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Tech: Giving away old stuff

Dave the Gnome 22 Sep 19 - 04:27 AM
banjoman 22 Sep 19 - 06:38 AM
Dave the Gnome 22 Sep 19 - 01:10 PM
Stilly River Sage 23 Sep 19 - 12:05 PM
punkfolkrocker 23 Sep 19 - 12:13 PM
Sandra in Sydney 23 Sep 19 - 09:21 PM
Mr Red 24 Sep 19 - 04:10 AM
Dave the Gnome 24 Sep 19 - 04:34 AM
Gurney 25 Sep 19 - 11:57 PM
banjoman 27 Sep 19 - 06:35 AM
EBarnacle 28 Sep 19 - 08:17 AM
Dave the Gnome 29 Sep 19 - 02:53 AM
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Subject: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Sep 19 - 04:27 AM

About to throw away

1 x KVM Switich. USB and VGA connections to connect 1 keyboard, VGA monitor and mouse to 2 x PCs.

1 x Microsoft Office Professional 2003. Original packaging, disks and product key


Before I do, anyone on here want it? I'll post them for free. I'll give it until Wednesday before they are consigned to the bin!

DtG


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: banjoman
Date: 22 Sep 19 - 06:38 AM

Interested in both if available. Will make a donation to a charity of your choosing if that helps.
Pete


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Sep 19 - 01:10 PM

PM me your name and address, Pete, and I will send them off. You pick your favourite charity when they arrive.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Sep 19 - 12:05 PM

Good idea! I have an e-waste recycling bin I take this kind of stuff to - the company that empties it as needed tests things and those that still work go into one category, the rest is dismantled and recycled. But it's better if things can be given to people first.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 23 Sep 19 - 12:13 PM

I've been trying to remember the name for local community groups
that meet up to fix each other's faulty electical gadgets,
learning new skills as they strive to save repairable items from being sent to landfill...???


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Sep 19 - 09:21 PM

Would it be a Repair Cafe

All Repair Cafés in the world together prevented around 350,000 kilos of waste in 2018. That is just as much as the total weight of 58 adult African elephants! That is stated in the annual report for 2018 of Repair Café International Foundation.

Nearly 20,000 repair meetings. Worldwide, 1,653 Repair Café groups were active last year. One group meets on average once a month to repair things. During one such meeting, an average of eighteen objects are successfully repaired.

All Repair Cafés together held an estimated 19,836 meetings in 2018, with an estimated result of more than 350,000 repaired products. For the sake of convenience, Repair Café International assumes that an average item weighs one kilo.

My local Repair Cafe is The Bower - an environmental charity committed to reducing landfill I recently helped repair my desk light (a bit), previously they've fixed a 12" fan, my radio/CD/Cassette player, another desk lamp, put a wooden base on a vintage kitchen grater that no longer had suction (said base was made from a thick piece of scrap wood that was then beautifully polished & finished!) I do like spending time at the Repair cafe.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: Mr Red
Date: 24 Sep 19 - 04:10 AM

We have a Repair Cafe in my town (5000 homes), my next-door neighbour is a retired carpenter and one of the volunteers.

I have donated a few things, like plastic side buckles. I didn't need the cafe to change them all over to red but they got the black & grey left-overs.

About 5 years ago I trawled the web for red snap buckles and the only thing close was a sample batch of many colours, (single small size). Having picked the red, the rest were donated to a sewing shop in exchange for a donation to their chosen charity.
Now, just on E-Bay, they come in all imaginable siZes/colours, for pennies.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Sep 19 - 04:34 AM

They are on their way!

Neither are broke so I'm not sure where the repair cafe fits in. Freecycle is usually the phrase for sites giving stuff away.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: Gurney
Date: 25 Sep 19 - 11:57 PM

Im looking to get rid of a lot of video tapes. My friend Jack Robinson, of Northumberland and lately New Zealand has passed away, and I'm disposing of his large collection on various recording mediums.

Unfortunately for me, he liked C&W and the more shrill blues, in addition to folk. Much of the stuff is copies on cassette and video tape, neither of which you can even GIVE away.

I'm plodding my way through the CDs at the moment. I didn't remember how many burns I'd given him, so I'm dumping those, and I'll offer some to the local C&W club and folk clubs, and I do know a couple of blues lovers, but, well, I've just got the stereo working again, and I've about 450 of my own LPs that I want to listen to.....

The way they react when you walk into Thrift Stores/Op Shops, you'd think that video tapes were poisonous.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: banjoman
Date: 27 Sep 19 - 06:35 AM

Thanks Dave, all received ok and donation made to NSPCC


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: EBarnacle
Date: 28 Sep 19 - 08:17 AM

Lady Hillary and I volunteer in the Computer department of our regional rummage sale. Too much of the stuff that comes in should have been scrapped as broken or obsolete. Unfortunately, once we accept a computer, we are responsible for the contents of the hard drive. We see complete lawyer's, doctors and accountant's records. We wipe them out but this is a waste of our time as we have to get machines ready for resale for our charity.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Giving away old stuff
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Sep 19 - 02:53 AM

No problem Pete. Glad they can be re-used and that it has helped a good cause. Enjoy :-)


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