Old 9th April 2012, 02:36   #1
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What was the last thing you sold?

How did we go this long without a thread by this title?

We went with cat and not dog for a long time, so I fixed that. We went with bought without sold for a long time, so I'm hoping this will be the solution.

I finally figured out why those scavengers are so aggressive. It actually pays big to sell garbage. I can make twice as much money selling garbage than I can being a masters degree professional, in half the time. Three 4-hour days of "scrapping" paid me the same as six 10-hour days of counseling. A little spring break project if you will.

I was clearing/cleaning an old collapsed barn, and decided to try to sell some of the metal junk from it like sheet-steel roofing, old water and air-compressor tanks, old mower decks, vehicle parts, gutters, appliances, old-dead car batteries, etc. on family property. The old barn had been down a couple decades, so a lot of stuff was under tree roots, under beams and building parts, sunk into the ground, or still attached. I had to use log chains and the truck to yank a lot of stuff loose before I could load it to a trailer while dealing with a lot of brush and briars, but really, it was well worth the work.

It's not hot enough yet for sun burns, poison ivy, or bees/hornets/wasps, and I could still wear long pants and sleeves, gloves, and work boots without getting overheated. It was a pretty ideal time to do this.

If any of you have random metal shit laying around, go to your local scrap yard and sell it. They actually pay decent money for your garbage. The pictured load (the best of the three loads) sold for $440 and took around 4 hours to yank loose, load, and deliver (some was in the truck under the cap too).



A big electromagnet crane at the scrapyard unloaded me in about 3 minutes. That thing was pretty impressive. I'd like to operate one of those things for a day. Looks fun.




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Old 9th April 2012, 03:18   #2
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1981 Ford F 150 - Trade for Toyota Tercel
1990 Toyota Tercel - Scrap, $90
1989 Honda accord - Parts car only, $100

I hear ya on scrapping metal, it's something I do a lot in fact. If you know anyone who owns a scrap yard you can even make money from either buying junk cars and delivering them or give them the location of said scrap for finders fee. Helped me build my new PC.

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Old 10th April 2012, 11:24   #3
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Heh, a thread more fitting for the times. Good job, Ted!

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Old 10th April 2012, 14:11   #4
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Lol only used once? How did you manage that?

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Had to replace them last season (re: 10/11 winter)... so bought new. I did not need snow tires this year. In June I am moving to FL and won't need them.

Upsetting really... especially when I remember that it cost me about $800!
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That sucks I feel for ya.

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I didn't, but I just want to get the "my soul" post out of the way on page 1.

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^most recent book sold on Amazon - My wife buys books and reads them, then I sell them to offset the cost of the next batch of books she buys.







^scrap metal sold at the scrap yard. They paid a little over $400 for this particular load of scrap steel in the trailer plus the random non-steel in the pickup bed such as sheet copper, aluminum, stainless, etc. I sold 8 loads like this, ranging in price from $210-$450 with sold weights ranging from 1700-2700 pounds per load. Now families' and friends' places are cleaner, I'm a little less out of shape, and my student loans are a bit smaller.

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my soul
What are those going for these days?

I might be in the market for one.

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Old 17th August 2012, 22:42   #12
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Well, depends. See, more than one man has called me heartless. One said if he ever needed a heart transplant he'd ask for mine, since it hadn't been used yet. But Soul...well....That might be a long contract...so I'd hold out for the big bucks!
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I honestly cannot remember.

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Old 14th September 2012, 20:56   #14
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I honestly cannot remember.

I'm a fucking pack rat.
Pack rats often have a few (or a lot of) treasures among their clutter. It would be interesting to see what you could find that would fetch a good price in the right market.

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Sold some more of wife's books on amazon. I'm only getting a couple dollars for each, but it helps reduce the overall cost of new books for her.

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I buy almost all of my books used on Amazon for a few bucks. I read them and then keep saving all of them - I just love the way a shelf full of book looks.

The notable exceptions to this for some reason are technical books. I can never find them for more than $5 off the new price and for that little difference I just buy them new.

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I like that look too. Despite selling, there's still of books on our shelves that aren't doing very well in terms of selling, and many that aren't for sale, especially stuff I use for work reference.

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Old 8th October 2012, 02:25   #17
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I sell unwanted video games on eBay every few months. Whenever any of us wants a new game, we look around to see what we're not playing anymore and sell it on eBay. I usually get double what EB Games would pay for the trade-in, and there's not much work involved in selling them on eBay since they usually have all the game metadata available to copy and paste.

Latest sales were:
- Three NDS games, ~$20 each
- an AFL 2005 Premiership DVD, ~$20
- DVD movie "Blurred", $2 (a crap movie which I had myself bought for $2 from a cheap store).

I also used to sell "tribute" T-shirts through Cafepress, which netted me $600 a month in commissions, until the IP holder filed an infringement notice and asked Cafepress to remove my design from sale. Still, I got four months' commission payments, for minimal initial effort.

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I have an S5-IS I'd sell for $20 plus shipping. Excellent zoom, video, and audio, but bad pictures due to a sensor issue that somehow didn't affect video. Any takers?

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Hmm... a stills camera that does everything but take stills. Tempting.

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Yes, not nearly as useful as it once was, but may be handy for someone that needs a second or third video view of a one-time event. That's all I ever use it for these days.

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It's a shame; I'd love to find a use for it. Even ShyShy's dad — a keen hobbyist photographer — is prohibitively far from WV, living in central Texas as he does. We're a little bit further afield again.

Have you asked about having it repaired?

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Repair cost exceeds original purchase price.

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Truly a sign of the times. I don't like where this is going, global-economically speaking.

The last thing I sold was probably my very dated BlackBerry Curve Something, about 18 months ago, for maybe $30. I'm not much of a seller.

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A bit of a downer, but reality nonetheless. I don't believe this is true with all companies and products, but it makes business sense to stock holders I suppose. Here's a long video about it if you're ever looking for an hour to kill:

https://vimeo.com/109014324

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