For enterprises, education and health institutions and other corporations with large quantities of memory, the process of selling memory online can be daunting. So daunting in fact that some choose not to bother. The memory gets tossed in trash dumpsters. It gets thrown into a box and shipped to an e-recycler who receives the shaken pieces. Bottom line: the profitability of selling memory online is zero or reduced to scrap prices.
1G and below memory’s worth is limited to the value of the precious metal contained and recycled. However, there is quite a bit of money to be had for large quantities of 1G and up memory. Server, desktop and laptop memory DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 and above have the most value. HP and IBM original server memory tends to sell for a higher price because they are specialty items. The HP Part numbers look like 500205-071, which is a 8GB DDR3 PC3-10600R ECC Registered server memory module. The IBM FRU looks like 46C7575, which is a 8GB DDR2 PC2-5300F FBDIMM. Of course, if you have any questions as to the value of your large quantity of memory, an experienced and trusted e-recycling expert can evaluate your memory.
You have 1G or up memory of high value. You have lots of it. Now what?
The step you take next can determine just how much of the value you can recoup from selling your used memory. First of all, you need an idea of the used memory’s value if you don’t already have one. Whether you have 50 or 500 computers, desktops or servers, just give your memory liquidator a call. That’s all it takes to start the process. Since large quantities of used memory (see capacity and brands above), it’s important to work with a reputable e-recycler who is capable of extracting that value.
Carefully, very very carefully, package the used memory for shipping. Never throw used memory in a big box without padding or protection. The memory liquidator will receive a package of banged up pieces worth far less than the value it could fetch if it stays in excellent condition. Once your used memory is in your memory recycler’s hands, you’ll receive payment and it’s done.