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I have laptop that I have no idea how to price. I am not allowed to post in the appraisal section because I am 99% a lurker and have no rep.

There is a 0% chance that I am selling the machine through the site, I am giving it to a family member and we are trying to determine how much I should get for it.

There's no other website with a member-base that I trust to be as knowledgeable and mature as OCN and I really would like some advice without breaking rules.

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I've learned that OCN can't make exceptions because if they make an exception for one person, then they have to start making exceptions for others.  Before long, they have to start making exceptions for everyone.

 

The only thing I can recommend is to shop around for your laptop to see what other people are selling it for.  That will give you a general idea of what prices you can set for it.

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I completely understand the policy. I've got some good information now.

Is it completely inappropriate about discussing appraisals outside of the market forums?
    
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Correct, any and all appraisals must be in the appraisals section. Any appraisals outside of that section is against the ToS.
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I completely understand the policy. I've got some good information now.

Is it completely inappropriate about discussing appraisals outside of the market forums?
Yes it is inappropriate and is against forum rules. As TwoCables said there can be no exceptions sadly, have a look around on eBay and similar websites to see what you can get for it.
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post #6 of 17
You could however send someone the specs over private message if they allow you to, and you can get an appraisal that way. Don't ask me though, I suck with laptops;)
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post #7 of 17
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Thanks for the replies. I'll try to become more active in the forums to avoid this issue in the future.
    
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post #8 of 17
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You could however send someone the specs over private message if they allow you to, and you can get an appraisal that way. Don't ask me though, I suck with laptops;)
PMs are still subject to the ToS so you cannot ask for appraisals via PM.
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Not being rude and certainly not promoting any rule-breaking, but it seems a bit unfair to restrict what can be discussed via private message; excluding spam, threats, et cetera of course.
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Not being rude and certainly not promoting any rule-breaking, but it seems a bit unfair to restrict what can be discussed via private message; excluding spam, threats, et cetera of course.
I have to agree, if both parties agree to it, what exactly is the problem? I'm not trying to be " that guy " or anything, but it does seem quite unfair.
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