Where can I easily get old/broken computers for free?

I am having a very hard time finding some, because of my evil rival, the WEEE... The computer stores don't hold any broken computers, I cannot find any at the dump, and it is illegal to take stuff out of the recycling area. I also want to avoid ebay, I don't have any pocket money left.

Any ideas?

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Hi There. I live in South Africa. Is anyone out there willing to donate a old towers or laptop to me, whether it's new or secondhand? It doesn't matter what condition it's in..I'll take it with happiness in my heart. I'm asking today, because I'm really need some old towers and laptops. I'm asking out of the goodness of my heart for help..If there's anyone out there that might assist me, please let me know via email: jayjaystephen30@gmail.com ..Together we can make a difference in this world. Have a nice day and God Bless..

MiloS139 months ago

Hi I am looking for ANY computer tower. I live in PA. My email is bandboyjr@gmail.com.

dennelaz10 months ago

Im looking for a free old or new gaming pc or a scrap computer for parts to build a gaming pc and if you can ship it to wisconsin that will be awesome thank you here's my email : dennelaz@student.portage.k12.wi.us :)

HelpMeImPolish11 months ago

im in poland warsaw/pruszkow and im looking for any old or used computers

if you have any you would like to get rid of or know any places where i can get one please im begging you email me heres my gmail: tailsthefox200822@gmail.com

euhelllscythe11 months ago

I'm in Australia NSW and I'm looking for any, old, used and broken electronics. If you have any you would like to get rid of or know any places where I can get some please email me at exavius@live.com

EdwardA521 year ago

any electronics




BrittneyW81 year ago

I live in Northern VA and am looking for any and all laptops/macbooks/computers: old, used, broken, etc. If anyone nearby has anything, or knows of any potential leads for these items, please text me at 703-552-4908 :)

ParnjoshS1 year ago

hi i am just looking for a working computer tower my gmail is parnjosh.sandhu989@gmail.com

Cif1 year ago

Frederick Maryland downsizing and getting ready to take ( highly likely all working but posted as is) all computers, printers, 5", 3", disks, twainn backup systems, tons of speakers to the dump. Items range from compaq 386 desk pro to HP C7280 color printer , monitors , think pads, micron hot swap laptop, about 5 tube tv's and so much more. All going to dump July 23 2016. If you want any of it it is a take all or none with least effort on my end. Let me know by July 21 so I can cancel junk pickup service. Multiple pc and laptops will have hard drives removed even though all working now. Used to be high tech techie so all were the best of best in their era. I'd rather watch grass grow than to see another computer.

AGKlax Cif1 year ago

Do you have anything left? If so could you email me what you have at alexea@me.com

VexTech Cif1 year ago

Hello, I would like some. Even if you have just one, I would incredibly appreciate it. Contact me: thirstylyric@gmail.com

jdulkan Cif1 year ago

Hi Cif! I would be more than happy to take ALL of them off your hands! I would greatly appreciate it in fact :) Please email me at j.dulkan@outlook.com for address! very serious about this. Thankyou!

IzzyR5 Cif1 year ago

If you have any full PC's or any spare or extra PC parts in ur bulk email me at


I'd like to talk to you about acquiring them

darienj1 Cif1 year ago

Text me at (201)360-7331 I would like to know where you are located and some more specifics about the stuff you have i may be able to take much of it off your hands.

Cif darienj11 year ago

Seems everyone wants pictures and details, just the effort I was trying to avoid which is why someone's treasure is still here. I'll try to do that in a few weeks. Was hoping to just put it all in pickup truck inside garage and just meet someone to take it all and keep what they wanted. I may just take them all apart and keep the fans and make Arduino toys or cool off stuff in entertainment cabinets. Stay tuned, if I get around to documenting the stuff I'll post it on some get cash site and post the link here. Or if I'm lucky, someone will just take the whole lot free before I start documenting it all. Just fear I'll get sucked down computer tech rabbit whole for another 40 years if I look at any of it too close. I cannot believe goodwill doesn't take unused surround sound systems still in unsealed boxes, and DVD players in open boxes but barely ever used (because of the rabbit hole problem), and working TV's with remotes but because they are not flat screens reject them, oh, and computer flat screens are rejected because more than 2 years old ... seriously? Someone could use them with a security system or something. Whoops, see, I get sucked into the details (must exit and go outside, press exit, press exit now, ugh, I see the rabbit hole).

darienj1 Cif1 year ago

You know what that's fine if you just let me know when and where I will take as much of it off your hands as I can. Sound good?

JoelW52 Cif1 year ago

i would like to get those ThinkPads can u get in touch with me at jwardsariftagert@outlook.com

Just need a tower so I can repair it and turn into a gameing computer my email is Fnafunfunks@gmail.com. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH

HyrumH31 year ago
I need an old computer that can run 95/98. i dont need anything else, just the tower. Thank you!!! my email is opeth51@yahoo.com.
Hav55401 year ago

I will in SC and want to know where I can get some free/donated used computers to work on. Thank you if any anyone got ideas.

MC521 year ago

I am trying tomake a desk top out of old junk computers. But I can not seam to find any.Can anyone help me pls. I work from home and my computer died. I dont make enough to buy one right now. If anyone can help.Pleeeeease do.

JosephA1021 year ago

Hello. I'm searching for broken computers for the purpose of repairing them and donating them. My son's pre-school accepts donations and I want to help them out. My goal includes those with a need for a computer, but no money to buy one (students/children/seniors, etc). I am A+ certified and want nothing more than an opportunity to help where I can. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

My dad is a regional manager for McDonald's and one of his warehouses is full (and am not over exaggerating when i say this) FULL of old computers and stuff of the like. i scored a 500GB seagate Hard Drive from a DVD player and its dvd drive. :p

Any left? If so, could I please have just any desktops? I am studying electronics specialising in computers.

Email me either way at: arridexer@gmail.com

Could you possibly send me a few pc power supplies please? elijah1996or@gmail.com. Thanks alot!

dude can you send me like 15 .....lilloisiana@gmail.com

my name is mason can you get me some desktop\laptop part\tools

email me at masonduraski@gmail.com

Hey if you still have any of those computers let me know i need one that works for school and i dont have the money to get one all of it is going to the college . doesnt matter desk top or laptop. my email is jrcrain3@gmail.com.. thank you for your time HMCJR

I'd like something there. Email me at spec2jeti@gmail.com. I don't care what kind of computer. But I'd prefer a laptop. Any other electronics would work. Email me what you have. Thanks

is this still the case? I know your post was some ago, but zI will pay for shipping on laptop and laptop parts (no macintosh) -Emily agenteprentiss@gmail.com

do you have any dos era computers if so may i please have one my email is slayname@gmail.com
hey i was wondering if you still have any of those computers left if so please email me at calvin4084@yahoo.com thanks
Hi there, I am looking for some computer towers and parts. Does your dad have a warehouse in Olympia, washington state? if so, that would be cool. I'd appreciate it if you can give me a call at 360-400-4143 when you have a chance. Thanks!
i want some of those old computers and parts XD im going to try to build one from old parts
hi there i'm disabled & looking for a computer my daughter is moving so her laptop is going with her ,then i will be without a computer. i no money to spend for one you can call me @ 3607422369 ok please help me.that a is a was nummber but i live in cal ok.
do you think you can give me some stuff please?
hi my name is sharon i would love to pick up your stuff could u let me know on my number is 07548958664
any old computer would be nice if you can send a pentium 1 laptop email me at
Where are you located? I am interested in asking them if they want to get rid of them. I have free services where I come and pick up all items free of charge. Could you please send me information on how I can get in touch with someone about the computers they have. Thank you very much.
any old pc towers broken , non working wanted , complete removal of data off the hard drive so save the trip of taking that bulky broken pc to the tip inbox me and i will collect for free any pc related items considered many thanks rob RSC DIAGNOSTICS
any old pc towers broken , non working wanted , complete removal of data off the hard drive so save the trip of taking that bulky broken pc to the tip inbox me and i will collect for free any pc related items considered many thanks rob RSC DIAGNOSTICS
I would to know where your at so I can get some of them to. I am a novice and just getting into it looking for as many pc's and things I can get. Let me know please.

Thank you
Well, i mean since my dad is the regional manager we are allowed to go to ware houses and take stuff as long as its not something they may need

(srry for late reply i have been wrapped up in school and kinda forgot about this website D:)
hello i am building pc towers and i am looking for some free old broken pc towers in bulk so i can rebuild from old parts finding it very hard to find some can you help me please rob 07901995299@momail.co.uk 07901995299 rob smith on facebook
Do you know if there are some left? If so... Would I be able to get some.... I am looking to get systems for a local church and job search center. Thanks!
JamesS3521 year ago

purple shirted eye stabber; are you in orangeburg sc or where are the warehouse located? if you in orangeburg sc I would love to get some computers especially towers and workstations but I need to know where you are so I will know whether I can get some of these older pc's? if you get a minute just respond back to my original post and let me know, or you can reach me on Mondays Wednesdays or Thursdays from 1PM-4PM (803) 585-7876 and Saturdays from 8AM-5PM (803) 290-0010. If you call the 290 number don't hang up if a woman answers because that is my mom's phone I currently don't have a cell phone but instead leave a message for me with her there, Her name Is Sara .

MattR991 year ago

i would be interested in obtaining any unwanted or discarded computers and willing to pay for untouched (unpopulated) computer boards and or other. please contact me at mattdahutt@yahoo.com if interested. thank you for you're time.

JamesS3521 year ago

im interested in non working computers email me at thisnthathobbys_7@msn.com

My name is James. If there is any old laptops im also interested. You can also reach our office/home phone (yes operating from home for now) at (803) 585-7876. Thank You Everyone. I am in Orangeburg South Carolina area and am only able to travel Orangeburg County , SC to pick up old computers. I am trying to help out non-profits businesses and individuals alike with decent or cheap refurbished computers so any donated computers ( especially laptops or workstations ) would be greatly appreciated! P.S. I am deleting previous post due to i did not have the time to properly post!

MauriceM111 year ago

My name is Maurice, I'm trying to go back to school. I was wondering if there is anyone within the kcmo area who has a used laptop or a windows7 dell tower they would like to donate to myself for me to complete my education. Please email me at leonmattic@gmail.com,thank you and god bless you.

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AikenA2 years ago

im interested in non working computers email me at aikenaquino1@gmail.com

My name is Aiken. If there is any old laptops im also interested.

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JonathanO92 years ago
EthanH42 years ago

If you live in a region like uk or south africa, you could post an advertisment on local classifield site, such as gumtree. or if where you live has local classifield web sites then put an ad on. it worked graet for me! or you could ask the people at reciclying areas if you can have one.

im interested in non working computers email me at sl062099.sl@gmail.com

My name is Oscar. If there is any old laptops im also interested.

and if theres a laptop i would also be interested in one of does

i would be interested in two old computers screems and one computer

JustinT62 years ago

I would be interested in some old computers. Names Justin email me at justinmind82@gmail.com

am looking for a pc tower that it sata hard drive compatible .cant pick up but if u can deliver many thnx wilsondave4021@yahoo.co.uk .i live in farnworth bolton

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do you do free sipping

anticknoob3 years ago

Hello everyone! Requests for help in dire need of any computer which is at least a little work. I physically can not get the money due to health problems. I have three small children. I pretty please maybe there is someone who stands and unnecessary compiuter in corner, or want to throw things away. on fire pretty please help me. My email mr.stabdis@mail.ru

NicoleM73 years ago

I will take it all just send it to me.903 Watson street Pittsburgh pa 15219 Nicole rogers

lorrellm3 years ago

hello my name is lorrell, I am a very proud single dadd of three minor children, my 9 year old daughter is a straight a student ,on honor roll, just loves loves school, and she is highly skilled with computers, well on November 15 2014 I awoke to smoke and fire in our home, we all made it out safely, but we lost everything, the only thing we escaped with is our pajamas and our lives, if you have a computer of any kind thats in working condition we would very much appreciate if you could send it to us , I will pay for all the shipping cost, my daughter's birthday is the 28th of this month and I would like for her to hopefully get the computer by then, please contact us at 773 498 8157, thankyou very much

lippon4 years ago
If you still need someone to pick up the computers we will do it for free, graham.odenyo@gmail.com , in all 50 states
ARJOON lippon4 years ago
sorry i'm from mauritius
ENYagher ARJOON3 years ago

if u still have computers- I'll pay shipping. Agenteprentiss@gmai.com

ARJOON ENYagher3 years ago

sorry don't have any left!!!

ENYagher3 years ago

Okay, I live in South Orange County, CA. I restore used and broken down laptops. Ireplace hard drives, RAM, kill malware, you neme It. Recently, my hobby took on a philanthropic goal. I've been talking with the vp of a local elementary scool whr re poverty is a huge problem. While some kids take having thr latest and greatest forgranted, others eat free lunch and come home to an empty homeI've gotten a few non-working laptops, but I want to help these. It feels like a calling. I've called churches, retail stores, recycling co.s, even asked for donations on craigslist. Its like jo one cares...

bolla743 years ago

want to ask if somebody know of unwanted computers office unwanted equipment .please feel let me know its for good cause . my number 0748513108 thnx . or add me on facebook eben bolla Abrahams

ARJOON7 years ago
my dad brought me about 30pcs from his work as they were to be dumped. unfortubately most of them were pentium 2 and 3s. however i managed to get 3good pentium 4 pcs. in the 6 verrrrry old psu. there were very big caps like 400v 220uf i got 2 out of each psu i dismantled ending me in 12 big good caps.(coilgun will be happy)
lippon ARJOON4 years ago
Hi Arjoon, do you still have any computers that you are trying to get rid of? whether in good condition or not? graham.odenyo@gmail.com
ARJOON lippon4 years ago
nope, long time sent to recycled, sold scrap metal, plastic, pcbs still at home(personal collection)
benlabs ARJOON3 years ago

ARJOON. Do you have any PCB's you would be willing to part with?

ARJOON benlabs3 years ago

nope sorry. still have them

Check schools. I currently use an iMac G5 with a screen issue (blue tint and monochroming). Other than that, it works flawlessly, although it's slow and Safari likes to crash if I log in to Outlook (logging out doesn;t help only resetting does). These iMacs usually go for $250 on my local Craigslist but mine was free. The school actually gave it to me because they thought the HD was toast, but I put the OS X disc in and reinstalled it and it was working again, like new except for the screen.
timothy14 years ago
im looking 4 old computers also but im trying to help the poor but idk were to get any free. i will take ones thats broke - or not broke. -_-
micajoeh4 years ago
Can you send an email to micajoeh@gmail.com if you have old laptops, and a few hard drives. That is if they still exist...
lingbai1235 years ago
Could some help me out......Your unused computers well be a big help of mine.. I'll be accepting your old unused computer parts like motherboards(office / gaming purpose),video cards (Any) old processors, old flat monitors... and other electronic parts.

The reason of this is. I'm a IT student and i don't have any money to buy spare parts of my own PC..... Since then i look for trash unused parts here in Philippines but its all a piece of non working parts I've been searching in web looking for an individual whose willing to send there unused parts and ship it for free but what I've found was nothing. I would be great full if someone could help me..
And may God bless you always.. And Merry Christmas to all.

You can email me at jonz_ygona@yahoo.com
Hi i was wondering if anyone could get me a computer i just need one or two. I need them to be from 2010 and up. i am makeing a computer and i dont know where to get a free computer Thanks
darthbindy6 years ago
try going to a university, at uft they have rooms, literal;y full of computers, also look in city halls, even tho your not supposed to i asked nicely and got 3 free 2009 toshiba satelites, only thing rong was that they all had dead baterys and they ps went throught the batterys, i just short circuted the terminals, and they all worked, also go to your local erf (electronics recycling facility) i got tons of 2006-2009 laptops there, tho most were dead, or only booted to bios.
lostboy19716 years ago
any old pc towers broken , non working wanted , complete removal of data off the hard drive so save the trip of taking that bulky broken pc to the tip inbox me and i will collect for free any pc related items considered many thanks rob RSC DIAGNOSTICS
lostboy19716 years ago
any old pc towers broken , non working wanted , complete removal of data off the hard drive so save the trip of taking that bulky broken pc to the tip inbox me and i will collect for free any pc related items considered many thanks rob RSC DIAGNOSTICS
lostboy19716 years ago
any old pc towers broken , non working wanted , complete removal of data off the hard drive so save the trip of taking that bulky broken pc to the tip inbox me and i will collect for free any pc related items considered many thanks rob RSC DIAGNOSTICS add me rob smith on facebook
awang89 years ago
Why is it illegal to take stuff from the recycling place? Anyway, trash days! There's lots of places where you can put up wanted (craigslist, instructables, freecycle). Also, try computer stores. Sometimes they've got a really unpopular computer or component that's been on the market for like 10 years so that they're willing to give you it for free. Why do you need computers? I threw away 2 last year...
Not only is this illegal, so is going through other people's trash. Most of times people and/or law enforcement don't press the issue, but sometimes they are in a bad mood so be care full!
where i live its not illegal to go thru ones trash.....if that person sits it by the curb its PUBLIC property and if its in a dumpster well.....its basicly free game if u can it out b4 someone else does or b4 it gets mixed in with other stuff or b4 the garbage truck picks it up............................

in some places its illegal to go dumpster diving but in most places its perfectly legal.
mrsocky7 years ago
i get most of my free computers and other stuff from my local recycling dump, the officials (or what ever you want to call them) and usually ok with you taking things if you ask them first. i have gotten about 6 computers,a guitar(only needed to spend about €30 fixing it), 2 tvs,a few monitors,and numerous other things.people usually also give me stuff if i know them well.
Hope this helps :)
I just graduated from high school and i would go out and have a cigarette every day after my math class and noticed about 27 PCs and MACs that were not working and were sitting next to the dumpster. I would say you should check around dumpsters at high schools and colleges because they tend to have more computers that elementary and middle school.
you can get them from the free section on craigslist as well as microwaves and stuff like that
insignia967 years ago
Freecycle is where its at, ecspecially if your looking for flybacks, old 17 inch computer monitor and another 15 inch, both free, both with green-dot (kickass) flybacks. freecycle.org
fda8 years ago
try getting in a school, they usually have lots of old computers to put in trash. i got some from my school, i asked and they gave me some for free. sorry for my english, im portuguese
danlab8 years ago
thrift stores like savers usually sell old but working computers pretty cheep.
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