Whether you are done with gaming as a hobby or want to upgrade your old setup for something new and better spec, you might find that selling your gaming setup is the right option. Although this is a good option, you may find it more stressful than you think.
You don’t want anything breaking when it is on its way to its new owner, and you might also find that it is a lot harder to correctly price your items than you first considered. To help with that, here are some pro tips for selling your gaming setup with reduced stress and making the most money out of it.
You need to make sure that you are pricing your equipment correctly. Too high and it won’t sell, and too low, you won’t get your money back. You need to make sure you are doing the correct research into your items, look at similar listings, and then make an educated guess on your tech’s usage, quality, and whether you want to sell it as a package with any other items or as a lone unit. For example, not just selling the monitor but putting it with a monitor arm too.
You should also put a lot of effort into packing your equipment correctly. This is important for your buyer, as they don’t want to open something that comes damaged in the post. You should make sure that all items are sealed in watertight packaging, as you don’t want moisture getting into the electrics, and you also need to make sure that you are providing enough cushioning so it stays undamaged if it gets jolted around while shipping. Try shaking the item, if you can hear it moving, it’s not packaged enough.
You should also make sure that you are investing in high-quality crate shipping. If you were shipping all of your items, or most of them in bulk to one address, you might find it useful to ship items in crates.
This makes them easier to store, means that they are less likely to get separated and less likely to fall around a trailer, and can also be tightly packed. By looking into professional shipping options, you can safely and quickly ship your items so your buyer isn’t left twiddling their thumbs waiting for it to arrive.
A few final thoughts
When it comes to selling on your old gaming setup, for whatever reason you decide, you might feel that it is a stressful situation to be in. However, there are some things to consider that you might feel can help you out and cut down the stress and worry.
Firstly, you might find that it is beneficial to have your items up for the correct reselling price; then, you should make sure that you are packing your items correctly for minimal damage; lastly, you should be using a professional shipping service to get your items to their destination safely.