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    Most change you found

    Those of us that scrap appliances-just wondering if anyone got a mother lode of change/bills from a washing machine or dryer?



    I almost always get some coins from dryers at least.


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    at the most, a dollar maybe a little more

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    The only dryer I never found change in, was when I scrapped my own... Several good ones of almost $5 but lots of others with a dollar or less in change

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    back at vocational school - someone donated a jeep - that was full of change. The guy just emptied his pockets out every day into the car. Seriously the front seat, back seats, center console were all full of change! The two kids who were in charge of counting it each stole around $200.00 each from the whole mess and when it was all said and done the class got $453 and some change and used it towards pizza parties.. so $800 worth of change in a jeep! **** that was cool!

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    Not from a washer or drier, but still a good find, $135 inside some old vintage suitcases. There were 2 $50's and 7 rolls of SILVER dimes in 3 old suitcases.
    My fortune cookie said:
    You discover treasures where others see nothing unusual.

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    I've found a few coins to a few dollars in change in dryers. But, I did find $50 in a register. Someone had used a crowbar to try to open it, but it was still closed. Little did they know, there's always a switch on the bottom to pop it open! Also found about $20 in change in a safe once.

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    I found my gold chain in the pump of my own front load washer once. Also found a dumptruck key in same pump. Since then, I've taken a hammer to every one I've scrapped. Nothing yet, but I can't be the only one this happened to. Always turn driers upside down for change.

    Did a clean out on a mobile home once that yielded at least $60 in change. I split that one equally with my employees to keep all excited and honest.

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    I was helping a friend scrap the commercial dryers from his laundromat after an upgrade. The older commercial dryers collect a lot of change. I think I averaged $7 per dryer, one even had a $10 bill in it.

    One time I cleaned out my own car and found about $30 in quarters, didn't count up the rest. It had bucket seats that liked to empty my pockets lol.

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    $4.16 out of a scrap car!
    Usually I get $1.00 or less.. but I put that towards my profit on the vehicle!
    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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    washers/dryers = nothing.

    Cars..I've found more change then I can remember. My grandfather used to run wrecked cars to an Auction/Insurance co. when I was younger an me and my cousin would have to fight our grandmother to go thru the cars! lol. No matter how well we picked them, she always managed to find more.

    I love me some searching for change. Backseats, an bucket seats are where the cash is! lol

    Sirscrapalot - Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded. - Tim Allen

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    The average car that is shredded contains $1.63 in change. It is submitted back to the treasury where it is counted destroyed and the yard is given a check..

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    Quote Originally Posted by URBANERECYCLING View Post
    The average car that is shredded contains $1.63 in change. It is submitted back to the treasury where it is counted destroyed and the yard is given a check..
    Cool Factoid!
    Not when I get through with em.. They'd be lucky to find 1 red cent in one of mine! HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post

    Cars..I've found more change then I can remember. My grandfather used to run wrecked cars to an Auction/Insurance co. when I was younger an me and my cousin would have to fight our grandmother to go thru the cars! lol. No matter how well we picked them, she always managed to find more.
    Heh.. I have to fight off my KIDS! They want in those cars to hunt for the cashola!!

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    $20.00+ from my own dryer.
    "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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    it's good family time sledge! Just don't what my grandmother did till we got smart an caught on...Don't share your secrets with them. Let them hunt it out, then you come in an pull out more!

    good times, i sure do miss those days.

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    Buddy & I found 4 old coffeecans full of change in a barn cleanout many, many moons ago. The old man died & the widow was selling the place. Buyer insisted she get all the ""junk"" out of the barn. Me & my friend got volunteered by our foks to help the lady, and (memory is hazy that far back) but I think our pay was going to be five dollars apiece plus a case of orange pushups from the country store. The Pushups I definitely remember!. LOL. Back then silver was only about $4-something an ounce. Face value ~~$100 in silver. Seems like the neighbor guy gave us like $250 for the silver stuff if I remember right. I still got my half of the wheat pennies we found in there. It was mostly pennies, but MAN did my heart skip when we realized what we'd found!!!!!!!! That's what got me started coin collecting. Wish I'd kept the silver.
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    it's good family time sledge! Just don't what my grandmother did till we got smart an caught on...Don't share your secrets with them. Let them hunt it out, then you come in an pull out more!
    You must read minds. I give them first crack.. My son victoriously yells "I got it all" after every car.. Then I end up pulling another .25-.50 out of there he he.

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    Got 22.00 out of a dryer once and 250.00 out of a cookie tin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by URBANERECYCLING View Post
    The average car that is shredded contains $1.63 in change. It is submitted back to the treasury where it is counted destroyed and the yard is given a check..
    My dad used to work at Southern Scrap way,way back in the day. Back then the workers were allowed to bring that crushed up change home. He brought many a five quart ice cream buckets home to us kids. We'd salvage what we could and buy candy n cokes with that bent up money. lol I don't know what him and moma did with the rest, but it sure was fun! Thanks for bringing that memory back!
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    52 dollars (a 20, a 5, and all the rest change) diff dryer - 700$ ring)


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