[rescue] Exx00 class boards and other assorted Sun goodies
dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Sun Jul 9 05:11:12 CDT 2006
Brock Johnson wrote:
> Don Y wrote:
>> But, that's "just boards". I assume if you scrapped "whole
>> machines" you would get less per pound (since much of the weight
>> is "metal"/plastic)?
>>> market prices. Almost all of the boards we sell to the scrapper are
>>> certified dead. This clearing here is an exception, we need the floor
>> Understood. I'm just trying to put things in perspective with scrap
>> prices I see here...
> For the most part. It can see quite a bit of variance, though, probably
> due to market demands. Last fall, we were getting roughly $1/lb. Last
> time we sold boards (two months ago), it was 50c/lb. The scrappers don't
> inspect the stuff either other than to just look at the quantity, so I'm
> not sure what it is they're looking for.
Yeah, it looks like a very "inexact science". And, I suspect
different scrappers handle their "input" differently (some,
no doubt, try to salvage working components, etc.)
> There's very little gold on the
> stuff we toss out (or we'd be taking it off ourselves), so it's not
> that. We also don't move very much, a couple of boxes every few months.
> About half of all the boards we toss out are dead disk drive
> controllers, and dead disk drive chassis and platters make up the bulk
> of our scrap metal too.
> We strip down any whole machines. Whole machines being set to go out are
> quite rare, we almost never toss working machines (in fact, I can't
There are a few places here that generate a fair bit of
"working (old) PC's". Without even bothering to pull drives,
memory, etc. Of course, they are older machines (< 1GHz).
I've always wondered what a reasonable scrap price for
that sort of stuff would be...
> remember us ever doing it before), and as I noted in my original post,
> I'm not sure my boss is going to let us put those 450's out.
Yeah, they look REAL tempting -- but getting it *here* would be
a b*tch! :-(
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