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  1. National - Mike there have been some times recently (like...

    Mike there have been some times recently (like when I was sitting in Jamaica waiting for the container to clear while my Mom was going downhill) that I have been more than a little stressed. While I...
  2. National - Mike, The money to fund this is initially coming...

    Mike,
    The money to fund this is initially coming from my pocket. The first 150 laptops (including hard drives, chargers, etc) were paid for completely by me. They were a donation as was the RAM...
  3. National - I want to take a few moments to say that I am...

    I want to take a few moments to say that I am sorry that processing has not been up to our normal standards recently. Along with a friend, I started a new company in Jamaica. We are donating...
  4. As for shipping, batteries should all be taped. ...

    As for shipping, batteries should all be taped. Then they should be shipped GROUND only. USPS ships air, so they should not be shipped that way.
  5. You sold 35 pounds for $30. We offer $2 per...

    You sold 35 pounds for $30. We offer $2 per pound which would have been $70 and no ebay fees. A lot less work too.
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    There are lots of opportunities in MD for escrap....

    There are lots of opportunities in MD for escrap. Because of the government, lots of escrap around. Feel free to contact me if you want to chat. randy@rokrecycling.com
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    Nice to meet you Greg. Lots of escrap...

    Nice to meet you Greg. Lots of escrap opportunities in MD. Feel free to contact me to talk about local opportunities, etc. randy@rokrecycling.com. We are fairly close to BWI airport if you ever...
  8. Tearing down laptops never seems to be a good...

    Tearing down laptops never seems to be a good idea. They almost always have far more value complete.
  9. Thread: ebay case

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    ebay will not side with you. They stick the...

    ebay will not side with you. They stick the seller every time.
  10. Thread: ebay case

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    Depending upon the laptop, you can often get a...

    Depending upon the laptop, you can often get a caddy, connector and cover for about $4 or $5 at most. It might be worthwhile to buy them and have them shipped directly to him. That would end his...
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    Soon after I started my first company over 25...

    Soon after I started my first company over 25 years ago, a veteran businessman with whose company I was doing a lot of business asked me if I liked owning my own business. When I said I did, he said...
  12. Personally, I think it is fairly easy to see that...

    Personally, I think it is fairly easy to see that the desktop computer market is going to get tougher and tougher. There are less units being sold and the ones that are sold have less scrap value. ...
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    And remember to NOT ship them US Mail. They can...

    And remember to NOT ship them US Mail. They can only ship ground.
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    You can actually get the most not even taking the...

    You can actually get the most not even taking the battery out. When you figure the weight of the batteries, we offer far more for units with the backs and batteries as opposed to no backs and...
  15. There are actually about 130 different Goodwill...

    There are actually about 130 different Goodwill Franchises. About half of them participate in the Dell Reconnect program. They get about 14 cents per pound for all electronics. Other Goodwills...
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    Years ago a hospital near me needed to have all...

    Years ago a hospital near me needed to have all the pipes in the 100 plus year old hospital replaced. One company bid the job for free in return for scrapping out the old pipes. Everyone thought...
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    National - By good and bad screen, do you mean cracked or...

    By good and bad screen, do you mean cracked or does it have to be a good screen? For example on the no power P4, as long as it is not cracked, is it okay?
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    I would make the format for your phone and fax...

    I would make the format for your phone and fax number the same. I also agree that is a lot of text...pics work well and as they say, one picture is worth 1000 words
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    Poll: this thread has a poll - I certainly do not like C. The colors are too...

    I certainly do not like C. The colors are too busy and will look blurry I believe when used in certain applications. I also do not like the sharp triangle in C. The triangle in A and B look far...
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    There are some buyers paying about 55 cents a...

    There are some buyers paying about 55 cents a pound. PM me for some suggestions. Remember you will need to tape the batteries.
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    This thead is a question - What most people do not realize is there are over...

    What most people do not realize is there are over 125 separate companies that operate Goodwills. That is why you have Goodwill of MD, Goodwill of South FL, etc. Most of them have a contract with...
  22. It would not be hard for the Admin to capture the...

    It would not be hard for the Admin to capture the IP address where the signup came from. That could easily be correlated to a state (as well as a city). Whether he should or not is another...
  23. As a buyer, I would like to point out that...

    As a buyer, I would like to point out that showing up constantly is good IF you bring quantity. Coming by every day with a tiny load can cost the buyer money. Every transaction costs the buyer...
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    If you are visiting computer stores, make sure to...

    If you are visiting computer stores, make sure to ask about li-ion laptop batteries. The people who sell them to me tell me that they often get them for $0.10 to 0.25 per pound. I pay $2 a pound. ...
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    We buy a lot of metal at the door and have a 40...

    We buy a lot of metal at the door and have a 40 foot steel container we fill every day. We typically will not take filing cabinets unless it is a good supplier as they take up too much room in the...
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