Freecycle and Craigslist
Aside from using your social network, there are other platforms that can help you get a free laptop. Two popular options are Freecycle and Craigslist.
How to use Freecycle and Craigslist to get a free laptop
Freecycle is a nonprofit movement of people giving and getting items for free in their own towns. You can sign up for free and browse through a list of available items, including laptops. You can post a wanted ad for a laptop and wait for someone in your local community to respond. You can also join local Facebook groups dedicated to Freecycle to increase your chances of finding a laptop.