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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:54 pm 

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Hi and thank you,

1st post, and on my way to boardsort for a 1st drop off after years of collecting for my mad scientist self needs. Ton of things to work out and in crunch time, and trying to figure out how/what needs to be done by early Aug. Seached and have been through at least half the forum, but can't figure this out.

With laptop motherboards I'm taking in, does the black heat (I believe it is, could be wrong.) tape need to come off?

All of the stuff I see pics of, it's gone, but can't find a mention of necessity to remove other than for sharing pics so others can see what would be under it (and I'm sure boardsort doesn't need it on there, so would be polite to remove).

Thanks again for any assistance,
Uriah


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:59 pm 

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And while I'm at the simple and random questions, if it's ok to piggyback..

If I know boards are same class, but don't exactly know what that is, is that good enough for sorted with a drop off? I know they will look at everything and I intend to keep all like items together, and sorted as best as possible, but I do intend to have it as best/close as possible.

Again, bunch of stuff and crunch time.

Again, thanks again,
Uriah


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:18 pm 

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Generally I don’t think the heat tape is a problem, I remove what I can and leave the rest.

You do not have to know the grade, but as long as they are the same grade just set them aside and they will handle it. Ex. You have 10 boards that are the same but you don’t know what they are graded as.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:54 pm 

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Thanks so much AAK2.

That is great to hear, makes perfect sense to what I was thinking with everything, and is a huge weight lifted from the amount of other things I have to sort out.

I will very possibly be posting some more questionable odds for identification time permitted to do my best, as I've torn down a lot of odd things like medical machines, but time is limited, and I feel better about just doing my best, and sticking to like items together in bulk but super sorted. Also, not being consumed with the OCD on the tape will save me much time for other things.

Cheers,
Uriah


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:51 pm 

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Exactly what AAK2 said. The benefit of going into boardsort in person is if you have unknown grades on any items you can keep them separated and whoever is there to help weigh material can quickly get it sorted and if you have questions on why something goes in a certain category you can ask directly. You could do the same thing when shipping material, just make sure it's clearly separated and labeled as such.

The following is my personal preferences and thoughts and not necessarily boardsort policy:
Regarding shipping I try my best not to ship any ungraded (unquoted) material and unless I can pack a box extremely tight I always box multiple materials separately within a box. I used to work at a scrap yard and know the feeling of seeing a well organized scrapper vs a truckbed full of junk and unsorted material so I can just imagine how boardsort feels when they get a box of esoup or have to add several unknown grades together for shipped material that wasn't part of a quote. As long as it is sorted and labeled well the ungraded material probably isn't a big deal for boardsort but it just seems rude to expect boardsort to deal with it.

That being said I have sent damaged CPUs, that were in such bad shape I wouldn't have expected them to be purchased, as unquoted material. It was less than a pound and I didn't want to throw them away when there was some recoverable material. I separated them out and included a note with the shipped invoice as well as notified Chris by email the CPUs were there. They were not purchased due to their condition but that's okay.

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