A Good Deal And About Selling Used Hardware

I just recently sold my MSI GeForce GTX 960 GAMING 4GB DDR5 OC Edition that you can see above. It’s one of those cards that I really liked but due to connections at that time, I could make a great deal for me and my friends, which means I got four Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming GPU’s for a very shameless low price. To be honest, I could have used all the cards to mine cryptocurrencies but I did that already a long time ago and I am well set, and apart from that I didn’t want to increase my energy costs. But I knew my friends wanted to upgrade GPU’s as well, and the cryptocurrency mining craze at that time made it difficult to get affordable GPU’s, and in some cases it wasn’t even possible to get certain cards at all. So, when I got the nice deal, I told my friends and we all did put money together and got the four cards. I wouldn’t have upgraded if it wouldn’t have been that cheap.

The big question was now, what would I do with my MSI GeForce GTX 960? Out of experience, I know that GPU’s are the components that die the fastest in your system. I wondered if I should put the GTX 960 into my cabinet, in case my newer GPU would “explode” at some point. And that’s what I did at first but just recently I thought it would just lose value over time, and even if my newer GPU would fail at some point, I’d probably get a much newer replacement from the stores anyway. That’s why I did sell the GTX 960 and I was surprised that someone actually wanted to pay me €150, but as you can see in the pictures above, the card was still in perfect condition. I didn’t even have to clean the card, and apart from that it was still running fine before I took it out, but I also told the buyer that I could stick it back into the system so that he can take a look. And the GTX 960 was only for 2 years in my system and it had still warranty too.

I think I paid €200 for it back then in the store, but I did set the resale price to €150 because people almost always want to haggle with you. I wanted to get at least €120, which means by setting the price to €150 I could give potential buyers a nice feeling and they would think “Wow, I did push him down to €120! How cool is that?” while I would just have sold it for the price I wanted to get anyway. But it turned out differently, the first person just agreed to the €150, and I found that funny. But I think I shouldn’t complain about getting €30 more than I wanted. But still, imagine that, I got three-quarters of the price I paid for it in the store two years ago. When I set the price higher, I just do this to have leeway, but the advantage is that someone just might pay you the set the price.

And to be honest, I don’t care. It’s basically the fault of people who do even want to haggle on second-hand items. But I am not annoyed by it, my point is just that someone might try to get things cheaper, and another person tries to get a certain amount of money, and at the end it’s just a deal between two people who are grown-up and can make their own decisions. Which means, I don’t feel bad if I get more than I wanted. It’s all just trading between grown-up people. So, I am glad I got a bit of extra money. But I wouldn’t really have upgrades if I wouldn’t have got a nice deal for a better card. The MSI GeForce GTX 960 was running all games smoothly, and it was an affordable card back then.


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