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Cheap Hardware

Discussion in 'A+' started by Slipmatt, May 30, 2009.

  1. Slipmatt

    Slipmatt Bit Poster

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    I'm looking to get hold of some cheap hardware, to practice and play about with - something I don't have to care about if I destroy it :) Where do you guys look for disgarded componants?

    I had a look over ebay, there is some nice cheap bits and bobs there, old P2/3/4s, Durons etc etc and I have ordered a few things but the postage charges kinda defeat the object (for the bigger stuff - cases, mobos etc). Are there fairs or clear outs, classified adverts, lot sales etc etc?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    I've got a lot of old stuff kicking around - depends where you are tho', not worth having to ship
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    There are various organisations/schemes set up like Freecycle out there, there have even been a few posts on them here. Just do a search :)

    -ken
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    Look at your local recycling center or pawn shop for cheap PCs
     
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  5. soundian

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    Try asking around friends/family/colleagues.
    Classified ads in local newspapers.
    Local sites like gumtree etc
     
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  6. Colloghi

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    Car boots are awesome places for picking up cheap parts for basic PCs. Ive got a couple of P4 Motherboards including the CPU for a fiver each on the carboots and various other cheap "spare" components, for a couple of quid each, and never had a problem with anything ive bought:)
     
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  7. Colloghi

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    I forgot to add onto this as welll.......


    Whilst ebay is one suggestion, you could always try the auction site ebid.co.uk. Ive bought a few bits and pieces off there and whilst its not as big as ebay, you can come across the odd bargain from time to time:)
     
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