How to Purchase
Out technology is available to to all schools, not for profit organizations and employees of schools and non-profits. We have examples of our most popular equipment and many one of a kind items in our public store. Due to limited space, it is difficult to provide display for all of our equipment for sale. If you wish to see our one of a kind items such as printers, laptops, desktops etc. please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our public store Tuesday -Thursdays 1pm-5pm. Our Computer Re-Life staff will provide an opportunity to see additional items that are available and to answer questions.
Schools and nonprofit organizations that have preordered equipment and are paying with cash (exact amount), organization check or PO, may pick up equipment at our warehouse door Tuesday-Thursday 9am to 5pm. Purchases with credit card must be done through our 4-Public store at 39 Blueberry Road in Portland, Maine. Please visit our home page at: www.ruths.org for an up to date schedule.
Most single items such as laptops, monitors and peripherals may be picked up through our public store without "preordering". However, items to be purchased in quantity must be ordered prior to pickup. To place an order or for any questions regarding available technology, please contact our Computer Re-Life Program at: email@example.com.
Equipment is on a first to order first to get basis. 3R's will hold an order for up to 1 week. If more time is needed for pickup, please let us know. Provided we have available space and the request for late pick up is made ahead of time, we will do everything we can to accommodate your pickup schedule.
Payment of all equipment must be made at, or prior to, pickup. 3Rs accepts organization checks, purchase orders, credit cards and cash. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.
Payment with credit card goes through our 4-Public Store, when the store is open. All sales though our 4-Public Store will have a 5.5% tax added to the purchase price. If you are a school or non-profit wishing not to pay sales tax, please provide payment of cash, or organization check or P.O. or provide us with a copy of your State of Maine non-profit certificate.
A bill of sale will be provided at time of pickup. Arrangements can be made for an itemized bill of sale to be emailed to you ahead of pickup.
All individuals and organizations receiving electronic related equipment will be required to sign a promissory note stating that:
The equipment is purchased through your organization.
It will not be resold
It will be recycled at the end of the equipment’s useful life in accordance with Maine laws and regulations.