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#312153 21-Mar-2024 11:35
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I bet I am like a lot of us with several boxes of old cables and tech. I recently discovered that the goodwill shops are not really interested in taking it, and some have a flat out "No Thanks" policy. I tried listing a bunch of cables $1 reserve but little success. So I am after suggestions.

 

I have stopped most pick ups these days and I dont use Facebook Market anymore, but if there are any local Whanganui geekzone members who want some boxes of cables gratis DM me





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  #3209084 21-Mar-2024 11:37
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There's not a lot of options, and I find it very, very hard to give things away now days so as bad as it sounds I've tossed a lot of this type of stuff in the bin....


 
 
 

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  #3209085 21-Mar-2024 11:38
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rp1790:

 

There's not a lot of options, and I find it very, very hard to give things away now days so as bad as it sounds I've tossed a lot of this type of stuff in the bin....

 

 

Yep thats my very next option LOL





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  #3209092 21-Mar-2024 11:49
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You'll have to be proactive, but e-waste places or metal recyclers are the best option.

 

Having said that, I also just toss a lot of it out.




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  #3209098 21-Mar-2024 12:17
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For this would try FB marketplace again - box of tech items, name a couple of the highlight items, free to a good home

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  #3209102 21-Mar-2024 12:25
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I would put the box outside the front gate and post a photo on the local facebook page "free to a good home"


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  #3209103 21-Mar-2024 12:27
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I solved this problem by getting a bigger box.


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  #3209104 21-Mar-2024 12:28
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EcoDrop, or similar, is good for this.




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  #3209116 21-Mar-2024 12:51
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I was thinking if there was a "app" that you could easily snap a picture that automatically added standard details and listed the item .....on a site it might make it worthwhile to list them ..... anyone ever seen anything like that ?





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  #3209129 21-Mar-2024 13:21
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Electronics in general (cables, tablets, laptops, printers, smart speakers) go to the Wellington Sustainability Trust. They charge a fee but it is worth it.

I drop phones and chargers at my local Spark store recycle bin

Batteries can be dropped at a location in Petone.

Look for these type of options in your location.




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  #3209130 21-Mar-2024 13:22
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Once again thanks folks for all your suggestions and advice appreciate it





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  #3209131 21-Mar-2024 13:28
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Don’t know where you live but in Wellington the tip shop often takes them. 


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  #3209134 21-Mar-2024 13:32
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For wellington Folk

 

Trash Palace Porirua

 

Happy Valley Tip e-waste at the tip shop





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  #3209147 21-Mar-2024 13:49
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Put the box outside with a price on it... it'll be stolen within 6 hours.

 

 





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  #3209163 21-Mar-2024 14:18
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Most scrap metal places will take them (and if you're talking a decent quantity of copper in them even give you a few bucks)





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  #3209164 21-Mar-2024 14:18
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xpd:

 

Put the box outside with a price on it... it'll be stolen within 6 hours.

 

 

Cynical but true lol





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