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Subject: Searching to buy used laptops
Category: Computers
Asked by: jack72-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 23 May 2004 13:25 PDT
Expires: 22 Jun 2004 13:25 PDT
Question ID: 350835
I would like to know if there is a donation center where the big
companies dispose their laptops they do not longer need and if this
place it's open to the public.  If not, then where all this laptops go
and how can I buy them. I am searching to buy used laptops priced
between $40 to $200. Thank you
Subject: Re: Searching to buy used laptops
Answered By: adiloren-ga on 23 May 2004 19:35 PDT
Hi Jack72, 
Thanks for the question. Computers that are donated to charity are
most often then donated by the charity to someone or someplace that
needs them, for example a school in a low-income neighborhood. Here is
an example of such a program:

Here is another example:
CARIBBEAN: AT&T Donating Computers for Regional HIV/AIDS Programs

In rare cases, a charity may auction them off and use the proceeds
towards their cause, but the majority of the time the actual computers
are used by charity benefactors. The government also auctions off some
donated computers and those seized by the IRS.

Here is the government auction website- there is a section on computer auctions:

Ebay and Yahoo now hold many charity auctions - you may be able to bid
on some donated computers there. Here is a list of online charity
auction sites:


A popular alternative to donating computers is selling them in bulk to
large wholesalers, who then sell them to the public or to other
companies at discount prices. Buying from one of these companies is
probably your best bet. Here are examples:

Here is one company that buys used laptops in bulk from large
companies that have upgraded their computers:
Recycled Googs Inc.

Here are some of the laptops available around your price range:

here is another:

Here is a statement from this company regarding its purchase of
laptops in quantity from companies that have phazed them out:

Here is another used laptop wholesaler with laptops under $300

There are many more to chose from:


Google Search Terms Used
"used laptops" donated or donation
"used laptops" charity
"used laptops" companies of corporation and donation
laptops, donation


Thanks again for your question. I hope this helps. Please let me know
if you need any clarification of my response. Good luck!

Anthony (adiloren-ga)

Clarification of Answer by adiloren-ga on 10 Jun 2004 01:39 PDT
here is a good deal I just saw:
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