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    Pretty cool little Kiln. I was hoping it worked but sadly it's not heating up so off to the shred pile it goes.

    In other news I have 4 pallets of good PC's coming in next week. I desperately need HD's so i'll be starting a buyers thread this weekend and hopefully it goes live sooner than later...Probably should have started my thread weeks ago.

    Anyway I am setting up my workbench as a refurbishing station because up until now I have been doing one PC at a time. I'll be putting up a shelf for the monitors. I'll be needing a couple power strips and some zip ties for cable management so I don't get my wires crossed.




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    I will say this about Hd's....I can buy them on ebay with a money back guarantee for very cheap....250gb is plenty for a refurb been getting Blue Caviar for $5 each if I buy 5 free shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    I will say this about Hd's....I can buy them on ebay with a money back guarantee for very cheap....250gb is plenty for a refurb been getting Blue Caviar for $5 each if I buy 5 free shipping
    I haven't had very good luck selling PC's with 250gb HD's. When I list the same computer with a 1tb HD it sells. I'll check ebay again because I would actually rather not spend the time testing HD's. I would rather just format and install windows and be done.

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    I get more mileage out of additional ram than I do HD size......But every ones mileage will vary

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    I get more mileage out of additional ram than I do HD size......But every ones mileage will vary
    Yeah I max out ram but it's kinda hard to sell a nice computers with lets say an i5 3.6ghz CPU with 16gb ram, 4gb GPU with only a 250gb HD. Honestly I think I could do even better if I did 120gb SSD and 1tb HD but I really don't like spending the money on SSDs and waiting for the computer to sell.

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    So I don't really go look at the computers/e-waste I am buying ahead of time. Mostly just buy them at the right price, go pick them up and it works out. Sometimes it's bad but sometimes it's REALLY good. I bought a half gaylord of circuit boards recently for $250 only seeing a few crude photo's. Maybe you have seen the pictures of ram I posted already. But here is all the 4gb laptop ram sorted. 460 pieces of working ram that when sold in lots of 100 on ebay goes for $10-13 a piece $4600-$6000 total. Not a bad way to start the new year.

    I picked up 2 of the 4 pallets of computers I bought sight unseen last week. Turned out to be a pretty decent score with a good number of computers worth refurbishing. I'm finding that almost half of them still have hard drives so thank god for lazy IT guys because they shouldn't have any. Seeing as how I really need HD's at the moment I am not complaining.

    Second picture is 12 nice 4th gen i5 computers I will refurbish and sell locally. If not locally then I'll list them on ebay.

    Third picture are computers with the most recent Core 2 Duo vpro CPU's.

    Fourth pick are slightly older Core 2 Duo's.

    5th pic is getting scrapped if they don't sell on craigslist before the next rain we get. I have actually had decent luck selling what I consider scrap computers recently. $15 each for singles or $10 each for 5+. Throw in 1gb ram for $1.50 a piece.


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    Well I have been on a bit of a buying and selling rampage and have neglected to scrap much of anything the last few weeks. I need to get back to scrapping before I get another letter from the county about my code violations.

    I am trying to diversify my income as much as possible but it's hard being a one man band. If I focus on scrapping my local and online sales drop. If I focus on sales my scrap piles up.

    I am thinking about switching from one to the other every week. This week is inventory and listing items for sale and next week I can scrap.

    BTW that is a different optiplex at the corner of my bench than shown in my last post.

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    Heck of a nice stack there! Check with your yard on the cases for Precisions- I believe the fronts on some are aluminum. They come off real easy through a latch on the inside
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    maybe u need an assistant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by msmoorad View Post
    maybe u need an assistant?
    My 3 year old girl is pretty good at putting scrap in the correct bins. Boards in the yellow can screws in the blue can wire in the grey can etc etc. She gets mad when I am scrapping something she can't help with lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by matador View Post
    Heck of a nice stack there! Check with your yard on the cases for Precisions- I believe the fronts on some are aluminum. They come off real easy through a latch on the inside
    I have scrapped a few dozen so far and none have been aluminum but I will be sure to double check. The bigger ones inside my shed are for resale. They are t7500's with dual cpu's. I have had 3 people ask if I had any over the last month. I just got these in last week so I might have some buyers once I get them going.

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