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How to Avoid Cash4laptops.com Scam
Step by Step How to Get Your Quoted Price
Cash4laptops.com has a bait and switch scam and this is a true story of how to deal with this company. The scam with cash4laptops.com is that they quote one price online and will call you later to say your laptop had extensive wear and tear and offer a quote much less than the original. The key is not to agree to this new, fake price. They expect most people just to agree to the new quote. Just don't agree. I signed up to sell my old Dell laptop to them and they quoted me a price of $200. They sent me a box, and I shipped my computer to them. About 3 weeks later, cash4laptops called to say that my computer had so much wear and tear that screws were falling out and that they could only offer me $80. I knew that this was a lie. I said "just send me my laptop back." The man who called me said, "do you really want your old useless laptop back?" I was firm and said "yes." He asked "what do you feel is a fair price for your computer?" I said, "I only want the $200 that I was quoted." He said "your computer is not worth that." I said, "just ship it back to me." He said "fine, you will have your $200 credited to your paypal account." End of story. The key is to not cave to the new quote. Say firm on your original quote and you will get that price. Don't argue. Don't negotiate. Just ask them to mail your computer back to you. Be firm and don't show emotion. The next morning, I had my $200 in my account. Selling your old laptop is a good way to make some extra money online. If your old computer is just sitting around collecting dust, than why not sell it. Sites that offer you a quote on your old technology are great because they ship you a box to put in your stuff in and you can ship it off at no cost to you - much better than having to pay someone to take the stuff. If you have to deal with cash4laptops.com, just follow my advice and you will get your money.