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    Boxes and boxes of Carbon Film Resistors. Any Advice?

    *UPDATE* 5/20/17- Added Pics!

    Did a client Pickup yesterday.
    Got a gob of vintage Carbon Film Resistors. I was hoping at the bottom there were bags or boxes of tantalum.. may have found some.. but mostly I have lbs and lbs of boxes of unused Carbon Film Resistors.

    Will look to snap some pictures- but are there any precious metals in these at all?
    Ebaying them would probably be done by me.. until death.. and then my kids until their death.
    There are so many types, voltages, resistance etc.

    Looking for a semi-quick churn and burn!



    Wouldn't know if these could just go in my "wire" barrel.

    Always love finding new things- but cringe when I think "What the Hades am I going to do with all this stuff?"
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    I'm so into scrapping.. When my Steel Toe Boots Wear out, I cut the Steel out of them and recycle the Toe!


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    Resale always best but depends on how they are packaged, loose or reel tape?
    imo, If they are on reel tape, worth listing in a few large lots. Separate lots by wattage. larger the diameter, the higher the wattage (2w - 1/8w).
    Loose, probably not worth messing with.
    good luck

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    Faceball:
    Thanks for the reply. These are actually mostly all in their original boxes.
    I do have quite a bit that are "bagged" and lose- but they are sealed bags, with labels so you know what is in them.

    Have a bunch of Allen Bradley and TRW.

    I know the Allen Bradley's will probably sell. I may take a few "bunches" or "lots" and try them on Ebay- if no sale. I have found out that all the wires that stick out of each end are copper. So I will sell them as #2-- because I'm not about to cut the resistors out of each one!
    HA!
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    Have some Pics for you guys. Tell me what you see!






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    The second entries second(?) photo of the connectors. If the pins have not been inserted into the connectors then those would get a good price on ebay. Of course if you can sell as new and usable then much better for you Thanks for sharing. 73, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Mike-
    Are you talking about the Stereo Speaker Amplifier things? The Black Ovals?

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    May have found some bags of Tantalum (What I was really hoping for)
    Posted to that thread to confirm or deny.

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    No idea at all but I hope you'll be able to sell them on ebay.

    The 4th pic on the other thread looks like a bunch of minions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    Mike-
    Are you talking about the Stereo Speaker Amplifier things? The Black Ovals?
    No the connectors that are aluminum with the blue inside part. In my military electronics experience new connectors come with the pins not installed so you can put the wire into the pin and then insert the pin into a hole in the connector.

    In the case of military connectors the pins are in a plastic bottle or a plastic bag. Since these pins have a heavy gold plate they are popular with ebay buyers. The buyers are interested in the gold recovery from the pins.

    As always it best to sell as it was originally intended. 73, Mike

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    Thought I would post an Update/Result
    Client wanted $20 for this set of boxes.

    Results:
    46 lbs of #2 copper @ $1.80/lb = $82.80
    Epoxy Tantalum = 4.0375 lbs $18.00 lb = $72.68
    Total of $155.48

    Reason it went to scrap was that.. well tantalum pays far more in scrap than "re-use" and I was told by numerous people that with being as old as the resistors are- they may/could/probably are bad.
    Quick and dirty.

    I had taken 29 of the 46 lbs to my R2 facility- they have a "chopper" and I wanted to see if they would run it and work a deal with the "output"
    Because it was "Tin plated Copper" they feared that it would still mingle in with their normal shiny copper output and they would mess up their whole load too. So my guy went to work trying to find a buyer- best price he came up with.. .19 cents a lb.
    I ran my third bucket I had filled with this stuff to my local recycling place and he would buy it as #2 copper. Easy decision!

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