One particular computer we see a lot of (which I am sure, whilst they don't admit it, our competitors also see) are PowerMac G5s. Back in 2003, these bad boys set you back a minimum of £3,500, and at the time were the most powerful desktop PCs available in the world. Nowadays we sell them to charities, schools, and up and coming musicians - they are still great machines.
That said, we do come across many, many faulty ones. In fact in the last year, we have processed over 5,000 PowerMac G5s, about 500 of which were faulty. We found ourselves with a glut of the panels that say "G5" on them. We thought to ourselves "what to do with all of these excess G5 parts". Naturally the first thing that came to us was to make them into a decorative Wall/Table Clock. And look at the result:
We are selling these to the public on our eBay clearance store:
This is yet another example of how MacKing.co.uk leads the way with innovative and alternative ways of processing scrap computers, a far cry from the traditional "strip and shred" method carried out by others. We also make tables and mirrors guys!
MD, MacColl Media Ltd (parent company, MacKing.co.uk)