No competition for PCA?

  WhiteTruckMan 20:10 01 Mar 07

Seeing as we are now into March (just) and still no new competitions this year, I was wondering if the truckloads of freebies no longer stop at PCA towers? Or has the office junior not reported back yet in his beachcombing quest for overlooked containers (ahem)?


  Jackcoms 20:43 01 Mar 07

As a White Truck Man perhaps you could arrange to deliver a truckload of freebies to PCA Towers?

  Jak_1 20:48 01 Mar 07

A laptop would be nice :)

  Totally-braindead 20:53 01 Mar 07

Perhaps we should delve through our cupboards and donate any bits and pieces we have lying about as they obviously haven't anything to offer as prizes.
I've got an old motherboard here with 256mb RAM and a AMD K6 550 mhz processor. It works, would make a great prize maybe. Or then again perhaps not.

  Jackcoms 20:58 01 Mar 07

I've got loads of (unused) floppy disks.

Perhaps use them as a prize with 'historical' interest?

  bennyhillslovechild 21:19 01 Mar 07

Hahaha, not a bad idea - I've got 2 AMD 2800+ (socket 754) processors plus Heat Sink/Fan, a P4 3.4E (prescott Core, skt 478) a P4 3.0 Northwood, 1GB PC2100, 1GB PC2400, 1GB PC3200, 80GB Sata Hard disk, MSI P4 socket 478 mobo with SATA raid, 2 16xDVDRW +/- (one dual layer) , a Radeon 256 9550, Radeon 256 X800XT, 3 mid tower computer cases, 2 dvd drives, spare Linksys wireless router/adsl modem and more cables/screws than you can shake a stick at cluttering up what was supposed to be our spare room. The missus is starting to frown and steam a bit. I just don't like throwing things spares pile used to be a lot bigger, but regularly gets picked over by friends and family.

  WhiteTruckMan 21:37 01 Mar 07

i DO carry a fair number of laptops, along with ipods, PSP's, cameras, TV's up to 60 inch, and all manner of high value consumer electronics. The only problem is that they are all broke! Every last one of them is faulty in one way or another, and are bound either for the scrapheap or warranty replacement.

I do occasionally get to keep an odd cast off though. Currently I am the proud new owner of a samsung laser printer that was discarded as hopelessly paper jammed. Took a lot of time and patience to sort, but there you go..

But lessee, what could I donate as a prize?

I have a TV card that will not work with XP. Maybe even a 'Windows 95 for dummies' book.
I'm sure I had a working AT psu somewhere...

Anybody else got any ideas for prizes?


  PurplePenny 21:43 01 Mar 07

I think we still have a ZX 81. (But on reflection I don't want to give that away!)

A very large pile of old freebie CDs.

  PurplePenny 21:45 01 Mar 07

Oh, I know... a black keyboard with most of the letters worn off!

  WhiteTruckMan 21:58 01 Mar 07

3 of.

Lurking at the back of my drawer.


  Brumas 22:18 01 Mar 07

Howsabout an Omega 250 zip drive (parallel port)?, the dust comes free !!

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