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    Red face Curbside Come Up!!

    I stopped at the curb a block from my house and nosed around what was left for bulk trash. There was a 1lb copper tube to start and two VERY heavy containers full of stuff. My biggest "come up" from this thus far was a 1931 Ford Model A car horn that I accidentally (first ebay sell ever) sold for $125.00. Not bad for putting a "buy now" price when I could have gotten in the 150-180 range but hey the horn was free and went to a barn find for a Ford Truck!! Now I have a sh*t ton (as my son would say) of random tools and thing-a-ma-jiggers to fix old radios and various electronic testing devices to try to find a home for. None the less the $125 horn was worth the stopping and picking up someone elses bulk trash. So glad I did!! I will attach a few pics if anyone has any suggestions for the other stuff I'd greatly appreciate it! One more thing, there was 22lbs of lead in the boxes, I scrapped that, didn't care to have solid lead sitting around my apt. Not sure what else I could have done with it.


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    the lead sells well to reloaders. That's cool on the Ebay, that'll get ya "hooked" in a hurry! ; )

    there's a ham radio forum somewhere, I think, where you might talk to about those tools. Probly best just put em on Ebay though, let them barter over it there. Most "volunteer" offers that I've seen made weren't worth much
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    I wouldn't imagine getting any huge offers. And Bear your message box is full, can't receive my last message sent till you clear some out.....

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    Sounds like a good hit
    On the subject of lead :
    Heavy & takes up minimal room for weight
    is a good seller on E-bay
    and you can always sell it.
    if ever there was a Armageddon LEAD will be desirable .

    some info from WIKI
    Production and consumption of lead is increasing worldwide. Total annual production is about 8 million tonnes; about half is produced from recycled scrap. The top lead producing countries, as of 2008, are Australia, China, USA, Peru, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Morocco, South Africa and North Korea.[45] Australia, China and the United States account for more than half of primary production.[46] In 2010, 9.6 million tonnes of lead were produced, of which 4.1 million tonnes came from mining.[47]

    At current use rates, the supply of lead is estimated to run out in 42 years.[48] Environmental analyst Lester Brown has suggested lead could run out within 18 years based on an extrapolation of 2% growth per year.[49] This may need to be reviewed to take account of renewed interest in recycling, and rapid progress in fuel cell technology. According to the International Resource Panel's Metal Stocks in Society report, the global per capita stock of lead in use in society is 8 kg. Much of this is in more-developed countries (20–150 kg per capita) rather than less-developed countries (1–4 kg per capita).[50]

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    Lead might be worth saving for the grand kids .


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    Last edited by Copper Head; 04-26-2013 at 11:38 PM.


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