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Hardware Thread, selling used hardware in Technical; I know there are a few threads regarding this issue. We've just replaced about 20 PC's...it's a lot to replace ...
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    selling used hardware

    I know there are a few threads regarding this issue. We've just replaced about 20 PC's...it's a lot to replace and I'm running out of space.

    My normal response would be to get them recycled. End. But with the recent cuts I can't help thinking that it would make sense to sell them on eBay to generate funds.

    Do you think it would be ethical to sell them, take a percentage for myself and 'donate' the rest to school?

    Essentially school 'donate' to me their old equipment, I sell it and donate my personal money for the equipment back into school? Would this work??

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    Is there any reason the school wouldn't just sell them? :P Obviously VAT etc comes into it, but if you're going to be taken a "percentage" for yourself anyway.

    Not really sure why it'd matter either way.

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    Technicians wage n all that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post
    Technicians wage n all that...
    Well that kinda answers the moral question don't you think :P If the only reason it's not through the school is your gain.

    Would be different if the school "can't" sell for some reason, but can give away etc etc. And pretty sure you'd run into issues with VAT, as if it was bought with VAT it's supposed to be sold with VAT etc. And you're effectively bypassing this, but still giving the profit to the schools. (VAT free as such)

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    Hmmm... I see your point. Any suggestions what we could do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post
    Hmmm... I see your point. Any suggestions what we could do?
    Well one option, I guess would be sell them as school items aka VAT etc, however try to get overtime out of it :P Solves both sides.

    Still arguable on "moral" side. If you "could" do it in normal working day.

    But either way, Not sure you'll find a perfect answer for what you're "really" looking for :P School and You gaining.

    End of day, Does school getting money, or you come to priority? :P

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    School is the priority without a doubt. I've been having a chat to the head about it and we've decided to leave it for now until we can come with a solution. It's such a simple process made so complicated by red tape.

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    Everything needs to be above board and I can't, at the moment, see any way of doing it without complications. Ho hum. Back to the drawing board!!

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    I'm planning on selling our old printers on eBay, but i wasnt going to take a cut! (might have to discuss selling fees) We decided that i would show all the paper work to prove what they had sold for and then give then school the money.

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    Give them away free on ebay and just charge for delivery. I don't know if vat applies to a delivery charge does it?

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    Give them away free on ebay and just charge for delivery. I don't know if vat applies to a delivery charge does it?
    The trouble with giving them away free on ebay is people would just sell them on for a profit and school would gain nothing other than giving their equipment away to a profiteer. At least by recycling it the equipment goes somewhere it will be used...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I'm planning on selling our old printers on eBay, but i wasnt going to take a cut! (might have to discuss selling fees) We decided that i would show all the paper work to prove what they had sold for and then give then school the money.
    That's a lovely thing to do. I don't know what I was thinking taking a cut... that's my business head popping up is that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post
    The trouble with giving them away free on ebay is people would just sell them on for a profit and school would gain nothing other than giving their equipment away to a profiteer. At least by recycling it the equipment goes somewhere it will be used...
    You've missed the point the delivery charge would be the price you want to achieve for the purchase of the computer plus the delivery charge built in i.e DELL Optiplex 260 free - delivery £40. The price point would be such that it wouldn't be practical for anyone to buy to sell on but for an individual it might be worth it.

    Just a thought ...

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    Ah ha I see where you're coming from now. Sorry about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kili View Post
    You've missed the point the delivery charge would be the price you want to achieve for the purchase of the computer plus the delivery charge built in i.e DELL Optiplex 260 free - delivery £40. The price point would be such that it wouldn't be practical for anyone to buy to sell on but for an individual it might be worth it.

    Just a thought ...
    eBay wont let you do this because its avoiding ebay fees as their is no final value on delivery

    just get the school to donate them to you and then you sell them on the agreement you will give an agreed percentage back to the school



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