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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:27 pm 

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Are all pins bought by the lb.?


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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:35 pm 

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With very few exceptions yes.
Exceptions being an assumption that prototyping pins which are actually gold alloys would be bought by Troy ounce; but you’d have to ask Chris directly on something like that.

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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:29 pm 

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How long does it take to have a 1 lb of pins


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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:10 pm 

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Well the concise answer is I have no answer.
It depends. How “long” on how fast you pull pins and what from.
How much/many is a different issue all together.
And here there’s no single answer.
A few dozen original era scsi cable connectors will give you a pound easily.
Sata and uSB connectors will take hundreds.
And the tiny reader contacts from Micro flash readers; many thousands. The 4 pins take hundreds to reach an ounce. That’s because they’re plated aluminium.
VGA pins add up really fast. Serial port pins even faster.
Striping a wire wrap board will give you a few pounds each on the smallest of ASE standards sizes.
SAS pins weigh nothing on their own and take forever to reach a pound but have one of the highest gold to weight ratios in current computing. A pound of quality, SAS pins is worth more than 10 pounds of plated serial port pins. By many many factors.

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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:53 am 

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Boardsort.com only buys and sells gold plated items?


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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:31 pm 

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Assuming we’re still discussing pins here.
Boardsort buys gold plated pins by quote. Pins are sent in to the company where they are scanned and paid based on the value of the gold and and base metal.

They also purchase silver, nickel, and tin plated pins. As long as the metal under the pins is copper or brass.
These go in the silver plated brass category. The value difference between the high grade nickel brass used for computer interconnects and copper is negligible.

Silver plated steel pins, like those found on TuffPad and Tough Book units, are not accepted at all when loose.

If you have solid silver pins, which I have seen from time to time, email Chris directly. They may or may not be interested in them.

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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:18 am 

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Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:35 am 

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What is this?


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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:27 pm 

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Well, I can’t tell from the photo so...
There’s only two metals used for pc/x that are magnetic.
Nickel and steel, the later always plated.
If it’s goLd plated it may be worth it to you to take it apart.

A steel pin will stick to a magnet. If not Then cut one in half at an angle to see the base metal. Nickel is far easier to cut through than steel. Steel will take effort and ruin cheap wire cutters. Nickel you can slice through with some minimal effort on a moderately sharp wire snipper.
Although If the pins outside are silver or grey in colour just ignore it. You can toss it in mixed wire since they don’t have a cable ends category (that I’ve heard about). The plated brass category is not high enough value at the moment to we worth salvaging pins for.

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 Post subject: Re: pins
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:15 pm 

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Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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