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  1. Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist Horror Stories

    Hey everyone,

    Hope you're all staying safe during these crazy times. With all the doom and gloom I figured an off topic discussion would be a nice distraction.

    Today's topic:
    terrible...
  2. This thead is a question - Here in Montana they took my school ID as a form...

    Here in Montana they took my school ID as a form of ID before I had my driver's license, but that wasn't something they were used to seeing. Most people that scrap around here are older than 18 so...
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    Not a bad few days

    So I work in a warehouse complex and the maintainence guys were in the process of completely stripping out one of the units (2500sf shop space). I walked up and asked what their plan was with the...
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    This thead is a question - For a short little while I was buying them on SMF...

    For a short little while I was buying them on SMF and locally for $5-$25 per unit. It only lasted a few months since I started getting more broken TV's locally. The nail in the coffin was when I...
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    I noticed that too. I have pretty good luck...

    I noticed that too. I have pretty good luck selling the big range ones for $35-$50+, but those little ones are such a throw away item. For me if they aren't a name brand tabletop unit I don't deal...
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    When I was listing items on CL I had multiple...

    When I was listing items on CL I had multiple no-shows and those that did show up either looked really really sketchy or complained about the price. How can you complain about a $20 microwave with a...
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    It's really funny. The same thing happens when...

    It's really funny. The same thing happens when the police do sting operations on sketchy converter buyers. One gets caught for buying stolen cats and the rest take their ads down almost immediately....
  8. Canada - When you say describe the material are you...

    When you say describe the material are you sorting it based on chip type? Some gold ram has pinned chips, BGA chips, and a strange one (mainly from RAMBUS with rivets) that is said to have a higher...
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    I bought 2 of those blue ones (slightly...

    I bought 2 of those blue ones (slightly different, but pretty much the same) about 6 months ago. They work great for smaller scrap like circuit boards and computers! I know they look cheap, but they...
  10. Colorado | National - I sent a few emails about 3 months ago and got no...

    I sent a few emails about 3 months ago and got no response so I called instead. When I called all I got told was "send me an email" so I sent another email. That was about a month and a half ago. I...
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    It's been a busy few weeks/month on this little...

    It's been a busy few weeks/month on this little project. I ended up getting the unit running, but is struggled with processing thin steel. I did try a server hard drive and it just about killed the...
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    I've seen the reverse spin controller that many...

    I've seen the reverse spin controller that many shredders have and that is something that I plan to put on the bigger shredder (possibly this one too). My dad is helping get that part designed/built...
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    I was really really hoping it would go together...

    I was really really hoping it would go together perfectly on the first round, but I'm only $3,500 in so I've got some wiggle room before I hit the $8k mark :)
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    Well. There have been a few undocumented features...

    Well. There have been a few undocumented features to the unit like that it tears itself apart. I mean who doesn’t love a piece of equipment that tears itself apart? I’ve reinforced the unit for a...
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    This one is almost done. Hopefully I'll have it...

    This one is almost done. Hopefully I'll have it ready by the end of the week. As soon as I run some materials through it to see how well it works I'll have a good answer on the printers. Once all of...
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    406's New Toy... I Mean Tool

    Hey everyone,

    Hope your scrapping is going well. For the past 6 months I've been working on building my own shredder. If you look online for one it's going to take a minimum of $8-$10K. I decided...
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    I've always wondered what the freight...

    I've always wondered what the freight requirements were on lithium batteries. My pile of batteries is at 250 pounds and increasing every day. Do you require the taped batteries to be separately...
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    700#

    700#
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    Cashing out the wire pile and battery pallet...

    Cashing out the wire pile and battery pallet tomorrow. I'll post what I get when everything is done.
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - From what I found they are a radio dealer company...

    From what I found they are a radio dealer company that was downsizing to a smaller warehouse. It sounds like the husband didn't throw any electronics away for the past 20 or so years. I think the...
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    I talked to them this week too lol. I'm waiting...

    I talked to them this week too lol. I'm waiting for a few quotes on their smaller wire granulators. I'm mainly looking into their CM-Mini or the C-1/C-2. I was looking to build one myself, and it can...
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Free Ads Are The Best

    I was cleaning up the shop space yesterday when I decided to look at facebook marketplace and see if there were any good deals. I saw an ad for a few boxes of free electronics. It was 3 miles away so...
  23. 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...
  24. 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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