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 Post subject: auction lots
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:15 pm 

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Can't afford auction lots for scrap anymore. A pallet of 6 towers with no harddrive and using windows vista and a couple old laptops went for $340. Two years ago, I was buying larger lots for less than $25, usually paying $2 per unit max. Maybe I should just run a dozen or so that I haven't broken down .back thru the auction


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 Post subject: Re: auction lots
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:26 am 
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You face three obstacles right now with computers.
1) retro went mainstream with covid lockdowns
2) too many people realised there was parts value to broken stuff.

3) alt coins went through the roof with the crypto crash. Many can be stably mined on laptops and even old pentium systems. Other space-based coins: (even really) old crap makes good storage hosts.

Here’s the deal: Plug a bunch of SAS controllers into a XPCI blade board and control the drives via 232.
486 tower. $100
Old blade. $100
xPCI SAS cards. $20
RS232 card or 800bd modem. $20
FireWire 800 card $50
10kGb card. $5

File coin, space coin, stor (token) etc
You literally sell cloud space for fractions of a penny. But if you build it: … etc. just make sure you have unlimited (or very large) outbound data. And a company that doesn’t get ticked you use it. It’s literally free money when done right. If you have enough old drives and enough space.
Just remember there’s legal and tax requirements
And value isn’t fixed. Your coins are paid daily based on storage use, and grow each day file parts are stored, but a coin or token can be $0.00000000001 today and $0.000005 tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: auction lots
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:27 am 
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Oops: another pile of info nobody asked for.

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 Post subject: Re: auction lots
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:38 am 

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At least you're not spamming the forum like certain other persons...

*dramatic eye roll*

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