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    The yard i go to in Norcross, GA (about 30...

    The yard i go to in Norcross, GA (about 30 minutes from me) is paying about 2.5 cents per pound for shred steel. On the up side of that, they accept almost anything as steel. Including TVs and...
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    This thead is a question - Any chance you could post a picture or two? We on...

    Any chance you could post a picture or two? We on the forum can usually be of better help if we can see exactly what the user is inquiring about.
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    National - I told the folks at Ewasted a few weeks ago I...

    I told the folks at Ewasted a few weeks ago I would post about their amazing service, as usual. I had one question regarding some boards I sent in, and they got it worked out quickly and efficiently....
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    this thread is funny - Well, I went back and looked at the auction now...

    Well, I went back and looked at the auction now that it has ended. This school system did not use iCloud or anything Apple related. It was all proprietary software. Most schools are like that,...
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    this thread is funny - Interesting Find On GovDeals

    Well, I don't know how many of you explore govdeals.com, but I was on there searching in Georgia the other day and ran across this listing. 6,047 MacBook Airs 2012-2014, most with power cables. The...
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    If you had spare parts like RAM and some HDDs...

    If you had spare parts like RAM and some HDDs laying around, you should fix them up, throw WIN10 on them and they can then sell for $120+ each. That's what I do with most of mine if they still work....
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    As far as I know, not too many places will buy...

    As far as I know, not too many places will buy them if their storage capacity is below a threshold. I just pull the steel off the outside and toss them in with my mid-grade boards.
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    This thread is a serious one - I've only ever shocked myself twice. Both times...

    I've only ever shocked myself twice. Both times were on CRTs I was scrapping after I had just plugged them in to test them. It was the lead-plated glass on the back of the tube that shocked me. Not a...
  9. Welcome to the forum! I always love having metal...

    Welcome to the forum! I always love having metal buyers on here because they can often times give us info we otherwise couldn't get. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. But, all of us...
  10. Thread: New Member

    by Stargate1
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    Welcome to the forum! As I'm sure everyone will...

    Welcome to the forum! As I'm sure everyone will tell you in some way or another, READ previous threads and older, archived posts. You can glean lots of useful info from them and even answer questions...
  11. Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Dang bro. Nice score. I've not gotten anything...

    Dang bro. Nice score. I've not gotten anything like that in the trash/online ad, but I've gotten some pretty unexpected things before. Authentic military MREs being one of them. Two entire unopened...
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    It looks like some kind of industrial grade cable...

    It looks like some kind of industrial grade cable used for high amp applications. Each of those wires is used to carry one phase of current on a three-phase power supply. Probably went to a motor or...
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    I live just outside of Atlanta and that is a...

    I live just outside of Atlanta and that is a major issue. There's lots of large corporate recycling companies around here. It prevents us home scrappers from getting the good stuff to scrap. we just...
  14. rant thread - Dude. DANG! Just shoot up the neighborhood next!...

    Dude. DANG! Just shoot up the neighborhood next! Geez. But I see your point. I knew kids when I lived in VA that would do that. Never got shot at myself, but have been stopped by police twice. Both...
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    I actually just made business cards of my own...

    I actually just made business cards of my own from VistaPrint. I simply advertise as free computer/electronics pickup and recycling. I've gotten many calls since I started my micro-business. Always...
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    This thead is a question - I just cut the ends off and sell the plugs as...

    I just cut the ends off and sell the plugs as gold plated connectors. Then throw the wire in as insulated wire. My yard buys it all the same unless its very thick cable like vacuum or extension cord...
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    Now I don't know id this applies here, but I have...

    Now I don't know id this applies here, but I have read from some tax companies that because you don't actually have to file taxes until you make above a certain threshold per year, you don't do a tax...
  18. Thread: Hello

    by Stargate1
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    This thead is a question - Ive only been a member here for a couple years,...

    Ive only been a member here for a couple years, but I've learned more from the SMF in those couple years than in the 12 years I'd been scrapping without the SMF to turn to. Definitely read old forum...
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    National - I haven't left a review for Ewasted on here since...

    I haven't left a review for Ewasted on here since I've been using them, but I have to say- they are a wonderful company to work with. Always a rapid response time, and when slow and I have to email...
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    Welcome! May I ask, where in VA are you from? I...

    Welcome! May I ask, where in VA are you from? I lived in Fishersville (30 minutes east over the mountain from C-Ville, or 5 minutes from Staunton) for a while and moved out of there about 2 years ago.
  21. I've not scrapped a regular piano, but I did...

    I've not scrapped a regular piano, but I did recently scrap an electric organ. small, but fun. Definitely not worth the time, and better to pull the back off, snip the accessible wire, and burn the...
  22. Thread: CRT tv

    by Stargate1
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    It is. All CRTs have the lead on the inside of...

    It is. All CRTs have the lead on the inside of the tube. Inhaling will cause escalating damage to your lungs the more you breathe it in. I break the tip of the tube to re-pressurize the set, but...
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    Just tried out a new scrap yard a couple days ago...

    Just tried out a new scrap yard a couple days ago when I discovered my usual yard was both closed and known for ripping people off on prices. This new yard was over in Norcross, GA, about 35 minutes...
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    I picked up an old Apple laptop and accompanying...

    I picked up an old Apple laptop and accompanying docking station, along with a matching Apple printer and 2 brand new toner cartridges for it. It all works. I tested it myself, and the previous owner...
  25. What they said. Indeed, I always have dead hard...

    What they said. Indeed, I always have dead hard drives that I want to sell whole rather than breaking them down, mainly laptop ones. It just depends on price. Please do let us know if and when you...
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