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What to do with old inventory?

By michaelh ·
I was curious what other companies do with their old, out dated IT equipment? I have a stock of computers, monitors, etc.

Of course I can ebay it but I would rather just call someone and pick them up.

Any suggestions?

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by Alpha-Male In reply to What to do with old inven ...

We typically donate the equipment to local schools or charitable organizations. It's a nice write-off for you and a real help to some people who may need it.

Another solution we have used is to offer the systems to our employees at very low prices. They have always responded very favorably (morale boost) and the additional practice and use of the machines has helped some with their performance as well (skill/knowledge boost). Seemed like a win-win to me when I last had a computer clearance.

The ebay solution is fine if you don't mind all that boxing, packaging, labelling and mailing. I certainly sell stuff from home, but I wouldn't want to deal with the surplus from work (dozens and dozens of systems, monitors, etc). Plus, while I love ebay, you only get rock-bottom prices on most things...particularly non-specialty older computer hardware.

There are surplusing companies that will clear it out for you as well...but when you have the opportunity to help a school, church, charity, or your employees why not do it? A few phone calls should provide some good leads and you can always ask for ideas from employees. They may know an organization that would love to have the equipment donated.

Good luck! Hope this helps....
Ifyou need some specific recommendations, e-mail me and I'll be glad to provide them.

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by TheChas In reply to What to do with old inven ...

Don't know where you are located.

A firm near me offers the service you are looking for.

www.comprenew.com

Unfortunately, they charge for their service.
What they cannot sell, they recycle in an evironmentally friendly manner.

The company I work for just places old PCs and other equipment on a table near the employee exit.

Items with "value" are held for an employee auction.

Chas

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