The last two times I had to dispose of old Macs were relatively easy: one had completely died so it went to the public disposal centre.
The other was not quite dead, but I opened it up and removed the hard disk, before taking it to the public disposal centre.
This time however (I'm going to replace two currently-functioning different spec Macs) it's different. They work, but since I only paid £200 each for them, I really don't think anyone would pay more than ~£50? (side note: this is a terrible shame. They work! Splendidly! They just can't be upgraded any more.)
I can't let them go with all our data. I cannot remove anything from the http://www.mackozer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/imacg4.jpg
The other one, the wind tunnel, yes I could take it apart and get the HD out, but should I bother?
What would you do?
Hitherto, I've stored retired Macs in the loft/attic, then years later put them in the dump. I don't think this is the way to go, this time, somehow. It just seems such a shame for splendidly designed but no longer upgradeable computers.
Thanks for any helpful replies.