Ceiling hoist

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Hi
I have a 12 month old ceiling hoist that I need removing the company where it came from want to charge me nearly 300.00 to remove it but I wondered if anyone has had this done a cheaper way I would also like to know if I can donate this equipment to someone that would need it as I feel it is such a waste to just send it to the tip.
Did you buy the hoist yourself?