Free Computer - any ideas where i can get one?

  Tonycablejr 21:03 03 Jun 2006

basically the title says it all. after a computer that i can mess around with but don't really want to pay for it.

ok so 'free' might be pushing it a bit, but i will do cheap as well.

any ideas? i'm in the essex area.

  Stuartli 21:06 03 Jun 2006

Local newspaper ads.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:10 03 Jun 2006

Local tip.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:15 03 Jun 2006

Check local firms when they upgrade they usually throw the old ones out.

  Jimmy Splash 22:16 03 Jun 2006

my company does a computer for home scheme. i got a £600 laptop and paying 18 quid a month for it. its not free but its cheap and the company gets tax back/government thing,unsure but everyones a winner

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:32 04 Jun 2006

That scheme has ended...Government = skint.


  kjrider 17:00 04 Jun 2006

I have got an old PC with Win 95 and a 100Mhz CPU going free. Needs to collect from Hampton Court area.

  the old man 18:47 04 Jun 2006

There is a new scheme around at the moment that recycles things for those who don't want to sell on ebay. I heard about it a couple of weeks ago on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2. It was a week last monday the show went out cuz I was coming back from North Yorkshire. Suggest you go on to radio 2 site and see if there is an archive of the show. There are quite a few schemes started up in the country and they are very successful. Sorry don't have more info at the moment.

  Stuartli 17:32 06 Jun 2006

It's not a new scheme as it's been around for a while and is still fairly limited.

Can't remember the name of the website (not on my system at the moment).

  De Marcus™ 17:35 06 Jun 2006

Freecycle ?

  Stuartli 19:43 06 Jun 2006

I think that's the one...:-)

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