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    Great return on passing out cards at repair shops!

    Hi all! Got a great return from passing out cards at repair shops and offering a fair price list. The guy was on a new-girlfriend-imposed-deadline to clear out his backyard at home so have now done three truckloads more or less like the one below and doing another yet this week. Some of the other loads included boxes of motherboards, finger cards, hard drives and around 50 laptops. The lessons for me is, while I love my craigslist free section scores, putting in the work to drive around somewhat aimlessly and stopping at every computer and phone repair shop (most are not on maps apps and many not in the phone book) leads to consistent supplies. I've got three shops as repeat clients now and others that I've picked up just once so far. I'm also lucky to be doing this work in Las Vegas where fair e-waste prices are locally non-existent so fair prices are not only good ethically, but very successful. The loads from this one amount to roughly 5000lbs so far.


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    Nice haul! I'm jealous. I don't get too many hauls like that in my small town.

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    lucky bastard.
    im happy for you(but more jealous)

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    wish I had that in my truck

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    Those desktops are easy money all day long. Good job.

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    Nice Haul.
    This is a bad question and one that has been answered many times possibly but what are you getting per tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbol View Post
    Nice Haul.
    This is a bad question and one that has been answered many times possibly but what are you getting per tower.
    I disassemble them so it varies quite a bit depending on how many sticks of RAM, how many finger cards, the kind of mobo and more.

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    This is exactly right. Pass out cards to anyone who will take one. Cold call, do whatcha gotta do to get business. (as long as its ethical and moral). I 3 weeks ago stepped into what I consider the big boys arena. I landed a agreement with a large school district. They want me up there 2-3 times a year. The first pick up was 125 desktops, around 75-100 laptops, 5 gaylords of misc items, 150lbs of batteries, 200 LCD monitors. It was a awesome haul for zero money invested. I made a agreement and letter of certification that the HDDs would be zeroed out and that nothing would go into landfills. Will be a $2500-3500 score all done.

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    Nice score on that contact!

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    Most definitely! Never be afraid to ask. And NEVER get picky on whats in the boxes. The large company who was taking the items began to get picky with them. They don’t have time to list everything itemized, so they didn’t want to deal with them anymore. Im a graduate from the school as well.

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    What do you call fair pricing? I wouldn’t know what to offer for this load.

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    For me at current prices, by the pound is $.20-26/lb depending on the load size or $4/unit for older, complete towers or $3.25 for newer ones. A lot of times will do per unit pricing when buying off-site, for larger loads especially as I don't have a portable scale that can handle any serious weight


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