Category: Computer Ramblings

Added: 3rd of September 2020

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Sell or re-purpose your old computer cables and components

I was having a clear out of old computer equipment and was amazed at the number of old cables and adaptors I had collected over the years.

Like other computer users, I have probably purchased the same cable two or three times over my lifetime because I couldn't be bothered to look at what I already had laying around the house.

If you really have no need for your old cables, components and other old tech it might be worth spending some time sticking them online to sell, or even repurposing them.

There has always been a healthy market for retro computing. Older PC components such as adaptors and other accessories still sell well these include VGA cables, PS2 adaptors, IDE Cables, old computer keyboards, 3.5" Floppy disks, old computer memory, Old graphics cards especially the Voodoo cards.

If your lucky enough to still have an old computer laying around, Commodore, Spectrum, BBC, Amiga, Atari ST or a classic 286, 386 or 486 PC you can get quite a bit of money for these. I have seen many of these older computers selling for £200+ in the UK.

There are also loats of videos online showing you how to restore old computers, re-purposing USB cables which I think is a great idea.

The worst things I have seen is when people sell their computers because Windows has slowed to a crawl, when it can easily be given a new lease of life by simply installing a Linux distribution on it.

We are all responsible for creating this massive e-waste pile.