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  1. #1
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    Old keys - What to do??

    Almost everytime I hunt I find at least one old key. These are not skeleton keys but just regular run of the mill house, car or other keys. Is there any monitary value to old keys? Is there any one out there that buys this kind of stuff? They really add up quick and if I can't make any coin of them I may just toss them out in the trash.

    Thanks for the info.
    NJ


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    Re: Old keys - What to do??

    Recycle them.


    I have a brass bin--since I CLEAN ALL PIECES that I find to make 100% certain they aren't a keeper, I toss the pieces or twisted brass, water faucets, etc. in there. I also put all the keys in there too--since most of them are brass.



    When I make a yearly recycling run with the brass, it is worth 10x the face falue of the coins I dig in a year.



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  3. #3
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    Re: Old keys - What to do??

    I found a guy on craigslist who bought all my keys, last batch I sent him was 32 odds and ends house/car keys....he paid me $15

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    Re: Old keys - What to do??

    I once was hunting a baseball field and found a key ring with a couple of keys with U.S. Post Office and the name of the town I was hunting in. They had been hit by a lawn mower but weren't damaged that bad. I figured the guy that cut the grass probably worked at the post office and the keys fell off while mowing. A couple of days later I stopped by the post office and gave them back. The lady I gave them to didn't seem to care. It was like, so what, who cares.

  5. #5
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    Re: Old keys - What to do??

    I've just been tossing them in my odds and ends bag. I think I will start saving more intently and get some clad for them

  6. #6
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    NJ

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    Re: Old keys - What to do??

    Quote Originally Posted by Goes4ever
    I found a guy on craigslist who bought all my keys, last batch I sent him was 32 odds and ends house/car keys....he paid me $15
    Did he advertise that he wanted old keys? $15 for 32 keys is awesome. They were all modern house and car keys??

  7. #7
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    Re: Old keys - What to do??

    Quote Originally Posted by N.J.THer
    Quote Originally Posted by Goes4ever
    I found a guy on craigslist who bought all my keys, last batch I sent him was 32 odds and ends house/car keys....he paid me $15
    he advertised..........was several months ago
    Did he advertise that he wanted old keys? $15 for 32 keys is awesome. They were all modern house and car keys??

  8. #8
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    Re: Old keys - What to do??

    just sold another batch to the same guy...........35 keys, I sent him these pics, and asked him to make me an offer, he offered me $30 including shipping...I gladly accepted!
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    Re: Old keys - What to do??

    Found this one the other day!
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