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 PostPost subject: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:02 pm 
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It would be real nice of someone could spare one, just mainly for tinkering around with beta OSs.
I have no idea how much I can pay but Free would be so very nice, maybe we can do a trade? Who knows... Please PM me if you are intrested and we can take this further.


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 PostPost subject: Re: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:21 pm 
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If I were you, I'd check trash bins, dumpsters outside of offices, or garage sales for cheap deals.

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 PostPost subject: Re: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:25 pm 
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eBay is not free, but trash bins are :P

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 PostPost subject: Re: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Since you're in the UK, you could always check out Freecycle

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 PostPost subject: Re: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:44 pm 
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Bender wrote:
eBay is not free, but trash bins are :P


True, but there are a lot of inexpensive offers on eBay...

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 PostPost subject: Re: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:50 pm 
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for me i get an old computer when my mom gets a new one since when my mom gets a new one it causes a chain reaction of trading of old computers

mom>dad>me>sister>aunt>grandma>cousin

once it reaches the end of the line not only is it around 10 years old but a great beta pc :P


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 PostPost subject: Re: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:57 am 
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I tell the same thing I tell lots of people check your local freecycle service at www.freecycle.org ; my local service was good with ancient PCs


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 PostPost subject: Re: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:25 am 
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Most local councils will have some sort of clean up day where people can dump old stuff on the footpath, keep an eye out for those.


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 PostPost subject: Re: WANTED:Old computer, laptop that you won't be using anymore.        Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:27 pm 
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hypr wrote:
I tell the same thing I tell lots of people check your local freecycle service at http://www.freecycle.org ; my local service was good with ancient PCs

Not just ancient ones either, we got a Power Mac G4 from there a few months ago :D You have to be quite quick though as anything good always gets claimed very quickly! (though if you're just after something very old like a PII or something then you probably wouldn't have too much competition!)

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