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Offer: Computing Magazines About£100 Value (Catshill B61) Gifted - There are twenty-one computer magazines here with a wealth of information that cost about £100 - If you or your kids are into computing, these could be a big extra store of knowledge!
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Offer: SoftPadded CatheterFlip-Flo Pouches (Catshill B61) - There are seven handmade soft padded catheter flip-flo valve pouches here - which I had made but no longer need thanks to a TURP operation I was fortunate to have a little while ago. They are all washed, cleaned & ironed, and are either open at both ends for night wear or open at just one end for day wear. I found these pouches made having a catheter with a flip-flo valve a lot more comfortable during my time having to have one during 2015/16 & again during 2019/20, so I hope they may help someone else too.
Photo of free SoftPadded CatheterFlip-Flo Pouches (Catshill B61)
Offer: Windows 8.1 Upgrade Software (Catshill B61) - I have one of these to dispose of, presumably used, but not totally sure.
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Offer: Thermal Foil Insualation Roll (Catshill B61) Gifted - There's perhaps half left here of an 8 metre x 60cm roll of thermal foil insulation I used in my new outdoor metal bike store which was suffering badly from condensation, which it was brilliant for - and you're welcome to the rest!
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Photo of free Thermal Foil Insualation Roll (Catshill B61)
Offer: TEACPowerMax 1000 5.1 SurroundSound (Catshill B61) Gifted - This is a TEAC PowerMax 1000 Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound System including power subwoofer & remote control, rated at 160 Watts RMS - it hasn't been used for quite a long time, but as far as I know it still works and just needs a brush & dust and plugging in. If you have the room for this, it should give your pc the most awesome sound!
Photo of free TEACPowerMax 1000 5.1 SurroundSound (Catshill B61)
Photo of free TEACPowerMax 1000 5.1 SurroundSound (Catshill B61)
Offer: Large Freestanding Powerful Fan (Catshill B61) Gifted - When I ran a business, I had this in my office positioned behind me to cool me down in the worst of the summer heat - and it was brilliant!
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Offer: MS Office Pro 2003 Software (Catshill B61) Gifted - I have this boxed as shown on disc to give away, probably used in the past.
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Offer: EncyclopediaBritannica2009 Etc Disc (Catshill B61) - I have this as shown on disc to give away.
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Offer: Windows Home Server 2011 Software (Catshill B61) Gifted - I have one pack of several discs of this to give away, possibly used.
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Offer: Casio ExilimEX-Z120 Camera Guide+CD (Catshill B61) Withdrawn - This is the original manual/user guide & software cd to the old Casio EX-Z120 Camera I had some time ago - the camera itself has gone but the manual & software might be of use to somebody?
Photo of free Casio ExilimEX-Z120 Camera Guide+CD (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Casio ExilimEX-Z120 Camera Guide+CD (Catshill B61)
Offer: Electrolux VacuumCleaner Paper Bags (Catshill B61) - We've replaced our vacuum cleaner in consequence of which we have left over three (3) Electrolux Powerplus vacuum cleaner paper bags as described here: - for anybody who wants them. We'll have to throw these away to add to the planet's waste if not claimed, which will be a huge shame!
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Offer: ChambersDictionary: Great4Homework (Catshill B61) - At almost two thousand pages & over 300,00 definitions, this modern hardback dictionary published in 1998 is one of the best! - I've used it all my life & the only reason I'm disposing of it is because we need the space and I've got another equally good dictionary on my computer now - if you want to know the meaning of words like syzygy & petrichor, this is is where to come!
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Offer: 1/18Model 1961AustinHealey3000 MkII (Catshill B61) Gifted - I've had this a long time & it's in reasonable condition considering its age except for the fact that one of the front wheels has come off and needs re-attaching - it's included in the box - my eyesight is no longer good enough for fine detail work unfortunately.
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Offer: Shopping Trolley Bags (Catshill B61) Gifted - These three shopping trolley bags were a freebie from Cotton Traders, but have never been used. They are designed to stretch & be clipped by their black plastic clips across the width of your supermarket shopping trolley, to make your shopping easier - and when replying, please indicate a convenient half-hour time slot during the afternoon/evening when you can collect, thank you!
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Photo of free Shopping Trolley Bags (Catshill B61)
Offer: Fabulous Marble Race Game (Catshill B61) Gifted - This is a LARGE marble race game - "Techno Gears Marble Mania Twin Turbo Trax" by Learning Journey International - that I acquired from somebody else here, with the intention of it going to our grand-children (once I'd played with it to see how it worked for my own education lol) - but never got the chance for various reasons, so, regrettably, I now need to pass it on to somebody else with a family for them to enjoy!
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Offer: Extension Leads (Catshill B61) Gifted - I've a box of mains extension leads been in the garage a while but I don't need them now so you're welcome to them if you'd like!
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Offer: DECTPhonesAnswerMachineSkypeDongle (Catshill B61) Gifted - Set of 5 Panasonic DECT Phones (KX-TG9150E/TG9120E) with answering machine & Skype USB dongle (plugs into PC), old but all in working order - have upgraded so have these ready to give away as shown! - main unit with answering machine plugs into phone line & rest wherever you please, as long as all near 13amp socket - you'll need 2 AAA rechargeable batteries for each one (Eneloop are the best!) - see manual here: This is NOT a first-come first-served off just for the asking - please explain why you need a set of five dect phones with an answering machine plus a skype adaptor! I refuse more requests than I accept - the more information you give me the more likely you are to get this - you have been warned!
Photo of free DECTPhonesAnswerMachineSkypeDongle (Catshill B61)
Photo of free DECTPhonesAnswerMachineSkypeDongle (Catshill B61)
Offer: Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61) Gifted - I’m giving away yet again - but perhaps for the last time for a while - a basic netbook (small laptop), as shown, which I've refurbished with a new operating system, Sparky Linux. This is a basic computer, not a gaming pc or anything with high-end graphics or superfast processor, but it should do the essentials & have most of the software you might need - Linux software is pretty well all free. The accompanying photos show what it looks like, plus it comes with (a) a power lead/adapter to charge or run it off the mains, though it will run from a fully charged battery for over two hours, and (b) a small carry bag to keep it in - note that netbooks are small laptops with usb sockets but minus a cd/dvd-rom drive. Along with its easy-to-use Sparky Linux operating system with the Mate desktop environment, it comes with entirely-free & Microsoft-compatible complete office, internet, media & utilities software suites including LibreOffice, Firefox browser, Thunderbird email, VLC media player, GIMP image editor, and many more plus access to the free Flathub software repository with lots more free programs - see and for more info. This is NOT a first-come-first-served offer - what I'm interested in is helping somebody who needs a basic computer for work, college, job, family or whatever to help with their life but doesn't have the wherewithal - you can ask for yourself or any member of your family or friend, but this offer isn't just for the asking & I need enough detail to judge properly whatever requests I get. It must also be somebody able to collect it reasonably soon. You don't need to be a computer expert to use Sparky Linux, any more than you need to know how a car works to drive one, and there's a huge user community out there who'll help newbies too - it's based on Debian Linux and similar to Ubuntu Mate, in use by thousands if not millions around the world. A basic introductory guide to this netbook and also to Linux generally will be supplied. The more you tell me about why you need it, the more likely you are to be given this netbook, and if you're requesting for your children's schoolwork, I need to know which school they go to check its requirements. I generally turn down more requests than I accept for lack of information - you have been warned! I am DBS/CRB checked and also recognised by Worcestershire County Council as a Digital Champion volunteer to help people.
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
Offer: Sledges: 30F Colder Next Week (Catshill B61) Gifted - Our now grown-up children used these robust plastic sledges with great pleasure, but it's time for them to go to a better home - and while today was the hottest March for years, next week the temperature is going to plummet by 30 degrees F, so be prepared! These children's sledges just need a bit of clean to delight your kids when the opportunity presents, so get them now!
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Offer: Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61) Gifted - I’m giving away again a basic netbook (small laptop), as shown, which I've refurbished with a new operating system, Sparky Linux. This is a basic computer, not a gaming pc or anything with high-end graphics or superfast processor, but it should do the essentials & have most of the software you might need - Linux software is pretty well all free. The accompanying photos show what it looks like & basic specification, plus it comes with (a) a power lead/adapter to charge or run it off the mains, though it will run from a fully charged battery for over two hours, and (b) a small carry bag to keep it in - note that netbooks are small laptops with usb sockets but minus a cd/dvd-rom drive. Along with its easy-to-use Sparky Linux operating system with the Mate desktop environment, it comes with entirely-free & Microsoft-compatible complete office, internet, media & utilities software suites including LibreOffice, Firefox browser, Thunderbird email, VLC media player, GIMP image editor, and many more plus access to the free Flathub software repository with lots more free programs - see and for more info. This is NOT a first-come-first-served offer - what I'm interested in is helping somebody who needs a basic computer for work, college, job, family or whatever to help with their life but doesn't have the wherewithal - you can ask for yourself or any member of your family or friend, but this offer isn't just for the asking & I need enough detail to judge properly whatever requests I get. It must also be somebody able to collect it reasonably soon. You don't need to be a computer expert to use Sparky Linux, any more than you need to know how a car works to drive one, and there's a huge user community out there who'll help newbies too - it's based on Debian Linux and similar to Ubuntu Mate, in use by thousands if not millions around the world. A basic introductory guide to this netbook and also to Linux generally will be supplied. As the speakers incorporated in this netbook are weak, a Bluetooth adapter & small speaker have also been added for convenience. The more you tell me about why you need it, the more likely you are to be given this netbook - I generally turn down more requests than I accept. You have been warned! I am DBS/CRB checked and also recognised by Worcestershire County Council as a Digital Champion volunteer to help people.
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
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Offer: Xmas Tree must go NOW (Catshill B61) Gifted - This is an old&used-but-usable artificial 4 foot Christmas Tree that we thought we'd given away last year to make way for a new one - but obviously not as we've just discovered it in the loft lol. So, we need it to go asap please - and certainly by Christmas Day at the latest! - note that it comes with no lights or decorations ..... and preference may be given to anybody who donates one or more old unwanted mobiles for my project to recycle them to raise funds for the Linda Norgrove Foundation charity you can read about here: ..... thank you!!!
Photo of free Xmas Tree must go NOW (Catshill B61)
Offer: Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61) Gifted - I’m giving away for Christmas a basic netbook (small laptop), as shown, which I've refurbished with a new operating system, Sparky Linux. This is a basic computer, not a gaming pc or anything with high-end graphics or superfast processor, but it should do the essentials & have most of the software you might need - all Linux software is free. The accompanying photos show what it looks like & basic specification, plus it comes with (a) a power lead/adapter to charge or run it off the mains, though it will run from a fully charged battery for over two hours, and (b) a small carry bag to keep it in - note that netbooks are small laptops with usb sockets but minus a cd/dvd-rom drive. Along with its easy-to-use Sparky Linux operating system with the Mate desktop environment, it comes with entirely-free & Microsoft-compatible complete office, internet, media & utilities software suites including LibreOffice, Firefox browser, Thunderbird email, VLC media player, GIMP image editor, and many more plus access to the free Flathub software repository with lots more free programs - see and for more. This isn’t a first-come-first-served offer - what I'm interested in is helping somebody who needs a basic computer for work, college, job, family or whatever to help with their life but doesn't have the wherewithal - you can ask for yourself or any member of your family or friend, but this offer isn't just for the asking & I need enough detail to judge properly whatever requests I get. It must also be somebody able to collect it asap. You don't need to be a computer expert to use Sparky Linux, any more than you need to know how a car works to drive one, and there's a huge user community out there who'll help newbies too - it's based on Debian Linux and similar to Ubuntu Mate, in use by thousands if not millions around the world.
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Netbook (Basic Small Laptop) (Catshill B61)
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Offer: Xmas Tree to go (Catshill B61) Gifted - This is an old-but-usable artificial 4 foot Christmas Tree we thought we'd given away last year to make way for a new one - but obviously not as we've just discovered it in the loft lol. So, it needs to go asap please - and thank you!!!
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Request: Old Unwanted Mobile Phones (Catshill B61) Received - I recycle old unwanted mobile phones to raise money to help women in Afghanistan - one of the worst places in the world for a woman to have a baby - and have so far raised over £700 this way, so anything you have would be good. I'm in Catshill, B61, drive & am retired, so can collect most times - thank you!
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Offer: Basic Desktop Computer (Catshill B61) Expired - It's been some time but once more I’m giving away a basic pc as shown to somebody in need. This is a basic computer, not a gaming pc or anything with high-end graphics or superfast processor, but it will do all the essentials. It comes with: 1. Acer Veriton N281G PC including 2 x Intel Atom CPU D425 @ 1.8GHz Processors, 3.8 GiB RAM Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, Linux Mint 20 Ulyana 64-bit Linux O/S with Mate Desktop . 2. Wired Keyboard & Mouse. 3. Dell 15” Monitor with speakers. Along with its easy-to-use Linux Mint operating system, it comes with entirely-free & Microsoft-compatible complete office, internet, media & utilities software suites including LibreOffice, Firefox browser, Thunderbird email, VLC media player, GIMP image editor, and many more plus access to the free Flathub software repository with lots more free programs. This isn’t a first-come-first-served offer - what I'm interested in is helping somebody who needs a basic pc for work, college, job, family or whatever to help with their life but doesn't have the wherewithal - you can ask for yourself or any member of your family or friend, but this offer isn't just for the asking & I need enough detail to judge properly whatever requests I get. It must also be somebody not too distant from Catshill B61 so I can meet them, and they must have access to the internet. If tuition is needed, I'm willing to help, but you don't need to be a computer expert to use Linux Mint, any more than you need to know how a car works to drive one, and there's a huge user community out there who'll help newbies too. Given the current pandemic lockdown & that my wife & I are in a high-risk category, (a) the foregoing will not be available until after December 2nd 2020 or whenever this lockdown lifts, (b), I would prefer it if you have transportation and could collect & set up the equipment yourself, and (c) you must confirm that you have no Covid-19 symptoms and preferably have been recently tested. I am DBS/CRB checked. Thank you for reading! .
Photo of free Basic Desktop Computer (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Basic Desktop Computer (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Basic Desktop Computer (Catshill B61)
Photo of free Basic Desktop Computer (Catshill B61)
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Offer: Velcro Catheter Straps (Catshill B61) Gifted - I've collected over 20 velcro catheter straps as per the photo which are of no use to me but which you are welcome to if you have a use for them!
Photo of free Velcro Catheter Straps (Catshill B61)
Offer: Electrolux VacuumCleaner Paper Bags (Catshill B61) Expired - We've just replaced our vacuum cleaner in consequence of which we have left over three (3) Electrolux Powerplus vacuum cleaner paper bags as described here: - for anybody who wants them.
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Offer: Valet Stand (Catshill B61) Gifted - This a pine valet stand to hang up your blazer & trousers on overnight to keep them tidy & free of creases until you need them again the following day - not used for some years but in good condition.
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Offer: VCR & DVD Player (Catshill B61) Gifted - I have to gift a Samsung VCR SV-203B & a Toshiba DVD Video Player SD390EKB They are both fairly old but as far as I know in good working order when put away. The remotes seem to have vanished but I think can be obtained fairly easily & cheaply. I'm happy to give them to anybody who needs them & can collect,
Photo of free VCR & DVD Player (Catshill B61)
Photo of free VCR & DVD Player (Catshill B61)
Offer: Hannspree 28" HT09 Monitor (Catshill B61) Gifted - I bought this originally to use as a tv - but since television went digital have used it as a monitor to watch tv from a Humax PVR. I have now upgraded to a full smart tv, so have this to give away, and have to say it would make a really good widescreen computer monitor for somebody, as it has both a VGA and two HDMI sockets, switchable from the accompanying remote control. You can see & download the full manual here: & the WhatHiFi magazine summary here: - if (a) tell me why you want & deserve this, and (b) can turn up within an arranged half-hour collection slot, I will leave this outside my front door for you.