give us his top 5 things to remember when you are trying to trade-in your laptop.


 5 Things to Check When Selling A Laptop Online


The Top 5 Most Important Things When Selling Laptops Online!




Get the Correct Model Number for an Accurate Quote

I can't even count how many times I have had someone say they're selling us a brand new Macbook Pro expecting to get $900 and the laptop we receive is a 2007 model with a few problems. Getting an accurate quote starts with making sure you have the correct make and model, guessing will only cause problems later on. Quick Laptop Cash has customer support waiting to help avoid this problem just give us a call or send an email.




Check for all Problems with the Laptop or Smart Phone

The next biggest problem is someone who gets the model number of their laptop for sale correct but forgets to mention it won't even turn on, or the battery won't a charge. These are all easy to diagnose problems and we understand the laptop might have been in a closet or unused for a few years but we do test every part of the laptop to ensure we are paying the correct price for your computer. Also things like damaged plastics from stickers, being dropped or just scratched and dinged is very common with old laptops. We understand they're used laptops and give some give in our expectation of a “clean” laptop, but obvious signs of damage will need to be marked. Once again with any questions please contact us or you can post to our Facebook or Twitter and we will be happy to judge the damage before it is shipped to us!




Package it Carefully Shipping Can be Rough on Electronics

Packaging your laptop for shipping is by far the biggest problem we have with peoples quotes ending up incorrect or different. When shipping a laptop whether from the other side of the country or just a state away the conditions it goes through aren't always the best. They pack the largest amount of boxes they can into a truck and they aren't always handled very well, we offer a FREE shipping kit that provides the required amount of protection so you don't have to worry and we highly recommend this is you're unsure of how well an item should be packed. We would love to pay the quoted price and get you the most cash for your laptop possible but when we receive a broken laptop as a result of poor packaging the most we can do is file a claim with UPS and wait. So trying to get paid quickly can go wrong if you don't package your laptop well!




Give the Correct Shipping Address for Payment to be Sent

The correct address for payment to be sent is also just as important for where to send our free shipping kit. We send out a free box for you to ship back your laptop and when the address is incorrect or incomplete (missing apartment number, etc.) we just end up wasting money is shipping and delaying how long it take for us to get your laptop and get you paid! When we try to mail a check or send a PayPal payment if we have the wrong address it won't get delivered and take a week or two for us to get a notification it wasn't delivered. In that time you'll just get frustrated you haven't been paid and there's nothing we can do to speed up the check being sent back. Typing in and confirming the correct address is very important in getting the fast and safe service we are so well known for.




Include Everything like the Charger, Battery and all Accessories

Another very common problem is receiving the laptop and as we go to test it there is no charger in the box! We of course have an extra charger to test your laptop but as you'll notice on our get a quote page the laptop charger is an important part that we will need as well or the price will change if it has been selected as included! We hate having to mark anyone down and know the charger is often an after thought we hope people won't forget! Don't forget anything else like the battery or external DVD drive if the laptop came with one. Newer laptops are not using an external DVD drive to save on size and weight so they'll use an external DVD or Blu-Ray drive. All of these items are important to not forget when selling your laptop online.




If you have any other questions when going through the process whether it's the quote or just packaging up your computer to ship off don't hesitate to call and ask them for help, says Mike. Most companies are more than willing to help and if they're not answering your call or emails it's probably not a company you want to sell your laptop with online anyways.

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We have had a few laptop recyclers contact us lately trying to sell laptops in bulk. Quick Laptop Cash can certainly help you sell laptops one at a time or thousands. We have helped many large customers and are well prepared for orders of all size. We understand through experience what it takes to sell laptops in bulk and make the entire process stream lined and easy for you. Trying to get quotes, take bids from companies, offers from others, and deal with arranging shipping can be a nightmare and most companies don't have the time to deal with it. It should be easy to get rid of those laptops and get some cash back in your account for them. This is where Quick Laptop Cash comes in...



Sell Old HP Elitebook Business Laptops


If you're a company or business trying to sell a large or small quantity of laptops you don't have to bother going through our quick instant quote process and luckily most of you don't waste your time with it. The best way to sell quantities of laptops online is by contacting us directly either by phone or email so we can arrange the quickest and easiest way to get you paid and those old laptops out of your hair. Some companies use the money from selling their old and broken laptops to upgrade and buy new ones for the office. From the time you buy new laptops to selling the old ones this might leave your bank account in need of some cash or capital as fast as possible. It is why we handle the entire process with great diligence and speed so we can get you paid as fast as possible! If it's easier to contact us through social media we also have Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus that we can respond to you with as well. We try to make selling one or one hundred laptops online a simple three step process.




Three Easy Steps to Selling Laptops in Bulk Quantities Online

     - Call or Email us for a personalised quote to fit your businesses exact needs

     - Let us arrange and handle the shipping so you don't have to waste time and money

     - Receive your check or instant Paypal payment and enjoy having cash again!




If you've never sold a laptop online or business laptops the idea of your personal security can be very alarming and it only gets worse with a business computer where you might have tons of privileged client information you cannot afford to lose. Here at QLC we are ready to handle all of the data destruction and erasing on site as well, the first thing we do when your laptops arrive is pull their hard drives and ram (laptops memory) so that we can send them through our erasing machine which goes through seven secured passes to ensure that information is erased and destroyed forever. We take your businesses security very seriously and are happy to ensure permanent data destruction on bulk company laptops that are sent to us. We have been picked by numerous companies to just handle their data destruction because we use the same standards as our United States Government.



How to Sell Old and Used Laptops in Bulk is Easier Online

So if you'd like to sell broken, old and used business laptop computers without the hassle and all handled safely online Quick Laptop Cash is the place to go. We offer free shipping even on bulk orders no matter how large the company order is, and with every order safe and secure data destruction is included for no extra cost. Don't let people charge you to recycle and destroy hard drives Quick Laptop Cash is the only company who offers to do all the hard work for you and pay you CASH!

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Not all batteries are made equal and that holds true for laptop batteries and new electric car batteries as well. Whether you're throwing out an old electronic gadgets or buying a new hybrid car there are some serious warnings to go along with these batteries. The affect of these batteries go far beyond just how long they last in a device, how they are made and how we choose to recycle them has a huge impact on our environment so we need to be sure we recycle and re-use these batteries to prevent running out of resources and our impact on global warming.




It all starts with how a lithium ion battery is made, batteries using cathodes, nickel and cobalt are the worst offenders. They carry the highest health risks because of how they are manufactured, the people working at these plants are exposed to very high levels of toxic materials. These batteries are only getting more popular too, they started in laptops and cell phones and can now be found in smart phones, tablets, watches and just about anything else. The biggest producer of these is hybrid cars, their battery packs are made of these because they're supposed to be the most efficient but with how quickly electric cars are catching on it might not actually be beneficial to use this technology. The amount of power it requires to charge one is being made from just as toxic ways as a gasoline or diesel motor if not worse. They requite lots of power and since we are still working on eco-friendly power sources are main one is still coal and it's one of the leading pollutants for global warming. Building these batteries for hybrid cars and maintaining their charge for use is proving to be a huge negative impact on our environment. Testing has found that the electricity grids used to power these devices is having a much larger impact on our health especially now that we are building more and more efficient cars averaging a lot high miles per gallon.




To avoid these negative affects of lithium ion batteries we need to start making sure we are properly using them and recycling them when their life is up. It may not sound like a big deal but the manufacturing and recycling of old electronics batteries is the worst part about them. The power they use to recharge is minimal and we are going green everyday with new things like solar and wind power. However these are still very costly so to get the most out of these batteries we need to find a better way to recycle them. While most of you aren't responsible for recycling electric or hybrid cars you do throw away electronics every year like old smart phones and laptops! Throwing these items away has a huge impact on our ecosystems. Instead of being taken to a specific lithium ion recycling plant where the amount of work it takes to get these back into new gadgets is lower, we are throwing them in with our everyday trash and this leads to them getting thrown in our landfills and a) losing the natural resource forever and b) adding toxic waste and chemicals to these land fills. Don't throw away your laptop batteries on old and broken laptops. You can actually sell and recycle old batteries and old laptops.




Quick Laptop Cash is where you can sell laptops online to have them recycled and kept out of our land fills. They go through every broken laptop and remove parts like the lithium ion batteries, LCD screens, LED screens and recycle the rest like the molded plastics and metals so they don't have to be broken down in more expensive and damaging processes later. By choosing to recycle a broken laptop you are doing more for the environment than a hybrid or electric car ever can. In the United States it is estimated that everyone on average upgrades their cell phone every 14 months and their computer (laptop or desktop) every 22 months. That means we are all adding e-waste to land fills every year and can help with the problem instead of making it worse. Even taking your laptop to a local Goodwill or Red Cross is better than trying to hide it in the bottom of your trash can on trash day. Do the responsible thing for future generations and recycle your electronic gadgets!




Author Bio: Rahelio Rodriguez is living in California and currently associated with Quick Laptop Cash– The Safe Place to Sell A Laptop.  He has been in this field for 4 years and has owned cell phone repair stores.

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With both phones to release this week it's no shock these two are being compared rigorously. The iPhone is coming out on September 9th and the Samsung Note 4 has yet to set a release date or price, however they did release all of the important information in a press conference. These two phones are being compared because their screen sizes are rumored to be about the same. While there isn't much information out yet on the iPhone 6 lots of places are saying it might come in two screen sizes. If this is true it will be the first time that Apple has released two different iPhone screen sizes at once. With only 5 more days to go the rumors and information about the two phones keeps growing.




Apple's iPhone 6

Let's first look at what we think we know about the iPhone 6 and what advantages it might have. It sounds like it is going to be offered in a 4.5” to 4.8” screen for the smaller one and around 5.5” to 5.7” screen size for the larger model. This will be very weird to see from Apple and might give them the advantage they need over users who have chose the Note 2 or Note 3 in the past only because they wanted a larger screen. Another advantage the iPhone has is still the popularity and support that one phone like the Note 4 just can't match. You will be able to get phone cases and accessories of all sorts in any shape, color or pattern you want where as the smaller Note 4 market will have greatly less options for customization. On top of that there will be alarm clocks, speaker docks, car accessories and more. The second biggest factor might be that the Apple iPhome has access to iTunes which is still the most used and safest way to buy music online which gives the iPhone the huge advantage for the common users who just want easy access. The iPhone also uses the new Sapphire glass display which is supposed to be scratch-proof and will greatly prolong the life of a phone making it's higher price seem not so bad considering it will last you for many years to come. While we might sound Pro Apple iPhone let's look at some of the advantages the new Note 4 powered by Android will have as well.




Samsung's Note 4

The Samsung Note 4 will be an amazingly fast phone and while you might consider the Galaxy S5 the more logical competitor to the Apple iPhone 6 with the rumors of them releasing two screen sizes the larger iPhone should be the direct competitor to the Note 4. The Note 4 barely beats out the iPhone (we think so far) with a 5.9” screen display which is just barely larger than the iPhones but enough to sway people who want the absolutely biggest phone possible. The Samsung Note 4 also boasts the better hardware in almost every area. From the higher screen resolution, 2560x1440 for the Note 4 vs the iPhones 1704x960 it certainly has the edge in screen size and resolution. How about who has the better cameras? The Note 4 wins again with a 5 megapixel front facing camera vs the iPhones 3.2 and the rear camera with an impressive 20 megapixel camera vs just 10! It clearly has an edge in hardware but it doesn't stop there, the Note 4 has 4GB of ram vs the iPhones proposed 1-2GB while this all sounds minor it adds up to the phone having faster and better hardware on paper all around. Without knowing which is priced higher it is hard to say which will be the better “deal”. If that didn't have you sold how about the fact that their Android operating system is now the most popular and widely uses phone OS, this means far more support and with how customizable the Android phones are the possibilities might just be endless.





To sum it up the two new smart phones are both going to be amazingly fast, have large vibrant screens, and some of the most wanted tech for years some even say the iPhone 6 is the most anticipated smart phone of all time. Which will be “better” might never be answered but we will soon know their exact sizes, speed and price and that should make things pretty clear for most users which will be the best next gen smart phone.





Apple iPhone 6 Pros




     - More accessories

     - iTunes support

     - Multiple Screen Sizes

     - Sapphire scratch-proof screen





Samsung's Note 4 Pros




     - Larger Screen

     - Faster Hardware

     - Better Cameras

     - More Popular Operating System





Author Bio: Rahelio Rodriguez is living in California and currently associated with Quick Laptop Cash– Where to sell laptops online. He has been in this field for 4 years and has owned cell phone repair stores.

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If you're looking to get a new Apple laptop chances are it's between these two choices, it must be because they're the only two laptops that Apple makes. They luckily leave a couple choices for you to make about how to customize your Apple Macbook. The Macbook Air has an 11 inch and a 13 inch model, you can also change the laptops hard drive size and memory if you need more room or a faster laptop. The Macbook Pro on the other hand has even more things that you can change! From the screen size to the difference Intel i5 or i7 processors they let you change a lot more on the Macbook Pro laptops because they're intended for much higher levels of computing. I'll cover some of the main differences between the two and let you decide with is best for you.





Apple's Macbook Air

The Macbook Air also dubbed the MBA ( Macbook Air for short) was first sold in 2008 and was Apples first attempt at such a small laptop and one of the first companies to sell a computer without a CD or DVD drive. It has taken off better than anyone would have imagined and is now one of the most popular and sought after laptops being sold. It has changed how lots of companies are making their laptops as well now trying to compete with the Macbook Air's incredbile battery life, 9 hours for the 11 inch and 13 hours for the 13 inch! No company has been able to get close and that is because the Apple Macbook Air uses some technology like no DVD drive, memory that is attached to the logic board for greater efficiency and solid state hard drives. It has made it one of the fastest, lightest and long lasting laptops around. If you're just looking for a laptop to carry to school, work or the park for basic internet and typing use this would be the model for you.





Macbook Air Pros





     - less expensive

     - lighter for traveling

     - a much longer battery life (almost double)





Macbook Air Cons




       - smaller screen

     - no built in optical drive (USB units available)





Apple's Macbook Pro

The Apple Macbook Pro is almost exclusively offered with their Retina display now. The Retina Display is a very high resolution screen which sadly offers nothing for 99% of it's users. Unless you're doing very high end photo editing most programs can't actually take advantage of this screen resolution yet. Since it is becoming the standard for their Macbook Pros chances are you're going to get one with it. They are offered in two screen sizes just like the MBA, a 13 inch screen and a 15 inch screen with many different processor and ram options just like the MBA as well. The MBP (Macbook Pro) is meant for much harder tasks that require a lot of computing power like video editing, and other professional work. You can even buy them with an optional 1TB solid state hard drive now which is an insane amount of flash storage even for a desktop! The new lines of MBP can become very expensive but for this price you're getting one of the most powerful laptops ever built! However you can get their entry level models for around the same price as the MBA, if you want a larger screen, DVD drive and more computing power the Macbook Pro is the choice for you. However there are a few “downsides” such as a much shorter battery life (5-6 hours estimated) and a heaver computer which is still one of the lightest in it's class.





Macbook Pro Pros





     - more powerful CPUs for processing power

     - built in DVD burner optical drive

     - larger screen size w/ Retina Display





Macbook Pro Cons





     - more expensive in price (especially upgraded units)

     - shorter battery life

     - heavier and less portable (still very light in weight)




It's really a tough choice because both Macbooks are so interchangeable the best thing to do would be going to your local Apple Store or Best Buy and just trying them out. They have demo units that you can test and use to see which is the best fit. If you haven't tried the newer Apple laptops I'd highly recommend them you can even use the Windows Operating system on any of the newer Intel Processor Mac desktops or laptops so there is no reason they can't be used for school or work! If you're trying to find the winner in which Macbook laptop to pick it comes down to a few key points

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Trying to recycle anything should be easy or chances are you won't end up doing it. If you're trying to do the right thing and recycle electronics like smart phones, laptops, desktops and tablets it needs to be easily accessible and as pain free as possible. Where to recycle your laptop or smart phone is actually much easier than most people think! Gone are the days of having to drive to your nearest waste management center or recycling station. You don't even have to drive to the nearest Goodwill or Red Cross anymore it can now all be done online. If you're busy like most people see why recycling and trading-in laptops online is now the best place to do it!





Now that you know how easy it can be to recycle your gadgets let's see where the best places to go are. We have spent the time to read the reviews and even try out the top five laptop recyclers online and we have made a list of the best from our experience.





5. eCycleBest – They came up for many searches for where to sell our laptops or recycle them so we figured they're be one of the best. After looking at their site and Cash for Laptops site we noticed they're the exact same company! If you spend a little time to look into Cash for Laptops reviews you'll notice page after page of unhappy customers who tried to use their recycling service. It appears eCycleBest is just a new name for Cash for Laptops and reading up on their reviews will give an idea of the level of customer service to be expected. They will pay you for your used laptops but that price is to be determined and lowered.





4. Staples – This was the best way we found to get it done the same day if you didn't want to deal with online sites or have to worry about shipping time. They will look at your gently used electronics and give you an instant quote for what they're worth and if they have any trade-in value in the store. However their quotes for used laptops are far LOWER than anyone else online and are expecting you to want some quick cash for these items so if you're not in a hurry I'd avoid trying to sell or recycle it locally.





3. Best Buy – Best Buy is another great local store who will help you recycle and trade-in electronic devices for new ones. They take a MUCH larger variety of items and even have an easy to use website showing how they're trying to save one billion tons of e-waste and help the United States stay eco-friendly. They will pay about the same or a little less than Staples from our quotes so we still give Staples the nod over Best Buy but they're both a great place to recycle your laptop and have many new models you can buy with the trade-in money you'll earn





2. Apple – We all know Apple Computers is a trusted company with some of the best customer service out there. They will go above and beyond to help their customers and even offer to repair their laptops and Macbooks outside of their warranty windows. Because of this Apple Macbooks have taken off as some of the best computers to own because they're fast, reliable, and carry one of the best warranties. On that same note Apple will also help you when it's time to recycle your laptop and build their computers with some of the most recyclable materials possible. They use more aluminum than plastic and this greatly helps reduce e-waste in our landfills. Apple will make you ship your electronic device you want to recycle and then send you a gift card so if you're trying to avoid shipping it might not be the best option.





1. Quick Laptop Cash – Quick Laptop Cash is our top pick for many reasons, they are where we picked to sell laptops because they offer the highest prices for used laptops and their customer service was nothing short of amazing! I had one of their employees on the phone for almost 30 minutes explaining the process to me and trying to be as helpful as possible thinking I was just another confused customer and not writing a review on the best places to sell a laptop. After guiding me through how to properly identify my laptop and diagnose what my computers problem might be for an accurate quote he actually solved the “problem” I had so I wouldn't even need to recycle it. For a place trying to buy used laptops they were very helpful in seeing if the computer even needed to be recycled! I ended up selling it to see how their service worked and within 4 days I had the cash in my PayPal account. For these reasons and more we highly recommend choosing Quick Laptop Cash as the place to recycle or trade-in your laptops.





These were our experiences with these five companies and going off the reviews we read prior to trying each of them out it sounds like it might be what anyone can expect. We didn't mention we were writing an article about them and kept our review secret until the end to get a non-biased reviews of where the best place to recycle your laptop or Macbook might be.


Author Bio: Arnold Jefferson is living in Florida and currently associated with Glasador Reviews – A place for reviewing online businesses. He has been in this field for the last 7 years and is responsible for technology related reviews and auiditing companies.

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Laptops have been made for over 20 years now so it should come as no surprise that some of the older models are no longer worth saving or trying to refurbish because technology moves to fast. So what can you do with laptops that you can't sell or trade-in but don't want to throw them away, the old way of thinking use to be just throw them in the trash but now we are trying to take a more eco-friendly and green way of thinking here in the United States. Other countries in Europe have already been trying green alternatives to getting rid of E-waste so it's our responsibility to do our best too. Quick Laptop Cash makes it easy to sell new or older models from around 2007 and up, but what can we do with these models that are to old to sell?





There are still plenty of options that can help you financially that don't involve just selling them online for cash. The best thing you can do with these to keep them from ending up in our landfills is to donate them to be recycled. There are tons of places in every community like the Red Cross, Goodwill and many others!





These old laptops are bulky and heavy so you'll have a hard time trying to find a place online that wants to recycle old laptops. The amount of money it costs to ship an older laptop far out weighs what the parts are worth in scrap so you need to find a place locally if you'd like to stay eco-friendly . Some places that are in almost every town are a Goodwill, Salvation Army, Red Cross and St. Judes. These are all great non-profit choices who will take these old laptops and give you the paperwork you need to write it off as a tax reduction. You can always recycle newer laptops with them as well but most people choose to sell or trade these in online because they hold a decent value through the years.





Stop letting these old junkers stay in your house and take up room, older laptops actually have some toxic chemicals and items used to produce them so getting them out of your house as fast as possible is highly recommended. Not all laptops can be sold for money but the older computers can still be donated and give you some tax credit so you don't completely lose out on their value even if its lower. If you have any questions about how it works to donate or recycle older laptops I'd look up these donation locations closest to you and see how they can help you get rid of these items. They also take other electronics and gadgets like televisions, desktop computers, smart phones and tablets! Don't think just because it's old or broken it has no value or purpose, be a responsible electronics owner and get rid of old devices the eco-friendly way.

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If you have a laptop it's probably because it needs to be portable and light. When you make laptops light weight it means they're making them thinner and with different materials. While this works great for portability it doesn't help with durability, new laptops have reached new records for how thin they are and one small drop or bump can break the LCD screen and cost hundreds in repairs. To ensure your expensive laptop is protected the best accessory you can have is a quality laptop bag or laptop sleeve. With all the choices now it can be hard to tell which one will protect it and which one won't, let's take a look at the most popular laptop bag choices.





Should I Use a Laptop Bag or Laptop Sleeve?

If you haven't started shopping yet there are four kinds of laptop cases. You can get a laptop bag, which is typically a larger case that holds both the laptop and has separate pockets for a charger, other laptop accessories, and papers. These are larger cases and cost more money, they have carry handles and can also be a laptop backpack which is great for students or people who don't want to carry it in their hands. You can get them for any size laptop from 10” to the larger laptop screen sizes that are 17”, although the larger laptop screens are typically harder to find a bag for while 15.4”-15.6” is the most popular size.





There are also laptop bags that roll or can be carried like a messenger bag. If you're looking into these they are likely even more expensive than a laptop briefcase or backpack but can be very useful is you're traveling or riding a bicycle or motorcycle. There is a laptop bag for every need and person out there so don't be afraid to shop around in Best Buy or go online somewhere like Amazon where they carry thousands of different styles.





The other choice would be to use a laptop sleeve which is a lot less expensive but offers a lot less protection. A laptop sleeve is basically a piece of cloth on both sides to protect your laptops exterior from spills and scratches. They typically offer very little in the way of protection from drops and dents. If you already have a briefcase for work or a backpack for school a laptop sleeve might be the perfect choice for you. Laptop sleeves are very inexpensive compared to a laptop bag or laptop briefcase so they have become very popular in recent years.





Where to Buy a Laptop Bag or Sleeve for the Best Deal?

There are tons of places to buy a case. If you're looking at local stores Wal-mart, Best Buy, Fry's, and Target are a few of the more popular choices that will carry a wide range and variety of styles. If you're looking for a certain kind like a rolling laptop bag or a messenger bag for a 17” laptop these can be harder to find locally. You can also save some money by going to local computer stores, pawn shops, and the Salvation Army or Goodwill who carry bags, backpacks, and sleeves for far less than new.





If you have a really specific need for your bag or want an exact color online is the only way to go. Buying your next case online will save you some money if you're buying new because online companies have lower overheard and this transfers the savings to you! The best place to go online when looking for a laptop case would be Amazon, New Egg or Tiger Direct. You can find them on almost any stores website but Amazon carries their own “Amazonbasics” brand that can't be beat in price. The best thing to do is try out all the different bags and see which one you like best, there is no longer one right choice so see what works best for you.


Author Bio: Mike Johnson is living in Nevada and currently associated with Quick Laptop Cash

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Laptops have been around since the 90's and that means in about 20 years we have had a long enough time to see their effects on us and our surroundings. You might not know it but there are a few very toxic chemicals and carcinogens in all of our laptops such as beryllium, lead, chromium, mercury compounds and some small groups have been working to change this and make our computers more healthy and safe for using. You have probably never heard of brominated flame retardants but they're in almost every piece of plastics used on electronics and have been found to emit toxic chemicals, they have slowly been pushed out of laptops but are still present in older models!





Brominated flame retardants are just one small part of why laptops need to be recycled and disposed of properly because they contain many more toxic chemicals that are hurting our nations directive to go green! The older your laptop the less likely the company was to be aware of these things and they are packed with more and even worse chemicals before the government started enforcing stricter laws on what can and cannot be used. Not only are older computers slower and more prone to problems they could be bad for your health!





Not all laptops are bad some have actually been ahead of the curve for a long time, Apple laptops have long since moved away from using plastics which is where brominated flame retardants are found. BFRs are used in plastics to make them more flame retardant and less susceptible to catching on fire. Apple Macbook Pro's and Macbook Air's have started using aluminum casings for four or five years now for many reasons. Apple has focused on making the best laptop in terms of performance, longevity and recyclability. Aluminum casings not only keep your Macbook cooler and keep it running longer since heat is what makes your laptop eventually break, but these casings are far better for the environment and can be recycled and reused much easier. The Macbook is a far more eco-friendly choice and when you want to sell these Macbooks or recycle them the benefits are huge.





This isn't to say you can't use laptops with plastics casing and even BFRs have been removed from the newer laptop plastics and how they are made. Lots of companies in their efforts to catch up to Apple's climbing sales numbers are trying to copy the look and feel of the Macbooks that are doing so well. Companies like HP and Sony are making new Elitebooks that are much higher end models and are using brushed aluminum casings where the laptop gets the hottest like the LCD back and bottom casings. It's a movement in the right direction for laptop recycling and reuse. Not only does it take much less work and resources to break down aluminum but it is also far easier to make in the first place versus the plastic casings.





Obviously a laptop should be purchased based off of the users needs and wants so don't buy an Apple laptop just because they're trying to make the most Green and eco-friendly laptops because the Mac OSX operating system might not fit every ones need or budget. However it is every ones responsibility to recycle and reuse the Earth's precious resources if we want to conserve them for our kids and future generations. Making small choices to support Environmentally friendly companies like Apple Computers will lead more companies like HP and Sony to make top of the line computers to rival Apple. We can make the choice to go Green with laptops!

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It seems every company is offering to buy or give trade in credit for used electronics now but with all of these options which is best? Everyone from Amazon to Best Buy will “pay you” for these electronic devices but not all are created equal. If you're looking to trade in your laptop or just sell it let's see who offers this service in store or online.





Ways to NOT Sell Your Laptop Computers


If you go online one of the first options you might find is Best Buys' program to buy or give trade in credit for your old laptop. If you try to use their system chances are it will be “temporarily unavailable” because while trying to test it I only got it to work 2 times out of 10. Once it finally worked though I got a quote to sell my Macbook Pro and the price they offered to pay was almost laughable, I was able to sell it for over double their offer. This just confirmed for me that Best Buy is a large business with many bills to pay and they're not in the business of giving out good deals or helping their customers save money. The price I was quoted was less than half of what some other choices will pay for a used laptop.





The next two biggest options are to sell your laptop online back to HP or Dell who offer to buy used laptops of all makes and models not just their own brand. They make the process very hard and their websites are incredibly hard to use. From having to know your exact model number all the way down to the exact hardware it uses such as Processor type and speed, ram speed and quantity, and the list doesn't stop there. If you're looking to spend 30 minutes to get a quote online for how much money your laptop is worth this will be the slowest option. Once you get the quote a new HP DV6 that cost around $500-600 a few years ago they're going to offer you $3.62... Yes, that is just .006% of its original value they are offering to pay you. You must cover the shipping and handling charges for the laptop(s) as well as pay $15 for a hard drive erasing service when there are companies who offer to erase hard drive data for free! I would highly recommend to not use this service offered to sell your laptop to Dell or the HP Trade-In Program even donating your laptops would be a better option.





Another common choice is the Amazon laptop trade in program. It doesn't matter what brand or model laptop you have anything from the newest HP Pavilion DV7t top of the line 17” laptop to an older Dell Inspiron laptop they will offer about the same prices as the HP or Dell buy back program and it is a fraction of what your laptop is worth, whatever you do DO NOT take these low offers. They at least won't charge you a shipping and handling fee but there is no service to erase your hard drives data and that leaves you open to serious identity theft issues. I'd recommend getting your hard drive erased professionally at the very least to protect your personal and business data.





Now that you have seen how to NOT sell your new or used laptops let's see who offers a good trade in program or way to sell them. There are many other ways to do it but these are a couple that will pay you far more money for a new or used laptop and even offer free services like shipping and data destruction that will keep even more cash in your pockets as well as save time once the process is over.





The Best Ways to Sell Your Laptop

Now it's not new and has been around forever but when compared to those options above eBay is still a FAR better way to sell your laptop online. You can get close to what your laptop is actually worth and it's a pretty simple straight forward process. See what your make and model is selling for, take some photos, list it, wait for a potential buyer and hope there are no issues with shipping or claims being filed. Sadly with eBays new policies there is almost always a claim because they do not take care of their sellers nearly as well as they use to. On top of that you will pay around 10-12% of the final sale price in fees to eBay and PayPal so don't forget that.





This brings me to my favorite option to recommend because they pay the most, offer free shipping, free data removal and the entire process takes less than a few minutes. The way I have been telling people to sell their laptops is to go online! It is the fastest way to get rid of those old electronics because it also applies to iPhones, iPads, and all other makes and models as well. The company I have found is Quick Laptop Cash , they offer the highest trade in and sales prices and have had the best reviews for eight years in a row now. Don't take my word for it, go check out all of these buy back and trade-in programs for yourself and see who offers you the easiest and most profitable way to sell a laptop.

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