Getting rid of non-standard Stuff

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  1. #1

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    Getting rid of non-standard Stuff

    Not sure if anyone has advice about getting rid of STUFF.

    I moved to Hong Kong in a rush about a year ago and in the rush I just blindly sent everything here because it was eaiser to tell the movers to send it all then to try and pick through the exceptiosn. Including sending several things that require US 120V power. I brought along some converters that servered their purpose well.

    Most of these items have been replaced now with items that are on the Hong Kong power standard, and I am confused with what to do now un-needed electronics.

    Typicaly after I replace an appliance I donate the old item to the Salvation Army. But I am not sure what to do since these are not really functional here with out a power converter. Does anyone know where I can get rid of these items even if they took them for parts. I feel bad about the enviornment and waste when thinking about throwing items away. I am not looking for any cash in return.

    Also I have a few more expensive electronics, that may be cost effective, to have changed to local power standards. Does anyone know of any electrical appliance repair people that may have expierence in this, that they could recommend.

    Thank you in advance


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    Perhaps offer the things you don't need to people here who are returning to the US? Make a list of things going and see if anyone wants them.


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    Or perhaps selling them to a guy from the U.S. who just got here recently and doesn't have any electronics except his trusty electric shaver? (and happens to have an excess of power adapters!)

    Let me know whatcha got and I'm sure there will be some items that I need and would pay for. Afterall, the best recycling is re-use right?


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    http://www.crossroads.org.hk might be interested in them since they send stuff overseas.