Free Geek will be closed on Thursday, December 13th for a staff inservice day.

The Free Geek Store

What We Carry

The Free Geek Store maintains a constant stock of laptop and desktop computer systems running Linux Mint or Mac OS X. The store also carries a rotating stock of peripherals and parts including monitors, keyboards, power adapters, hard drives, and much more.

Learn more about our computer, parts, and accessories supply and pricing.

Because we are a secondhand store, our inventory varies depending on recent donations. As such, we can’t guarantee that we’ll have any particular item in stock. The best way to find out what we carry is to make regular visits to our store. Our knowledgeable staff are happy to answer your questions and we do our best to accommodate special requests.  We want to help you find the technology you need!

You can also buy from Free Geek online.

Contact

To speak to a store staff member, call us at (503) 232-9350 ext. 105.

Payment Options

The Free Geek Store accepts cash and most major credit cards.

Discounts

We offer a 20% discount on all purchases to active volunteers who have logged over 3 hours of volunteer time in the past 30 days. These hours must be logged in Free Geek’s database at the time of purchase. Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively.

We also offer special Discount Days, where certain members of the public can receive a 20% discount. Our Discount Days are:

  • Tuesday: Seniors (55+)
  • Wednesday: Veterans and Active Military
  • Thursday: Nonprofit Organizations
  • Friday: Artists
  • Saturday: Students and Teachers

Returns

The Free Geek Store’s return policy applies to items not sold "as-is." These items cannot be exchanged or returned for any reason and will be labeled as such on the sales receipt.

Return Policy

To return an item, you must present your receipt at the time of return. The item must be in the same condition as when it was sold and have the original stickers attached. We do not offer cash refunds for any reason.

All returns are for store credit only. In-store credit never expires. We cannot provide duplicate copies of store credits.

Systems returned for reasons other than hardware faults are subject to a 20% restocking fee.

14-Day Exchange

Most store items are returnable for a period of 14 calendar days from the date of purchase for in-store credit.

30-Day Warranty on LCD Monitors

LCD monitors may be returned for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of purchase for in-store credit.

Warranty

Computer systems purchased from The Free Geek Store are subject to our system warranty.

How long is the warranty period?

All computer systems are subject to a 6-month warranty from the date of purchase. This includes:

  • Technical support: Provides help and technical support on preinstalled Linux Mint software.
  • Hardware warranty: Includes service on hardware and covered accessories for 6 months after the purchase date.

Please note

Unless performed by Free Geek Tech Support, changes to the system’s hardware will void this warranty.

We are only able to address issues that can be demonstrated under our supported operating systems. If you choose to install another operating system, issues that are only present under the newly-installed OS are not covered under this warranty.

What does the warranty cover?

Our warranty covers only hardware failures. During the warranty period, we’ll gladly repair or replace any failed hardware components as necessary to keep your system fully functioning.

If your system suffers a complete failure, as determined by Tech Support, you will be issued a store credit for the full purchase price of your system. A new system purchased with this credit will be covered by a renewed warranty effective the date of the replacement purchase.

Still under warranty? Need assistance with your computer?

Computers, Parts & Accessories

Computers

We offer a variety of computer systems, including desktop PCs, laptops and Macintosh systems. Linux systems come installed with the latest long-term support release of Linux Mint.

Provided you keep the operating system installed at the time of purchase, you can receive tech support for 6 months after the date of purchase.

Basic Desktop PC Setup: We always have a range of desktop systems, starting with our $100 computer package that includes keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Desktop PCs are also sold separately from peripherals, so you can pick the keyboard, monitor and mouse that fit your needs and budget.

Sample Pricing:

$100 Computer (Example)

  • Intel Core i3 Processor
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD R/W Optical Drive

$200 Computer (Example)

  • Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3RAM
  • 500 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD R/W Optical Drive

Gaming Rigs: In addition to these systems, Free Geek is now offering Gaming Rigs. These computers have high-end processors, additional RAM, and a video card. Come see our current selection!

Desktop Mac Systems: You can usually find a range of iMacs at our store. Many are equipped with the latest Apple operating system. Come see our current selection!

Laptops (Mac and PC): We sell laptops of all makes and models. Prices start at $150.

Sample Pricing:

$150 Laptop (Example)

  • 2nd Gen. Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD R/W Optical Drive

Parts & Accessories

Cards

Sample Pricing:

  • Basic cards (ie. sound, TV tuner) – starting at $5
  • PCI-e video cards – starting at $10
  • Wired Network Cards – $5-10
  • Wireless Network Cards – $10-30

Case Parts: Our cases range in price from $10-30. In addition, we carry slot and bay covers, drive rails, fans, and common internal cables. These can range from $1-5 or higher for speciality parts.

Motherboards: Motherboards are priced starting at $25. Processors are sold separately from motherboards.

Processors (CPUs): We typically have a modest selection of processors, please inquire in the Free Geek Store.

Hard Drives: The store generally has a stock of SATA 3.5″ hard drives, starting at $20. We also carry 2.5″ laptop hard drives with prices starting at $10.

Power Supplies: We sell most standard ATX Power Supplies in the 300W range and higher. Our stock also includes a few proprietary power supplies from Dell and other manufacturers.

Not sure what you need? Bring yours in for a match! Prices start at $10.

RAM (Memory): RAM for desktops and laptops are the same prices.

Sample Pricing:
DDR 2

  • 1GB – $10
  • 2GB – $20
     

DDR 3

  • 1GB – $5
  • 2GB – $10
  • 4GB – $15

Laptop-Specific Parts

Power Adapters: Our power adapters are $20. We carry many different shapes and sizes of laptop power adapters, including MagSafe 1 Mac laptop power supplies in 60 and 85 watts. Please bring your laptop in so we can verify the plug size and power requirements.

Other Laptop Parts: We sell some laptops “as-is” for parts. None of these come with a hard drive and many do not come with a power adapter or memory. They are not functioning computers. We cannot assist you in finding the right one to match your computer, so if you are looking for a replacement screen or keyboard be sure you know what you need.

Accessories, Peripherals, Networking and more

Cables: You can find USB, Firewire, standard, two- and three-prong power, eSATA, and most other types of video cables in our store. We also stock internal computer cables such as IDE and SATA. Common cables are priced starting at $3 or 2/$5.

Peripherals: We only sell LCD monitors at The Free Geek Store.

  • Keyboards – starting at $6
  • Mouses – starting at $5
  • LCD monitors: starting at $40

Networking Devices: We carry routers and switches, but do not sell modems.

  • Wireless-B, Wireless-G and Wireless-N routers – $10-30
  • Switches – $5 and up
  • Routers – $5 and up
  • KVM switches – $5 and up

Power Adapters: We have a large assortment of wall warts, cellphone chargers, and laptop power adapters. Bring in your device so we can properly match it to necessary power supply.

  • Wall warts, sorted by voltage for various devices – $5
  • Laptop power adapters – $20
  • Cell phone wall chargers – $3
  • Cell phone car chargers – $3

Other Bits and Pieces

  • Hard drive magnets – $1
  • Stepper Motors – $2-5
  • DVD players – $10-30
  • Home entertainment speakers, newer models and vintage – $10 and up
  • Computer speakers and subwoofer sets – $10 and up
  • Head phones – $3 and up
  • Microphones – $3
  • RCA cables: $2-5