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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:11 pm 

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So, I recently met with a guy who has a TON of E-stuff. Really hard to estimate because its such a hoarded mess, but my best guess is that there is 1000 laptops, 3000 naked boards with mixed memory, 1000 chords, and 1000 towers/servers/game stations/other things. Any ballpark idea on how to make an offer on this stuff? I noticed that there is mention of boardsort buying tested chips and memory as well. Can someone give a breif explination of that as well?

Thanks soooooooooooooo much.

-DBB!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:21 pm 

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First question are you in driving distance to Boardsort of would you have to ship it?
and lets break down what you have. Start with what you know.
1. Laptops price .95 to 1.30 per pound. average laptop 5.5 lb
So 5.5LB x 1.15$ on average x 1000
=6325$
2. Boards probably mostly small price 1.40 to 1.75 per pound average 1 LB
So 1LB x 1.60$ average x 1000
= 1600$
2 Ram on boards average one per board (lowball) average weight 16 grams
So 16 g x 1000 = 16000 grams or 7.3 LB X 14.50$ per LB
105.85$

Just with laptops and boards its well over 6 grand.
not including cables and cup's and towers and other stuff.

This is how I would go at it if I was going to offer to buy it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:54 pm 

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Yep. Really depends on what you intend to do with it.
From a scrap standpoint you want to be around $1 per laptop.
Unless it’s befor 1996 or after 2014, where the equipment values jump for gold pin chips and working parts respectively

Desktops vary. The older it is, or more cards it has, the more you’d offer. I’d drop $20 on a 1985 tower unit but wouldn’t go pas $2 on late 200x dell units.
Looks like the laptops have a bunch of power bricks too. So you’ve got a chance of matching things up and having working or fixable units.
As for cables; there’s too many different classes to begin to lay out a table of values here. Being a little under Boardsort’s rates by weight is a wise place to be.

From a working (tested) resale position SCSI cables are always worth money. As are floppy drive cables. Couple of dollars each. Original ST and IDE (pre [p]ata IDE) can run double digits easily. If you have actual IDE and not ata cables I’d normally offer $15 each for them and double my investment.
Laptop bricks that work run $5+ each. Dell and HP tend to be higher value than most. Sony bricks cost a fortune. And again the older it is the more it’s worth for them.

Most working computers and laptops run in the $20-$50 range on the basic level, but ram and expansion cards quickly drive the value up.
Game systems are worth less than a dollar each for scrap.
But you can easily sell ANY working game system starting in the $20 range and easily get into the hundreds, on nearly anything, if posted right.

Taking your raw numbers as a starting point condition not known.
1000 laptops-$750
1000 desktops $1000
Misc random stuff $500
$2000-$2500 is a good offer

As a general whatever:
If I saw any Atari, commodore, or Texas Instruments stuff, or even one sera Saturn, I’d pad the offer. All of those can quickly add profits since a single Saturn doa is worth $100 easy. C64 and PET units are easy in that realm too, and old Atari systems can be even more.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:56 pm 

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The entirety of the cpu buying program is located here

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