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  1. The problem with Chinese equipment is that you...

    The problem with Chinese equipment is that you get what you pay for. If it's cheaper than the rest there's a reason. The only way you would be able to find a truly affordable unit is to build one...
  2. It really depends on the type of coax you've got...

    It really depends on the type of coax you've got there. If you're able to snip off a small section and find out. I've gotten cable from towers that was mainly copper coax. If you come across any that...
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    National - A few prices have been updated: -Ceramic IC...

    A few prices have been updated:

    -Ceramic IC Chips: dropped to $6.25/lb
    -Silver Ram: dropped to $7.50/lb

    *I am currently evaluating buying scrap coin cell batteries from motherboards and...
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    Just got my check in for the last 2 dumpsters of...

    Just got my check in for the last 2 dumpsters of steel. Appliances are looking to hold steady at $45/ton. I also sent out 750 pounds of copper motor windings to a new buyer last week (1200 pounds...
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    It looks like the private message won't work....

    It looks like the private message won't work. Feel free to send me an email at controlboardsales@gmail.com. Thanks!
  6. I haven't done much which beer, but if you take a...

    I haven't done much which beer, but if you take a jug of 100% juice, add yeast, cap it with either a balloon or a 1 way brewers filter, and throw it in the corner for a month you get some decently...
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    Just got my check in from the last dumpster of...

    Just got my check in from the last dumpster of steel. Prices are looking to hold steady at $45/ton. I never thought the day would come where less than 3 cents a pound was a good price. Oh well, on to...
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    My main concern with these would be that they...

    My main concern with these would be that they aren't 99.9% silver. I haven't bought much silver, but I have seen people fill bars with lead or other low value metals and passing it off as pure silver...
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    rant thread - It's been a heck of a past few days

    Hey everyone! Hope things are good. The last few days have not very good so I need to rant about it.

    Yesterday I came into my warehouse and found that the power was turned off. Rent is paid and...
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    It's always interesting to see that the scrappers...

    It's always interesting to see that the scrappers who complain the loudest about low prices are usually the ones who are extremely resistant to change when it comes to their venture. They say...
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    With the way the board sizes are decreasing I...

    With the way the board sizes are decreasing I could see the scrap electronics prices going through the floor while the per pound prices on boards increases. What I'm finding is that the newer boards...
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    The tough part is knowing how thick the gold is...

    The tough part is knowing how thick the gold is on the board. How many pounds of these do you have?
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Cisco Catalyst 6500

    About 3 weeks ago I was approached by a local call center that was shutting down their local operations. As a result, they were cleaning all of their old electronics out. Long story short I got 5000...
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    National - A few new items have been added! -IC Chips:...

    A few new items have been added!

    -IC Chips: Dallas Chips (typically say dallas, timekeeper, zeropower, sram, ect.): $0.75/lb

    -Trimmed Ram Sticks (fingers missing): $6.00/lb

    -Appliance Relay...
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    National - Sorry about that. I got really really behind with...

    Sorry about that. I got really really behind with work and school this past month. If it does not come in by the end of the week please let me know and I'll get another one issued.
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    National - Prices have increased! Ceramic IC Chips have also...

    Prices have increased! Ceramic IC Chips have also been added as a separate item. If you are planning to send in a shipment of IC chips feel free to send them in mixed. We'll sort them for you!
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    National - Feel free to send them mixed. I can sort them out...

    Feel free to send them mixed. I can sort them out when the box arrives. If you do not mix the regulators into the chips the bottom price would be $5.00/lb. feel free to send me some pictures of the...
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    National - For the time being all appliance parts are off of...

    For the time being all appliance parts are off of the buying list. We are working very hard to get those back up on the list, but it may take up to 6 months. If you currently have a box of parts I...
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    At this point practically any hustle beats the...

    At this point practically any hustle beats the current scrap prices.
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    How fried is fried on the boards? A picture would...

    How fried is fried on the boards? A picture would be interesting. You would be surprised to find how simple some of the fixes are on some of those oven boards.

    I've tried my lot with various...
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    Sell, sell, sell! In times like this year where...

    Sell, sell, sell! In times like this year where scrap prices are very low and continuing to drop selling is the best method of making money. For items such as the ones mentioned above you may also...
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    The lowest I've ever seen prices around here was...

    The lowest I've ever seen prices around here was $0.01/lb $20 a ton around 9 or 10 years ago. I was a little guy around 9 or 10 so my parents took me to the yard to get rid of some junk that was...
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    National - I have reached the quantity of rambus I was...

    I have reached the quantity of rambus I was looking to get. Thank you everyone who sent shipments in so quickly! I will be re-evaluating my rambus prices and adjusting them accordingly in the next...
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    I like to take the approach that the scrap yard...

    I like to take the approach that the scrap yard was going to buy the complete unit with the plastic before I took it apart so why would adding the plastic back into the case be an issue? I would...
  25. I sort my material into the following categories:...

    I sort my material into the following categories:


    Initial Sort (when material first comes in the door)

    1. separate initial material into the disassembly and resale/reuse piles. Disassembly...
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