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.