What to do with old kit


Standard Member
What does one do with kit that still works fine but is out of date? I'm not looking to make any money on it, but of course can't throw it out as it still works fine. Are there charities that will take and use it or something?

I have Sherwood RX2010 receiver/amp, Sherwood CD3020r CD player, Yamaha KX-390 cassette player. Each cost about £130-150 way back in 1994! Still have my receipts.

Also have some old, small speakers.

Based in London, if that matters.

Thanks for any thoughts.

deaf cat

Established Member
My dad has spent ages finding charities that take electrical goods, and then they may only take a few bits. The charity shop has to have an electrical safety test certificate on the gear before they are alowed to sell it. If they don't have a free/cheap electrician they have to pay for the test which is often not worth doing.

I think one was Remart... Remark......(spelling?) they help people come off drugs, and were very appreciative of electrical goods a while back, and they have come and picked gear up too, don't know their current status.

It seems such a waste having to chuck fully operational gear away that has been in use for years as you can't give it to charities as they have to pay £50 or so for a certificate.

Boot sale ?
Use it in the Shed ?
ebay ?
music in the kitchen ?


Distinguished Member
put it up for sale here on the forums in the trade section then donate the money you do get for it to charity :thumbsup:

going on the equipment i'd say offer it up for £70 the lot, that way you give someone without much money the chance to build up a cheap system and the money goes to help folks :)

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