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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Free Stuff on Craigslist

Google Craigslist (YOUR HOME TOWN) to see what people are giving away for FREE! 

Here are some samples from my hometown:
  • Free stove for scrap. On treelawn. (Some people go around on trash day and pick up items like this which they then sell for scrap.)
  • Nineteen years of National Geographic Magazines (1983-2001). All in slip cases.
  • Televisions and computer monitors for scrap. (These can be sold to some scrap dealers)
  • Imitation Christmas tree
  • Wooden pallets
  • Fridge works just fine, but it's in our basement so it needs at least 2 strong people to move it.
  • Loveseat free to whoever wants it. Missing back pillows and covers for the seat cushions. (There is a picture of it posted, but there is a huge dog asleep on it.)
  • Doing some remodeling work in my house. Tore out the walls and have a pile of lath boards that would be perfect for firewood or kindling. All for FREE. Bring a truck, some gloves and some friends.
  • 3 dressers, two shelves, TV stand, oval table and 3 rolling chairs, coffee table, twin bed frame. Needs picked up asap. Must bring help to load
There are several scrap metal dealers in my hometown and they buy stuff like: gold and silver, junk cars, copper and brass, lead and steel, motor blocks, electric motors, aluminum cans, aluminum siding, wire & radiators, sheet iron, aluminum wheels, insulated wire, etc. Pricing varies, but examples of prices paid are: aliminum cans $0.50/lb, copper $1.75/lb, miscellaneous steel $0.07/lb and junk cars $0.08/lb. Car batteries $4.50 each.
     So, if you are looking for something in particular or maybe even want to make a few extra dollars to help pay for a new laptop or trip to Disney World, Craigslist can be a valuable resource.  For more information you can check out the following sites: ReCraigslist: this fellow is selling courses that supposedly teach you how to make money in the scrap-selling business, but the interesting thing is he lists the prices many items typically go for. Popular Mechanics magazine article on making money selling scrap. Earth911 article, Basics of Recycling Scrap Metal for Money.

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