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Old April 22nd, 2015 #21
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Gave away a bag of clothes to Salvation Army. I never give them goods that are ugly, ridiculous or worn out, only stuff a person could wear or use without shame. I wear few clothes as I can, but I find a lot of clothes here and there, and clean them and sell or donate to SA or another thrift store.
 
Old April 23rd, 2015 #22
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...Then the people had the nerve to ask for our second V8 motor in return for buying a second hand bed for $150. We decline that offer. How rude!
Your parents should have regarded first engine (we don't call them "motors" in English. Nice to know, you learned a German word, though) as a promotional offer and have sold the second one, without reflecting on the first one as a gift.
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...This week I gave away a very interesting small lampshade. Why interesting? Because I'm not sure what it was made of...
If you would have auctioned it off on e-bay, you probably would have earned good money, because it was your (and not anyone else's) personal posession. Potential buyers would have chanced it's authenticy, hoping it might be genuine.
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Old April 23rd, 2015 #23
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I gave away half a table and a microwave!

Tried to sell it, failed. Tried to sell it for less. Failed. Tried to sell it for less with a microwave and beach parasol and two hospital crutches. Failed. Tried to give it away, slapped a "Free Kitten" sign on it. Finally, someone took the table support and microwave, left the glass. Threw the glass away so it wouldn't get mowed by accident.

Life. Why you gotta be so hard?
Nobody beats me on frugality, I pick up the microwaves that don't work , tear them apart, they have two good sized round magnets that can be used in projects.
 
Old April 23rd, 2015 #24
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Always go to you-tube and check first before tearing something apart, lucky for me I had gloves on and not dead, because Yeah, thats right, taking apart microwave can be very dangerous if you do it improperly...

There is an high voltage capacitor in there that can be still charge and can give out an lethal shock.
 
Old April 24th, 2015 #25
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If you're not going to throw it into somebody's bathwater, simply short circuit it.
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...they have two good sized round magnets that can be used in projects.
Where? I didn't notice any magnets in the ones I took apart. Do you mean the wave beamer?
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If you're not going to throw it into somebody's bathwater, simply short circuit it.Where? I didn't notice any magnets in the ones I took apart. Do you mean the wave beamer?
They are there, and they are strong magnets , worth the effort.
Right here it shows you how.

 
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This is my next project I plan to give away to my husband.

I need a little more gold, but I'm almost there.


The gold off the computer circuit boards.

 
Old April 24th, 2015 #28
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As I understand it, catalytic converters have gold in them as well. Apparently it is a crime fashion to thieve these from parked cars.
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As I understand it, catalytic converters have gold in them as well. Apparently it is a crime fashion to thieve these from parked cars.
"Mo-meth."
Well we are talking about constructive ways to be frugal, not ways to land up in Prison.
That is not saving money when you can't find a job because you have a felony on your record, also you will never be able to buy a gun in the state of California, or own one .
 
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As I understand it, catalytic converters have gold in them as well...
They contain precious platinum.
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They are there, and they are strong magnets...
Those are called magnetrons. Someone here built a weapon from microwave oven components to slowly cook an annoying neighbor through an apartment wall. The neighbior complained of constant nausea, until someone eventually discovered why.

https://www.google.nl/search?q=magne...on%3B540%3B300

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Your parents should have regarded first engine (we don't call them "motors" in English. Nice to know, you learned a German word, though) as a promotional offer and have sold the second one, without reflecting on the first one as a gift.If you would have auctioned it off on e-bay, you probably would have earned good money, because it was your (and not anyone else's) personal posession. Potential buyers would have chanced it's authenticy, hoping it might be genuine.
Just now getting into ebay. I know I probably missed the curve, but still. It seems a way to clear up some stuff. Just looking through ebay, lot of overpriced shit. Seems like everyone thinks their junk is worth more than it actually is. Crappy 'collectibles' and stuff, it gets tiresome. Ebay is another option beyond local card shops/comic books shops and pawn shops, which don't really give you that great of value.

There really is an art to squeezing money. Easy to waste time on small stuff that doesn't really pay.
 
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Nobody beats me on frugality, I pick up the microwaves that don't work , tear them apart, they have two good sized round magnets that can be used in projects.
Yeah, that was right before I started scrapping metal. Not on big scale, just with my old stuff. I got two huge magnets out of some speakers. but what to do with them, I have no idea. I made one refrigerator magnet out of a small magnet I had. I'm the opposite of a craftsy type. My instinct is to take small useless shit and smash it, not turn it into something.

If you have a use for magnets, let me know.

I stripped all my small wires for copper. That's not particularly worth the effort with very small things, but there's also the exercise value. Then you have transformers, heat sinks and such. Even scrap iron such as in computer cage is worth a little something, .10 a pound or .30. Aluminum cans are worth .50 at moment. Were .70 a few years ago. Almost every kind of metal is worth a little something. Brass and copper are worth a good deal, a buck or two bucks per pound. It's new to me and interesting, but I have finally triaged all my old electronics gear, freeing up space and making a few bucks. The main thing I have is books, and selling half of them will really bring the space bang-per-buck.

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This is my next project I plan to give away to my husband.

I need a little more gold, but I'm almost there.


The gold off the computer circuit boards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c9Z5UYsUV4
I think they are using a lot less gold in computers nowadays. I went thru three old computers, stretching back to the MacIIcx I used in my print publishing days, back in the fucking 1990s. As you come forward, the gold on the teeth gets smaller or disappears. I'll watch your video, I have watched one other. It cost a fair amount to get the chemicals to get the gold separated. I'm not really crazy about attempting that myself, given the lack of room I have and experience w serious chemicals. I've seen other scrappers say they can sell motherboards and I guess memory cards online, so I may try that as I have a few.
 
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As I understand it, catalytic converters have gold in them as well. Apparently it is a crime fashion to thieve these from parked cars.
"Mo-meth."
I thought they were valuable for other reasons, had platinum in them or something. I may be wrong.
 
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I thought they were valuable for other reasons, had platinum in them or something. I may be wrong.
I used to have an old honda civic, early 80s model that I paid $400 for. Wasn't getting enough airflow so I pulled the catalytic converter off and welded in some pipe in its place, and found out the damn thing was worth $200 at the scrapyard. They said it had platinum, palladium, and a few other rare earth minerals in it.

Just like how copper thievery has increased in recent years, there have been people around my area going around and stealing catalytic converters and taking them to scrap yards. I think it was last year they caught a couple toothless White trash meth head trailer parkers that went into a used car lot and removed about 10 catalytic converters off of cars. And they were retarded enough to try and scrap them all at the same yard at the same time, which was how they got caught.

Occasionally people might give old junkers that no longer run away for free to people who just haul them off. Someone gave me an old subaru wagon, early 80s model that had the engine locked up in it, and it had the catalytic converter in it. I removed the fuel tank, then took it down and had it all scrapped. Made about $300 for a few hours of work.
 
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I used to have an old honda civic, early 80s model that I paid $400 for. Wasn't getting enough airflow so I pulled the catalytic converter off and welded in some pipe in its place, and found out the damn thing was worth $200 at the scrapyard. They said it had platinum, palladium, and a few other rare earth minerals in it.

Just like how copper thievery has increased in recent years, there have been people around my area going around and stealing catalytic converters and taking them to scrap yards.
Yep. I seem to recall there was a plague of thefts of ccs in California when they had the law. Might be a little off, but something like that.

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I think it was last year they caught a couple toothless White trash meth head trailer parkers that went into a used car lot and removed about 10 catalytic converters off of cars. And they were retarded enough to try and scrap them all at the same yard at the same time, which was how they got caught.

Occasionally people might give old junkers that no longer run away for free to people who just haul them off. Someone gave me an old subaru wagon, early 80s model that had the engine locked up in it, and it had the catalytic converter in it. I removed the fuel tank, then took it down and had it all scrapped. Made about $300 for a few hours of work.
Yeah, any car, even the lightest, can probably bring $200 for metal alone, not even talking about parting it out, if you know how.
 
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