New service aims to slash IT costs

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A Cornish company has launched a new service designed to dramatically cut the cost of IT equipment for local businesses.

With many companies reluctant to invest in brand new computers and IT equipment, The Electronic Waste Company has opened a showroom in Pool selling thousands of used and nearly new items.

The showroom, known as Computer Spares Warehouse, is the only one in the south west on this scale and will have around 30,000 separate items in stock at any one time.

For the first time in the region, it allows companies to procure every element of a second-hand IT system under one roof.

The items, which are comprehensively checked and tested, include monitors, computer base units, printers, cabling, networking equipment and peripherals such as mice and keyboards.

Damian Lambkin, The Electronic Waste Company’s MD, said: “We started as a recycling business, but much of the equipment we now take in is virtually unused or ordered originally with the highest specifications. It would be environmental madness to simply scrap and melt down this equipment and that’s why we set up the Computer Spares Warehouse. It’ll help Cornish businesses to save money and the environment at the same time.”

The Electronic Waste Company is also offering a limited range of Computer Spares Warehouse products for sale via a retail outlet in Falmouth and is planning to open satellite stores in other towns in the county later this year.

The company is developing a soon-to-be launched Computer Spares Warehouse website selling the IT equipment, as well.