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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFPatriot View Post
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    I found a workout bench with some of those bed frames and a trailer axle in the dumpster that I'm building a small trailer with to pull behind my moto tractor. Bed frames will be used as rails for sides as well as the deck that I welded from those frames.
    I build recumbent bicycles with some parts salvaged from dumpster bike and other finds.

    The local cable company has a 40 yard dumpster with a crapload of copper and other metals, but I left it alone, don't like jail this time of year Would ask about it but the building is gated and not public.
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    Got a hair cut!

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    That copper probably funds the after work beers and the cable companies Christmas parties.
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    "GET OFF THE PHONE, YOU IDIOT!"... Mark Levin
    "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"... Dr. Michael Savage
    "The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand"
    "There's gold in them there hills!" ( 360 degrees from my house)
    Even if a liberal told me to my face that they were lying to me, I still wouldn't believe them.
    "God Bless the USA!" Psalms 144:1 John 3:16

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    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFPatriot View Post
    That copper probably funds the after work beers and the cable companies Christmas parties.
    I have never seen a cable company electrical HVAC or plumbing contractor chuck a piece of bronze Goooold!
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

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    American Patriot

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    Here's a picture of my dumpster dive trailer. All but the expanded metal and axle/ tires are from my dumpster dives to build my trailer that pulls behind my Rokon.
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    "GET OFF THE PHONE, YOU IDIOT!"... Mark Levin
    "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"... Dr. Michael Savage
    "The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand"
    "There's gold in them there hills!" ( 360 degrees from my house)
    Even if a liberal told me to my face that they were lying to me, I still wouldn't believe them.
    "God Bless the USA!" Psalms 144:1 John 3:16

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    Found a mtn bike out by the road for trash once
    Cables were all askew and it was hideous bright greens

    Took it home anyways, looked at it, cables just needed reattached
    I painted it camo, bought a good seat and had a public land hunting bike that I didn't care what happened to it
    Over the years I had to replace one wheel.

    Def a good score
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFPatriot View Post
    That copper probably funds the after work beers and the cable companies Christmas parties.
    Yeah, I left it alone.
    Got a hair cut!

  7. #52

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    Best find ever for me was about 3 months ago valued at $4400 was 5 BRAND NEW, im talking sealed in plastic smartphones (3x Galaxy Note 8's 64 GB & 2x iPhone 7's 128 GB). No ****ing joke, I eventually decided that a rogue employee was attempting to rip off the company and figured it was a smart idea to put the phones in a box covered up in the dumpster, sadly for them I got there first... karma's a ***** haha. Other high value/cool finds were an iPad 2 Air (was a display unit, mint condition otherwise) Sold for $200 next day, a Yamaha DXS 12" powered subwoofer (slight box damage, but $700 new).

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    (kind of long winded on this one) I took my trash to our local dumpsters ( we have them scattered across our county) one morning on my way to work. There was a LARGE black trash bag laying next to the dumpster,( A lot of people miss the dumpster and don't pick up there stuff) I grabbed the bag to throw it in the dumpster and just about pulled my shoulder out of socket. I looked in the bag and saw a bunch of "shinny" stuff so I just threw it in the back of my truck and headed to work. After it got daylight I walked out to see what was in the bag. I like to fell out, I was 3/4 full (close to 40 lbs.) of silver flat ware, tea sets, serving dishes and other silver items. I immediately put it IN the truck. When I got home I called the sheriff dept and reported what I found because I knew it had to be stolen. A deputy came by and took picture and said he would see if any of it was reported stolen. After a week he called me back and said Congratulation, it's your. I started to research the items. Just to name a couple items, 2 of the platters where worth $400 each. The tea set was valued at $600. There was one silver plate that was a trophy from a 1951 golf tournament. I tried to trace the name on the trophy to no avail. If I had to guess the total value of everything in the bag it would probably be around 5 grand. haven't topped that yet

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    Roger

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    I found 2 women in a dumpster

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    Hope you threw them back. Probably defective, the reason they where in there to start with. Probably didn't like guys who medal detected, fished, hunted, worked on old cars, woodworker, prospectors, likes hot spicy food, drank beer, enjoyed Kentucky bourbon, fine cigars, snored, had gas, left whiskers in the bathroom sink. just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    I found 2 women in a dumpster
    Sandwich makers go bad, I had to toss one of mine a few years ago.
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    BILL

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    had one that just wouldn't take the garbage out , just dumped in the garage , couldn't park the car anymore. I mean how much can one man take ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFPatriot View Post
    About six years ago, the olé lady and I went to Smith's on a Sunday morning and all the refrigerated shelves were empty. I asked an employee what was going on and he said the system for the refrigerators went out during the night. Because of liability issues, they couldn't even give the food away.
    I grabbed the olé lady and ran for the truck and headed for the dumpsters around back. There was one large dumpster and a small dumpster full of food. There was 5 or 6 shopping carts full of dairy products. We filled the back of my truck with over 75 one pound packages of bacon, over 30 Butter ball and Jenny O turkeys, over 50 smoked hams, several large Lloyds bbq rib packages, tons of steaks and roasts, and a shopping cart full of fancy cheeses.
    I gave about 2/3rds of it away to my neighbors and didn't have to buy meat for over 2 years afterwards. I filled a small dorm fridge plus the dairy drawer in my kitchen fridge, and then some just with cheese.
    That, my friends, was my best dumpster dive!
    yummmmmmmmmmmmmm !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy.Diver View Post
    Best find ever for me was about 3 months ago valued at $4400 was 5 BRAND NEW, im talking sealed in plastic smartphones (3x Galaxy Note 8's 64 GB & 2x iPhone 7's 128 GB). No ****ing joke, I eventually decided that a rogue employee was attempting to rip off the company and figured it was a smart idea to put the phones in a box covered up in the dumpster, sadly for them I got there first... karma's a ***** haha. Other high value/cool finds were an iPad 2 Air (was a display unit, mint condition otherwise) Sold for $200 next day, a Yamaha DXS 12" powered subwoofer (slight box damage, but $700 new).
    what else is your fellow man for. who ever threw that stuff in the dumpster if they got caught how much jail time would they have gotten ? and a police record too ! now they get another chance to try it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    I found 2 women in a dumpster
    and you did'nt take em home ? hmm ?

 

 
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