[rescue] Cable Balls

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 18:47:25 CDT 2014

A proper recycling facility will *buy* your cable balls, in PA the going rate
was 10 cents/pound.


> On Sep 17, 2014, at 4:16 PM, hike <mh1272 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Our "dump" permits the disposal of computer things.  I take all my unwanted
> cables there for recycling and proper disposal.  You might want to check
> the places that accept computer things for recycling.
>> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Stephen Conley <cheetah at tanabi.org>
>> Hi guys;
>> I have one or two "cable balls" in my possession, which are
>> semi-tangled balls of old cables that I will probably never use.
>> Though the cables have not been immaculately kept (i.e. they have been
>> allowed to form a cable ball) they should all be in functional
>> condition.
>> There are a lot of SCSI cables in these balls, both internal and
>> external, mostly SCSI-2, SCSI-3, and Ultra2 LVD.  There's a lot of
>> standard power cables, various power bricks, network cables, USB
>> cables, a few SCSI terminators from SCSI 1 through SCSI 3, some VGA
>> <-> 13W3 Sun cables, phone cables, and other stuff in these balls.  I
>> ran Sun SPARC equipment and a few PCs over the years, so that's where
>> these cables have come from -- mostly Sun stuff.
>> I'm absolutely not interested in sorting these things out and I'm
>> really tempted to toss them in the dumpster, though there's probably
>> cables of significant value to people on this list.  Therefore, anyone
>> who wants to inherit my cable balls, may. :)
>> The "cost" is cost of shipping; the cable balls are somewhat heavy and
>> I would guess all this mess will be $20-ish to ship in the US.
>> Alternatively, if you're in the RTP area of NC, I don't mind figuring
>> out a way to get these cables to you in person for free.  There's a
>> lot of garbage cables in these balls, certainly, but there's
>> definitely more than $20 worth of SCSI in here so it should be worth
>> your while.
>> If there is a particular cable you want me to check for in the balls
>> before committing, I'm happy to take a look.  However, I'm not really
>> interested in piecemealing unless you really want to offer me some
>> money for the trouble.  And at that point, you may as well just take
>> the whole ball for cost of shipping and sift out the diamonds from the
>> rough yourself :)
>> Thanks!
>> Steve
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