With computers being replaced on average every four years, there’s a robust trade in second hand laptops.

Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree SA, says there are over 10,000 laptops currently listed on the site and Gumtree has just launched a special Laptop Price Checker for users to gauge the right price for a sale or a purchase.

She says that local consumers are increasingly realising the value they have lying around in redundant laptops and that, priced correctly and in good condition, they are relatively easy to sell.

The three most popular models currently listed on Gumtree are the Dell Latitude, Lenovo ThinkPad, and Acer Aspire. The two cheapest models on average are the Acer Aspire and the Dell Vostro at around R3200. The most expensive are the Apple MacBook and Dell Latitude which fetch around R5500.

Cobbledick says each laptop ad gets twice as many responses as any other electronic device.

The Laptop Price Checker takes make and model into consideration and Cobbledick advises that “if you are buying a new laptop the price checker can guide you on the likely resale value which could be an important factor in your decision.”

Browse laptops and other electronics on Gumtree here.

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