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    Buying E-waste.

    I am unable to work with small lots due to lower spinal injury and losing a large part of my company. I am able to work with large deals as I can use a forklift or in the case a full truck load I can just deal with it like that. I am also rebuilding Easy Recycle from the ground up and making a wide range of changes along with our website (in time) that will help our clients sending there stuff to us and being able to track/download all the files per there account.

    I can buy large lots (muti pallets to full truck load)



    List of items I looking for are

    printers/shred/mix of everything low grade
    non cracked LCD screens
    whole or part desktops units
    all kinds of batteries (batteries do not need to be full truck load but pallet loads at min)
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    in short if you have a large amount of a item or alot of items that will fill a truck and is on pallets please shoot me an e-mail and I will get back with you as soon as I can but there maybe a few loads I will just have to pass if I feel it will be to much labor.

    Also if you have any weird item that you have no idea what to do with it from clothing to oils....give me a call as I maybe a buyer on or can help you get the item recycled, as I have said before....I love the weird hard to recycle items.

    Yea not the best of lists, but if you have a few pallet loads shoot me an e-mail, please understand it can take a while for me to get back to you but I will as soon as I can.

    Also I'm started/grouped all my YouTube videos of Easy Recycle and me regrowing it back up an at the same time me building a new company and showing all the good an bad...I'm just not the best but I also have a lot of time laying down....but I find it fun, taking photos and video.
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    Wish there was someone like you to buy E-waste in my area.

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    You can ship it to me =D I have people who ship stuff to me all the time from Canada...its kinda funny....every box I get from there is...opened an they....smash it all up for me...I want to see there face

    "another box of trash being shipped to the usa? WTF why would someone pay to ship this trash" an the guy next to him says "OOOO I bet this is the one that has DRUGS!!! GET THE HAMMERS!!!!!"

    I bet thats what they do....wish I could watch that one.
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    Lmaolmaolmaolmao
    Quote Originally Posted by easyrecycle View Post
    you can ship it to me =d i have people who ship stuff to me all the time from canada...its kinda funny....every box i get from there is...opened an they....smash it all up for me...i want to see there face

    "another box of trash being shipped to the usa? Wtf why would someone pay to ship this trash" an the guy next to him says "oooo i bet this is the one that has drugs!!! Get the hammers!!!!!"

    i bet thats what they do....wish i could watch that one.

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    Can you explain what "Gold Cord ends" are? I have saved any connector that looks gold plated off of everything I scrap. Even phone cords appear to have some gold on the pins in the clear plastic jack connnectors.

    I've got some real high end co-ax cable connectors that are gold, 25 pin connectors off computers ribbon cable, etc.

    Is there something that belongs/doesn't belong in this class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiat128 View Post
    Can you explain what "Gold Cord ends" are? I have saved any connector that looks gold plated off of everything I scrap. Even phone cords appear to have some gold on the pins in the clear plastic jack connnectors.

    I've got some real high end co-ax cable connectors that are gold, 25 pin connectors off computers ribbon cable, etc.

    Is there something that belongs/doesn't belong in this class?
    Those would be gold cord ends. The phone cord ends...I don't like them but the Cat5 ends are ok. All the other ends you said are right. Just to make sure...kick them on over an take a good photo an I can let you know if it looks good or not.
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    When sending a box, does everything need to be separated of will you separate and weigh everything separate on your own. I have a bunch of motherboards right now from TV's and CRT's but have no idea what to take off or leave on. I have never dealt with E Scrap until now and this is all new to me.

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    Sorry, but those are not motherboards in tvs and crts. The motherboard is the main board from a computer. You have regular circuit boards. Around here they fetch 10 cents a pound.

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    I also figured that out lastnight after posting above and then doing more research. That junk i have is only .10 cents a pound. But on the other hand, the copper and insulated wire that is piling up makes up for it i guess. Live and learn...

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    Yea the boards from tvs and so on..are low grade an I can not offer those prices. If you need to check an make sure of the type of board just send us an e-mail an we will get back with you shortly.
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    what would be the optimal way to ship to you? A gaylord through YRC for $100 or so?

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    Quick couple questions.

    for motherboards, does you want them complete; ie attached heat sinks, chips etc?

    and boards bearing gold, does it matter what they came from? I have a couple small ones from Gameboy games.

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    Also, Cell phones? SIM cards(gold)? Direct TV cards (gold)?

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    easyrecycle is a great guy to deal with professional and prompt every step of the way if you have e-scrap to sell this is THE guy to talk to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rca987 View Post
    Quick couple questions.

    for motherboards, does you want them complete; ie attached heat sinks, chips etc?

    and boards bearing gold, does it matter what they came from? I have a couple small ones from Gameboy games.
    Sorry for late reply. Cell phones I am not really doing much with but will give you like 80cent a pound. Boards they can come anyway. As long as you did not go removing the gold fingers an pins. If you do so. The price wont be as good. But if they are broken or crushed an ect...that is fine. You CAN remove the gold memory and the CPU's an I will not down grade your scrap for that reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelman65 View Post
    what would be the optimal way to ship to you? A gaylord through YRC for $100 or so?
    The shipping is on you. You may ship it any way you wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easyrecycle View Post
    The shipping is on you. You may ship it any way you wish.
    I realize that, but what is the best quantity and method to maximize profit for both parties?

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    6 pentium pro processors weigh about a pound without heat sinks.......which processors are worth what?.......they are CPUs right? I just dragged my 1/2 barrel of mother boards out some are old 386 & 486 one had a pentium two on it and I see the heat sink is riveted to the plastic encasing the processor....I spose I should take pics....
    I was thinking priority flat rate boxes would be good if I could just separate the more valuable parts for shipping....no? Yes?
    ;?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelman65 View Post
    I realize that, but what is the best quantity and method to maximize profit for both parties?
    Ship as much as you at once. Call around an find a good shipping company that will ship a full pallet. If you have that much I would ask that you e-mail our office at sales@easyrecycles.com an send photos of the scrap so we are both at a understanding of what is being sent. (the return shipping on a item like this is very costly an so best to know for sure what is coming for the first time buy/load...just so we are on the same page.)

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    6 pentium pro processors weigh about a pound without heat sinks.......which processors are worth what?.......they are CPUs right? I just dragged my 1/2 barrel of mother boards out some are old 386 & 486 one had a pentium two on it and I see the heat sink is riveted to the plastic encasing the processor....I spose I should take pics....
    I was thinking priority flat rate boxes would be good if I could just separate the more valuable parts for shipping....no? Yes?
    ;?)
    Ok I will TRY to explain this...

    The green fiber chips (they CAN be a tan color as well) that have metal an the ones with no metal on them..they are low grade an are worth (right now an the price can change) is $8.00 a pound.

    The black finger chips the chip is alittle thicker than the green ones...they are worth around $13 a pound

    the "glass" slim chips that are gray are only worth about 30 a pound (based wild on the gold stock as gold changes very often)

    The gray glass chips that are thicker but do not have a gold top or bottom are worth around $50 but there are 3 grades of this chip an is way to hard to explain.

    Gray chips with gold tops an or gold bottoms or both gold top an bottom chips yet again they can range from 45 to 55 a pound due to gold in each chip an again based on the gold market.

    The really BIG gold chips that 3inch an 2 1/2inch (Intel Pentium pro) are worth 60 to 90 a pound. Again there are grades here as well, some plants that made them...the time of year that they where made could mean more or less gold. So the gold has to be tested on each one. Due to the price being from 60 to 90 a pound you may see on your invoice we will do it by the gram. In each pound there is 453.59 grams (take money / 453.59 * total weight in grams = total worth) We have all so see some chips weight more or less due to the amount of gold is there or not there per chip but on avg is 87.4grams

    Being able to grade chips is not as easy as some people may think it is. Other companies will just pay you a "flat fee" an this is where you are losing out on profits...they are aiming low an will not take the time to do a simple tests. I can pay the high amount of money for my scrap because we DO take the time in grading our items.

    I hope this help you understand a little more but this is why we say...just put it into one box an we will take care of it from here. I have been doing this for a good bit now an very fast at grading them.
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    You say circuit boards are worth 10 cents a pound? I'll have to check into shipping costs to see if it'd be worth it. Never mailed anything bigger than an envelope before. If I filled up a box full of mixed up stuff would you want it? It's stuff out of TV's, radios, phones, etc. Was gonna post it on E-bay when I got a bunch but I'd rather sell it to someone on this forum.


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