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Subject: Re: How to throw out an old computer? Date: 10/5/2012 10:30 PM
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chasb: If you take the hard drive out the computer is pretty useless to Goodwill or anybody else.


I'm late to this discussion, but....

What chasb wrote may be true in SOME places, but is totally wrong here.

Austin areas Goodwill stores send all donated computers and computer equipment to a specific store which specializes only in electronics. Computers are brought to a working condition where possible and, if not, they are parted out for sale. Behind the counters you'll find RAM and HDDs; on the racks there'll be bins of sound cards, low-end video cards, cables (of all types), etc.

If you're in the Austin area, the store is on the NE corner of I-35 and Hwy 183, within sight of the clock tower.
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