[rescue] Cable Balls

Stephen Conley cheetah at tanabi.org
Wed Sep 17 19:11:56 CDT 2014

Cable ball has been claimed :)  Thanks guys!

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> A proper recycling facility will *buy* your cable balls, in PA the going rate
> was 10 cents/pound.
> Lionel
>> 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>
> wrote:
>>> 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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