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Zaap
Apr 7, 2010, 11:13 PM
Got any Apple stuff laying around that's never used, or is there an 'Apple graveyard' at your work for older equipment?

I've been wondering lately just what the heck the company I work for does with the mountains of old equipment that collects after several upgrade cycles. These pics are just a small portion of it that I managed to photograph today. I swear, they've got tons of this stuff in various stashes, including a 'wall' of discarded G5s, Minis, and early Intel MacPros.

I'm sure most of it will get donated to charity ...eventually.

http://www.wareview.com/images/surplus/keyboards.jpg
Several generations worth of surplus keyboards and mice.

http://www.wareview.com/images/surplus/iMacs01.jpg
Discarded iMacs among a literal wall full of surplus 15" to 22" monitors.

http://www.wareview.com/images/surplus/monitors.jpg
Old school 23" cinema displays anyone?

admyrick
Apr 7, 2010, 11:25 PM
can you get a couple of those for me lol

JoeG4
Apr 7, 2010, 11:27 PM
I like to call stuff like that a gold mine.

diacritic
Apr 7, 2010, 11:28 PM
why not ebay them? A lot of that equipment still fetches nice amounts of cash.... yet they still depreciate by the day. Not very prudent of whomever is in charge of surplus.

macgeek18
Apr 8, 2010, 12:35 AM
Man,I could really use a 23" Apple display and a few of those white apple keyboards.still using G4 Pro keyboards here.And I need a apple display for my G4 PowerMac.

zildjansg
Apr 8, 2010, 12:39 AM
can you get me a mini and the 20' iMac?i'm very willing to pay for it!:D

dukebound85
Apr 8, 2010, 12:40 AM
ill take one

Pixellated
Apr 8, 2010, 12:48 AM
Put the up on the marketplace!

SchneiderMan
Apr 8, 2010, 12:52 AM
I'll take one! lol i'll pay shipping of course.

ethical
Apr 8, 2010, 07:37 AM
I'll happily pay shipping and extra for one of those minis and a keyboard!

cleanup
Apr 8, 2010, 07:47 AM
This thread was clearly going to go in a different direction.

That said, I wouldn't mind taking one of those iMacs or a Mac mini. Would bring back memories. :D

Transporteur
Apr 8, 2010, 07:51 AM
Minis, G5s, Mac Pros? :eek:

Would be nice if your company sell them!

Mintin8
Apr 8, 2010, 08:31 AM
Donate them to youth centre/community centre. They need them more than us.

spencers
Apr 8, 2010, 08:56 AM
Donate them to youth centre/community centre. They need them more than us.

This.

racer1441
Apr 8, 2010, 09:16 PM
Donate them to youth centre/community centre. They need them more than us.

I vote sell them.

monke
Apr 8, 2010, 09:28 PM
Donate them to youth centre/community centre. They need them more than us.

I vote sell them.

Sell them, then donate the money to charity? :o

If your company ever does decide to get rid of them, let me know!

Gator24765
Apr 8, 2010, 10:37 PM
Would love to get my hands on one of those minis

ayeying
Apr 9, 2010, 12:43 AM
Are you giving them away? lol... cause if you are, I'd take them. I'll pay shipping.

Zaap
Apr 9, 2010, 01:12 AM
If it were my stuff I'd gladly donate/sell/give it all away- but it's not mine or my decision what's done with it.

I know in the past the company has donated a ton of stuff to charity, but I have no idea why this particular stuff just sits there. Probably some BS corporate policy at some level.

aresinferno
Apr 9, 2010, 07:28 AM
If it were my stuff I'd gladly donate/sell/give it all away- but it's not mine or my decision what's done with it.

I know in the past the company has donated a ton of stuff to charity, but I have no idea why this particular stuff just sits there. Probably some BS corporate policy at some level.

I'm sure that they wouldn't notice you smuggling one of those iMacs out for someone ;)

But you should confront them on what they are going to do with them. Perhaps a bonus to everyone who works there - a free mac or mac peripheral. Or not.

itickings
Apr 9, 2010, 10:04 AM
I know in the past the company has donated a ton of stuff to charity, but I have no idea why this particular stuff just sits there. Probably some BS corporate policy at some level.

While they're just sitting there, they might be counted as inventory that still has some value on paper. The usual response from management is that it's actually cheaper to just throw them away than giving (or even selling) them to people. Red tape...

So the donating them to charity or letting a certified recycler throw them away are often the only economically feasible solutions on a larger scale.

-Ryan-
Apr 9, 2010, 10:10 AM
While they're just sitting there, they might be counted as inventory that still has some value on paper.

This is probably as close to the correct answer that will be found. Especially if it's a corporation you work for with lots of bureaucracy. I interned for a while at a political consultancy company. They were using 'hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of ancient computer equipment as collateral on loans to pay for their new computer infrastructure. The equipment was worth much less than it said on paper, but evidently during boom times the banks didn't care.

Claerion
Apr 9, 2010, 03:31 PM
I'll take a display :p

kwheaties
Apr 9, 2010, 04:46 PM
+1 on the pay for shipping... PM me and let me know.

racer1441
Apr 9, 2010, 04:48 PM
Sell them, then donate the money to charity? :o

If your company ever does decide to get rid of them, let me know!

No, just sell them and keep the money.

delux246
Apr 9, 2010, 04:55 PM
i'd buy some... if they ever sell let me know! :D

rs13
Apr 9, 2010, 04:56 PM
hey if you are getting rid of any of it let me know i will gladly pay good money for good equipment

Rolvag
Apr 9, 2010, 04:58 PM
Ill buy the whole lot,

2contagious
Apr 9, 2010, 05:23 PM
haha, the lower part of my university's computer lab looks similar.. a huge graveyard of old PowerMac G4's stacked on top of each other, eMacs, keyboards and mice.

Necco
Apr 9, 2010, 05:41 PM
If these start to be given to people who will pay shipping, I call dibs on one of the displays! :) Pleeease PM me

toolbox
Apr 9, 2010, 06:30 PM
hey if you are getting rid of any of it let me know i will gladly pay good money for good equipment

I would too but i am in australia ! Dam that is a nice haul your company has there of stuff

Zaap
Apr 9, 2010, 10:08 PM
While they're just sitting there, they might be counted as inventory that still has some value on paper. The usual response from management is that it's actually cheaper to just throw them away than giving (or even selling) them to people. Red tape...

That's most likely exactly it.



haha, the lower part of my university's computer lab looks similar.. a huge graveyard of old PowerMac G4's stacked on top of each other, eMacs, keyboards and mice.
Cool- would be great to see pics if you can get some. I was we'd get to see examples of other 'Apple graveyards'.

heyisti
Apr 10, 2010, 12:50 AM
what a waste, they should put it to good use... like a building a wall of Screen.

****...ship it to me? & btw what is the name of your Company?

7on
Apr 16, 2010, 11:39 AM
I think the point is when a company accumulates this much "stuff" they would have to hire or contract out someone to sell the items. They'd make more money (and save a lot of time) writing it off as a charitable donation.

Captain Planet
Apr 16, 2010, 11:41 AM
Wow, that's a whole lot of surplus.

cciliberto33
Apr 17, 2010, 08:55 PM
man i would love some a mini and even some of those keyboard and mice!