Happy Friday! This week's topic is from Kim M. She wants to know how
to determine the value of her older electronics, so she can sell
them on an e-commerce site.
Well, Kim, there is really no official guide to look up the value
of older electronics, but most members mentioned that the
Internet is your best guide to determine the going prices
for your older electronics. To find the value of your electronics, your
best plan is to scour auction sites, classified ads, and other e-commerce
sites, look up the exact or comparable models to those you own, and see
what the going prices are.
Other members also included tips and tricks for the best ways to sell
your items and the places they personally use. Some even
mentioned that sometimes donating your items to local charities can
have some great tax benefits, on top of doing a good deed for those who
are less fortunate.
Regardless of what you do with your older electronics, read through
our members' advice for some great recommendations. I'm sure
you'll be on your way to either selling your items in no time or
donating them to a good cause. If you have more recommendations
or would like to share what you've done in the past that worked for
you, join us in this week's discussion and let's hear it. Have a
great weekend and thanks to all those who contributed!
Q: How can I determine the market value of my older electronics? Over the years, I have purchased many new televisions, DVD players,
projectors, laptops, iPods, and cell phones. After buying the newest
version of an electronic, I am left with the dilemma of what to do
with the old, outdated product. I have thought about trying to sell
my used electronics on eBay, Craigslist, or some other online
e-commerce Web site. My question is how can I determine the
market value for used electronic equipment? Is there a resource
like Kelley Blue Book for used electronics? If you have experience
with this, please share with me. Thanks in advance.
Q: Can you help me stop the bandwidth leeches at my pub's free Wi-Fi hot spot?
I wonder if your contributors can help? We provide a free Wi-Fi
connection for customers in our pub; it is meant so they can get their
e-mail and find local attractions and maps, and look up the sports results
or weather. It is not meant for "serial downloading" or watching online
TV, as this will just hammer my bandwidth and my ISP will
hit me with increased costs.
My router will allow me to block ports or specific Web sites, but which
and how many do I have to block?
Are there ways to dissuade users from taking advantage of what is
meant to be a service for the "honest Joe's," not a resource for the
The router does also give each user an isolated IP so they cannot see
each other, but are there other security issues I should consider?
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