Metal Monday: Reselling Computer Parts

Computer towerComputer towers are all over the place, libraries, your own house, maybe the office. But computer towers can be so much more then just scrap sometimes. A lot of computer towers can be repurposed and resold for more then scrap value if you know how to put new hard drives in and update some software….but lets dive into the actual computer case itself.

The computer towers are generally steel or aluminum…but you need to have your magnet handy to see what is what. A lot of custom computer cases are made of aluminum and often you can resell them on eBay or Craigslist for 4-10 times what the scrap value may be. The resale value on computer cases is really crazy if you can find the right ones. If you have computer cases from normal everyday computers from the big box brands you won’t be able to find a really good home for those.

Other items inside of computer towers like memory are also very desirable on the resale market, often times you can make 5-20 times the money by reselling the memory as long as it is still working and relatively new.

Hope this helps fill your wallet with a couple of extra bucks, scrap ya later.

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