Equipment Reuse programs are places where you may buy, sell, or donate “used” Assistive Technology. Programs include physical store locations and on-line services.
The following programs are available to Maine citizens looking for used and recycled AT:
Spurwink ALLTECH accepts donations of “gently used” assistive technology and durable medical equipment, and sanitizes and restores the equipment to good working condition. This equipment is then made available for purchase, and often provides consumers with a savings of 50-80% over the cost of new equipment.
Spurwink ALLTECH is located at 892 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103. The phone number is 207-535-2017
Donors of equipment should contact Spurwink ALLTECH to discuss the criteria for acceptable equipment and arrangements for transfer. Visit the Spurwink ALLTECH website.
Get AT Stuff is a service co-sponsored by the AT programs in the New England states and New York, Get AT Stuff is an on-line exchange program where you can buy, sell or trade AT equipment. Visit the Get AT Stuff website.
Submitting an ad to Alpha One is quick and easy. After your ad has been reviewed and is authorized, it will be posted within 24 to 48 hours. All ads are subject to the approval of Alpha One (No services or job listings please!). Visit the Alpha One Classified website .
Uncle Henry’s is an institution in Maine having published a weekly classified ad publication for over 30 years. They do not list Assistive Technology equipment as such, but you can search for specific items or look in the “Senior Selections” area for items like wheelchairs and other devices used around the house. Visit the Uncle Henry’s website .
PCs for MAINE is a nonprofit effort to increase technology access for people and nonprofits that need technology to achieve important goals. This program provides a combination of new, refurbished and custom computers with support and training for the lowest cost possible. Visit the PCs for Maine website
The Surplus Property Division provides various mechanisms for the disposition of state surplus materials and equipment that are no longer needed by the state department that purchased them. This includes monthly sales, property offered for bid, public sales and public auctions. In addition, federal surplus property is obtained for donation to qualifying state, public or non-profit organizations throughout Maine. Visit the Maine State Surplus website .
PCs for People provides services to both individuals and businesses looking to acquire or dispose of technology. Any family or individual receiving government benefits or living below 200% of the federal poverty line is eligible for services. In addition to the services offered directly to families, PCs for People offer free recycling and data sanitization services to corporations. PCs for People’s corporate recycling services are extremely simple, cost efficient, helps those in need, and is a better alternative to traditional recycling. Visit the PCs for People website