Sourcing surplus stock Laptops

Hi there, does anyone know how to go about finding sources of surplus stock laptops? I would like to try my hand at reselling these, now that I have retired I always fancied a small business like this, nothing too big scale but hopefully enough to add some pennies to my pension! Having had my own computers/laptops at home and work for the last 35 years its something I know a bit about, unless anyone has any better ideas for reselling anything else?

I had a google around but didn't really get anywhere, I have a suscpicion it migh be one of those things where you have be "in the know" a bit? Ideally Id like like to do it from the comfort of my home, maybe theres some sort of online auctions if you know where to look? though having said that i'm prepared to travel a bit maybe to get hold of them.
Any advice/directions/recommendations very much appreciated, thanks in advance


  • jonesMUFCforever
    No offence but if you got them who would you sell them to?
    Ebay for example could be a minefield with people saying they don't work or are broken etc,
  • droopsnoot
    droopsnoot Posts: 1,764 Forumite
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    There's a new shop opened recently, quite close to me, doing exactly that. They advertise as "ex-corporate" machines, so presumably there's some outlet where these large corporates dispose of their surplus stuff.

    Without being offensive to whoever runs my local firm (in case they're on here), I can't imagine (from the size of their premises alone) that they've some exclusive link to a business big enough to be getting rid of machines in a way that would allow their business to be built from it.

    There's a few places like I-bidder that might be the key, they seem to do large batches of stuff, but it's inconsistent.

    As above, though, it's a bit of a minefield selling stuff like this, especially at a distance. At least my local shop can demonstrate the machine to the customer, show that it works, prior to sale, but at the cost of having business premises.
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