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Been having a sort and found loads of old software, some dating back to late 90's like Colin Macrae's Rally and Scrabble, also a load of my university stuff which is of no use. What is the best way of disposing of them. I know some gardeners use them on string for bird scarers, obviously the ones with personal stuff on will be made unreadable probably by drilling several holes in them.

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1 hour ago, iansheff said:

Been having a sort and found loads of old software, some dating back to late 90's like Colin Macrae's Rally and Scrabble, also a load of my university stuff which is of no use. What is the best way of disposing of them. I know some gardeners use them on string for bird scarers, obviously the ones with personal stuff on will be made unreadable probably by drilling several holes in them.

Would be pretty difficult having a game of scrabble while rallying.  😀😀

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Had this problem when my son did not want his old game's

Pc, Play station etc games if they are for the older gaming consols

then like you say use them to scare birds most of them will not work

for various reasons because of modern up grades, charity shop's only dump

them, there is a shop in the Alambra Center in Barnsley who will buy games

such as Colin Macrae Rally tried them but they don't offer much and they

must be mint ended up dumping the lot for recycling. 

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4 hours ago, MEC176 said:

Had this problem when my son did not want his old game's

Pc, Play station etc games if they are for the older gaming consols

then like you say use them to scare birds most of them will not work

for various reasons because of modern up grades, charity shop's only dump

them, there is a shop in the Alambra Center in Barnsley who will buy games

such as Colin Macrae Rally tried them but they don't offer much and they

must be mint ended up dumping the lot for recycling. 

not true, theres always tons of ps1 and ps2 and pc games in charity shops they dont just dump them

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8 hours ago, iansheff said:

Been having a sort and found loads of old software, some dating back to late 90's like Colin Macrae's Rally and Scrabble, also a load of my university stuff which is of no use. What is the best way of disposing of them. I know some gardeners use them on string for bird scarers, obviously the ones with personal stuff on will be made unreadable probably by drilling several holes in them.

 Don't hang them from your rearview mirror.  lol

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This amused me:

 

"Fancy Dress - Cover an outfit with CD Roms and go as a "Software Pirate"."

 

Lots of ideas here:

 

http://www.hintsandthings.co.uk/musichall/CDroms.htm

 

some interesting stuff here too!

 

http://loading-info.blogspot.com/2011/02/creative-ways-to-make-use-of-those.html

 

My favourite was the roof!

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Some interesting info there thanks.

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Offer them on a retro gaming page on Facebook, someone will snap your hand off for them.

 

There's a huge demand in owning the original big boxed stuff nowadays and re-creating the early 90s computing experience.

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