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    HA HA HA!!! Sorry, no one will refine such a...

    HA HA HA!!!

    Sorry, no one will refine such a small lot. If you want to go to a refiner directly, you will need quantity. Usually 40,000 lbs at a time, and commit to ship on a regular basis.
    How...
  2. I do the same too. Also have a local buyer for...

    I do the same too. Also have a local buyer for power cords, VGA and DVI cables for greater than scrap value.
  3. Wisconsin | National - Just completed another transaction with...

    Just completed another transaction with armygreywolf. All went well and got the settlement quickly. Nice to see him back! I especially like the wide variety of greater then scrap value items that he...
  4. I would also say there is no shortage of desktops...

    I would also say there is no shortage of desktops and towers, as well as servers around here. And yes, as Matador mentioned most of these come from businesses. I get most of mine from offices,...
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    This thead is a question - Did not see the video, as the link is already...

    Did not see the video, as the link is already removed.

    However, on a truly large scale PCBs are not processed by chemical means, ever! Chemical processing using acids is only done by small scale...
  6. Looks like die cast zinc to me too. Much more...

    Looks like die cast zinc to me too. Much more dense than aluminum, harder than lead.
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    Don't know about the really big ones, but the...

    Don't know about the really big ones, but the smaller ones have silica sand inside. Apparently some have a silver wire as a fusible link, but I don't think that would be all that common.
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    Sometimes on older higher end telecom gear, those...

    Sometimes on older higher end telecom gear, those contacts may contain gold and/or palladium as well. Usually the gold/palladium contacts are very small, rectangular, 1/8" or less in length and very...
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    I usually tape the CPU's to a thick sheet of...

    I usually tape the CPU's to a thick sheet of cardboard, fully covered with wide packaging tape, and folded over the edges. Then place the "trays" in a box, with some bubble wrap between the layers....
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    For me also if it is not wort at least $100 or...

    For me also if it is not wort at least $100 or so, I will not bother. The exceptions are where I have regular buyers, whom I have known for a long time and they buy in quantity and on a regular...
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    I would never deal with a yard that does not let...

    I would never deal with a yard that does not let you see the reading on the scale. More than likely they cheat on their customers.
    Every yard I have been to so far lets you see the scale reading...
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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,...
  14. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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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