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Old 05-27-03, 09:39 PM
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To what charity can I give away my old computers

I called SalvationArmy, but they will not take PCs older than 3 years.

Any other place I can call?

I live in the Washington DC area, and if possible, I will not want the hassle of shipping the systems. But I can drop them anywhere in the area.

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Old 05-28-03, 07:15 AM
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I give mine to friends and family members that don't have better.
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Old 05-28-03, 10:42 AM
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Goodwill takes old computers, even those older than 3 years.

They even have a Goodwill Computer Store here in Austin, it's a great place to get semi-obsolete hardware for cheap.
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Old 05-28-03, 11:41 AM
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Try to find a preschool or something like that, they usually don't need all that much power to run basic programs for kids.
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Old 05-28-03, 12:38 PM
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I tried to give some computers away to the Goodwill earlier this year... they took the computers, but would not take CRT monitors.
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Old 05-28-03, 02:56 PM
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yeah I've got some old systems that I want to get rid of, but nothing complete, just some extra cpu's, motherboards, etc. I could sell the parts for some cash, but not enough to really bother with and I don't want to test everything out to make sure it still works ok. There has got to be a school or something that can use these.
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Old 05-28-03, 04:46 PM
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yep.. alot of the elementary and preschools would love to have them.. especially if they are in working condition
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Old 05-29-03, 12:50 PM
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Thanks, I will try Goodwill first.
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Old 05-29-03, 02:15 PM
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Well, I wondered this myself too - I have a PII 333mhz CPU and an aopen mobo - its in a case but the PSU is bad and I already stripped down the case b/c I need more screws - would it be wrong to just leave out the ratty case with the mobo and cpu on the curb?
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Old 06-02-03, 08:53 PM
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I had a hard time giving away an old PC. No one would take it because it wasn't a Pentium II or higher. I couldn't even convince the local elementary school to take it and let the kids take it apart. Finally, the Vietnam Veterans Association came and picked it up. Very discouraging to not be able to give away a still servicable Gateway....
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