Computer Thrift Store

NTR operates a computer thrift store where you can purchase:

  • Desktop computers, refurbished and very affordable. Mostly PC, some Mac. All backed by an extendible warranty (and you don't have to ship your computer anywhere).
  • Laptops. Call for availability, as it is sometimes difficult for us to keep enough in stock. Backed by an extendible warranty.
  • All sorts of peripherals and accessories. As in any thrift store, you never know what nifty little rarity you'll discover here!
    • We regularly stock expansion memory, flash drives, USB cables, power supplies, keyboards, PS/2 and optical mice, external hard drives, and a whole lot more.
    • Some items are used and so can be had quite cheaply. Some we had to buy new.
    • We have a selection of computer books, some out-of-print and available nowhere else.
    • We do have software, but none of it is new or guaranteed, and we don't keep any particular titles regularly stocked. Like a flea market, though, our software box occasionally contains a hidden treasure.
  • Through the store, we also now have a repair service. Have your computer fixed right here!
  • Good feelings: When you shop at NTR's Computer Thrift Store, your money does not end up in the pockets of some billionaire shareholder but with a hard-working bunch of folks who actively care about and serve the poor, seniors, disabled, Philly schoolchildren, ...

Note: If you're thinking of donating a computer or some other hardware, please do not do so until you've read our guidelines for Equipment Donation.

Take the Photo Tour!

From outside, through the entrance, and all through the store, you can have a look right here. Take the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

The store does have an FAQ page. It's made up of questions that customers actually frequently ask.

Extendible Warranty

NTR offers a 90-day warranty on all laptops and Windows XP desktop computers with the option to extend the warranty to 1 year for an additional $25.00. All Windows 7 desktops come with a 1-year warranty with the option to extend it to 3 years for an additional $25.00. All warranty repairs are done locally at NTR.

See Our Flier!

Here's our standard NTR Computer Thrift Store flier (PDF, 6/17/2014).

Email List

We invite you to subscribe to our email list. Messages will never average more than one per week.

Price List

This computer price list (updated 5/21/2014) tells you not only our machines' prices but also a lot about what's included.

Hours and Location:

Tue-Fri, 10-6

Hours are for summer 2014, effective from the week of June 16.

The store is located in the same building with all our other programs:

1524 Brandywine St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-564-6686

Have a look at our holiday decorations!

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