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Freebies - John C. Kirk

Aug. 24th, 2008

04:20 pm - Freebies

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Time for another clear-out, in my ongoing struggle to declutter my flat. All these items are free to a good home; it's not worth the hassle of sticking them on Ebay, based on the lack of interest in similar items there.

Computer equipment:
* MIDIPro 49 key keyboard (4 octaves). Comes with a PS-25 foot pedal, power lead, MIDI cable, and Quiklok (X-shaped) stand. Be aware that it can't make any sounds by itself; you need to connect it to a computer, then have the relevant software installed on there (e.g. Cakewalk). I assume that it will work with an Apple Mac just as well as a PC.
* HP Colorado 8Gb tape drive (connects to parallel port, can be "chained" with printer). 4Gb native/8Gb compressed. Works fine with Windows 2000, but not XP/Vista. I also have 5 tapes for it, labelled as "Friday 1" to "Friday 5"; I've used them before, but they should still be good for more backups.

Books:
* The Official Red Dwarf Companion (only covers series 1-6)
* Friends quotes (tiny book).
* RAC 2003 road atlas (a few years old, but most of the roads should be in the same places).
* Bill Gates' Personal Super Secret Private Laptop.
* Green Lantern Showcase vol 1 (black and white reprints from the 1960s). Water damaged, so it's a bit "inflated", but still perfectly readable.

DVDs (all region 2):
* It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world.
* Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
* Get Shorty.
* Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
* Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
* Danger Mouse - The Great Bone Idol.
* Jamie and the Magic Torch (series 1).
* Jeeves and Wooster (series 3 and 4).
* Rack (photo).

Misc:
* Big Yellow plastic covers - 7 chair covers, 1 sofa cover. (Useful if you're moving house or putting things into storage.) All unused, and still in their original bags.
* Light bulb (Maxim 100W pearl, 240V, screw cap). I bought this by mistake (all my light fittings are bayonet), and I assume it works ok.

Any questions, let me know - I'll be putting these on Freecycle tonight, and anything that's not reserved by tomorrow evening will go to the charity shop on Tuesday.

Edit: Crossed out the items that are no longer available.

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From:totherme
Date:August 24th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
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My copy of crouching tiger seems to have gone missing, so if that's going spare I'd be happy to take it. I also quite like Fry, Laurie and Wodehouse, so Jeeves would also be quite welcome if no-one else wants.

Are you sure you can't make a few quid on the keyboard? Or the dvds on amazon marketplace?
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From:johnckirk
Date:August 24th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
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I put this list up on Freecycle about half an hour ago; I told them that I'd wait until 7pm tomorrow, then draw names out of a hat if I had more than one request for the same item, so in fairness I should probably wait until then rather than allocating stuff straight to you, but I'll let you know.

Taking "Crouching Tiger" as an example, there are 161 copies of that on Ebay, and most of them have zero bids, even when there's less than an hour remaining and the sellers are charging 25p. Amazon worked out ok when I sold a textbook, but I don't think it's worth the hassle if I have to give things away dirt cheap; I may even wind up making a loss, given the fixed postage rates.

I might get about £10 for the keyboard, but I threw away the box ages ago, so I'd need to find a suitable way of packaging it, then it's also going to be pretty heavy. If nobody wants it then I'll consider that as a backup plan, but again it's a lot of hassle, so I need the space/time more urgently than the money.
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From:johnckirk
Date:August 26th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
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Good news: I've now drawn names, and I'll put the "Crouching Tiger"/"Jeeves and Wooster" DVDs to one side for you.
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From:totherme
Date:August 26th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
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Cheers :)
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