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Post by Hairyloon on 8th July 2011, 11:33 pm

In general, I think it is a terrible thing to bin old books... but what else can you do with something like "Mastering Word Perfect 5.1 for DOS"?
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Post by Compostwoman on 8th July 2011, 11:39 pm

Offer it on Freecycle or similar?

It is amazing what some people really would like to have...I offered a similar load of old text books and was innundated by emails for them..and I thought they were really just paper pulp candidates tbh....

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Post by Adrian on 8th July 2011, 11:41 pm

Donate it to Oxfam books?

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 9th July 2011, 8:20 am

Badger wrote:Donate it to Oxfam books?

that just means Oxfam books will put it into a skip. They are notorious for keeping only the books they can sell at highest price and binning the rest even if they are perfectly saleable.

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Post by Lottie on 9th July 2011, 9:48 am

Car boot... I find that stuff I long to get rid of can be like Christmas come early for someone else.. Laughing
Maybe your doppelganger will be there, HL, and be longing for such a book... failing that donate to a libray/School/College/other place who like books... Very Happy

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Post by Adrian on 9th July 2011, 12:41 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:
Badger wrote:Donate it to Oxfam books?

that just means Oxfam books will put it into a skip. They are notorious for keeping only the books they can sell at highest price and binning the rest even if they are perfectly saleable.

I had no idea, that is really shitty

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Post by Hairyloon on 9th July 2011, 5:25 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:
Badger wrote:Donate it to Oxfam books?
that just means Oxfam books will put it into a skip. They are notorious for keeping only the books they can sell at highest price and binning the rest even if they are perfectly saleable.
I fell out with Oxfam when I saw their posters complaining that it costs them £1.5 million to throw away the clothes that they don't think are good enough... Coincidentally, that was the same week that I'd been chatting to MIND, who get £500/tonne for scrap textiles.

Which reminds me. Look carefully at the collection bags that come through the door, even if they are for a reputable charity: very often they are only given a fraction of the scrap value.
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