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    Button & coin sized batteries

    I came across a 1/2 full coffee can of mixed small type batteries. I know the Alkaline ones have no value other than shred. Some are Silver oxide and Lithium Manganese not sure if they have any value.


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    Silver oxide batteries are worth money, I don't think the others are.

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    ive been saving them in a coffee can, the motherboard buyers dont want those left on the board, it would be great if we had a buyer for them
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    I save mine also and when I open the container I get hit in the face with a whiff of toxicicity! I'm not sure what happens in there but dahym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jghilino View Post
    ive been saving them in a coffee can, the motherboard buyers dont want those left on the board, it would be great if we had a buyer for them
    Yeah, I was looking on line found a few but not sure it's not like I have 20 lbs of them! Don't want to put them with the steel as I know that they should have some value!

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    CORRECT! They do have value. (They can be worth about $50 a pound).
    However, now is not the best time to sell. (Silver has recently dived in price [per ounce] from about 37? dollars an ounce, down to about 23 dollars an ounce.) So, I'd hold on to your silver--for now. I am sure, however that it won't be long until these prices REBOUND. But until that time, I'd keep hoarding them, for now.
    Thanks for your time (and for your comment)!
    Last edited by Mick; 05-26-2013 at 07:14 PM. Reason: deleted religious message

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    are all MB batterys silver oxide ?s

    If not how are they marked ?

    Hey I get one dumb question for every 100 posts. besides that I'm old, respect your elders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddude View Post
    are all MB batterys silver oxide ?s

    If not how are they marked ?

    Hey I get one dumb question for every 100 posts. besides that I'm old, respect your elders.
    U r old..lol..

    No not all are

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    I have been saving all kind of batteries, if best buy takes them so should you! When prices continue to go up, which they always will, you will be able to sell them. SO I say sit on them, not literally, unless your into that sort of thing, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddude View Post
    are all MB batterys silver oxide ?s

    If not how are they marked ?

    Hey I get one dumb question for every 100 posts. besides that I'm old, respect your elders.
    From what I remember when I had looked into silver oxide batteries for a little bit, they are in watches and hearing aids for the most part. Even then, they are not all silver oxide.

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    if only lithium batteries were worth as much as lithium ion

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    I was saving them from mother boards until my local buyer said I could leave them on the board. Most of them are Lith-ion but I don't know what the others are made of, there is no markings as to what they are made of. Sure would like to find a buyer for the Lith-ion ones at least.

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    It's only a matter of time. Originally when there were buyers for lithium ion laptop batteries, they did not want the same from a cell phone. Now there are buyers for those. At some point they will perfect the process of breaking these down and we will get a price for them.

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    We are still basically at the forefront of an industry that has a lot of change coming to it. It is still figuring out how to do stuff and do it cheaper.
    If there's profit to be made then someone will find a way to do it better/faster/cheaper.
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    Any more luck with finding a buyer for these?
    Alkaline - No buyer, add to steel
    Silver Oxide - ?
    Lithium Ion - Yes, buyers!
    Lithium PILE - ? These are rechargable ones from cameras.
    Lithium button Batteries - No? ?
    NI MH - ?
    NI Cad - ?

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    There is a buyer for the silver oxide on the buyer list here.

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    Button & coin sized batteries

    Ewasted is buying NiMH, but it was like 20 cents a pound, not worth shipping.

    NiCd I found one person offering 3 cents, and stopped looking then. Not worth my time.

    I've been making a killing on eBay lately on rechargeable batteries for cameras and phones. Lithium digital video batteries selling like hotcakes for $20 each, and weigh ounces.
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    A good list of types of batteries here... Battery Cell Types - Most Common Primary Battery Sizes Available

    Who knew there were so many types.
    Alkaline
    Carbon zinc
    Li Fe Sz
    NiMH
    NiCd
    Lithium
    Maganese
    Lithium maganese
    Carbon monofluoride lithium
    Silver oxide

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    The silver oxide batteries do well with home refiners. They yield a nice amount of silver for their size. Most will want at least a pound of them if they are going to buy. If not maybe get in touch with Scott and see if he can do something with them.
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