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  1. Just an opinion: I think i would lean more...

    Just an opinion:

    I think i would lean more toward the .40 in a SHTF scenario.Was reading somewhere that one possible reason for the shortage of .22 ammo was that the arms manufacturers had...
  2. I'm not aware of any plug end buyers ... though...

    I'm not aware of any plug end buyers ... though they may be out there.

    You might do a scratch test with a file or a grinder on those male plug ends. The ones i've found so far seem to yellow brass...
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    GlobalIndustrial is also a good source for all...

    GlobalIndustrial is also a good source for all things material handling.There are almost too many different kinds of totes and parts organizers to choose from.

    Their pallet jacks and hand trucks...
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    Fish totes are commonly used for all kinds of...

    Fish totes are commonly used for all kinds of purposes in this area. They're about 25 - 30 $ each. They're stackable for shipping. They can be a one or two man lift depending on the weight. Very...
  5. This thead is a question - ^^^^^^ I would second that ... it's not...

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    I would second that ... it's not really clear what the OP is looking for.

    In regard to scammers and whatnot ... there might be more to the story. It's well above my pay grade, but from...
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    Yep ... leave em' on. Oftentimes ... the prices...

    Yep ... leave em' on. Oftentimes ... the prices quoted for gold fingers are for quality cut trim. Most of the trim doesn't measure up to that standard and has to be downgraded accordingly.

    Leave...
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    One way of looking at it: It's all just...

    One way of looking at it: It's all just competition for an available resource. It's not personal ... it's just business.

    Sometimes it's all just luck of the draw. You just happened to get there a...
  8. This thead is a question - Smart man ! There's a lot less time and effort if...

    Smart man ! There's a lot less time and effort if you can act as a go-between.

    One little quickie in regard to rust.The vehicles here generally rust out from back to front. Just slide in under...
  9. This thead is a question - The big thing is the underneath. A car or truck...

    The big thing is the underneath. A car or truck can look perfectly good when you're standing there looking at it and be a complete horror show of rust underneath. A lot of it depends on if there's...
  10. This thead is a question - Something like that might go for 500.00 - 800.00...

    Something like that might go for 500.00 - 800.00 $ in this area if it was in running condition. It would be something that somebody could use as their daily driver in the winter to get back and forth...
  11. If it's anything like the gas business ... the...

    If it's anything like the gas business ... the yards are just working the margins.

    Industry standard in the gasoline business is a gross margin of 15 to 20 cents a gallon at the retail level. Net...
  12. Both the large yard and the feeder yard are about...

    Both the large yard and the feeder yard are about the same on prices.

    #1 Iron prepared 2x5 120.00 $ a ton
    #1 Unprepared 80.00 $ a ton

    There's usually a seasonal increase at our...
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    For all practical intents and purposes ... right...

    For all practical intents and purposes ... right at this moment ... i would tend to agree with you guys. The magnets and their backer plates are exotic alloys that most yards simply aren't set up to...
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    It looks like you found our prime buyer of HDD...

    It looks like you found our prime buyer of HDD magnets here. He hasn't posted in awhile so don't know if he's still active or not.

    The only other outlet that i know of is ebay. You can find them...
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    This thead is a question - There are all different ways of making money....

    There are all different ways of making money. There are tons of opportunities out there just ripe for the taking. To one degree or another ... we're all creatures of habit. A good opportunity could...
  16. Thread: Computer Towers

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    This thead is a question - As a general rule: Your best bet for break...

    As a general rule:

    Your best bet for break down scrap value is something pre. yr 2000.

    Your best bet for " better than scrap" is something no more than four years old.

    Take CD/DVD boards...
  17. Thread: Computer Towers

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    This thead is a question - It's not all it's cracked up to be though .... ...

    It's not all it's cracked up to be though ....

    3.5" drives weigh about a pound each. They're generally not cost effective to ship.

    Then there's time spent wiping & testing the drives before...
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    Bangor Maine area: 5/14/19 #1 iron ppd...

    Bangor Maine area: 5/14/19

    #1 iron ppd 120.00/.060
    #2 iron ppd 110.00/.055
    #1 iron uppd 70.00/.035
    #2 iron uppd 60.00/.030
    Mixed/light iron 80.00/.040
  19. Thread: Computer Towers

    by hills
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    This thead is a question - Just a thought .... but you might check out the...

    Just a thought .... but you might check out the ewaste buyers here. Maybe compare what they
    are paying for HDD logic boards vs. what you're getting at the yard ?
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Definitely a nice score ! Hard to tell for...

    Definitely a nice score !

    Hard to tell for sure, but it looks like it's mostly 3/4" type L. ?

    It sells new for 1.70 per lineal foot. (Maybe a little more depending on where you buy it.)

    ...
  21. Thread: Computer Towers

    by hills
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    This thead is a question - Just an opinion: You probably did alright if...

    Just an opinion:

    You probably did alright if you got 900 for 130 computers that had the HDD's and ram pulled. A straight scrap value of 6.92 per unit is well above average and you didn't have to...
  22. Thread: Curbco Shopping

    by hills
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    If it's allright ... i'll take a run at this and...

    If it's allright ... i'll take a run at this and throw out a few ideas.

    The first would be that it really is a hard old world out there. It's survival of the fittest and we're the biggest,...
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    This thead is a question - Just an opinion: Ewaste is it's own specialty...

    Just an opinion:

    Ewaste is it's own specialty and it takes awhile to learn. It sounds like your prime gig is steel and copper and that's it's own area of knowledge as well.

    Point being: It...
  24. Thread: I <3 hoarders.

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    Good to see you back Sir S. ! It's a niche...

    Good to see you back Sir S. !

    It's a niche market .... but there's definitely a market for used tools of all kinds. There's a place called Liberty Tool Company here in Maine that's hugely popular...
  25. Thread: Curbco Shopping

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    All things considered .... i'm truly on the fence...

    All things considered .... i'm truly on the fence with this one.

    If you look at the Berlin wall ... it was really more of a heavily guarded boarder between east and west Germany. The wall was...
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