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    Two For One Scrap Metal Scores!
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    Cutting grass a scoring scrap from the trash. Another day in Paradise! Subscribe for more videos!
     
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    Painting Plus Scrap Scores After Work!
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    Working painting my aunts house and scoring scrap from a few of the boys after work. Shout out to Mark Kelley and Remy for hookin it up Yeeew!
     
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    Sell These 8 Items on Ebay - For Good Profit!
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    Making money for Ebay and Amazon through Garage Sales! - Ride Along
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    BUSTED BY COPS & NEARLY ATTACKED WHILE DUMPSTER DIVING
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    REAL TIME - 91 Dumpsters in 58 Minutes! Dumpster Diver Diving by Motorcycle - Scrap Metal Scrapper
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    Come along with me on my Leverett Ave. route. Dumpster diving by motorcycle and scrapping metal. YouTube doesn't allow me to make videos longer than 1 hour. I checked 91 dumpsters in under an hour in this video as I managed to finish the entire route in less than an hour.
    I have the area where I live broken down into about a dozen major routes that can be broken down further into 30 or 40 smaller routes. This video shows the route I call "The Leverett Route".
    REAL TIME - 91 Dumpsters in 58 Minutes! Dumpster Diver Diving by Motorcycle - Scrap Metal Scrapper.

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    MORNING SCRAP YARD VISIT!
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    Scavenger Life Episode 306: We Love Flea Markets and Craigslist
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    Published on Apr 16, 2017
    It's no secret, it's flea market season and we love it. So get out there and flea it up! Also had some mad luck on good old Craigslist this week both in DC and Boston.

    Links we talked about this episode-

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    Hi all; got a few goodies last Saturday. I went with a friend who never seems to buy many items. So the truck has lots of room for my bulk buying. My friend has 5 acres of flat prime and rich land. He has a large garden and sells produce right out on the street. Problem is that even though his produce is really nice and his prices are half of what the local stores sell, not enough buyers stop by. I told him not to be discouraged and that that he may be a bit early and that in the coming years he may have a goldmine when folks will be wanting his organic produce and better prices. I feel the same way about a couple of acres I have that also have a seasonal stream that could be used to store and feed water as the produce matures. Just a possible option for the future. It is said that you see your doctor once a year but you see your farmer three times a day !


    Anyhoo, here is the Saturday booty :

    4 DVDs free (one was a bluray)

    4 DVDs $4

    Stihl weedwhacker (trimmer) $2 (all there but needs carb work. Hey, Don’t they all ?)

    6 vinyl records $8 (I thought a Bill Haley and the Comets LP from the 50s would be worth more than $20 but was wrong. Oh well, it’ll still make some dough or trading material.

    New heavy duty car battery $5 Crazy, huh ?

    2 pair firefighter boots $2

    Vaughn framing hammer nice condition $3

    8’ grinding wheel $1

    Aluminum diamond plate storage box for pickup truck $1 another crazy price, huh ?

    3 chimney brushes with 4 extension rods for $5

    GE 22’ flat screen TV with remote for $3

    Penn Senator reel with Fenwick rod for $20. I got this when I saw a buyer leaving with it and noticed the price sticker of $15. He said that he bargained for it and paid $10. I asked him if he would sell it and how much. He said How about $20 . Not a fantastic deal but I have been looking at fishing gear for years at sales and this rig would be selling for about $60-70 used. Can’t always score a ten bagger but I would rather have good items than paper fiat currency.

    Have you seen the prices of gold and silver today (10/4/2016 ? Of course, that is the PAPER price of gold and silver. When this happens, premiums on physical go up, availability goes down and waiting time lengthens until we can have the precious metal in our hands. I don’t like the idea of waiting 4-6 weeks for physical metal to arrive; lots can happen in that time interval.

    A friend had been trying to buy a house on acreage but three times he has either been outbid or a lawyer has gotten in on the deal. I told him that it may be a blessing in disguise in that real estate is overdue for a collapse, maybe not in our area for location reasons but nationally I believe that we will soon see falls in the RE market. When the banks start going in the dumper they won’t be anxious to lend. I have even invited him to stay at my place if he wants but apparently he is set up on a friend’s acreage. Always wise to have a plan behind the plan behind the plan.

    This friend is in a position to acquire all kinds of surplus merchandise but had no place to store it. So it is being stacked out back of my barn. He and his lady are so generous that I had to tell him that if there was ever a disagreement on any deals with me that we need to communicate and straighten things out immediately. Our friendship is way more important than any deals. I want only happiness and security for my friends.

    This friend knew that I have been anxious to finish leveling a drive around circle and graveling before the winter rains and mud pie landscape. My problem is that I didn’t have any money for such a large project and I had told him so (guess I bought too many GEM sale items). Last week he had a backhoe tractor come in and straighten out the road and parking circle. Next he had two loads of gravel brought in and spread out. These were the biggest trucks I had seen of this type with double axles and a third drop down axle for extra weight. He told me to not worry about it since I had helped him with a huge storage problem; we would trade out later for any difference. Now I’m not used to dealing this way and I try to give more than I receive; generosity has its own kind of power.

    Note : The above is all that I had written as of Sept 25,2016. Much had happened in my life since that time that took all my energy to hold together. Ponce died in early October and I ended up being the only one to see to his estate settlement. As time passed I was able to find his ex wife and set things on course. It was fraught with many twists and turns and still is not finished; perhaps in a couple of months. Also there have been some serious family problems to address. The loss of Ponce hit me more that I could have ever anticipated.

    I will continue with posting on bartering and horsetrading as soon as time permits. Last Friday I attended the first sale in months; it was a good one and I guess kicked off the coming sale season.

    Thanks for all who contribute to this thread, especially in my absence. Thank you searcher; you are rare as well as valuable (therefore a treasure to hold close to the heart).

    Best wishes,
    Agnut

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    Flea Market Finds 12 | Monday Madness @ Hartville | Haul Video
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    Published on Apr 17, 2017
    Follow along as Pickin' 4 Profit shares his most recent Flea Market Finds with you. He will discuss how much he paid, how much he can sell them for and some stories along the way.

    Where to sell items you find at flea markets? Picking 4 Profit shares where to sell items you buy for reselling and how he makes takes old rash and turns it to cash.

    He sells on Ebay, Amazon, FBA, Flea Markets, and much much more.
     
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    WAS HUGE AND MADE MONEY!
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    So much roadside scrap everywhere! Picking up HVAC scrap, and reselling parts on ebay
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    So much roadside scrap everywhere! Picking up HVAC scrap, and reselling parts on ebay.

    The obtaining season has definitely started. People are throwing out all of their unwanted stuff. As a result my driveway is so cluttered with scrap. The drop off bin has new stuff being dropped off everyday, and my HVAC shop is calling me up more.

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    80 FLAT SCREEN TV's! Dumpster Diving Odd Encounter! - Metal Scrapper Dumpster Diver Video
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    After finishing dumpster dive scrap metal work for the day I went to WalMart to get some cat food and I ran my short WalMart route before going home. I wasn't planning on making a video but I came across 80 flat screen tv's and 3 computer towers. This is the most TV's I have found in one day. There isn't very much scrap metal value in flat screen tv's and that's too bad because they are all over the place. 80 FLAT SCREEN TV's! Dumpster Diving Odd Encounter! - Metal Scrapper Dumpster Diver Video.
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    vZar This is a game changer for buying and selling
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    vZar gives users a full screen video buying and selling experience. Just snap a quick video and upload it. No pictures. No lengthy descriptions.Visit my shop Trading Post in Crystal Lake IL

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    Found a Crazy Item That Sells For $400!
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    In this ride along we meet Tim from Miners Treasures on YouTube. Tim is a beginner reselling on eBay with about 1 month of experience. See him in the hotseat as we find crazy garage sale deals!

    8 Items that Sold on Ebay Fast! - https://youtu.be/LDyAe1x5adg

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    Selling on eBay - What Sells Best w Rockstar Flipper -
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    Make Thousands a Month on Ebay - How "Q" Does it
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    Spring time scrap metal galore! Scrapping and reselling for a living. Selling on ebay.
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    This video covers the week we had. We recycle metal and electronics and sell on ebay. It's hard work, but we love it.
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    $50 Package - Dumpster Diving Metal Scrapping Motorcycle Video - Copper Wire Score
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    Nice insulated copper wire dumpster diving score. Metal scrapping and dumpster diving by motorcycle. I also score a heavy aluminum deck patio chair, a ceiling fan motor, an RCA DVD player, an AT&T wireless phone system and other scrap metal items. 1943 steel penny information. I also fashion myself a new pair of fingerless gloves to wear. $50 Package - Dumpster Diving Metal Scrapping Motorcycle Video - Copper Wire Score.

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    Ridealong: DaddyOFive & Goodwill Outlets Are Trash
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    Road Side SCRAP At Night!
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    Finding scrap on the side of the road at night and couldn't resist going back to get it. For more videos please SUBSCRIBE!
     
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    Florida SCRAP METAL Prices!
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    Finally got to the scrap yard down in Florida to check out how the scrap life if done here. Very cool experience and I scored some epic camo pants from the gas station down the street. For more videos and scrap prices please SUBSCRIBE!
     
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    Scavenger Life Episode 307: Getting Ready to Sell While Traveling
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    We had a busy week of listing, packing and getting ready to travel for 18 days for some video jobs. Luckily our helper will continue to photo and schedule listings while we're gone. We also have our fabulous cleaner helping us keep the Airbnb business running too. So far, so good. Hope your week was great!

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    We live in rural America, and we are Scavengers -- especially when it comes to making money on eBay by selling items we find in or near the waste stream, at auctions, yard sales and thrift stores. This allows us to avoid full time jobs, which gives us more time to scavenge and enjoy our lives. It's a positive reinforcing cycle.

    We are eBay Top Rated + Power Sellers. Each week we post a couple 1 hour long podcasts sharing stories about our eBay selling. We welcome all questions and stories of your own eBay experiences. Sharing helps make us all better Scavengers
     
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    Hi all; here are the results from the April 14 estate sale I attended. As I said earlier, this was the first sale of the season which will stretch out until sometime in the coming October. .After that, it tapers off due to the weather here in the Pacific Northwest. The estate sales do continue to some extent but there are only a couple a week in my area. Besides, the fall and winter slowness give me time to organize what I have bought (not fully true because I am a bit disorganized, lazy and busy with firewood, the cold and tend to settle in with Netflix and the over 4,000 DVDs in my collection. I don’t even have time for the thousands of vinyl records that I have accumulated over the past decades.


    I’m making a point here that we all need to be continually aware of. Our time and how we spend it. Most folks work at their jobs and either relax on the weekends or do some activity such as boating or any number of interests. Me ? I’m scouring the papers and internet for coming sales. So while most are making zilch or spending money on the weekends, I’m out there making and saving money. And bartering and horsetrading is such fun that I don’t consider it work. This reminds me of some advice I recently read somewhere on the internet. It is to find what you really love doing and make it a career. This way, you will be anxious to get up in the morning and go to “work”. I realized that this I what I had done for my own career; automotive repair. I began auto work in the early 1970s and retired a couple of years ago now that I am 70 years old. My greatest pleasure was helping customers with their auto problems, both mechanical and financial. Their relief and gratitude was my payoff. I did make good money which allowed me to restore many cars as well as to own cars that I could only dream about when I was a boy. Fifteen Jaguars, ten or twelve Mercedes, Porsches, an Alfa Romeo, a Ferrari, hundreds of Volkswagens and many American cars as well as a race sand buggy, quads, motorcycles and a greyhound that a friend and I converted into a motorhome over a couple of years. You might say that my life has been one helluva ride.


    Life has been really good to me and I feel that I want to somehow return the favor, though the enormity of the gift of life is beyond full comprehension. I got to pick up about a ton of fruits and veggies from a local supermarket per week for my cattle but most of it was still in good condition. I ended up distributing most of it to about 50 people. I did this a few years until the deal with the supermarket ended. Next I went to a retirement home. I had met the owner in a checkout line at the local dollar store. She invited me to drop by. Funny how things pop out of the blue at just the right time. This happened about 6 months ago and I have been going there each week to see what they need. I asked one of the residents what they needed most and was surprised at her answer. It was tobacco ! I then learned that this retirement home is subsidized by the government and the residents are only allowed to keep about $60 per month of their retirement income. And then it made sense; these people didn’t have enough money for the one thing that was not good for them. But I saw that it was important to them and putting aside my personal feelings I knew that there was more to this than meets the eye (or ear). I was right; they were holed up without any things to keep them occupied. There were only a few who had a TV or a DVD player. I later found out that they also needed clothing and bedspreads. In the beginning I supplied pounds of tobacco and tubes which I recently told them that I would not provide any more. I have a plan to get the residents to contribute a small amount to bulk buy and share according to their contribution. What is important to me is to get to them the things that will help their mental state. The tobacco thing just got my foot in the door.


    Now I am finding and supplying TVs and DVD/VCR machines and setting them up. I have also been finding bedspreads and clothing which they seem to greatly appreciate. This is all new to me but my bartering and horsetrading skills tie in perfectly with their needs. I’ll write more in the next post since this post is about what I found two weeks ago.


    Here goes; it ain’t braggin’ if its true :


    3 bedspreads $1 each

    Computer screen, keyboard, camera and speakers for $5

    2 DVD players $2.50 each

    175 mason canning jars for 0 cents each

    Sears 5000 degree welding torch set with 4 cans solid ox pellets $2

    Reciprocating floor fan $5

    Huge Sears wet/dry vacuum $3

    Allied 80 amp charger $1

    Craftsman Rout-A-Sign maker $5

    Electric fillet knife with 2 blades new for $1

    4 outdoor extension cords $1 each

    2 lengths of steel chain $1 each

    2 tile cutters, one is electric for $5 each

    Craftsman Advance timing light $1

    4 pieces, pipe wrench, 3 pliers 50 cents each

    Panasonic DMC F28 digital camera in box for $2

    Best wishes,


    Agnut


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    Great to hear from you Agnut!
    that charger for a buck sounds good.
    Things are just starting in my neck of the woods as well.
    This weekend I scored a stack of Levi jeans in like new shape for a buck a piece.
    I'll flip them at flea market later this summer.
    Good for you doing what you are at the nursing home.
    Those folks are fortunate to have you giving them the knowledge that you care about them.
    The stuff they get is just icing on the cake.
     
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    Agnut, good to see you post. I just restarted on GIM this year.
    I used to check in on your thread each day.

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    Okay, here’s what I got last Friday at an estate sale :

    2 DVD/VCR players with remotes for $5 each

    Flat screen 21” TV with remote for $5

    Flat screen 31” TV with remote for $10

    Toaster 4 slice for $3

    Popcorn air popper for $3

    2 old cast iron fry pans for $1 each

    3 Pyrex casserole rectangular dishes for $1 each

    15 old vinyl LP records for $2 total

    Electric herb grinder $2

    Atari Flashback 5 game console w/92 built in games in the box for $5

    5 DVDs for $1 total

    16 VCR tapes for $2 total

    31 Star Trek VCR tapes for $5 total

    2 12 x 16 cookie baking trays. The kind used in a bakery. for $1 each

    I wrote in my last post that these DVD players and TVs will go to the retirement home. Funny that I had been lamenting just last week to someone that it was almost impossible to find flat screen TVs and here two show up at the next sale. As Voltaire said, “God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh”.

    Another thing is that finding combination DVD/VCR players that work and have remote controls are almost impossible to find. Yeah, and I found two at the same sale that I found the two flat screen TVs; what are the odds of that ? More like a prayer answered. One of the reasons that I need them so desperately is that I had recently made a deal with the manager of a local thrift store to buy a package deal for a couple hundred VCR tapes for this retirement home. She let me pick them out (the best ones among well over a thousand) for a total of $30 ! I had delivered them a month ago, not realizing that few in the retirement home had DVD/VCR players in their rooms but only in the media room that had seating for about 12 people.

    Many of the residents are in wheelchairs and some are near the end of their lives and some have Alzheimer’s disease. If I were a resident there and in such a condition I would want some private time to enjoy some good entertainment too. I have seen that many times a resident will have a fellow resident in their room to share movies together. It is this time to be together in friendship that is so important to the well being to these folks.


    For the last couple of months I’ve been taking 20-25 DVDs from my collection every week and picking up last week’s DVDs. It’s working very well so far. Right now I have 9 DVD players and two flat screen TVs that have to be checked out before delivery. I don’t have to provide flat screen TVs but it seems that everyone is throwing away their older CRT TVs rather than recycling them. I’m still seeking a source like a thrift store that will take them if I will buy them. They need to work AND they need a remote. I hope that I can solve this with a few contacts.

    There is an overview here that could go nationwide. Just suppose if churches would each have a group that would provide similar services to local retirement homes and even to those in need living in their homes. The youth in the churches being involved would show them a part of society that desperately needs help. A real life’s lesson that will guide many of them for a lifetime. Sitting in a pew once a week only helps those taking the message to heart but getting out there and doing God’s work is spiritually uplifting. As the Bible says, “Let your light so shine that other men may see your good works and glorify your father who is in heaven”. In other words, you are doing this for your faith, not for your personal praise.


    If we are to, as President Trump says, “Make America Great Again”, we need to do our part if we want to be part of the transformation. President Trump can’t do this alone; he needs our involvement. Maybe, “We All Need To Help Make America Great Again” would be appropriate for the populace. Greatness has to come from the people; it won’t come from those believing that wealth is measured in dollars and possessions. However, we may be able to enlist some of them to contribute.

    Best wishes,

    Agnut

    "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. "
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    You don’t have a soul. You ARE a soul. You have a body. C.S.Lewis
     
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    Philanthropy, that’s what us old guys turn to when we discover there is more to life than just me. Most of the time you think of Carnegie or Steve Jobs type of people when you think about philanthropy but it actually begins in the heart, not the pocketbook. You use your skill to give what you can, be it a small contribution, like the widow’s mite (Mark 12:41-44) or the establishment of the Gates Foundation.

    Yer old barn must be getting pretty full by now, Agnut. Over the years I read as you described what you and your son were doing to the place. I admit I skipped a few years of exploring on GIM but I’m getting back into it now that I’ve retired.


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