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Jeffrey Buras
What to do with old equipment?
on Jun 6, 2008 at 2:57:30 pm

We have a lot of equipment lying around that we simply don't use. It's all perfectly good equipment, we just don't use it anymore. What is the best way to get rid of old equipment? I mostly want to dispose of it responsibly; hopefully someone could get some use out of it. It would be nice to be able to sell it, but we're not looking to get into the business of equipment sales. Any recommendations?

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Greg Ball
Re: What to do with old equipment?
on Jun 6, 2008 at 5:31:17 pm

You could donate it to a local school. You could also call a used equipment dealer in your area and let them come and take EVERYTHING for a bulk price.

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Arnie Schlissel
Re: What to do with old equipment?
on Jun 6, 2008 at 5:48:40 pm

There's also eBay, Craig's List & Freecycle.


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Zane Barker
Re: What to do with old equipment?
on Jun 7, 2008 at 2:27:48 am

I wouldn't want to deal with shipping the stuff myself. So I would just list it dirt cheep or free on craigslist, with the stipulation that they must pick it up.

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Ryan Mast
Re: What to do with old equipment?
on Jun 7, 2008 at 3:57:06 am

Use it to pay interns. I've gotten a lot of useful stuff that way...

Don't know if you have a FreeCycle list in your area -- where do you work from? But that's another great way to get rid of stuff.

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Mick Haensler
Re: What to do with old equipment?
on Jun 9, 2008 at 3:58:40 pm

You could donate it to Colombia College. From the sound of the earlier post regarding insurance, it sure sounds like they could use it.

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Kevin Reiner
Re: What to do with old equipment?
on Jun 10, 2008 at 3:03:52 am

I just took in a bunch of old but "useful to someone" equipment to an Ebay store here in town. They take quite a cut, but I didn't mind. I don't have time to deal with keeping track of my auctions and shipping and all that stuff, so it was perfect. I live in Omaha, so if we have a shop like this, I'm sure a bigger market would have one.

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