Feeds

Get your scalpels, handbags and PCs here

B2B surplus stores move online

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

A venture selling everything from surplus IT kit to boats on the Web has launched for Business punters in Europe. Started last week, Eurosurplus.com is hoping to flog a diverse selection of goods via the cybermarket, including IT equipment, furniture, food and even ships. Sadly there were no products listed under the computer products heading today. But there were some interesting goods in other sections – anyone wanting 5,500 left-handed scalpels, currently residing in Birmingham, has until April 30 to put in their offer. Alternatively, a batch of 22,500 assorted ladies fashion handbags, curiously also in Birmingham, is waiting to be snapped up for € 82,229 (£50,000). Site founders Eurosurplus will take 5 per cent commission on all goods sold and there is no other charge for sellers or buyers. The venture is backed by venture capital from Magnum Funds and GlobalNetFinancial. US company Powersource obviously had a similar idea and is signing up 1,500 distributors, resellers and service companies worldwide for powersourceonline.com site. They will trade in surplus, obsolete, used and hard-to-find computer and telecomms gear via cyberspace. It is also offering a service called PowerAuction, aimed at end-users who want to bid for computer stock. The company claims its pre-launch pilot in February generated $3.2 million in bids on around 350 auctions for hard drives, printers, laptop computers, memory, networking equipment, monitors and accessories from more than 800 subscribers.® Related stories Dell boys flog bin-ends on UK auction site AMD prices slashed by Danish firm

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
Founder (and internet passport fan) now says privacy is precious
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus
Italian boffins agree with popette's theory that haters are the real wrecking balls
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.