I’ve been fixing up computers and giving them away, and what can’t be fixed gets bundled into “a box of parts” and given away as ewaste.
So far, six systems have been donated, and two boxes of parts have been claimed. At least one system and one box of parts are left.
The people were found on craigslist, mostly. Respondents are mostly men. Most seem to be working class, or unemployed (meaning they are no longer working class, because they’re out of work).
I have seen better systems going into ewaste centers around L.A. I suspect that there is demand for those computers, even the broken ones. As noted in the prior post, the responses to these giveaways are quick and numerous. Transactions happen in a matter of half an hour to an hour.