1. jannert
    Offline

    jannert Contributing Member Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    7,322
    Location:
    Scotland

    Getting rid of an old, but still working computer in the UK

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jannert, Jul 15, 2013.

    Does anybody living in the UK know of anywhere to donate a desktop Apple computer which is still in great working order, but is pretty much obsolete as far as connecting to the internet? It would make great wordprocessor for a writer, and it's such a shame to just dump it in the bin, monitor and all. (Which is what our local council told us to do—what a total waste of materials!) I'm talking specifically of a G3 desktop with working monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.
     
  2. maskedhero
    Offline

    maskedhero Active Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2013
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    America
    They have an equivalent of freecycle there? There are probably enthusiasts who would LOVE a working computer. Try seeking them out too.
     
  3. jazzabel
    Offline

    jazzabel Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    4,273
    Likes Received:
    1,666
    Your best bet, I think, is to put it up on ebay. It'll probably be used for spare parts of what have you, or maybe someone will get it as a word processor, who knows :) Just make sure you wipe the hard drive before you give it away.
     
  4. jannert
    Offline

    jannert Contributing Member Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    7,322
    Location:
    Scotland
    I had actually thought of eBay, but I don't have a seller's account there, and am not keen to establish one for an item I don't really want to sell, but just give away! However, I'll keep it in mind. If I established a seller's account, I might be able to get rid of lots of other stuff I've got hanging around. I usually just give up and take the stuff to a charity shop. A win/win.

    You're right about wiping the hard disk first, no matter what.

    Freecycle? Hmm. I'll look into that.
     
  5. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    How about a local school, for use by students who lack the funds for a decent laptop?
     
  6. Ian J.
    Offline

    Ian J. Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    London, England
    Try donating to charity first, or via freecycle.

    If after those you're still not happy, then I have a motley collection of old PCs currently grazing their last days out in the pasture of my 'computer' room that would be happy to have it as company :)
     

Share This Page