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    Hard drive platters??

    I have a stack of about 10 hard drive platters. I looked on ebay and see them going for about $1-1.50/pound. I can't see making much after fees and shipping. Aren't they coated aluminum? Should I just throw them in with my aluminum?



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    surface layer of Co-Cr-Pt alloy is 40-50% platinum, and the layer is ~30 nm thick. and I estimate one platter has at most 2.2 mg Pt. you've just spent an hour of time to reclaim 10 cents of platinum,
    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_p...#ixzz1ZeG0Z8ZP
    THis was already posted here in it's complete form, but this is the condensed version. If you continue to break them down you will have more platters to sell, hang on to what you have till you have enough to make it worth selling.
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    Wow, the prices have dropped a bit on these. I was thinking more, but just looked at them. As said, just toss them to the side until you have a big (flat rate) box full of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryank930 View Post
    I have a stack of about 10 hard drive platters. I looked on ebay and see them going for about $1-1.50/pound. I can't see making much after fees and shipping. Aren't they coated aluminum? Should I just throw them in with my aluminum?
    What ebay are you looking at. The only one selling is 0.99 :/

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    A link I bookmarked a couple of months ago...

    http://www.ebay.com/dsc/i.html?LH_Ti...4&_sop=5&_sc=1

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    I throw mine in the aluminum bucket. I heard it isn't even platinum they're coated in
    There's nothing more fun and more effective than hitting something repeatedly with a sledgehammer

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    I throw mine in the aluminum bucket. I heard it isn't even platinum they're coated in
    The complete answer to that is up above in my post( the link to the wiki site). Post #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by drozenski View Post
    What ebay are you looking at. The only one selling is 0.99 :/
    The only listings that matter on E-bay are completed listings. They will be listed in green.

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    How do you see completed listings? I haven used ebay since 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by drozenski View Post
    How do you see completed listings? I haven used ebay since 2006
    1. Advanced search http://www.ebay.com/sch/ebayadvsearc...pfnorm=1&rt=nc
    2. check "Completed listings" under "Search including"

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    If you type in something such as hard drive platters, all listings that are still going on will come up. If you scroll down the screen, you will see completed listings. click there.

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    so does anyone on here sell them? If you do PM me and I'll see what I can do about getting you some.


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