When our laptop starts hindering our workflow, creating complications, or lagging behind in terms of what it has to offer, there are two choices to consider: you could either sell the laptop, or have it repaired.
Each choice comes with its set of pros and cons. To make the decision easier, here’s what you need to ask yourself.
How Bad Is The Situation?
You don’t always need a tech expert to assess how bad the problem is with your laptop. A dead battery, severe malware infestation, and/or broken laptop parts are all signs that you’ll need some serious repair work. Based on this, you can also easily determine how much these repairs will cost you and how long the process would take.
This brings us to the next important question: is it worth it?
Will the repairs cost you an insane amount of money, taking up a considerable chunk of your savings? Is the same problem likely to reoccur even after it has been eliminated once? Will getting it fixed add value to your device’s performance, or set you up for further expenses and details to take care of?
We all want to maximize our usage of what we currently own instead of buying a replacement device altogether. However, if you’re spending hundreds of dollars on getting your laptop fixed and/or have no guarantee that you wouldn’t need to go through it all over again the following year, then there’s really no point. Think rationally about how bad the situation is, and get your device repaired only if it is salvageable and won’t leave you in serious debt. If not, selling it is your best option.
How Old Is Your Laptop?
Another important factor to consider when debating between repairing or selling your laptop is how old your device is. Different laptop models have different lifespans. Similarly, laptops from certain models typically last longer than others.
In addition to this, the older the laptop is, the more difficult it will be to buy spare parts for it. Add to this the technological advances that have been made since that model was released, and it’s quite likely that your device is missing out on features that are now trending and are even essential.
This isn’t to say you should be buying a laptop every two years. However, if you’ve had your device for six or more years and it’s showing signs of slowing down, or if your laptop doesn’t have or support the features you frequently need to use, then it may be time to get a new one.
Investing in a laptop is a big decision. Whether you decide to keep your old device and have some repair work done or sell used laptop for cash depends on your convenience, feasibility, and budget.
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