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    Been a great week urban mining!

    Had 5 pick-ups in the last week. Found 17 old school white towers 1/2 mile from my home, killer cisco switches, piles of ram/wire/cpus, 60+ desktops, and to top it off a i7 mint condition CPU worth $150 to PTS! Tear down saturday!













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    Thats some nice haul with a pretty good payout. Thanks for sharing.
    Cleaning up the e-waste one company at a time

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    Thanks. If anyone is interested in the older ceramic CPUs, the Cyrix, AMD, K5, pentium, intel, etc... for more than scrap value, feel free to message me. I sent a text to that vintage buyer in the buyers section a week ago and got radio silence. So I guess hes not interested.

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    Just found a i5-3570 also in mint shape! If your not looking at CPUs for more than scrap value, then you need to start. My lightbulb finally turned on with CPUs 2 days ago and im very glad it did. $180 for 2 chips to fit in the palm of my hand. Loving the urban mining!

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    What a nice haul. Way to go !

    It's not often that i run across core i series machines. When i do ... i like to fix them up and put them back into service.

    Been running across more than a few 386, 486, & 686 era machines lately. Some even earlier. Even found a 360 megabyte hard drive that was still in good working order last week. It's funny how it varies like that. They can run from quite old to fairly new. Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it.

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    Found another mint i5 tonight in a all-in-one computer. Thats what I enjoy about scrapping, its the "thrill of the hunt" that is fun. A mild rush I guess you could say.

    I still cant hardly find any 386, 486, etc.. machines. Only 1 so far in 18 months of e-scraping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron p View Post
    Found another mint i5 tonight in a all-in-one computer. Thats what I enjoy about scrapping, its the "thrill of the hunt" that is fun. A mild rush I guess you could say.

    I still cant hardly find any 386, 486, etc.. machines. Only 1 so far in 18 months of e-scraping.
    I hear you. You just never know what you might chance upon. I like the new learning too. You can see how the tech grew and evolved over the decades. That's an interesting story all in itself.

    It might be locational with the older stuff. It's rural here and folks tend to hold on to things on the chance that they might be needed someday. They will throw it out it the barn and forget it's there after a couple of years. Twenty years later they get the urge to do a bit of spring cleaning and out comes the old machine.

    An old machine is kind of a nice find for a scrapper. Not big money by any means .... but better than average. The old processors are worth a few dollars whereas the newer scrap ones are only worth a quarter or so. The finger cards are nice and the motherboards pay a little better per pound. The main downside is that the older machines can be a booger to disassemble sometimes. They hadn't quite worked out ISA ( Industry Standard Architecture ) just yet. Some companies had overly complicated designs that can eat up a lot of time when you're doing the breakdown. A ten minute job turns into an hour if you have to fuss with oddball rusted screws and weird construction techniques. It's kinda 50/50 i guess. The stuff inside is worth more, but you often have to work harder and longer to get it out of the box.

    Strictly from the money point of view: There's a lot more profit potential with the newer core i machines that you're running across in your area. The processor alone might be worth more than the scrap you would would get from five or ten 386 era machines.

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    Guys, make sure you stay hydrated when your outside working on stuff. I currently dealing with dehydration. Had to visit the er clinic last night for 2 bags of iv fluids. Im bed ridden per doctors orders for next 48hrs. Half gallon of water a day minimum. Heat indexes have been over 100 in my area, and it bit me! Pay attention to your body!

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    Turns out I had Murine Typhus. 3 days in the ICU, im finally back home and somewhat normal. Spray your yards and shops for fleas and ticks folks.


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