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Pay Your Self to much from the start

When you're just starting your business it is important to keep track of all your spending. The biggest one is going to be keeping food on the table for yourself. While it is very tempting to see money start coming in and wanting to get personal things for yourself just remember there are slow sales weeks and your bills always need to get paid. Don't let one bad sales week or month ruin your cash reserves, you might need to live on less then you'd expect the first year of your small business to ensure continued success.

Don't Keep Over Head Low

As with keeping money in your bank from not over paying yourself is important so is keeping all your businesses bills and expenditures low. You don't need to have the best of everything but determine what is a must for your business. If your business relies heavily on foot traffic make sure you have a good location for your business to succeed, this may cost more than your other bills but it might be the most important part of your small business and deserves top priority if you want to succeed. On the same note if you're an online business you might not need a high traffic location and instead should focus on keeping your shipping bills low to maximise your sales profits

Don't Want to Put in the Extra Hours

If you've taken the leap into owning a small business you should expect to work long hours. The days of a Monday through Friday 9-5 might be in the past but that's not why you decided to work for yourself. Answering phone calls, emails and working through the night might not be needed every night but there are times you will need to put your head down and get something done whether you want to or not. Owning a small business or even a larger business might mean 80+ hour weeks so determining when to get an employee or two is a very tricky balance because you also want to keep your overhead low and an employee is a far more expensive than what meets the eye.

Don't Try to Out Source All Your Work

Whether you think you need some help to get all the work done or you're trying to avoid working long hours an employee can be both a blessing and a curse. If you hire the correct employee he can save you countless hours and work and make you thousands of dollars. However if you have more than you need or an unmotivated employee he might cost you more money than he is worth. If your small business is an easy idea or doesn't require much capital and know how to start you might have to worry about him copying your idea and trying to start his own “better” business on the side. There is a fine line to draw between a great hard working employee and someone who isn't challenged enough and will take your idea as his own. Be very careful when looking for employees as to make sure you have enough work to keep them busy in the long run or make it clear they're just a temporary employee.

You're in it Just for the money

The biggest problem is trying to start a business purely for money. I'm not saying you shouldn't go into it looking to make a profit but if all you're concerned about is making money your intentions will soon be seen and that's not good for anyone. Think about why you wanted to start this business and get back to what you use to enjoy. If you really like music and you open a music store you're going to be far more involved than if you tried to sell music lessons to the highest bidder. There was a reason you decided to go out on your own and try to do it yourself whether you thought you could do it better, there wasn't a business like it in your town, or you were just tired of making someone else money with your unique skills that weren't getting noticed or properly compensated. Running your own small business is a lot of work and you should go into it for a reason because you're better at what you do or have a passion for doing it not because you think it'll make you some easy money or it will sadly fail.

 

Author’s Bio:

Byron Anderson is currently associated with Quick Laptop Cash – Where you can sell your laptop online. He ha been working in this field for 3 years doing technical support and consulting

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Whether you are a business that is upgrading, a business that is downsizing, a school, or an individual who bought a new laptop there is always a need to get rid of your now unneeded laptops or try to recoup some of the money spent on upgrading to maximize your student or employees efficiency. While it might cost a lot up front the money saved by your employees working faster and smarter should easily balance out the cost of upgrading machines. What a two or three your old laptop will lack versus a new model can be mind blowing laptop and desktop technology is still moving so fast every year it is impossible to keep up.

 

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How you can save some of that money and balance out your costs as a business owner or school administrator is to sell your current laptops for money.  You can of course donate them and this is an excellent idea depending on their condition but if they're relatively new computers with no or very little problems you could be selling these for money.  What if I told you a two or three year old laptop could be sold for $200 or $700 depending on what make and model it is?  An Apple Macbook pro which is very common to use for art schools or graphic design businesses are still very current and fast laptops.  If you're upgrading from these models to even newer ones you can be saving almost a third or half of your upgrade cost.

 

The same idea applies if you're just buying yourself a new personal laptop computer.  Just because you no longer want it doesn't mean it doesn't have any value.  This whole idea can be looked at like a used car, when you buy a new car you have an old one that is probably in very good shape and will work for years to come.  You wouldn't just throw that car away or let it sit in your garage for years and years until it's value has dropped lower would you?  So why do it with your laptop?  Every day that you let it sit in a closet, safe, or under a bed you are losing money due to the rate technology advances.  Get back some of that purchase price and sell your laptop for money with Quick Laptop Cash.

 

Sell and Recycle School and business laptops

 

If you are worried about how the process works check out the How it Works page.  We have made the entire process so easy you can be done and moving on with your day in just minutes.  If you're wanting to sell a large number of business or school laptops please call or email us.  We currently help 12 different school districts with their old laptops and can arrange to have them picked up as well as shipped so you don't have to worry about securely packing them or wonder which way is best.  Whether you need the money for a new laptop, want to help off set the cost of your new laptop or simply want some extra spending money for a trip Quick Laptop Cash makes it possible to sell your laptops in just minutes, can't get faster than that.

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When someone has a problem with their computer or phone the first thing they think of is I need to upgrade my electronic device because it is slow, outdated or might have a small problem. While sometimes this might be best with a phone if you're ready for an upgrade, it might not be the best option for your laptop depending on what make and model you have. Just because a laptop is a newer model does not mean that it is better or faster at what you're trying to do.

A Newer Laptop is Not Always Better, Check the Hardware
When buying a laptop there are many things to look at, what size is the screen, what kind of processor (CPU) does it use, does it have a video card, do you need a 10 key, etc. the list goes on. If you're thinking that your laptop doesn't cut it anymore there are quite a few things to consider. If you bought a laptop 3 years ago and got the top of the line newest and best model chances are it will still be better than the “new” cheap version at a store. If you look at new models coming out they're using old Pentium and Centrino processors to keep costs down while having less ram and using Windows 8. The less expensive models might use these budget processors and boast a large hard driver but the truth is large hard drives are no longer expensive, in older laptops it was a big deal to get a 320GB or 500GB hard drive when that is now pretty standard for all models. Look closely at your laptop hardware versus that new model to make sure you aren't actually down grading.

Find out if Your Laptop is Broken or just Needs Simple Maintenance
Lots of people think they need a new laptop because theirs is “broken” or too expensive to repair. Depending on what is wrong or where you take it the cost might be to high, but if it's something small or you shop around it can actually be very inexpensive to have your laptop back and running. Taking your laptop to a big box store is the worst mistake you can make, Best Buy or Staples didn't build themselves off of good deals and they aren't staying open from passing on any sort of savings. They have large overhead and this is reflected in their pricing and service. Not only will you pay far more but you'll have to wait much longer on the most simple repairs for them to look for parts in their approved networks and groups. Taking a laptop to Best Buy for a $300 repair that takes two weeks might only cost you $50 and a day or two at a small mom and pop kind of repair shop. This is where shopping around will save you big time!

New Windows 8 Operating System can mean Big Problems
If you're looking to upgrade your laptop any models you'll be looking at now have Windows 8 as it is their newest operating system and they stop selling computers with Windows 7 because of this. While it is a matter of personal preference the large majority of people do not like Windows 8 and it has been plagued with bugs just like any new software or hardware that gets released. I'd highly recommend going into a store where you can play around with it a bit and see if it's what you really want. I have seen countless people choose to stick with Windows 7 because of its different interface and some stores like Costco have even had to put up signs saying “No returns because of Windows 8” it has been such a huge problem. Don't let me make up your mind though take a look for yourself and see if this is a major selling point or not.

When Buying a New Laptop Your Software won't Transfer
When you decide to buy a new laptop you will have to reinstall your laptops software programs. There is no way to just transfer a program so you will need to make sure you have the disk and it is licensed for another computer. If you decide to do get a new laptop you might lose tons of valuable data and even hundreds of dollars in software, this might turn your new laptop purchase into a huge nightmare costing thousands of dollars. Next time you think you need to sell your used or broken laptop remember it might just be easier to have your laptop fixed or upgraded. While newer doesn't always mean better, if it is a newer and quicker laptop with better hardware you must remember that there are other factors that can make it very difficult. Do a little shopping and research before you decide to cast aside your old laptop and you can save yourself hundreds or thousands of dollars and maybe even have a better laptop.

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Electronic gadgets become obsolete even before we have unboxed the latest buy. The hottest, smartest and coolest gadget always proves to be elusive. The easiest way out is of course to get rid of the ‘smart gadget’ and get a ‘smarter’ one. You can either donate it or recycle it and do your bit for the environment. If you opt to sell it or trade it in, you earn handy credit to help with the next upgrade.

All electronic gadgets need not be upgraded with each new launch; a digital SLR camera works fine even if it’s not the latest loaded offering from the brand. Laptops, however, are a different story. Upgrading to a new model can save you plenty of worries. Potential repairs and replacement of faulty parts are expensive and extended warranties do not come cheap. Upgraded models offer more benefits and there is a marked improvement in performance.

You should ideally sell off your laptop before the existing warranty expires. This ensures you get a price quite close to what you originally spent to purchase the laptop.

Selling your old laptop online requires you to put in that little bit of extra effort. You need to do your homework well, choose the right mode to sell and be patient with the entire process. You have to choose the suitable seller and get your sales pitch right. Let’s see how you can go about this.

Choose Your Seller

There are many sites selling used electronic gadgets. eBay, Craigslist and Amazon sell just about anything and have an enormous audience. Advertising on eBay is relatively more expensive than on Amazon. Craigslist helps you list for free, is more personal and quite popular for local selling. But be ready to get low-balled and prepare yourself to drive a hard bargain.

Whatever mode you choose, you need to write out an ad and post some flattering pictures of your gadget. Here are a few tips to help you with your ‘advertising’.

Keep It Short, Simple and Straight

Your product description needs to be short, crisp and precise.

1. Headline Is Crucial - It is important you write an information-dense and short headline. It is all about optimizing the limited space you have and fitting in all the critical and attention-drawing info. You must mention the model number and the screen size of your laptop. The specifications must be included because a model number might be hard to recollect or recognize for the customers.

Headlines should never be in all caps. If possible, include an adjective that best describes the most wonderful aspect of your laptop. It may very well be the wonderful picture quality or the impeccable, as-good-as-new appearance.

2. The Body Matters - The body or content of your post should be short, to the point, and contain all the relevant info with no unnecessary decorative language. Understand the specifications and other details you need to post on your model. Read through the manufacturer’s website and post all the relevant information in your ad. Users should find your description and details sufficient. You can also add a link back to the original site for more information. Try not to flaunt your fabulous sense of humor or add unnecessary words. A direct and simple description should do the trick.

A well-written description is most important if you are posting on Craigslist and eBay. Amazon discourages anything more than a couple of sentences long.

3. Add Links to Reviews - All models may not be memorable. Add links to review sites which provide information on the good and bad aspects of your laptop. This is reassuring to potential buyers.

4. Land in the Right Category - When selling to a niche audience, post your ad in the right category. Don’t post in general sale sections. eBay and Amazon have an infinite number of categories so make sure you are in the right place. If you are willing to trade in your gadget as on Craigslist, specify the options and offers acceptable to you, but be prepared for surprises.

5. Post an Actual, Clear Image of Your Laptop - A visual evidence of what you are trying to sell adds to your credibility. An honest picture helps build trust in the virtual market place. There may be plenty of awesome pictures of your model available on review sites and on the manufacturer‘s website, but don’t post them. A shiny picture of a three-year-old laptop would definitely be viewed with skepticism. A good image where the scratches are visible is ideal.

If there are uploading tools on the site use them. Never post images that you have already uploaded on the Web previously. There are too many dangers associated with it, from being mistaken for a scammer to the danger of being easily located due to geotags.

If there are any additional accessories, features or details you want to highlight, post their pics as well. Be careful about the size of the image you upload. It shouldn’t be too large but should be clear.

6. Price Right - It is extremely important for you to price the product right. You may feel a bit hesitant to quote a high price, but remember quality does not come cheap. So never price your product too low. And if you are selling through sites like Craigslist, most of the potential buyers will definitely try to haggle and knock off a few bucks. You can check on eBay the prices of similar products by scouting through completed auctions or listings. Online buyers of old and broken laptops also give free instant quotes if you type in the relevant details on their websites. Quote high, bargain hard and settle for a price that pleases both the buyer and seller.

7. Accessorize and Charm - Added accessories and peripherals entice your audience. A USB drive, a good set of speakers or a quality laptop case bundled with your gadget can sweeten the deal for many. Buyers love a complete package and this increases your chance of sale. A great deal lands you a sale in a matter of hours if you are advertising to a wide base.

8. Be Responsive – Post your ad at times when it will be convenient for you to respond to customer queries and interests. Most of the prospective buyers blast off emails and respond to all the ads that catch their attention. If you don’t hold people’s interest someone else will. Make sure you don’t miss any chance of a sale and be polite and prompt with your replies. Remember it is usually the eager beaver who lands the sale. But don’t come across as desperate and impatient either. You will drive away genuine buyers and attract all sort of unpleasant experiences, maybe even con artists.

Also don’t just respond only to phone calls. E-mails and text messages require attention as well.

9. Put in the Right Contact Info in Your Ad - It is important to make it easy for the prospective buyers to reach you. If you are not comfortable with having to respond to phone calls from strangers, give out your e-mail ID to establish an informal line of communication prior to calls and meetings. This holds true especially if you are selling on Craigslist. To prevent your number from being misused by scammers go for Google Voice number that you can remove once the sale is done.

10. Repost Your Ad - If you don’t land a sale in a couple of days consider reposting the ad or listing. Make sure you post a new one and delete the old version. This helps keep your ad fresh and pop up again in search results. Also, once the deal is done and your laptop is sold, delist or remove your ad.

Conclusion

The online market place is getting increasingly crowded. New technology makes once-cool gadgets redundant in a matter of weeks or days. In this scenario it becomes all the more important for you to get your marketing right in order to land a buyer for your old e-gadgets. Create a killer ad to get the best deal and realize the dream of your next upgrade!

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Why it is Important to Recycle Laptops and E-Waste

Now a days everything is moving fast from cars to cell phones and trying to keep up with the latest trends has never been harder despite our increased interactions with things like Facebook, Twitter or Pintrest.  To stay up to date it means constantly having to get the latest and greatest stuff because a cell phone that was new and fast a year or two ago might be incredibly slow now.  Why is this?  Phones like the iPhone or phones that use the Android operating system work amazing when they come out because that current iOS or version of Android was optimized for it, now that it's older and they have released an update or two you might have noticed it has dramatically slowed down and now your once new and lightning fast iPhone 4s can barely load pages faster then an old dial up internet computer.  To solve this problem we are always buying a new phone but what are we doing with old phones?

 

The best thing to do with old technology whether it be a cell phone, laptop, television or anything else is to sell it, recycle it, or donate it as soon as possible.  The reason behind this has a lot to do with the saying "one mans trash is another mans treasure".  What I mean by that is just because your screen is broken or your battery barely lasts there is someone out there who is trying to get their phone, laptop, kitchen stove etc. fixed and that part could help keep another electronic device out of the land fill!  Recycling really is just a big circle of life so whether you think it is broken and useless or still worth a couple hundred dollars somewhere down the line someone else is going to need it too!  Our landfills are constantly getting over used on things we can be reusing, you can still even sell old items like cell phones, laptops, and other home electronics when they're broken because place like repair shops will buy these to take out what is still good and working in them.

 

Electronic waste might sound like a made up thing but think of all the stuff that has a computer in it now a days.  Your car, phone, laptop, home desktop, work computer, refrigerators, watches almost everything!  Each time you throw one of these away you might be throwing away one or two of them because the working parts you had could have kept two or three others out of the trash.  When you make the choice to go green and recycle old and broken electronics you're helping everyone out.  From the recycle company who gets it to the repair shop, to the employs of that repair shop who now have a job, to the people who were able to save money and time and fix their old device they might not be ready to get rid of or can't afford a newer one.  This is why it is so important to get rid of your electronic devices as soon as possible if you have decided they are no longer of use or value to you.

 

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Get Paid to Sell or Trade Laptops Don't Throw Them Away

 Sights like these are becoming more and more common due to how fast technology is taking over and being needed in our daily lives.  You can't avoid it anymore even just going to school requires typed papers since they no longer accept hand written ones.  This leads to tons of laptops, desktops and printers being used and eventually broken.  To help solve the electronic e waste problem we all need to try and be better at recycling so we can help stop this.  Don't just throw away your old cell phones or laptops when you can sell or recycle them companies will pay hundreds of dollars for these items.  Know when you're done with a device and choose to sell it, donate it or recycle it so it can live again

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Buying used electronic goods is always a tricky proposition. Recent models like the ones launched last year make for a good buy. A new laptop purchased from an authorized dealer comes with all the necessary warranties and guarantees, but that is not the case when buying a used laptop.

While online market places and auctions help you find the product of your choice, the gadgets are rarely certified and there are no assured warranties. However, if you are buying through a reputed online seller of used laptops you can be sure of the quality of your purchase, and a limited warranty may also be offered on the buy.

The type of laptop you purchase should depend on what you intend to use it for. If you are going to use it for routine office work, Web surfing, gaming, and downloading movies or for listening to music any standard laptop will suffice. If you have more extensive needs you may have to look for an expensive laptop loaded with specs.

A recent model of a well-known brand purchased through a reputed seller can be a good buy. There are several other factors and concerns that you need to address when purchasing a used laptop. Here are a few tips to help you out.

Know Your Needs


It is very important for you to recognize and be aware of your needs and requirements. What you intend to use your laptop for determines the model and the make you should go for. Here are a few factors you need to take into consideration.


Size and Portability- If you travel a lot for work then portability is an important consideration. You need to have a laptop that caters to all your needs and also offers easy portability. There are many small and powerful models available today, but they do not come cheap. If you are looking for cheaper options you may have to compromise on specifications and performance.

Specifications- They are of foremost concern if you are a fan of high-end games with complex graphics. Batman: Arkham City or Deus Ex: Human Revolution is best suited for a loaded Mac.

Memory-intensive usage requires higher storage space. It is essential for your laptop to have the necessary expandability for extra memory. Also find out how much memory your system can hold and support.

Designing and video editing calls for powerful systems. You need to consider whether your laptop will be able to support the apps you use. If you are sure the laptop will be able to handle all your requirements and can easily upgrade to cater to your future needs as well, then it is a worthy buy.


Power- Used laptops normally come with weak batteries. A battery that cannot hold charge for long can make things difficult. Check if the battery has lived out its recharge cycles and is ready to be replaced. Find out the costs involved in replacing the battery for your model. If you are planning to travel or work in multiple locations a weak battery will cause problems.

A good quality battery charger or a power adaptor is also important. If the model you are considering does not have one, a replacement needs to be purchased. Look up the costs involved. This is not much cause of concern for a desktop or a laptop which you can afford to keep plugged in during use.

So analyze your needs, lifestyle, work demands and other requirements. Choose a laptop that is up to the challenge.

Other Key Factors


All of us are comfortable with the idea of purchasing a laptop that works, at least for us. There are several broken laptops and those with missing parts available at throwaway prices.

But not everyone prefers shelling out money for products that need further extensive repairs and modifications, unless you are an expert technician yourself and can manage on your own. Here are a few points you need to keep in mind when looking up a used laptop with an intention to buy.

Check the Screen


The screen is one of the most important considerations when buying a laptop, and also the most expensive to replace.

It is vital that you inspect the screen properly. A purple or pink haze or discoloration on the screen spells big trouble. Don’t buy the faulty laptop because it is not worth the trouble of repair or replacement.

A flickering screen or uneven brightness also means further repairs and hassles. Dead pixels appear as white spots on the screen. One or two may not hamper viewing experience, but more than a few would definitely disturb picture quality. Check the screen thoroughly to avoid a stupid buy.

Examine the Keyboard and the Frame


The keyboard is not as expensive as the screen to replace, but a faulty one can ruin your user experience. One or two missing keys may not pose a problem, but unresponsive or hard-to-press keys call for servicing and repair.

Worn-out or broken keys on keyboards point towards a need for repair. Always choose a laptop that has a comfortable keyboard format. Keyboard problems appear minor but if possible go for an entirely trouble-free laptop.

The case and the chassis should ideally be free of dents and chips. Any sign of impact should be noted. These are, however, cosmetic effects and do not interfere with the functioning of the laptop and if you manage to get a good deal, they can be overlooked.

Ensure Licensed OS/ Software


Check the peripherals and the operating system provided. Always ask for the original software CDs or disks, drives, and operation manuals that the OEM provided with the laptop.

It is always advisable to wipe the hard disk clean or get a new one before you start using the laptop. Transfer the remaining warranty, if any, to your name. If you are buying from a reputable online seller of used laptops, you may get an OEM license for the operating system and a limited service warranty.

Make sure your system has licensed software and OS installed. It is against the law to use unlicensed software. If possible you can purchase your own licensed software, or install the one you may already have. In this case, a machine without software can also prove to be quite a good deal.

Consider Costs Involved in Upgrades


Many people snap up a bargain instantly. A $300 used laptop in shipshape condition may look like a good buy. But throw in the costs of upgrades- quality external hard drive, memory upgrades, licensed OS and software programs, and any other peripherals or programs required, and the laptop seems less like a steal.

If an SSD is required the costs can escalate through the roof. So be careful with your choices. Properly gauge the specs of the laptops and go for one that will require minimum additional expenses.

Get the Pricing Right


Competitive pricing makes buying a used laptop an attractive option. There are several online buying sites which give you free instant quotes for used laptops. All you need to do is type in the relevant details and obtain the market price of the used model you are eyeing.

You need to weigh in the expenses incurred for upgrades and minor repairs when considering the total cost involved in buying a used laptop, and compare it with the price of a new comparable system.

You can use this info to drive a god bargain with the prospective seller and knock off a few bucks from the quoted price.

Conclusion


Buying a used laptop is by far the best option if it works out to be cheaper than buying a new or refurbished comparable system. You are doing your bit for the environment as well, and not contributing to the ever growing pile of e-junk. So be well-informed and educated of your needs and requirements, and find a suitable used laptop to serve you well.

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The 2014 Consumer Electronics show CES saw the introduction of new high-tech car gadgets that the modern consumer must install in their cars. The Smartphones are now household names, the Smart-watches and Smart-fridges are the thing now, even Smart-toothbrush. Very soon, Smart-cars are coming knocking the doors.

The car manufacturers are increasingly advancing the technology, especially the gadgets instead of bigger

boots or powerful engines. This is directed towards the young drivers who love a connected lifestyle. The

10 mega-automotive brands were all singing connectivity as the thing this year at the Las Vegas CES show.

Here is a selection of 5 car gadgets a driver won’t like to miss while on the wheels, 2014:

 

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The 4G Cars

The big brands are fighting; everyone wants to be the first to introduce the LTE-connected vehicles this

year. The vehicles offer a variety of data services. The vehicles offer quality, fast connections to power

the dashboard apps; they also redistribute mobile broadband in the entire vehicle through Wi-Fi. Some

U.S manufacturers are intending to lock their cars to specific carrier networks, which will allow the car

owners to benefit from the family plan or shared data.

 

GPS Navigation Systems

The new 2014 GPS systems are advanced; they come in different screen resolutions and sizes. The

features are enhanced, starting from maps lifetime updates and the information about traffic to speed limit

indicators and lane assistance.

 

Driverless Cars

A prototype video, recently released by Toyota, featured a new technology “Intelligent Transport

Systems”. The innovative design co-operates with the driver to position the vehicle safely on the road,

monitor the position of the pedestrians, stop at traffic signals and specifically looks to stop the automobile

collision. Other manufacturers are also lining up their prototypes; AUDI, at CES, exhibited a self-parking

car; Google has obtained a license for self-drive car while Volvo at Spanish freeways tested self-drive

convoy.

  

Posture Enhancing Devices

The long commutes should now not be feared to cause certain body complications due to bad posture for

long on a daily basis at the traffic. The gadgets informs one when leaning forward, the extent at which the

driver/passengers shift to the side and when the back is slouched. These notifications are aimed at helping

the driver correct the posture and do away with discomfort or back pain while driving.

 

Self-Driving Diagnostics

Technology is enabling the modern car to conduct a self-diagnosis on a regular basis, notify the owner

through a report and where possible does a troubleshooting for possible solutions to the discovered

challenges. The conscious driver needs to buy and install gadgets that do a self-diagnosis to know the

condition of the vehicle at any time. For example, the electronic gadgets scan the car’s microprocessors

and inform the driver in case of any complications and further instruct how to make repairs.

These are the top gadgets that every driver must start thinking about now onwards to increase the driving

experience and the safety on the roads.

 

Author’s BIO: Hi! I am Alice. I write for various communities on different topics. As of now I am

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Most electronic goods, including laptops, leap generations within a year or two. What is the latest technology today gets outdated in a matter of few new product launches. The newer ones are faster, lighter, and smarter. So it becomes essential you replace your old ones with the new models. This becomes necessary to declutter your home, make place for new gadgets for yourself, or simply pocket some helpful change.

So what is best option to sell your laptop?


Do you want to put it up on eBay or craigslist and wait for a buyer or would you like to be paid instantly as soon as you make up your mind to sell?

Many people hate to go through the hassle of online selling and instead let their old laptops gather dust in a corner of their room. But it’s not a very good idea environmentally or economically. Discarded electronic waste is a major toxic pollutant which is quite harmful to the environment. Also when you make your laptop available at a markdown price you help someone with lesser money afford a laptop they want.

 

Selling Your Laptop Online


If you are trying to sell your used laptop, there are a multitude of challenges you face. Though you are selling to the widest possible market it is not easy to find your target buyer. Sometimes you could be badgered with scam interests and enquiries. It is important you are alert to the demands of online selling. Let’s look at some of the hurdles that you need to prepare yourself for.

1) Lack of trust on part of the buyer. Though eBay, craigslist and Amazon are the most popular online selling platforms, laptops are not easy to sell, especially if they are broken or not in working condition. There is a distinct lack of trust in third-party sellers. Also, unlike in direct selling, here the buyer does not get to see the device or use it to determine if it is to his satisfaction.

2) Buyer uncertainty about how long the product has been used. Most buyers are skeptical about the quality and condition of old laptops on sale. The model or the date of purchase does not guarantee a problem-free product; a lot depends on how well it has been used and maintained. The going rates for used electronic items may drop significantly if you don’t include things like the original packaging, cords, cables, cases and instruction manuals.

3) Lack of warranty/guarantee. Used laptops do not come with any warranties. So in case of them developing a defect or a snag, buyers are not going to be covered for the costs of repair or be given a replacement. This weighs against you eventually.

4) Expensive. You have to pay to get your product listed on some sites and pay again once the sale takes place. If it’s an old or broken laptop you are trying to sell, it may make no sense to incur this expense. You may also have to throw in a 30-day money back warranty and a refund policy to sweeten the deal for the buyer. Keep in mind to charge only the minimum possible shipping charges because the competition on most online selling platforms is cut-throat and you don’t want to miss a prospective buyer.

5) Deal with the buyer. You may also have to deal with the buyer or answer his queries politely. Since it’s a sale transaction you need to ensure your customer is satisfied and happy with the experience.

6) Fear of fraud. Many buyers are scared of scams and frauds that routinely take place online. As a seller you are also not entirely free from the possibility of becoming a victim of fraud with customers sometimes refusing to pay up.

As we can see, a delay in sale and getting paid can really put your plans of getting a new laptop on hold.  So would you not like a quick, easy and reliable solution that would also help you earn top dollar for your laptop?

 

Instant Sale and Payment


Recognizing the fact that people change laptops in a matter of months to keep up with the rapidly changing technology, there are sites that give you a quote for your laptop as soon as you put your product up for sale. Not only do you get the highest possible price for your laptop, you are also free of all the hassles that normally accompany a sale transaction. Let’s see how easy and safe this process is for you.

1) Get a quote for your laptop. Post the specifications of your laptop, including the name of the manufacturer, the model and how good a condition it is in. Don’t forget to mention the broken or missing parts, if any. You get an instant quote and can verify it with the market value your laptop commands in a routine sale. More often than not it’s the highest possible price you are being offered. If you find the quote acceptable you can provide the shipping address to continue with the sale.

2) Ship your laptop. If you have your own box and packaging available, you will be sent a packing slip and pre-paid shipping label and you can ship out your laptop from your nearest shipping center. If required you will be provided with the necessary shipping boxes as well. You can see that this is a zero expense incurred process.

3) Get paid! Once your laptop reaches your dealer’s office, it’s checked and certified by technicians on its make, model and condition. All your data and personal information are erased from the hard drive to ensure your safety and security. Payment is usually made within 24 hours of receiving your laptop via PayPal or a company check. If you already have a PayPal account set up, this step will be relatively easy -- you just receive your payment, less 2.2-2.9% (and $0.30 per transaction) for PayPal's fees. Getting your money back in your bank account can be done through a wire transfer, a request for a PayPal branded MasterCard, or even with a regular check. There are a few hoops to jump through but the process usually takes less than 30 minutes to get going.

As you can see there are many benefits to opting for this method to sell your old laptop.

1) You save on time. You post the details of your gadget and get the quote in seconds. Once your shipment reaches the buyer’s office and is inspected, the payment is received in 24 hours.

2) There are no expenses. There is no money being spent from your pocket on advertising or shipping.

3) You are not directly responsible to your buyer. Therefore, no need of warranties or refunds. Since you are the customer here, you rule!

4) No fear of fraud. You can rest assured because there are many reliable and trustworthy online selling platforms which have been around for years and boast of good reviews.

5) Profitable. You get the best price for your old laptop in a matter of days without any expense incurred from your side.

 

Conclusion


So you can see that selling laptops online need not mean a long wait, hidden expenses, and a poor bargain. With proper understanding of the online market place you can definitely find a solution that suits you. If you don’t get the deal you are looking for you can still opt for recycling programs that ensure your product does not end up in a landfill.

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Wherever I meet people and tell them what I do, the first question they ask me is “Do people really sell their old laptops online before getting paid”. My answer is simple and assured YES.

Quick Laptop Cash is an assured sale platform for anyone wanting to sell his/her old laptop in a quick and convenient manner. If we quote you a price for your old laptop we will buy it. For most Laptops we provide cash for laptop quotes instantly online in just seconds.  Once you have got your quote you now know exactly how much you can sell your laptop for.

For how our shipping works we send you a free pre-paid box with a return shipping label so there is no out of pocket expense to you at all.  All you have to do is drop off the box with it's free shipping at the nearest UPS location or schedule a pick up.  We make it easy to answer that question of "How To Sell My Laptop?"

Now why would anyone trust us and send us their precious laptop without an instant payment? I believe it’s the growth and acceptance of ecommerce which has slowly instilled a trust factor in the minds of the American consumers. Moreover with Cash for Laptops and easy Pre-paid shipping, the ecommerce companies have placed high amount of trust on the American consumer and built an ecosystem of mutual trust and good faith in the reverse channel as well. We receive old laptops everyday via the Sell Your Laptop Online route and the customers seems to be happy with our services as we have started witnessing repeat transactions. At Quick Laptop Cash we strive to give the best value to the customer based on the laptops conditions and our transparency and simplicity of the process is being liked by the customers.

Another common comment I get is” Since you pay after you evaluate the gadget at your facility, you must be deducting money every time”.  Well, fact is that 85% of the customers in 2013 received the same amount as quoted to them online. Around 5% of customers were re-quoted due to functional or physical issues found at the time of checking and out of the total only 3% of the customers requested to send the gadget back. What happened to the rest 7% you may ask? Well they got more than what they were quoted for as their laptops were in better condition than what they had apprised us of!  This is another reason why Quick Laptop Cash is the only place to Sell my Laptop

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If you are wanting to sell laptop or even buy a new laptop you might not have realized you can sell your laptop even if it's an old laptop, used laptop, broken laptops and even new laptops!  It can be tough to sell laptop though if you're not sure where to go or look.  When you go online to sell laptop you will be bombarded with places offering to pay you cash for laptops or wanting to help you sell laptop online.  If you spend a little time looking into the places online you will see that it can be a very scary process to sell laptop.  First of all some places will never answer their phone or return emails leaving you high and dry wondering if you'll ever get paid from trying to sell laptop.

 

A safe place to sell laptop is with Quick Laptop Cash where we have been helping people sell laptops for over nine years.  We have helped tens of thousands of people sell a laptop and are happy to always answer our phone calls and emails to ensure you have the best customer service experience possible.  If you ever have any questions about how the process to sell laptop works all the way through to get paid the cash for laptops we are ready to help answer phones, track a package or help identify your laptops make and model to get the most accurate cash for laptops quote.

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If you're wondering how the process works you can read How it Works to sell your laptops online.  We write out the entire process online and even offer an informative page that explains how to identify your laptops make and model which is essential for getting an accurate cash for laptops quote.  For help on how to Identify your laptop you want to sell Click Here.

 

Once you are ready to sell laptop the entire quote process should only take a minute or two and you will be set to receive your free box with pre-paid shipping and you are done selling your laptop online.  It really can be that easy to sell laptop online and Quick Laptop Cash makes it very easy to get paid cash for laptops.  Get a free quote today and see how you can get paid to sell old laptops, new laptops, used laptops and even new laptops!

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