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Topic # 113333 14-Jan-2013 10:59
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Hi
I have a bunch of old PCs at work that will be replaced this year.

They are Lenovo thinkcenter M8976 - A60
The specs are:
  HDD 80GB
  AMD Sempron 3200+
  1.5 GB RAM

  XP Pro with COA on each unit.

They each have Lenovo 6135-AB1 19" LCD monitors
All from late 2006 (so 6+ years old).

I am not sure what to do with them to be honest.

Firstly - anyone any ideas what they may be worth - if anything?

Secondly - what the best way to get rid of surplus old IT equipment - dont particularly want to list a bunch of old PCs on trademe if I can avoid it.

Any words of advice?

I have around 16 in Auckland and around 12 in Wellington if the location helps....

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  Reply # 744412 14-Jan-2013 11:02
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They're not really worth anything. IMHO it costs more, in terms of time, to try and sell them than you are likely to get back.

I take my old junk to Computer Recycling www.computerrecycling.co.nz

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  Reply # 744413 14-Jan-2013 11:04
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Just list them on Trademe as 2x bulk lots. Means only 2x transactions so not too hard. $1 reserve?





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 744414 14-Jan-2013 11:12
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I'd just use one of your local IT recyclers. At least then (since you know they're not really worth anything) you're taking responsibility for them being properly disposed, as opposed to whoever you may sell/donate them to.

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  Reply # 744434 14-Jan-2013 11:31
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Another lot that take old computers and refurbish them for schools: http://www.the-ark.co.nz/index.asp?pageID=2145847650

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  Reply # 744452 14-Jan-2013 11:56
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If youre just going to biff them, I could be keen on a few to give to family and friends who arent computer literate... would be good start for them.




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  Reply # 744457 14-Jan-2013 12:02
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xpd: If youre just going to biff them, I could be keen on a few to give to family and friends who arent computer literate... would be good start for them.


I can imagine something worse than giving 6 year old computers to family and friends so you can support them, but due to this being a family show I can't tell you what they are!

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  Reply # 744469 14-Jan-2013 12:29
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The computer recycling places are not all that "environmentally friendly". I'd sell as is.





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  Reply # 744470 14-Jan-2013 12:29
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The computer recycling places are not all that "environmentally friendly". I'd sell as is.





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  Reply # 744499 14-Jan-2013 13:14
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I have seen retailers selling similar spec (but Intel and with DVD) ex-lease machines for $99 + gst. Monitor extra around $50 + gst.

Simple solution for cash and convenience put bulk lot for Auckland and Wellington separate on TradeMe for $1 reserve must pick up.

The eday website has a list of upcyclers.

Starting a new thread and giving the two lots away on geekzone to the person with the best use for them would be quick, simple, and entertaining as well ; ). Probably more chance of them being used in a genuinely non-profit way.

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  Reply # 744520 14-Jan-2013 13:45
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And whatever you do, dont forget to run a DBAN on them to erase the hard drives before you pass them on

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  Reply # 744701 14-Jan-2013 18:21
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I know a company in Auckland in a similar position. They decided on a cash price for the machines and told their staff and the staff told their friends and the machines were sold very quickly. The machines had a better spec than yours and they went for $200 each for the system units only.

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  Reply # 744754 14-Jan-2013 20:01
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Its at zero dollars already so anything you make is a bonus. I would remove hdds and sell as is pick up only dollar reserve.




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  Reply # 744945 15-Jan-2013 11:25
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Maybe we should start a free-cycle thread on Geekzone. I have a bit of stuff I want to get rid of but it never makes it to the top of the list. If someone showed up and took it away and was able to use it I would be happy with that result




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  Reply # 744957 15-Jan-2013 11:31
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GPForums do mystery boxes - pretty much, all your potentially usable stuff goes into a box and taped up, then you do a random draw of people who are interested... noone knows whats in the box :)

They might get stuff they can use, maybe not... I got one before Xmas, some handy bits but most will stay in the box and ill add my spares and do another draw...




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  Reply # 744959 15-Jan-2013 11:33
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hmmm, could be an idea. Who pays the shipping or do they do pickup only?




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