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#1 MaraM


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Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:20 PM

I was lucky and found a local, reputable firm that takes old computers (including mine) - strips them and from all the different parts, create 'new' ones - which are then donated free of charge to kids (young and old). This particular firm told me that there is apparently similar places in nearly every town and city - and they even come to pick up your old computer.

Just a wee request - with school starting once again - if you have an old computer - please, please don't toss it out, try giving it away. (Do realize many have concerns about privacy but have read advise here how to 'wipe clean' one's harddrive, etc, prior to donating it).

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:37 PM

A very good idea, Mara. It is like a computer's organ donation card; a salvaged part might fix another more workable computer, or the computer you donate may be repaired. In either case, your "outmoded" or "broken" computer can be something very precious to someone without any computer whatsoever.
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:55 PM

thats how i got mine, i got it for 100$ and have built a high end top of the line gaming machine, and it runs all my software for school, it all cost under 350$
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 08:21 PM

Great Idea Mara
Here in NY/NJ

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern NJ
4-21 27th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102
Phone: 1-718-728-5400 or 1-718-777-6306 (TTY/TDD)
Fax: 1-718-728-9023
E-mail: info@goodwillny.org
Website: www.goodwillny.org/donations.jsp
Accepting clothing, furniture, furnishings, and computers.
Website provides extensive list of addresses for donation bins in New York and New Jersey.

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