Final Review:

Okay, so my initial quoate from them was 265 for a newer Toshiba laptop and 65 for a really old Dell laptop.  I should mention that neither of these laptops functioned, the dell’s mouse cursor was screwed up – it was always clicking which in a windows environment meant it was non functioning.  The toshiba literally had a battery and a/c adapter explosion – after which – it would not function with a battery installed (just outside of warranty).

The Toshiba was shipped, they emailed me saying there was a “hard drive failure” – which is crap, there was nothing wrong with the HDD – I wiped it clean, however, there probably was an undiagnosed motherboard problem.  They offered me 235 for it – took it, absolutely.

The Dell was shipped they emailed me saying there was a “battery failure” + laptop was in poor condition, they would offer me 35 dollars for it, again, took it, absolutely.

So here is the rub, they use stupid excuses to bring down the online quotes – but their online quotes are disproportionatley higher than ALL of the other laptop buyers on the internet, because they don’t ask enough questions to judge the condition of the laptops.  So is it a bit of a bait and switch, sure – but you still will probably end up with more cash in hand than with the competitors.

All in all, very happy with, the 270 has already been spent on christmas presents.


8 Responses to “Final Review:”

  1. 1 electronicguru March 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I also have have good experiences with this company and I would recommend it to others.

  2. 2 Jason June 17, 2009 at 6:14 am

    I’ve had good experiences with them as well.

  3. 3 meg July 9, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Was quoted $90 for my old laptop that works, good battery, and powercord. When they received the laptop they said that they would only give $20 for the laptop. They said that it was the condition I stated but that the computer was cracked. My computer was never cracked. It comes from an adult household and we don’t throw our computers around. He also said that there was a lot of wear to the computer. Well its an OLD laptop what do you want. I put that in the comments before I sent it. I refused their offer and asked them to send the laptop back. They said they would charge $20 to send the laptop back which of course I fought. I looked all over their website and found there is no mention of a return fee and also quoted them word for word their policy on the matter. The guy who I spoke with “Gerome” got angry and started yelling that I was trying to scam them out of the $20 return fee and “I think I’m really smart looking through their terms and conditions because no one ever does that.” He said he would send the laptop back free of charge. We received the laptop today and they removed the battery and replaced it with a dinged up battery that does not work and also switched out the power cord with one that is very very old. I had the battery and cord taped with a marker and this is not the items we received back. I have used another site and received exactly what they promised without any problems. The other laptop was older with wear..was quoted $290 and that is exactly what I received. Stay away from They are not what they seem.

  4. 4 bigcahunna2u September 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I will say this. I have sold many laptops to these guys and the more I sold them the more the price came down. If you listen to their audio recording which is bullshit, they clearly state that “they will not lower your quote for missing keys, sratches, or ware marks etc..” Guess what they do. Best scam ever, quote you one thing, then thye have your machine, offer you less, what are you going to do ask for it back, maybe. They are hoping you will settle for the lesser price.

    – Use Caution and don’t settle for anything less, make the Fu$%# ship it back, now they are loosing $$.

  5. 5 berwynask June 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I had the exactly same experience with meg had. I got quote of $97, then they only want to pay $30. of course I refused it, and my laptop is on the way to home. Stay away with this company.

  6. 6 kathygrigsby June 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Like others commenting here we received a decent quote for an iphone, then once they received it they came up with things wrong with the phone that were not true. They brought the quote down to $20 something, but said they would ship back at my charge. My daughter accepted the offer, but we have never received the check and that was in April!!! Have emailed them twice and have been told to call them, but they are not easy to reach by phone. Definitely is a scam to have you send items then once they get them they reduce offer and hope you will not ask them to send it back. DO NOT USE CashForLaptops unless you want a lot of hassle and little money.

  7. 7 Greg July 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Before I sent my laptop in I was quoted $400 for it (Toshiba Portege R705) and then when I got a call from them after the “inspection” they said they could only give me a max of $130 for it. I told the guy that I got my local computer company buying it for $350 and then he put the offer up to $315 so I took that. The company is definitely a scam though I will say.

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