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Offer: 2 x upholstered Kitchen/study/dining chairs - Spence - TWO identical very sturdy upholstered chairs in good condition, as shown in the picture of one of them below. The upholstery is in good condition, but there are some stains (just food, nothing nasty), which hopefully could be removed with enough "elbow grease". We were using them at our kitchen table, but they could be used as a bedroom chair, or in a study, library, etc. Prefer them to go together, but if there are two people wanting only one each, then that would be Ok too. As always, reliable pickup preferred. Jim Spence
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Offer: Briggs & Stratton garden edger - Spence Gifted - This garden edger as shown below was my father's pride & joy. But he died in 2004 and it has been collecting dust under my house since then. I started it a few times over the years, but not for a while now. However despite the collected dust, it turns over easily and being a 4-stroke *Briggs and Stratton* I suspect it would start and run with some minor maintenance (flushing and refilling the oil and petrol, possibly cleaning the carburettor and just to be kind, a new spark plug). The handle can be folded so it would fit in a station wagon, or probably a good sized boot. Of course it doesn't have to be used as a garden edger. These engines are used in many devices and particularly as it is a belt drive a handy person could adapt it for many purposes limited only by imagination and ingenuity (pump, generator, mini-bike, go-kart, etc, etc). I will be happy if someone can use it as a garden edger, and even happier if some other cunning use is found :-) As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence
Photo of free Briggs & Stratton garden edger - Spence
Photo of free Briggs & Stratton garden edger - Spence
Offer: Canon "CanoScan 8800F" USB Flatbed scanner - Spence - 2010 vintage Canon "CanoScan 8800F" USB Flatbed scanner., with power & USB cables. Read all about it here: I was using it with a Mac computer running an earlier version of its operating system (OSX 10.10) but is not supported by Windows 10. However, as reported in the link above it is compatible with earlier Windows versions up to Vista (so it will likely also work with Windows 7). If you can use it, please come and get it before it goes to recycling. As always reliable pickup is very much appreciated. Jim Spence Offer: Samsung computer screen/monitor - Spence - Samsung "Syncmaster 191T" computer screen/monitor in good condition. NOTE: SCREEN ONLY, NO COMPUTER! 19 inch (approx 47 cm) diagonal, viewing area. 4:3 aspect ratio as shown below, NOT landscape style. Has VGA and DVI ports. Power cable included (perhaps also a VGA or DVI video cable if I can find one in time). AS always, reliable pickup is appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: LOGITECH USB steering wheel & foot pedals - Spence - LOGITECH USB steering wheel & foot pedals As shown in the picture below. Not used in many years but was working OK when last used. As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: LAHEY Fortran manuals and disks - Spence - Something for the collector or antiquarian computer programmer. LAHEY Fortran manuals and disks Full original boxed set of manuals for LAHEY Fortran version 5.00, complete with the 5 ¼” Floppy Disks ( ) As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence Offer: Book -”MAC OS X Tiger Edition” - Spence - The cleanup continues....... Book -”MAC OS X Tiger Edition” Excellent condition, 845 pages Much would be applicable to later versions of OSX. As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated Jim Spence Offer: “The Book of SCSI” 2nd edition 2000 - Spence - The cleanup continues....... “The Book of SCSI” 2 nd edition 2000. By Gary Field, Peter Ridge et al Excellent condition, 397 pages, with CD (as soon as I locate it). As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated Jim Spence Offer: Various computer bits and pieces - Spence Offer: Spherical Ergonometric ball chair - Spence - Sorry that it is so difficult to describe this article. It is a strong inflatable ball, about 55 cm diameter when inflated, that is designed to encourage comfortable upright seating and stability strengthening. It looks like the one in the picture below, but without the frame, which appears to be a new addition since we got ours many years back. It is in good condition and doesn't leak. As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: CD/DVD Storage unit - Spence Gifted - CD/DVD storage unit Black timber; holds 56 disks in 4 stacks of 14 each. 545 mm wide x 280 mm high As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated Jim Spence Offer: Microsoft Flight Simulator manuals - Spence - T wo original hardcopy Manuals for Microsoft “Flight Simulator” I think Windows XP vintage(?) but much might apply to later versions. - “The Official Strategy Guide” (453 pages). - “Pilots Handbook” (297 pages) *NOTE: Manuals only, no software.* As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence Offer: “SATCHMO Live in Concert”, Two Vinyl records - Spence - “ SATCHMO Live in Concert” – Two 33.3 rpm vinyl records in the original jacket. Total of 18 jazz recordings “ recorded in concert at Boston Symphony Hall, November 1947 ”. As always, reliable pickup is most appreciated. Jim Spence Offer: Picture/multi-photo frame (217x936 mm)-Spence Gifted - *Picture/multi-photo frame (217x936 mm) as seen in the picture below*. Excellent condition, white wood with glass frame and 5 photo capacity (each 92 x 145 mm) . As always, reliable pick up is much appreciated. Cheers Jim Spence
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Offer: Tilting Kettle - Spence Expired - We bought this tilting kettle for my elderly mother because she was having trouble lifting a conventional kettle of hot water. But she resisted such a change, so it was seldom used and now she does not need it at all. I would prefer this to go to someone who needs this design (see the pictures below). As usual, reliable pickup is appreciated. Cheers Jim Spence
Photo of free Tilting Kettle - Spence
Photo of free Tilting Kettle - Spence
Photo of free Tilting Kettle - Spence
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Offer: 22 inch ACER monitor/screen - Spence Gifted - My apologies, this message went out earlier under the wrong subject heading. > Up for grabs is this 22 inch (56 cm) ACER B223W LCD computer screen, > hopefully to make someone's life a bit easier. > > It has both VGA & DVI input and comes with cables for both and the > power cable. > It is nicely height adjustable. > It Has been sitting under the desk for quite a while and so is a bit > dusty, but I just plugged it into a computer and it is working fine. > It also has sound input & built-in speakers, but I have not tested that. > > As always, quick & reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. > > Jim > Spence > Offer: Older Apple/Mac "Cinema Display" - Spence Expired - Up for grabs is this 22 inch (56 cm) ACER B223W LCD computer screen, hopefully to make someone's life a bit easier. It has both VGA & DVI input and comes with cables for both and the power cable. It is nicely height adjustable. It Has been sitting under the desk for quite a while and so is a bit dusty, but I just plugged it into a computer and it is working fine. It also has sound input & built-in speakers, but I have not tested that. As always, quick & reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence Offer: iMac "All-in-One" computer - Spence Gifted - On offer is a 2007 iMac (“all in One”) computer in very good condition and with the specifications shown below. Everything needed is included e xcept for a mouse, but any USB mouse can be used. It has a fresh install of the OSX 10.11.2 Operating System (“El Capitan”, vintage 2015) which is the latest operating System that this hardware can use. It works well and would be very suitable for general use (photos, videos, documents, email, general web browsing, etc) but it may not run the latest applications due to the older Operating System. I WOULD NOT use it for anything requiring security (e.g. on-line banking) because of the older Operating System. I have added a few of my favourite Open Source applications to make it even more usable: Libre-Office = Full office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager) which is compatible with the latest Microsoft formats. Firefox = Web Browser (with AdBlock Plus installed) VLC = Media player that will play most formats) Mounty = automatically allows writing to Windows formatted (i.e. NTFS) USB devices. I hope this will bring someone some Christmas cheer. Imac All-in-One Specifications 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo 2 Gb DDR2 memory (2 x 1 Gb). (Upgrading to 4 Gb is not difficult, but also is not necessary unless you are really keen). 250 Gb Hard Drive 20” screen WiFi, Ethernet & Bluetooth Built in webcam and speakers DVD-RW USB2, Firewire & Bluetooth. As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: Coffee Table - Spence Gifted - Coffee Table, solid timber, 580 x 580 mm and 400 mm high, as shown in the picture below. We had been using as a TV Stand. Use it as is or repaint it to your personal preference. As usual, reliable pickup is very much appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: Two Office Chairs - Spence Gifted - Two Office chairs as shown below. Used but still in functioning condition. Take one or both (nominate brown or blue). As always, reliable pickup is very much appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: Victa mower blades - Spence Expired - Spring is here and the grass is growing rapidly, so maybe someone can use these Victa lawnmower blades that I found in my shed, still in their original packaging. As always, reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: Boxed set of 6 Opera Vinyl records - Spence Gifted - A set of six 33.5 rpm records in their original covers and in their original box. "Command Performance - A night at the Opera", consisting of: 1 - Curtain Up 2 - World Famous Arias 3 - best Loved Duets 4 - Rousing Choruses 5 - Gala Performance 6 - Pageantry and Splendour The usual reliable pickup is much appreciated. Jim Spence Offer: 2 Dining Chairs - Spence Gifted - Two Dining Chairs (just one of them is shown in the picture below, but they are identical). Reliable pickup very much appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: 15 LP Music Records (33.5 rpm) - Spence Gifted - Forgot to add, I am in Spence. Jim Spence Offer: 15 LP Music Records (33.5 rpm) Expired - Fifteen (15) 33.5 rpm vinyl records, as shown below, for someone who has the equipment and desire to play them. All still in their original covers. Condition may vary, as they were used by my parents. No matter which ones you are interested in, you take the lot (you can then re-advertise the ones you don't want :-) * Dean Martin (13 Tracks) * Dean Martin, Happy in Love * Dean Martin, Dean of Music * Dean Martin, Special 7 * Dean Martin, (Remember Me) I’M the One Who Loves Yo * Dean Martin, Greatest Hits, Volume * Tijuana Brass, Sound of Bras * Apollo 100, Melodies with a Bea * The Beach Boys, 20 Golden Great * The Beach Boys, Endless Summer * Roy Orbison, His latest Hit * Pat Boone’s Greatest Hit * Daly Wilson Big Band On Tour * Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (Original Recordings * Melodie D’Armour Reliable pickup is appreciated. Cheers Jim Spence Offer: 4-wheel walking aid - Spence Gifted - My mother no longer needs this 4-wheel walking aid & I am sure she would like it to go to someone who needs it. It has brakes and can also be as a seat when the legs need a rest. It also has some storage under the seat, as shown in the photo below. Reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Offer: Rotating cushion aid for chair - Spence Gifted - The photo below shows this item which I find hard to describe. It is a thin cushion on a rotating base so that the person using on it can easily turn sideways to stand up (or sit down). It was originally purchased from Aldi during one of their sales of various devices to help people with mobility issues. PLEASE NOTE: *THE CHAIR IS NOT INCLUDED*. My mother no longer requires it and it would be good for it to go to someone who would benefit from it. Offer: 26 inch bicycle wheels - Spence Gifted - Two bicycle wheels, both 26 inch, one front and one rear. Both with the "quick release " type fittings as shown in the photo below. The rear wheel has 7 drive sprockets. They appear to be in reasonable condition, but I have never had them on a bicycle, so I can't guarantee that. Reliable pickup is greatly appreciated. Jim Spence
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Offer: iPod touch with docking station - Spence Gifted - 8 Gb iPod Touch model MC086LL, vintage about 2010, is still working OK. The battery seems to hold charge OK, though I haven't tested it extensively. It has been factory reset and has just one piece of music on it for testing (1940s swing). The matching Logitech docking station has stereo speakers and also acts as a charging station for the iPod. The docking station's power supply plug can be a bit fiddly, but works OK. Also included is a soft protective case for the iPod. Jim Spence Offer: MacBook laptop (vintage 2009) - Spence Gifted - This laptop with charger is no longer required by a friend’s elderly father. It is old (2009) but still working well. Because of its vintage it will not run the latest version of the OSX Operating System but is running the latest version the hardware allows (OSX 10.11.6, “El Capitan”). I would not recommend using it where security is required (banking, etc) or expect it to run the very latest applications, but it still works well and does everything it used to do (e.g. simple internet browsing, email, documents, photos etc). The specifications are shown below. Please let me know what you want to do with the laptop so I can be sure it will meet your needs. I will leave the cleaned laptop out for a non-contact pickup. *Specifications* Model: MacBook laptop (5,1) with charger Vintage: 2009 Colour: White CPU: 2 Ghz Core2 Duo Memory: 4 Gb (2 x 2 Gb DDR2) Storage (Hard Drive): 500 Gb Video: 256 mb Nvidia Screen: 13.3 inch, 1280 x 800 Optical Drive: “ SuperDrive” – DVD-RW, CD-RW. Battery: takes charge, seems to be OK Operating System: OSX 10.11.6, “El Capitan” (maximum possible, vintage 2015) Cheers Jim Spence