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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:08 pm 

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Hi everyone!

First post! I have a pretty hefty pile of old computer hardware that is just taking up space.

I'm torn. Is it better to try to sell it all on eBay, or should I just gut it all, and ship it up to Boardsort. (I live in Alabama, and can't find a scrap/recycle center locally)

Most of it is just old PCs. I've also got some hard drives, optical drives, printers and what I believe is an old server...

http://imgur.com/a/470d3

I have a few questions though.

1) Better to dissasemble the optical drives & HDDs and sell as parts, or as a whole?

2) Do they buy the boards from inside printers? It appears they aren't currently buying whole printers.

3) The server thing... No idea what to do with this thing. It weighs a LOT.

Thanks in advance!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:13 am 

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Hi. Welcome

Selling on ebay is a mixed bag. Some sellers go years before someone give them trouble while others have a fraudulent string of buyers right off.
Basically if it works and is over $10 it's worth trying ebay most of the time; at least first.


I normally gut drives but I'm fairly fast and consistent. I can pull them from whole to totally parts in under a minute (takes practice but anyone can be equally fast) so I just pull them apart.

Servers range all over the place. Does it work? Can you post a photo?
Some are worth $20 as a full rack and all parts. Others can be thousands for single components. There is no real rule to servers.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:55 am 

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Hi Lostinlodos!

Thank you for your reply!

I don't imagine much of what I have is valuable enough to put on eBay, so I'll probably end up sending most of it to boardsort.

I'll have a lot of plastic, and aluminum towers left over, should I just take those to my local recycle center? I don't think they pay me for any of it though...

Also, I've got some old copper ground wire, and an entire spool of RG-11 Coax. Is that worth trying to scrap as well? I'd imagine the copper is decently valuable...

Thank you again for your reply! Hope to hear back from you!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:59 pm 

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Boardsort will buy any of the board in all that. The spool looks full so that may be worth ebay and that tape deck converter I'd ebay as well if it works. Get $5-$15 for those.

Rest of it I wouldn't ebay myself but it's up to you. Ultimately.

Use the iscrapapp website and plug in your zip code to find a scrap yard buyer for the rest of your metals like aluminium and steel.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:54 am 

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That spool weighs a LOT, not sure if it would be worth shipping...

What tape deck converter?

Thank you for that iscrapapp site! I'll look for somewhere local too! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:00 pm 

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If I am reading correctly it is 1000 feet of 14awg with a new range spread of $50-$150 depending on various factors.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:28 am 

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Correct, 1000' 14awg

Not sure about that other part.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:59 pm 

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Point was you're looking at $50-$150 plus.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:23 pm 

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OH!

Ok, I gotcha, I'm a potato. Didn't understand what you typed.

It would be pretty expensive to ship it to Ohio though I'd think...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:48 am 

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I'm talking ebay prices for a new spool not scrap rate. You're a fraction of that as scrap.

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