Author Topic: Free Encyclopedias  (Read 1184 times)

Free Encyclopedias
« on: November 26, 2018, 06:47:14 AM »
Not sure if this is the right thing to do in this section of the forum but I need help disposing of a full set of Encyclopedia Britannica.

If there was space in the house it would be nice to keep them but there isn't, so they've got to go.
I'm not keen on sticking them on EBay but would like any ideas of how to donate them or get rid without just dumping them into a recycler. It seems like a hell of a waste but they really must go and the sooner the better.

I'd even deliver then within 40 miles of Oldham If someone could/would take them off our hands. Any ideas please? Thanks.

Re: Free Encyclopedias
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 07:03:38 AM »
Try posting an ad on Gumtree:

Lots of suggestions here:

I would just list them as free for whoever wants to collect them on Gumtree, Freegle and Freecycle. There might be an appropriate Facebook group too. If no one wants them call a charity shop or school or library and say you'll deliver.


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Re: Free Encyclopedias
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 07:32:57 AM »
There's a shelf in Levenshulme trainstation for people to leave books also - like a sort of take one put one back kinda deal.

Thought you were going to do the old joke about now you've a wife you don't need em lol

Re: Free Encyclopedias
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 05:42:47 PM »
Thankyou for the recommendations. I thought I'd replied at the time to say that but apparently not.

Once I'd finally got fed up of tripping ver the boxes they went in less than a week via Gumtree and are going to live in an archive of advertising as a supplementary resource. Met the really interesting gentleman who runs it at the weekend and I'm really happy they've got a good home. Sorted. I've moved house with the buggers at least five times and did one of those by blke and trailer. Never again.


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Re: Free Encyclopedias
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 09:26:36 AM »
I was going to suggest a local library might have liked them (I'd have definitely had them for mine but we're a bit far from Oldham) but glad they've gone to a good home.