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« on: April 30, 2011, 04:44:55 pm »
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One man's trash...

I can remember as a kid when I would go with my dad to walk our dog (every night at 11PM), if it was trash night
we always looked at what was set out on the curb and sometimes we'd drag home a table or chair or something
that needed minor repair. Sometimes we even went back with the car, if something was too heavy or there was
more than one thing that was worth saving. My dad would always refinish, repair or rewire whatever it was and
it became useful again for many more years. I suppose it was the original recycling movement. We never actually
dug through the trash cans themselves - but might pick up some books or magazines that were on the top.  :Smiley

And many years later a friend of mine drug me with her to Vanderbilt U. the day after the students left for the
summer. OMG! If you live near a university - it's worth a look in the dumpsters as soon as school is out.
We found TVs (working TVs) tons of books and clothes, microwaves, little refrigerators,  jewelery, pots & pans,
dishes, mugs - just all kinds of things the kids couldn't be bothered with, especially since mommy or daddy would
buy them new ones next fall.  No no!

Like my gran used to say, "Waste not, want not."

Anybody else found any treasures in the trash?

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 08:07:34 pm »
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Yep!  it amazes me some things that can be found.

Here is some good info on the subject!  LOL

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 02:01:07 am »
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Sometimes its not the item itself that is so important, but what may be hidden in it. Twice now, I have found old desks with gold objects in them. One hand 6 ounces of 10 kt service pins and another has 1/2 ounce of pure gold squares used to coat electrical circuits. These items had been left in desks that were excessed and left for sale to the public. Also, my friend bought a set of cuff links at a yard sale for $5. They were made from two $5 Indian Head Gold pieces. I bougnt an 18kt marked gold ring from a pawn shop for the price of a 10 kt weight. When I tried to point it out to him, he got mad. It was European marked as .750 instead of 18 kt. His loss, my gain, although I suspect the original owner lost out. My other buddy's wife got a 1916 D Mercury in change at the Convenience store she managed. That guy said he didn't care when he was told it was silver. She didn't know  a 16 D was real valuable at that time. Probably stolen or countrfeit or from a deceased parents collection and the kid just wanted beer or cigarette money.

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 02:51:54 pm »
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One time, way back when I was a kid in the sixties, our neighbor got royally POed at his two sons for something they did. As punishment he made them bag up all of their toys and set them out for the trash collector. My brothers and I stumbled upon this treasure trove the following morning, and carted off every bag in our trusty Radio Flyer wagon. What a great time we had sifting through this mountain of wondrous things! My share included a half dozen GI Joe figures, the original 10" ones, not the crappy little ones they have now, and a crapload of their clothing, guns, and accessories. All were in nearly mint condition, and considering what those figures sell for these days I dearly wish that I still had them.

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 03:12:35 pm »
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I have Issues with the Dump!   I take two bags of Stanky stuff and come home with a car full of cool stuff.   I'm a Sick Puppy.

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 09:28:00 pm »
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I guess we could turn this one into group therapy. Hi. I'm Poptop, and I'm a trash picker. "Hi. Poptop" I pick up mostly tools, motors and hardwoods for tool handles. My last roadkill find was the 12" throat welding vicegrip! Real vicegrip!

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we could turn this one into group therapy

Hi I am nickel_n
I can’t pass by electrical appliances tools and hard wood,


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A Must Read!   LOL   

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