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Topic # 110050 2-Oct-2012 11:40
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Doing a big clean out at home and have a heap of old IT books that I have no need for and they take up a lot of space. They are around the Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP days, also a few on CheckPoint, Exchange 2000 etc.

I have them on TradeMe for $1 starting otherwise they will get dumped.
I'd prefer not to dump them but don't know who would want or 'collect' old books.

What do you do with yours?

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  Reply # 694742 2-Oct-2012 11:42
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Hah, last winter everything pre 2008 went into the fireplace. Even taking depreciation into account it still must have been an expensive fire :P

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  Reply # 694764 2-Oct-2012 12:05
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Sally army got some of mine not too long ago. No doubt it goes to the recycler if it does not sell.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 694774 2-Oct-2012 12:22
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We just filled a skip bin with old IT books and cabling.I tried selling brand new (never used, still in original packaging) MCSE books for $1, no interest at all. So binned them.




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  Reply # 694858 2-Oct-2012 14:18
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Hollow one of 'em out to make a cover for your iPad?

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  Reply # 694864 2-Oct-2012 14:23
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Monitor stands.

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  Reply # 694869 2-Oct-2012 14:29
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Door stops, anchors, bricks, weapons, the use is endless ;)




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  Reply # 694871 2-Oct-2012 14:32
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Turn one into a switch which when pulled from the shelf causes your bookcase to swing out revealing a secret laboratory.

I've always wanted a secret laboratory.





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  Reply # 694924 2-Oct-2012 15:56
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I once had a secret lobotomy.

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  Reply # 694926 2-Oct-2012 16:02
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I was thinking the same thing, I have a rather heavy box full of 2003 MCSE books that I'd rather see go to a good home than the recycling bin.

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  Reply # 695170 2-Oct-2012 21:32
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Hang onto them for a long, long time then have a read through when you need a few good laughs in your life. 

Seriously, I don't think they have any use once they are really outdated (apart from the comedy value). Mine end up in recycling. 



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  Reply # 695294 3-Oct-2012 08:23
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Just thought of one idea, we have an annual 24 hour book sale on here, will donate the books to them, then they can deal with getting rid of them.

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  Reply # 695303 3-Oct-2012 08:33
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Simple they get binned. Whats the point in keeping outdated manuals or trying to palm them off on someone else.

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