These Are My Favorite Places To Buy Used PC Parts

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  • These online stores provide a great variety of computer products in both new and used condition.
  • Some stores even offer buyer protection for used components for better peace of mind. 
  • Multiple means of transaction make it easier for both parties to close a deal. 

Whenever I’m looking for a PC or specific components for myself or a friend, I always try to find a great deal. Sure, it takes some time, but the end always turns out to be worth the wait. I go through several famous sites like eBay, Newegg, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace, to name a few, and find the best possible deal within my budget. 

1. Facebook Marketplace

With the increasing popularity of online shopping, Meta also introduced its very own marketplace within its social media site, Facebook. In its current state, Facebook Marketplace has thousands of listings in every category, including PC parts and accessories. I can browse numerous new and used-condition listings by selecting “Computers” from the Electronics section. It doesn’t offer buyer’s protection, and I have to pay the seller directly instead of paying the site itself as a third party. 

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2. eBay

eBay is yet another famous online platform to buy used PC components. Unlike Facebook Marketplace, eBay offers a “money-back guarantee” in case you get a wrong or defective product, as there’s a third party involved during the transaction. Moreover, eBay proposes an auction option where the higher bidder takes the deal. Besides that, the shipping time frame and its charges are also for the seller to decide. In short, eBay is a much safer platform to make deals.

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3. Craigslist

Craigslist is one of the oldest platforms for buying and selling computer components. The site’s interface also feels quite a bit old, like you’re still browsing in the 90s. Even so, it’s not too difficult to use it. Like Facebook Marketplace, we can specifically browse the desired components in any geographic region. This helps to deal in person with nearby people who are selling the stuff we need. What’s more interesting is the filter for payment options; we can filter out those listings that accept cryptocurrency as payment. Unfortunately, there’s no buyer protection on Craigslist, so you have to be cautious when making a deal. 

4. Amazon 

The famous e-commerce platform Amazon, known for new products, also offers “used” and “refurbished.” So yeah, for budget builders, Amazon’s refurbished and used category is one of the best ways to buy PC components at a great price with free shipping offers without the risk of getting scammed. Because of how reputable Amazon is and its excellent refund and replacement policy, which ensures buyer satisfaction. Since it’s Amazon that I’m telling you about, you can’t make in-person deals with the sellers here, even when purchasing used or refurbished parts.

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5. Newegg 

Newegg is also a reputable online store that deals in electronics. Whether you’re buying a new PC case or a used graphics card, Newegg has you covered with its offering of new, refurbished, and open-box PC components. I would personally recommend Newegg for open-box components instead of new and refurbished options, as they usually offer great discounts. Moreover, many listings on Newegg also offer free shipping; however, the shipping time can be a little longer than on other platforms, especially for the used components. 

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6. Micro Center

Micro Center is like a supermarket for PC components that deals solely in computer components both online and in-store. Their massive in-store inventory gets shrunk down when you’re browsing components on their site. Micro Center offers great bundle discounts on CPUs, motherboards, and RAM. So, you might not want to miss out on those if buying the latest box pack parts is your priority. On their site, you can specifically filter out components based on their stores in different locations, which applies to the ones near you, too. This way, you can check the parts you want to buy before visiting the store. 

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7. PC Swaps

Although not very popular, PC Swaps is another platform where you can find great bargains on used computer components like coolers, motherboards, PC cases, and so on. It is similar to eBay in functionality; however, it charges a lower fee to keep the listings affordable. PC Swap offers to ship your purchased item within a week and releases the payment to the seller once you’re satisfied three days after receiving the product. This ensures that you don’t get scammed in any possible way. 

These Sites Just Make Sense

From great policies to backing the buyers to offering a wide selection of PC components at a competitive price, these sites are my go-to place to buy PC components for personal builds or those of my friends. I don’t have to worry about scams most of the time, and I would highly recommend you opt for one of these sites in your case as well.

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