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    This is a how-to thread - Usually, none of the above. Boards are...

    Usually, none of the above.

    Boards are shredded, sometimes blended with other materials, to get the copper content higher.
    The shredded boards are smelted and copper cathodes are poured. The...
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    Nice computer score from regular client

    Just piced up about 180 core i5 desktops!

    This is from a regular client I have been dealing with for the past 3-4 years. It is an IT department in a large business.
    Hard drives are all removed,...
  3. My largest pick up in one load was about 8,000...

    My largest pick up in one load was about 8,000 lbs of servers. I had to hire someone with a larger truck and power tailgate to bring it all back to the shop. There is an old post about it with...
  4. I tend to agree, time is money. I crunch the...

    I tend to agree, time is money. I crunch the numbers and see if I can make a minimum certain amount per hour. If not, then I don't break down. While I am a part timer too, I see this as a business,...
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    The house both inside and outside is a solid 8-9,...

    The house both inside and outside is a solid 8-9, just the way both my wife and I like it. My shop (separate from the house) is usually about 3-5, depending on how much scrap I have accumulated. I...
  6. For me a good non-metal find was several brand...

    For me a good non-metal find was several brand new boxes of natural slate tiles, about 90 sq feet in total.
    This was a perfect find, as our old fireplace looked truly hideous.
    I used a good...
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    This thead is a question - I do the same too, sometimes the CPU can have...

    I do the same too, sometimes the CPU can have good value too on newer units. Got about 150 servers in the shop right now to dismantle.
  8. Boards and ewaste can be very profitable if you...

    Boards and ewaste can be very profitable if you know what you are doing. As others mentioned the learning curve is long and steep.
    Low grade boards from TVs VCRs etc are worth nearly nothing. I...
  9. For me not worth taking them apart. I also have...

    For me not worth taking them apart. I also have one buyer that takes them for about $0.04-0.05 per lb mixed with mice, printers, plastic, etc even with the cords cut off. I also have another buyer...
  10. Thread: Good Day Finds

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    Why don't you try to offer to buy all the RAM and...

    Why don't you try to offer to buy all the RAM and CPU's from him? Offer around 1/2 of what you get from your buyer and it would be easy profit, plus you can sort out the resellable parts for more. Or...
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    For the re-sellable stuff we have several buyers...

    For the re-sellable stuff we have several buyers right here, who can take them untested and they test and pay you based on the working items. This would mostly apply to RAM, CPU and maybe hard...
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    I buy from one local scrap yard occasionally....

    I buy from one local scrap yard occasionally. Mostly desktops and laptops, plus I can pick and choose from the other electronic stuff too. I buy all for same price per lb. They just separate all this...
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    I just tear them down. I like them, easy money....

    I just tear them down. I like them, easy money. Last time got 0.40 for batteries, 0.30 for the transformers, and 0.20 for the boards. I get them quite often.
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    Yes I had the same experience. For me the wanted...

    Yes I had the same experience. For me the wanted section works by far the best. I also post in the computer services section for electronics recycling. Not too many contacts on that one, but I did...
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    I think even ewaste would be difficult, as it can...

    I think even ewaste would be difficult, as it can be quite bulky and the volume quickly add up. Even a small load like 5-10 desktops would be very difficult without a car/truck. Even with a pickup...
  16. Thread: E-waste Pics

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    this thread has pictures - That board is high grade telecom for sure. The...

    That board is high grade telecom for sure. The BGA chips contain a decent amount of gold. Last time I got $4.50 per lb for very similar looking Cisco boards.
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    Sometimes the Gaylord is also called a pallet...

    Sometimes the Gaylord is also called a pallet box. That is how they call them at the place where I buy them.
  18. Wisconsin | National - Just sent my 5th box of RAM and CPU's to TJ....

    Just sent my 5th box of RAM and CPU's to TJ. Always a pleasure to work with, good communication, honest and fast payment!
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - A good haul, but I also think you paid too much....

    A good haul, but I also think you paid too much. I don't pay more than $2 per scrap laptop, unless newer with resale value.
    You might still be able to profit, probably better sell them whole. At say...
  20. Thread: E-waste Pics

    by aurum
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    this thread has pictures - I include the tape drive boards with my hard...

    I include the tape drive boards with my hard drive boards, I don't get many either.
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    I would pull it off. Use a heat gun, heat from...

    I would pull it off. Use a heat gun, heat from the back side while prying gently. Make sure to do it outside or an area with good ventilation.

    For the hard drives, I pull the boards, and sell the...
  22. this thread has a poll - I only pull re-useable parts from laptops, the...

    I only pull re-useable parts from laptops, the rest is sold as either complete or incomplete. My buyer accepts as complete without batteries or hard drives.
    Occasionally I pull one RAM (if there is...
  23. Canada - Buying Electronic Scrap, RAM, CPU, computer parts, cell phones

    My name is Barnabas and I run a small electronic recycling business in the Vancouver, BC area. I have been buying electronic scrap locally for about 5 years, but have decided to offer buying from...
  24. Thread: A Cautinary Tale

    by aurum
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    This thread is a serious one - I have college level chemistry background, and...

    I have college level chemistry background, and several years industry experience working with all those chemicals, and I would NEVER consider refining any of this stuff myself! Load the boards in...
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    I mainly recycle electronics, and re-sell some...

    I mainly recycle electronics, and re-sell some items for repair. I have a few buyers who repair and re-sell some items:

    Flat screen monitors, 19” wide screen and up, TV’s 32” and up, any brand....
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