Can't even give them away...

Updated: Jan 7


For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you may recall my post entitled "Buying second hand computers - just don't".


I stand by that post and still make the same recommendations therein.


However, in recent times my attempts to give away machines to charities and charitable/worthy recipients have failed.


Not only have these attempts failed but they have actively caused me pain and distress.


In late April I tried to give away more than 8 computers, monitors and laptops.


I thought it would be easy. I wanted it to be easy. It wasn't.


Instead it was a shit fight that wasted most of a Sunday and chunks of the following weeks.


It is hard to fathom arguing over what was an act of generosity, but that's what happened in a couple of instances.


On top of that, of the numerous people I spoke to only 2 people followed through and actually collected their free machine.


So I won't be doing that again.


I don't do this for me. I did it as a favour to people who didn't know how to dispose of their computer in a "friendly" way. I did it for the environment and I did it for people who may not have the luxury or choice to get new things.


For anyone who missed out, sorry. Blame the twats.


Thanks humans, you f***ked another nice thing.


P.S. The machines have subsequently been sold on Gumtree and/or broken down and recycled.


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