Affordable electrical goods
Buying new white goods (fridges, washing machines etc) or electrical items such as computers for your home can be a large and often unexpected expense.
Some high street shops charge very high interest rates if you buy items and spread the cost out over weekly payments. You can end up paying 2 or 3 times more than the value of the goods. There are more affordable options available in Newcastle. Organisations that can help include;
Five Lamps are a registered charity who can help you with a low cost affordable loan for all purposes. Their loans are now provided through a subsidiary company called Conduit.
Getonline@home (operated by Microsoft and Simplifydigital to help people to get online) offer new customers a free refurbished PC or a refurbished laptop for £99 when you sign up to a new broadband and phone deal from your choice of provider. Simplifydigital will help you find the best value broadband service that’s right for you.
Happus.eu provide access to affordable equipment helping people buy a PC, laptop or tablet so they can get online.
Moneywise Credit Union provide a service called ‘Own Comfort’ alternative to rent to buy schemes which is an alternative to rent to buy schemes. You can buy affordable items for your home on their website with low weekly or monthly repayments. You don’t need to be an existing customer to get an Own Comfort loan.. Visit their website for more information.
Own Your Own Scheme is operated by Your Homes Newcastle. They work with Moneywise Credit Union to offer responsible credit to YHN tenants to buy household products ranging from TVs and tablets, to washing machines, sofas and bikes.
Smarterbuys work with Five Lamps to offer affordable white goods, including furniture, kitchen appliances, TVs and computers.
FurbdIT is a partnership working to reduce digital poverty. They collect unwanted devices and IT equipment, refurbish it and breathe new life into it for community benefit.
There are also several organisations in Newcastle where you can purchase second hand electrical goods:-
The Reuse Network can help you locate an organisation near you that sells used electrical goods.
St. Oswald’s Hospice have 3 shops in the Newcastle area where you can donate or buy second hand items, including furniture and electrical goods.
British Heart Foundation have shops in the Newcastle area where you can donate or buy second hand items, including furniture and electrical goods.
Last updated: June 24, 2021