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    Quote Originally Posted by mthomasdev View Post
    Dam! At those prices, i'd consider taking apart all my PSUs.
    It is the only reason I do! If I couldn't get paid at that rate it would be "Wire snip" and they would go into the shread steel pile.
    I know most folks are in this situation. I luckily have an R2 facility locally that I have been able to build a nice relationship with. I know others are not as lucky.

    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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    I get around 7 cents a pound on low grade boards when I take them to another yard down the street from the one I work at on my way to work. Its not the best price but I don't really have the space to be saving up a pallet full of them. If I tried shipping them I think I would be loosing money if I had to pay for shipping. I try to take in a bunch of cans and other nasty/weird stuff that we don't really deal well with at my yard when I do get rid of them. that way Im not bothering them all the time with a barrel worth $4 in low grade boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    It is the only reason I do! If I couldn't get paid at that rate it would be "Wire snip" and they would go into the shread steel pile.
    I know most folks are in this situation. I luckily have an R2 facility locally that I have been able to build a nice relationship with. I know others are not as lucky.
    You should start buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mthomasdev View Post
    You should start buying.
    You must have missed that post about me losing my nuts if I were to even store a gaylord of ANYTHING e-waste in my garage from that beautiful wife of mine.

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    Where do you get a Gaylord from and are they called something different? I even asked for the big box that are pallet size and nobody knew what I was talking about when I was calling around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    You must have missed that post about me losing my nuts if I were to even store a gaylord of ANYTHING e-waste in my garage from that beautiful wife of mine.
    Now I remember. Too bad you couldn't work out a commission with yard and have gaylords shipped there.

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    Gorven is THE man to help you on good, cheap shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperheadDave View Post
    Where do you get a Gaylord from and are they called something different? I even asked for the big box that are pallet size and nobody knew what I was talking about when I was calling around.
    I wouldn't know any other description than how you described it to them. If they didn't understand that.. I'd say keep asking folks the way you did. Someone will understand.

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    All i do is put some to fill the extra space when i make a shipment.

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    office depot and others have them online
    Better than the dump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    office depot and others have them online
    I recall U LINE having a good price. And in having dealt with them in the past, they aren't even picky about freight locations. As long as they can put the pallet on the ground at the correct address, it will fly.

    Still, they are not cheap. It's probably best to just buy a roll of shrink wrap and pile boxes on a pallet. That roll will be less than $10, in some cases, and it will last you about a year if you are prudent and only have a few shipments. We have a steady supply of gaylords from the regional solid waste cooperative but I imagine that's not an option for a lot of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    I wouldn't know any other description than how you described it to them. If they didn't understand that.. I'd say keep asking folks the way you did. Someone will understand.
    You might also ask for Flexbins, cubic-yard boxes, cowboys/cowgirls, and pony boxes.

    Bulk liquid containers are nice, too, but it's hard to know if they were used for food grade material. Plus, they are not cheap so places that have them usually have a system to reclaim them. But it doesn't hurt to ask.

    You could also look into Supersacks. If you have a grain dealer, farm, or brewery in your area, check to see if they have these large, white, cubic-yard volume polypropylene sacks you can have to take. In our area, they see a lot of use but no one really knows what to do with them when they are empty. They fit on pallets when full and sometimes have sidewalls, which is nice. They also have high-weight-rated loops on the corners so that you can lift them with forks from the top, if they come off the pallet by accident. Make sure they are turned inside-out and shaken clean or you will be paying to ship a lot of dust and stale grains. They aren't as nice and tight as gaylords but they are standard shipping equipment and freight services don't usually balk at them (to my knowledge, anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperheadDave View Post
    Where do you get a Gaylord from and are they called something different? I even asked for the big box that are pallet size and nobody knew what I was talking about when I was calling around.
    "Large boxes" that can handle a lot of wight are not cheap ( $65+ ). Good luck getting them for free. [LINK]

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    Some food stores get rid of them, some what smaller than a Gaylord but they would hold Pumpkins, Watermelons and such and no top lid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    Some food stores get rid of them, some what smaller than a Gaylord but they would hold Pumpkins, Watermelons and such and no top lid...
    This is where I get all mine and for free! Some places re-use them but at many they just go in the cardboard baler so am saving them work and myself a few bucks. And if you arrange right they'll often save the lid for you

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    I got a few friends at a couple walmarts in town. I believe this is the answer to my problem. Thank you sir

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    Sometimes the Gaylord is also called a pallet box. That is how they call them at the place where I buy them.


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