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    Up next on the scrapping block is this Vtech 'Talking Whiz Kid' toy laptop !




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    In this 2016 anniversary & Christmas special I rip into a bunch of old film cameras to see what I can find !

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    Congrats on a year of Cash in the Trash! You should do a bunch of printers good boards can be found on some of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    Congrats on a year of Cash in the Trash! You should do a bunch of printers good boards can be found on some of them
    Thank you. I try to scrap a verity of different items "so you don't have to" .
    I will have to get ahold of some modern office printers / scanners. Older units don't seem to have much in them.

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    It's the end of 2016 - time to answer some common questions I receive !

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    Today I scrap a "Freeze Alarm" !

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    I wonder if older answering machines have better parts in them ? Let's find out !

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    I have a guy who buys my computer towers at .26 cents a pound with drive in it. He says its not worth my time to tear them down, Is he wrong? Is it better to tear them down? I can tear it down in just a few minutes. Thanks for your reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapking14 View Post
    I have a guy who buys my computer towers at .26 cents a pound with drive in it. He says its not worth my time to tear them down, Is he wrong? Is it better to tear them down? I can tear it down in just a few minutes. Thanks for your reply
    you'll have to figure out what is best for you, but pretty sure most everyone here does tear down.............what does he do with them. i bet its worth his time to tear down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapking14 View Post
    I have a guy who buys my computer towers at .26 cents a pound with drive in it. He says its not worth my time to tear them down, Is he wrong? Is it better to tear them down? I can tear it down in just a few minutes. Thanks for your reply
    With a screw gun, I can take a tower apart in under 2 minutes. Each brand and model of tower has a different value. They can weigh 10 to 20 lbs each.

    It's up to you to determine if the parts in each tower are worth it. Take a few towers apart, weight the individual parts, find a middle-of-the-road ( current ) price ... than figure out shipping costs, how much you spent to acquire the units, and how many units you can rip up in an hour.
    After everything is said and down, you should have a rough idea how much you make per hour.
    Now figure out how many units you can get in a day or week, your costs, and how much the guy is going to pay out.



    (( Personally - after accounting for high shipping costs in my area - $0.26 /lb seems like an OK price for whole towers ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapking14 View Post
    I have a guy who buys my computer towers at .26 cents a pound with drive in it. He says its not worth my time to tear them down, Is he wrong? Is it better to tear them down? I can tear it down in just a few minutes. Thanks for your reply
    Have you even considered the value of more than scrap items? There are units out there that could be worth 40 times or more, than thier scrap value.

    In regards to shipping, do your own research. If you are having issues, ask. Most of us don't bite (that often).

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    Thanks for all the replies guys! I appreciate it. The beautiful thing is its a huge buyer here in NJ, I am talking tractor trailers in and out all the time. Its the place where all the scrap yard around here sell to! Its a few miles away so no shipping. I took up 401 pounds of processed parts and received 300.00. most of the weight was the power supplies.....what I will do is weigh the next load I have as whole towers and then break them down and which price is better. I am saving all my chips however until I can sort them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapking14 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies guys! I appreciate it. The beautiful thing is its a huge buyer here in NJ, I am talking tractor trailers in and out all the time. Its the place where all the scrap yard around here sell to! Its a few miles away so no shipping. I took up 401 pounds of processed parts and received 300.00. most of the weight was the power supplies.....what I will do is weigh the next load I have as whole towers and then break them down and which price is better. I am saving all my chips however until I can sort them.
    The part I think your missing is more than scrap value (ie. Resale). A single i7 cpu could be worth $70 or more. 1gb and higher memory can be resold. Check the buyers section. You could be throwing hundreds of dollars away.

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    Here is a Vtech Vsmile game I'm going to rip open !

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    Today I take a look inside of an old electronic translator that may be older than I am !
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    In this episode I rip into a remote weather and temperature sensor. I am surprised that it worked at all !

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    Today I scrap a Toshiba and Kodak power supply and see what's inside !

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    In this episode I rip open a 'Stylin' Studio' drawing pad to see what I can find!

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    Let's scrap a dvd/cd drive from a computer tower, and see what goodies are inside!

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