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  1. #1
    BCR
    BCR is offline

    Jul 2007
    Ontario Canada
    85

    Last week's haul

    Got my cheque today from the electronic scrap I hauled in:

    Power Supplies 185lbs@.11 cents =20.35
    Disc Drives 186lbs@.14 = 26.04
    Motherboards 76lbs@ 1.20 = 91.20
    Fingerboards 21lbs @1.30 = 27.30
    Hard Drive Boards 3lbs @ 1.05 = 3.15
    Low Grade Boards 9lbs@0.015 = .14 ( Ouch)
    Plastics 107lbs @ 0.03 = 3.21
    K6 Chips 0.3@5.80 = 1.74
    Pentium Chips 0.8@11.00 =8.80
    486 Processors .04@37.00 =14.80
    Fiber Chips .08@7.80 = 6.24

    $204.00 give or take a few pennies, this is based on roughly a month's worth of collecting and sorting the material.


  2. #2

    Jul 2007
    7

    Re: Last week's haul

    Nice haul. I find a lot of computers, but I'll have to
    see if I have a scrap yard that takes them. My question
    is: Do you have to handle the parts carefully or do you
    just strip them and throw them in boxes til you get a
    good sized load? They're just after the gold right, not
    for resale?

    Thanks

  3. #3
    cmbb

    Re: Last week's haul

    Very Good!

  4. #4
    BCR
    BCR is offline

    Jul 2007
    Ontario Canada
    85

    Re: Last week's haul

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkweed
    Nice haul. I find a lot of computers, but I'll have to
    see if I have a scrap yard that takes them. My question
    is: Do you have to handle the parts carefully or do you
    just strip them and throw them in boxes til you get a
    good sized load? They're just after the gold right, not
    for resale?

    Thanks
    Scrap yards don't take electronics per se, you have to find an electronics recycler who pays for the material. I'm in Canada, I was able to find one that is reputable. Down in the US, you guys are lucky... you have these places in the dozens!

    I strip the computers, this is what gets sent to the scrap yard, #2 insulated wire, computer housing and internal tin, CPU heatsinks ( aluminum extrusion) hard and floppy drive aluminum housings. The rest of it gets sorted and put in boxes and I ship it out once or twice a month.

    The circuit boards etc are basically old and obsolete by the time I get them so they just end up being sold for precious metal reclamation.

    The thing is computer stores don't always have the time to properly fix something, so they toss it. I have the time to do that, if something can be repaired I will do it and sell it.


  5. #5

    Jul 2007
    7

    Re: Last week's haul

    Thanks for the info. So the electronic components
    aren't wrapped in bubble wrap or protected from
    damage in any way, right? Just sorted and tossed
    in their separate boxes until you cash them in.

    I found a local place, but the prices aren't near
    what you're getting. I'll keep looking though.


    Monitors 14" SVGA -------------Working or not ------------------------$1.00 Each

    Monitors 15" SVGA -------------Working or not -------------------------$1.00 Each

    Monitors 17" SVGA ------------ Working or not -------------------------$2.00 Each

    Monitors 19" SVGA and up ----Working or not ------------------------$1.00 Each

    PCs any size (Full) -------------Working or not ------------------------ $2.00 Each

    Computer Memory -------------------------------------------------------- $1.00 Per LB

    Computer Chips (CPUs) any type ---------------------------------------$10.00 Per LB

    Circuit Boards (mother boards, video cards, any computer card) --$0.50 Per LB


    Thanks again

  6. #6
    BCR
    BCR is offline

    Jul 2007
    Ontario Canada
    85

    Re: Last week's haul

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkweed
    Thanks for the info. So the electronic components
    aren't wrapped in bubble wrap or protected from
    damage in any way, right? Just sorted and tossed
    in their separate boxes until you cash them in.

    I found a local place, but the prices aren't near
    what you're getting. I'll keep looking though.


    Monitors 14" SVGA -------------Working or not ------------------------$1.00 Each

    Monitors 15" SVGA -------------Working or not -------------------------$1.00 Each

    Monitors 17" SVGA ------------ Working or not -------------------------$2.00 Each

    Monitors 19" SVGA and up ----Working or not ------------------------$1.00 Each

    PCs any size (Full) -------------Working or not ------------------------ $2.00 Each

    Computer Memory -------------------------------------------------------- $1.00 Per LB

    Computer Chips (CPUs) any type ---------------------------------------$10.00 Per LB

    Circuit Boards (mother boards, video cards, any computer card) --$0.50 Per LB


    Thanks again

    I don't get anything for monitors anymore... used to but no more. So I don't take them at all. If somebody insists, I charge a handling fee because it costs me money to deal with them.

    Nope no bubble wrap at all, they just get fired into a box for recycling. If the video card looks fairly "new" I put it aside, test it, if it works, on Ebay it goes or is donated to a worthy cause... namely me lol

    Your prices are in US dollars mine are in Canadian

 

 

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