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    Re: FREE to a good home

    Anyone up in Yorkshire / Lancashire /Hull area, I have a contact at a charity group based in Hull who will take hardware and re-set it up and distribute it out in Africa.

    He does make a small charge per machine, based on machine numbers and if its a long journey, large van needed for hire etc, but if your interested I can send you his details and you can make contact with him and make arrangements for yourself.

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    We useacompany called PCB although i cant find a website for them.
    They took everything for free and we are in leicester. The guy that collected them said he went to Dorset before so i assume they quite versatile as far as distances are concearned.

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    Our last lot went to prisons. Would rather have sent them to Africa.

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    Right I now have a full list of kit I need to be rid of.

    Anyone interested in anything on the attached spreadsheet should PM or email me.

    First come first served (using date and time of PM or email)

    All you need to do is collect it - I can't deliver from Sutton Coldfield

    Go on - don't resist - you know you want to!

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    i use a company in staffs thats called polar computers that passes them to the needy in and out of the country. has to be working stuff thou.

    pm me if you want the info for them as sutton is close to me

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    Apart from the Monitors most of the kit is only suitable for spares.

    I'm just trying to avoid a £700 bill to have them recycled

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    Hi.
    I have seen this web site on our local TV, not tried them but looks good ?.
    http://www.freecycle.org/ Go to uk then select your area.

    Regards Michael.

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    Hi.
    Just had another idea It may seem daft but what about asking the school PTA if they want any to sell for a small amount to raise funds for the school or letting the kids have some.
    You would have to get some paper work with them to say sold as seen and no guarantees . (and don't come back if it goes wrong !!!)
    Or is there some pit falls with that ?.

    The one's we use are from a local firm. Free, serviced and the full kit.

    Charities need good hand outs.

    I have even ask about old computers at our local tip, but the man tells me that they sell them ( beer money ?) on to traders who do them up but he was willing to give some to our charity if we wanted any.

    Regards Michael.

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    We have sold some to staff already under the guise of buy a 15" monitor for £5 and get a PC free

    Apart from the monitors the rest is more or less a pile of spare parts. I already have another stack of about 30 PCs put to one side for emergencies etc but I have no space for the rest. We could break them all down and make a few decent PCs ourselves but we can't justify the manhours it would take to do this just to have them put back in storage.

    I have a list of charities and recyclers I could use, but if another school could use them then that is the preference.

    (btw I also have some old hubs if anyone is interested )

    Thanks for the link - could be useful - not just for PCs but other kit the school wants to be rid of

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    Re: FREE to a good home

    Just as an aside - I use freecycle all the time, and it is great - on ours we get people requesting old computers, monitors etc for the disbled or suchlike.
    I am going to split our old machines (not literally) between the guy on freecycle who refurbishes machines for the disabled, and Dorset Reclaim who refurbish and sell cheaply to the disadvantaged

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