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Old 03-23-2005, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where can I get computers and moniters for free or real cheep, becuase people who don't know abpout computers get rid of them when their still good, I know about newpapers but any other ideas????
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Garage sales, computer shows, word of mouth by neighbors/friends, go to www.newegg.com or www.zipzoomfly.com and lastly www.tigerdirect.com and if u know how to do it, or u can ask for help, order fairly modern yet cheap (frugile) parts and you can build just the tower for under 400 dollars with pretty decent parts, assuming u have a monitor/keyboard/mouse ur in the money...

www.hp.com...check for refurbished or fixed computers...
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if your still at school you can ask them for some to "help with work at school" me and my mate got about 5 computers each when the school were about to throw them all away. They are **** but they still work. and all we did was asked. the school probably want you to have their old computers because if someone doesnt take them they have to pay to get rid of them.
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if your still at school you can ask them for some to "help with work at school" me and my mate got about 5 computers each when the school were about to throw them all away. They are **** but they still work. and all we did was asked. the school probably want you to have their old computers because if someone doesnt take them they have to pay to get rid of them.
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nice double post but i'm gonna try that.
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what you say when you asked them, where you watching them getting rid of it or you said hey when you throw some computers away can I have them. or what
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Well it was me and bigbmxdave, we basically said that we'd like a couple of the computers they were chucking out, because we'd been told they were getting rid of them. The technician said since nobody else wanted any we could have a few each.
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Is your school as bad as mine where we dont throw out P 90's or w/e

3 years ago, we were using some 33mhz PC as well
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lol these computers that me and m3trj got were 120mhz - 250mhz, so they werent terrible
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If the school gives you loads of really old, worthless pc's you could sell them on ebay, and build a alrightish pc yourself.

My school takes the pc's apart and takes the good parts out of them. They have a huge pile of floppy and cd drives in a cupboard behind the server room. I just asked if I could have one. They were keen to get rid of them. They also have a few old ones for teaching purposes (taking them apart and putting them together again.)
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