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Old 17th February 2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Any Electronics Surplus / Junk Shops in the UK ?

Hi.

There used to be a lot of electronic surplus / junk shops in the UK.

I can think of several in the Tib Street / New Cross area of Manchester, loads around Soho as well as Greenweld in Southampton. Bulls in Brighton plus others in Rochester, Southend and Stockport.

Are there any left ??
I mean ones with a shop you can browse around in rather than mail order only ????


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PS I forgot this place.

It's open as I've been recently :-

"The Computer Junk Shop"
Karen Young
10 Waterloo Road
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 0PY
United Kingdom Phone: 0151|4206671

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Old 17th February 2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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Birketts in Lincoln. Near the top of the hill. They usually advertise in Practical Wireless.
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Old 17th February 2011, 08:47 PM   #3
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We have one in Plymouth, but it's all computer stuff. I can find the address, if anybody cares.

Better for general stuff are ham radio bring-and-buys. You can get PCB, heatsinks, transformers cases and other scrap. They usually have traders too, a good source for connectors, switches etc. etc.

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Old 17th February 2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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Recycling centre,more commonly "the dump".
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Old 17th February 2011, 09:38 PM   #5
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DF96, how do you know about that shop. you must have to be pretty local to know about that shop, with the missile command unit in the window... (oh they advertise)weird shop, but good to pick up little things like cables and banana plugs that the big shops would sell at silly money compared to them.
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Got my scope from Birketts, prices seem dependent on how much the owner likes you. Seems to run the place more as a social club for his friends but some cheap heavy stuff (too heavy to get off ebay) in there.
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I have seen their adverts for many years, and bought a few things by mail order. A few years ago I visited Lincoln and popped into the shop. It was lunch time, and the two guys there were sitting in the middle of piles of 'junk' and eating their fish and chips.
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Seems about right.
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Recycling centre,more commonly "the dump".
regards max albin
This has been raised before in other threads.

Some councils are "enlightened" about "Re-use is the best form of Recycling".

Most however, are completely against taking anything from the tip citing "Health and Safety"!!!

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I just remembered another shop in Liverpool. I cannot remember the name of the shop but it sells DJ amps etc and also sells bits and pieces and other stuff.


It's near Fairfield Station on Tithebarn Street (I think) or it might be Dale Street
Edit :- Might be Progressive Radio on Dale Street.


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