Items for sale, and donations

At irregular intervals skillbank has surplus computers, stock or "second user" items for sale.
All profits from this activity are donated to charity. If you're interested in any of these items please contact me via the contact form

Donations: We are always looking for older, unwanted or even broken PC's / laptops in clean condition to refurbish for charity sale too - I'd be happy to offer some support in exchange! Just use the contact form to get in touch.

Items for sale:

HP6730b laptop

HP6730b laptop with Core 2 Duo P8400 (64 bit) cpu, 2G RAM, 120G hard drive with 100G free, and DVD R/W. 15.4 inch screen 1280 * 800 px running Linux Mint, with Libre Office, firefox browser, music player, photo editor and Nitro PDF reader installed. Fully set up and working fine with no battery. Recent new keyboard. Complete with genuine HP mains lead/charger. £30

Why no battery?

Laptop batteries degrade with age. This can place a high load on the charger, so it runs hot as it tries to charge a failing battery. Many chargers fail for this reason. I feel this is a fire risk.

The battery is not needed if the laptop is running from its charger. By removing the battery the load on the charger is greatly reduced, and the charger runs cool.

Dell OSS17 PC stand


Securely house your OptiPlex small form factor desktop and Dell monitor neatly on your desk with the compact Dell OptiPlex Small Form Factor All-in-One Stand - OSS17. With VESA adaptor plate.

New and boxed! Original price £90

Buy this one for half price - only £45!

1TB WD10EZEX SATA III 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms hard drive

Price: £29 3.5 inch fast (7200 rpm) hard drive, suitable as replacement or additional drive for desktop or tower PC; 7200 RPM with SATA III 6GB/s interface.

Toshiba MK3256GSY 320GB hard drive

Price: £14 Fast (7200rpm) 320G 2.5 inch hard drive suitable as replacement for 9.5mm laptop hard drive: SATAII 3GB.