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Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

I actually found a recycler in driving distance who claims he will even
take my CRT tvs.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't find, no one wants a CRT
TV but what about....

A westell DSL modem Hub

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping, but does that mean anyone can
use it?

My wifi router.

a router without wifi? (bought by mistake at a hamfest, when I didn't
notice it had no antenna. Otherwise it looked just like the one I was
using.


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a router without wifi? (bought by mistake at a hamfest, when I didn't
notice it had no antenna. Otherwise it looked just like the one I was
using.


Many professional/commercial grade routers do not have built-in wifi.

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On Mon, 24 May 2021 20:59:49 -0400, micky
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Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Best Buy will recycle electronics. They charge $25 for any display
(no matter what the size) and everything else is free.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance who claims he will even
take my CRT tvs.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't find, no one wants a CRT
TV but what about....

A westell DSL modem Hub

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping, but does that mean anyone can
use it?

My wifi router.

a router without wifi? (bought by mistake at a hamfest, when I didn't
notice it had no antenna. Otherwise it looked just like the one I was
using.

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Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.


That's certainly a bit dubious.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....


A westell DSL modem Hub


None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.

Might still be some demand there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?


They can if they still have a dsl service.

My wifi router.


Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access in
their house.

a router without wifi?


A few do still use those.

(bought by mistake at a hamfest, when
I didn't notice it had no antenna. Otherwise
it looked just like the one I was using.



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micky wrote

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.


That's certainly a bit dubious.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....


A westell DSL modem Hub


None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.

Might still be some demand there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?


They can if they still have a dsl service.

My wifi router.


Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access in
their house.

a router without wifi?


A few do still use those.

(bought by mistake at a hamfest, when
I didn't notice it had no antenna. Otherwise
it looked just like the one I was using.



Thanks everyone. The guy who says he'll take the CRT tvs will also
thaek everything else electronic, AC or battery, and I'm going to use
what I find in this thread and decide how much other stuff to take to
him and how much to dispose of elsewhere.

I've arranged to borrow a pickup to deliver to him, and there's a
hamfest the Sunday before that where I can just give some of the lighter
stuff to any vendor who might want to sell it and keep what little he
gets money.

(One year I had my own "booth" (tarp) for two days at the Gaithersburg
hamfest, and I did pretty well. Over night, I just left evefrything
there, with prices marked and a couple things were sold, with the money
put under the tarp. Nothing expensive.

I guess IIUC UPS would wrap things for shipping if I sold on ebay, but
I'm not ready for that yet.


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Depends on what it is.


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On Mon, 24 May 2021 20:59:49 -0400, micky
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Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


I guess it can depend on if there *is* a market for any of it for some
reason. Like, I was given a commercial Hard Drive storage unit that
was full of low capacity half height 3.5" SCSI HDDs that turned out to
be of use to people running / upgrading a game console of some sort
and they all sold on eBay for a reasonable sum.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance who claims he will even
take my CRT tvs.


We have a recycler who pays for old PCB's and even cables and
connectors as they recover any precious metals (primarily gold) and
even the lead from the solder. Old CPU's and RAM are good as they
often have gold plated pins.

So if I have something that is both dead and unlikely to be of any use
to anyone else (even if working) I generally take it to bits, recover
anything that might be of use to me (screws, switches, fuse holders,
IEC sockets, big caps etc) before recycling what's left.

Might be worth a quick check online (eBay etc) *before* you strip
something down as you can often be surprised how valuable some old
stuff can be. I stripped a couple of brand new / old stock 486 mobos,
only to see on eBay they were going for quite a bit (possibly old
engineering equipment that still used such). ;-(

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Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


It depends a lot on where in the world you are.

Here in Norway, everything is regulated to the bone. E-waste is no
exception.

Vendors who sell electronics are required by law to accept e-waste for
free. It does not matter where it was bought or how old it is.

Then, there is, of course, a tax: Vendors who collect less then what
they sell, measured by weight, must pay a tax for the amount of weight
they are "short". This means that the e-waste has actual value to the
vendors, so they lock their e-waste into steel containers to keep it
from getting stolen.

Fixers and tinkerers who just need a thermostat or a capacitor or
whatever, have no choice but to buy a brand new one. Probably from
China.
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On Monday, May 24, 2021 at 10:06:21 PM UTC-4, Rod Speed wrote:
micky wrote


I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.

That's certainly a bit dubious.


I don't know where Rod is, but in my state (U.S.), recyclers are required by law to accept CRT TVs if they want to accept any other electronic waste.

Here's an interesting tidbit: I was bringing four or five flat TVs to a recycler a week to clear out the stored crap, and after a few weeks, they told us they wouldn't accept any more from us because we were a business. I'm sure the fact that any good boards were long removed from these TVs had nothing to do with their decision. I don't know if they can deny us because we're a business or not, but it's clear that a good portion of their profits from recycling TVs is running an ebay TV parts store.

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On Mon, 24 May 2021 20:59:49 -0400, micky
wrote:

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


It depends a lot on where in the world you are.

Here in Norway, everything is regulated to the bone. E-waste is no
exception.

Vendors who sell electronics are required by law to accept e-waste for
free. It does not matter where it was bought or how old it is.


And do they actually recycle it? Take it apart and save resusable
minerals?

Then, there is, of course, a tax: Vendors who collect less then what
they sell, measured by weight, must pay a tax for the amount of weight
they are "short". This means that the e-waste has actual value to the
vendors, so they lock their e-waste into steel containers to keep it
from getting stolen.


Wow.

But what happens to it? If they just put in a landfill, that would be
no better than here.


Baltimore County no longer has what was called Bulk Collection, so if
you have something big to get rid of you have to have your own truck or
hire someone and they charge a minimum of over $100. That might be worth
it if you have a lot of things, but when there was free collection, once
a month, I think it was, you could just put out one thing. You didn't
have to save up your bulk trask for months until you have $100 worth.
So unlike other money-saving measures by the government, this is a
tremendous inconvenience.

There are 3 places in Baltimore County that accept recycling and trash
and it says they recycle electronics except TVs and monitors, which
they do take as trash. Which makes it all the more surprising that
this place I mentioned says it recycles them. (And not only that, it's
the only place within 50 miles that does so and it's only 3 miles from
here. It doesn't look big enough on satellite view but I talked to the
guy on the phone and he seemed sane and business-like. I'll have more
details in a couple weeks after I've been there.)

**Some things are only accepted at one of the three. I think I had
dirty kerosene that at the time only one place would take. They took
car batteries and other things, and I'm sure thy recycled them.

https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/de...materials.html

This led to another one I coudln't find before, erevival.com that says
"Unlike other electronics and computer recycling companies, eRevival
Computer and Electronics Recycling offers the highest value for
retired/obsolete computers, monitors, hardware components, networking
equipment, media tapes, phone, fax and copier systems. eRevival
Electronics and Computer Recycling also have a competitive advantage
when it may become necessary to dispose of your equipment when it
exceeds the marketable value."

But doesn't list tv's.

Fixers and tinkerers who just need a thermostat or a capacitor or
whatever, have no choice but to buy a brand new one. Probably from
China.




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You would be surprised what gets repaired and used again in third world countries.
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In article , NONONOmisc07
@fmguy.com says...

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

I actually found a recycler in driving distance who claims he will even
take my CRT tvs.


Maybe there's a market for recycled vacuum? ;-)

When I was a schoolboy in the UK back in the 1950s, local kids would
carry CRTs over a girder bridge across a town river in order to drop
them some distance to the water where they would implode.

I averted my eyes as I walked past (to school) in case one got cracked
on the girders while still being held by the child...
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In article , NONONOmisc07
@fmguy.com says...

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

I actually found a recycler in driving distance who claims he will even
take my CRT tvs.


Maybe there's a market for recycled vacuum? ;-)

When I was a schoolboy in the UK back in the 1950s, local kids would
carry CRTs over a girder bridge across a town river in order to drop
them some distance to the water where they would implode.

I averted my eyes as I walked past (to school) in case one got cracked
on the girders while still being held by the child...

Was that part of a science lesson in those days? ;-)
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Vendors who sell electronics are required by law to accept e-waste for
free. It does not matter where it was bought or how old it is.


And do they actually recycle it? Take it apart and save resusable
minerals?


The official story is yes. There are companies that are approved for
collecting (from the vendors) and recycling. Here's how one of them
presents itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH0UH6fIiz8

(Don't worry about not understanding the Norwegian text. It is just as
pretentious as the video and music.)

But what happens to it? If they just put in a landfill, that would be
no better than here.


Over the years, there have been a few incidents where nosy journalists
have found hundreds of tons of Norwegian e-waste in remote African
villages. Let's hope that's no longer happening.
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On Mon, 24 May 2021 20:59:49 -0400, micky
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Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Best Buy will recycle electronics. They charge $25 for any display
(no matter what the size) and everything else is free.


Take it to the skip for free.


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On Tue, 25 May 2021 03:06:12 +0100, Rod Speed wrote:

micky wrote

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.


I found a 70s Commodore Pet (8KB RAM) going for 3 grand!

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.


That's certainly a bit dubious.


Why? Presumably they break it for materials, like with any electronics.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....


A westell DSL modem Hub


None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.


We have fibre optics.

Might still be some demand there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?


They can if they still have a dsl service.

My wifi router.


Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access in
their house.

a router without wifi?


A few do still use those.


I virtually never use my wifi. It's only for the mobile phone, and only because I run science projects on it which would eat 4G data.
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In alt.home.repair, on Tue, 25 May 2021 12:06:12 +1000, "Rod Speed"
wrote:

micky wrote

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.


That's certainly a bit dubious.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....


A westell DSL modem Hub


None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.

Might still be some demand there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?


They can if they still have a dsl service.

My wifi router.


Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access in
their house.

a router without wifi?


A few do still use those.

(bought by mistake at a hamfest, when
I didn't notice it had no antenna. Otherwise
it looked just like the one I was using.


Thanks everyone. The guy who says he'll take the CRT tvs will also
thaek everything else electronic, AC or battery, and I'm going to use
what I find in this thread and decide how much other stuff to take to
him and how much to dispose of elsewhere.


A guy rang my doorbell a few weeks ago having spotted a few car batteries (well 1 car battery and 4 sealed ones from a UPS) lying at the side of my garage (17m from the pavement) and asked if I wanted rid of them. I think you can get a fiver each in bulk, I know someone pays 2 each to a local garage to take dead ones from there, and presumably he makes a profit.

I've arranged to borrow a pickup to deliver to him, and there's a
hamfest the Sunday before that where I can just give some of the lighter
stuff to any vendor who might want to sell it and keep what little he
gets money.

(One year I had my own "booth" (tarp) for two days at the Gaithersburg
hamfest, and I did pretty well. Over night, I just left evefrything
there, with prices marked and a couple things were sold, with the money
put under the tarp. Nothing expensive.

I guess IIUC UPS would wrap things for shipping if I sold on ebay, but
I'm not ready for that yet.


Has to be a fair price to bother with that. Ebay take 10%, then you pay shipping. If it's not going to make a profit, put it on freecycle, there will be someone who wants to play with old stuff, and you don't have to bother packing it, they come and collect it.
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You would be surprised what gets repaired and used again in third world countries.


And 1st world, if you are willing to give it a go. ;-)

Daughter is currently enjoying a 40" Sony TFT TV that was about to be
thrown away for the cost of a capacitor. ;-)

I have a 23" Dell TFT monitor courtesy of my next door neighbour that
just needed a cheap SMPSU from China. ;-)

(I'm still working on the 12V 20A SMPS out of my 3D printer, awaiting
the switcher device). ;-)

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I have put stuff on "curb-alert" with Craig's List with 100% success - defined as *stuff gone within five (5) days*. This includes everything from old toilets & sinks to questionable electronics. Anything that has even a smidgen of residual appeal (to me) goes to Kutztown for the Buy-it-Now pile. The most amazing(ly awful) stuff gets a new home from that source.

But, I agree that for the most part, many things find their way to landfill due to very minor failures combined, the rarity of good repair options, and the cheapness of replacements.

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In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 26 May 2021 09:34:42 +0100, Mike Coon
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In article , NONONOmisc07
says...

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

I actually found a recycler in driving distance who claims he will even
take my CRT tvs.


Maybe there's a market for recycled vacuum? ;-)

When I was a schoolboy in the UK back in the 1950s, local kids would
carry CRTs over a girder bridge across a town river in order to drop
them some distance to the water where they would implode.

I averted my eyes as I walked past (to school) in case one got cracked
on the girders while still being held by the child...


I would not litter but I have broken open a couple CRT tvs, one to see
the shadow screen (is that what it's called?) that color tvs had with
one hole for every 3 dots. The other was a 6 or 8" tv and I broke away
enough of the neck and adjoining glass to plant a plant in it. The
thing grew really well, and I wonder if the phosphorus was responsible.

No drainage at the screen end, so I had to be carfeful not to overwater.


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I have put stuff on "curb-alert" with Craig's List with 100% success - defined as *stuff gone within five (5) days*. This includes everything from old toilets & sinks to questionable electronics. Anything that has even a smidgen of residual appeal (to me) goes to Kutztown for the Buy-it-Now pile.


Good to see there is some sort of plan though. Not everone has such
(judging by the things that are perfectly ok after *just* being
cleaned out or a fuse replaced).

The most amazing(ly awful) stuff gets a new home from that source.


;-)


But, I agree that for the most part, many things find their way to landfill due to very minor failures combined, the rarity of good repair options,


I like the idea of the 'repair workshops' where people bring stuff
along and volunteers try to fix it for the cost of any parts and a
charity donation or similar?

and the cheapness of replacements.


What get's me is also when the replacement cost is pretty high many
just seem to chuck stuff away for the simplest of things (not to them
obviously), or worse (unless someone else can get to it and make use
of it etc), when there is nothing wrong with it but just last years
model or not a colour that matches their new decor. ;-(

I picked up a small Dyson cylinder cleaner that had been bought by
someone, apparently it had gone wrong and a new motor fitted, then had
gone wrong again and so given away on Freegle with 'needs repairing,
possibly a new motor'). I collected it, plugged it in at home, wiggled
the lead where it goes into the (moulded) mains plug, heard the motor
spin up briefly so just cut the lead off by the plug and fitted a new
one and it's been fine ever since. And this is probably around 200
GBP's worth of cleaner!?

I was chatting to a good mate last night and he commented on how many
people seem to be ignorant of even the most basic of 'life knowledge
and so 'of course' anything that relies on such knowledge would then
be a complete mystery to them ('everone to their own' of course). ;-)

Like without Ohms law, or a basic understanding of material science,
or the environment, or energy ... how could you then make informed
judgments on anything that relied on such?

I have had an electric car for over 30 years and you wouldn't believe
how often I've had the suggestion of 'Why don't you fit a dynamo on
one of the wheels and that would charge you up as you go along'. ;-)

Cheers, T i m


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Commander Kinsey wrote
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micky wrote


Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.


I found a 70s Commodore Pet (8KB RAM) going for 3 grand!


Its much higher with the earlier stuff.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.


That's certainly a bit dubious.


Why? Presumably they break it for materials, like with any electronics.


There isnt much of any real value in a CRT tv.

Even the glass isnt of any real value because
its very specialised glass and there is plenty of
much more useful glass with used drink bottles.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....


A westell DSL modem Hub


None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.


We have fibre optics.


We do too and all the new stuff is, but we also have VDSL2+
and so do you. I could have said the original better.

Might still be some demand there.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?


They can if they still have a dsl service.


My wifi router.


Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access in
their house.


a router without wifi?


A few do still use those.


I virtually never use my wifi.


I do for the smartphone which I use all the time
and for the kindle and for all the fully automated
lights etc and for all the stuff like echo dots, google
home minis and for the video surveillance too.

It's only for the mobile phone, and only because I run science projects on
it which would eat 4G data.


Yep, you are a real dinosaur tech wise.

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micky wrote
Rod Speed wrote
micky wrote

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.

That's certainly a bit dubious.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....

A westell DSL modem Hub

None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.

Might still be some demand there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?

They can if they still have a dsl service.

My wifi router.

Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access in
their house.

a router without wifi?

A few do still use those.

(bought by mistake at a hamfest, when
I didn't notice it had no antenna. Otherwise
it looked just like the one I was using.


Thanks everyone. The guy who says he'll take the CRT tvs will also
thaek everything else electronic, AC or battery, and I'm going to use
what I find in this thread and decide how much other stuff to take to
him and how much to dispose of elsewhere.


A guy rang my doorbell a few weeks ago having spotted a few car batteries
(well 1 car battery and 4 sealed ones from a UPS) lying at the side of my
garage (17m from the pavement) and asked if I wanted rid of them. I think
you can get a fiver each in bulk, I know someone pays 2 each to a local
garage to take dead ones from there, and presumably he makes a profit.

I've arranged to borrow a pickup to deliver to him, and there's a
hamfest the Sunday before that where I can just give some of the lighter
stuff to any vendor who might want to sell it and keep what little he
gets money.

(One year I had my own "booth" (tarp) for two days at the Gaithersburg
hamfest, and I did pretty well. Over night, I just left evefrything
there, with prices marked and a couple things were sold, with the money
put under the tarp. Nothing expensive.

I guess IIUC UPS would wrap things for shipping if I sold on ebay, but
I'm not ready for that yet.


Has to be a fair price to bother with that. Ebay take 10%,


then you pay shipping.


Or the buyer does.

If it's not going to make a profit, put it on freecycle,


The local facebook buy swap sell groups work much better.

there will be someone who wants to play with old stuff,


Depends on what it is. No one ever
wants the old CRT tvs or monitors.

and you don't have to bother packing it, they come and collect it.


Same with the local facebook groups.

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I guess IIUC UPS would wrap things for shipping if I sold on ebay, but
I'm not ready for that yet.


Has to be a fair price to bother with that. Ebay take 10%, then you pay shipping. If it's not going to make a profit, put it on freecycle,


The freecycle here is dying away. Get far fewer emails from them than 5
years ago. Though someone did take my gas lawnmower on Monday, and I
got a small stack of Handyman magazines yesterday.

But those are exceptions.

there will be someone who wants to play with old stuff, and you don't have to bother packing it, they come and collect it.


Ebay reaches more people. Those here who read Freecycle, or NextDoor,
or a community webpage I could use, don't know how to fiddle with any of
my old stuff.

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In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 26 May 2021 09:34:42 +0100, Mike Coon
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Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

I actually found a recycler in driving distance who claims he will even
take my CRT tvs.


Maybe there's a market for recycled vacuum? ;-)

When I was a schoolboy in the UK back in the 1950s, local kids would
carry CRTs over a girder bridge across a town river in order to drop
them some distance to the water where they would implode.

I averted my eyes as I walked past (to school) in case one got cracked
on the girders while still being held by the child...


I would not litter but I have broken open a couple CRT tvs,
one to see the shadow screen (is that what it's called?)


Shadow mask.

that color tvs had with one hole for every 3 dots. The other
was a 6 or 8" tv and I broke away enough of the neck and
adjoining glass to plant a plant in it. The thing grew really
well, and I wonder if the phosphorus was responsible.


No drainage at the screen end, so I had to be carfeful not to overwater.




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On 5/24/2021 8:59 PM, micky wrote:
A westell DSL modem Hub

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping, but does that mean anyone can
use it?


If you have ADSL... I still have 3M DSL from the telco... I bought my
older used modem on eBay a couple years ago.


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But, I agree that for the most part, many things find their way to landfill due to very minor failures combined, the rarity of good repair options,
I like the idea of the 'repair workshops' where people bring stuff
along and volunteers try to fix it for the cost of any parts and a
charity donation or similar?


This goes to a post I made some years ago when a British gentleman asked about initiating a 'repair cafe. I have been doing this along in the vintage electronics hobby for well over 20 years now - so my 'rules' are as follows:

I participate in the occasional radio-club related repair clinic, and give one twice a year in Kutztown, teaching basic diagnostic and repair techniques for vintage radios and electronics from the 1920s to approximately the 1990s. There are some basic rules for the protection of the clinician and the 'customer'.

a) Do not take money. Do not imply Fee-for-Service. The moment money is taken, there is an expectation of professionalism and expertise that conveys a level of liability.

b) Make it clear that you are doing this as a hobby, and that you are demonstrating technique and skills that may be useful to the customer in their future endeavors along the same hobby-related lines.

c) If parts are to be replaced, those parts *must* be obtained and supplied by the customer. Pointing to possible sources is OK, as long as you are able to point to more than one.

d) If power must be applied to an item during the process, the source must be isolated, and you must explain to the customer the reasons for it, and advise him/her why this is so.

e) Kluge repairs left in place are not acceptable, full stop. For instance, if one jumps out a damaged 'fuse resistor' to determine whether replacing it is worthwhile and the customer does not have the actual replacement - you may go as far as to suggest that the item is repairable - but not here, and not without the proper parts. Remove the jumper.

Whether or not an organization has "insurance cover', should there be an unfortunate event, the individual tech involved will remain involved whether liable for actual damages or not. And whereas most individuals are sincere and mean no harm, a fire, shock or other occurrence will change even the most gentle person.

I will teach technique, and I will show individuals how to make their own basic repairs such as re-capping, cleaning and similar. I will point them to books, manuals and sources. But in a situation where one is dealing with the *GENERAL PUBLIC*, I will take nothing for granted.

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On Monday, May 24, 2021 at 8:59:53 PM UTC-4, micky wrote:
Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

I actually found a recycler in driving distance who claims he will even
take my CRT tvs.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't find, no one wants a CRT
TV but what about....

A westell DSL modem Hub

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping, but does that mean anyone can
use it?

My wifi router.

a router without wifi? (bought by mistake at a hamfest, when I didn't
notice it had no antenna. Otherwise it looked just like the one I was
using.


in the states, you may want to check with your municipal waste company that services your area. There are some that will collect electronics, including devices with CRT, paints, and some 'hazardous wastes' on a per call basis. They do this because it is part of their service agreement. I recently got rid of 4, 19" crt monitors and about 10 partially full 1-gal paint cans.

In some municipalities, there are 'dump sites' where people can take their trash. In these sites there is usually a room with tables where people can donate their electronics, books, games, etc. for anyone to pick up if they have a use. While visiting a relative in Lincoln, MA, I visited one of these places and picked up a nice apple 27" all in one. Assuming it did not work, and suspecting that it had suffered from the defective capacitor problem for units of that era, I got it, replaced the caps and had a nice system.

Some older devices like MBs have life on ebay. Certain FAX modems have a good afterlife - only for the FAX capability. There are a few that implement the fax protocol correctly and are useful in fax servers. Well, as long as faxes continue to exist but their usage is declining.
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Commander Kinsey wrote
Rod Speed wrote
micky wrote


Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.


I found a 70s Commodore Pet (8KB RAM) going for 3 grand!


Its much higher with the earlier stuff.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.


That's certainly a bit dubious.


Why? Presumably they break it for materials, like with any electronics.


There isnt much of any real value in a CRT tv.

Even the glass isnt of any real value because
its very specialised glass and there is plenty of
much more useful glass with used drink bottles.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....


A westell DSL modem Hub


None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.


We have fibre optics.


We do too and all the new stuff is, but we also have VDSL2+
and so do you. I could have said the original better.


Only in a very few outlying areas.

Might still be some demand there.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?


They can if they still have a dsl service.


My wifi router.


Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access in
their house.


a router without wifi?


A few do still use those.


I virtually never use my wifi.


I do for the smartphone which I use all the time
and for the kindle and for all the fully automated
lights etc and for all the stuff like echo dots, google
home minis and for the video surveillance too.


I'm trying to set up video surveillance - testing some USB cameras, might go for IP cameras over an ethernet cable. But WiFi is nowhere near fast enough for several 4K video streams.

It's only for the mobile phone, and only because I run science projects on
it which would eat 4G data.


Yep, you are a real dinosaur tech wise.


I only use tech that I need or want, you use it for the sake of it.
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Commander Kinsey wrote
micky wrote
Rod Speed wrote
micky wrote

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.

That's certainly a bit dubious.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....

A westell DSL modem Hub

None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.

Might still be some demand there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?

They can if they still have a dsl service.

My wifi router.

Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access in
their house.

a router without wifi?

A few do still use those.

(bought by mistake at a hamfest, when
I didn't notice it had no antenna. Otherwise
it looked just like the one I was using.

Thanks everyone. The guy who says he'll take the CRT tvs will also
thaek everything else electronic, AC or battery, and I'm going to use
what I find in this thread and decide how much other stuff to take to
him and how much to dispose of elsewhere.


A guy rang my doorbell a few weeks ago having spotted a few car batteries
(well 1 car battery and 4 sealed ones from a UPS) lying at the side of my
garage (17m from the pavement) and asked if I wanted rid of them. I think
you can get a fiver each in bulk, I know someone pays 2 each to a local
garage to take dead ones from there, and presumably he makes a profit..

I've arranged to borrow a pickup to deliver to him, and there's a
hamfest the Sunday before that where I can just give some of the lighter
stuff to any vendor who might want to sell it and keep what little he
gets money.

(One year I had my own "booth" (tarp) for two days at the Gaithersburg
hamfest, and I did pretty well. Over night, I just left evefrything
there, with prices marked and a couple things were sold, with the money
put under the tarp. Nothing expensive.

I guess IIUC UPS would wrap things for shipping if I sold on ebay, but
I'm not ready for that yet.


Has to be a fair price to bother with that. Ebay take 10%,


then you pay shipping.


Or the buyer does.


Silly way of looking at it. When I buy I look at the whole price. Item + postage, or item + fuel for me to drive there. If something is worth 10 to Mr Smith, but it costs 8 to get it to him, you can only extract 2 from Mr Smith.

If it's not going to make a profit, put it on freecycle,


The local facebook buy swap sell groups work much better.


Maybe they do over there, but here Gumtree and Freecycle work best. I went on a Facebook group and it had about 20 times less stuff. I put a cooker on Gumtree and was phoned in 2 minutes.

there will be someone who wants to play with old stuff,


Depends on what it is. No one ever
wants the old CRT tvs or monitors.


People with enough space that just want a crappy screen for a Linux server do.
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In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 26 May 2021 12:53:24 +0100, "Commander
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I guess IIUC UPS would wrap things for shipping if I sold on ebay, but
I'm not ready for that yet.


Has to be a fair price to bother with that. Ebay take 10%, then you pay shipping. If it's not going to make a profit, put it on freecycle,


The freecycle here is dying away. Get far fewer emails from them than 5
years ago. Though someone did take my gas lawnmower on Monday, and I
got a small stack of Handyman magazines yesterday.

But those are exceptions.

there will be someone who wants to play with old stuff, and you don't have to bother packing it, they come and collect it.


Ebay reaches more people. Those here who read Freecycle, or NextDoor,
or a community webpage I could use, don't know how to fiddle with any of
my old stuff.


I've never found anyone on Ebay to come and collect. Ebay buyers seem to expect postage. Gumtree works best here for come get it stuff that's too big to post. Freecycle is fairly good too.


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Commander Kinsey wrote
Rod Speed wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote
Rod Speed wrote
micky wrote


Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?


Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.


I found a 70s Commodore Pet (8KB RAM) going for 3 grand!


Its much higher with the earlier stuff.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.


That's certainly a bit dubious.


Why? Presumably they break it for materials, like with any electronics.


There isnt much of any real value in a CRT tv.

Even the glass isnt of any real value because
its very specialised glass and there is plenty of
much more useful glass with used drink bottles.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....


A westell DSL modem Hub


None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.


We have fibre optics.


We do too and all the new stuff is, but we also have VDSL2+
and so do you. I could have said the original better.


Only in a very few outlying areas.


That's not true.

Might still be some demand there.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?


They can if they still have a dsl service.


My wifi router.


Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access
in
their house.


a router without wifi?


A few do still use those.


I virtually never use my wifi.


I do for the smartphone which I use all the time
and for the kindle and for all the fully automated
lights etc and for all the stuff like echo dots, google
home minis and for the video surveillance too.


I'm trying to set up video surveillance - testing some USB cameras, might
go for IP cameras over an ethernet cable. But WiFi is nowhere near fast
enough for several 4K video streams.


Plenty fast enough for the one for each camera.

It's only for the mobile phone, and only because I run science projects
on it which would eat 4G data.


Yep, you are a real dinosaur tech wise.


I only use tech that I need or want,


But what you need or want is stupid with smartphones.

you use it for the sake of it.


Wrong, I use tech that I need or want.

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Commander Kinsey wrote
Rod Speed wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote
micky wrote
Rod Speed wrote
micky wrote

Is there any "market" for old electronics, even for free?

Depends on what it is. Quite a decent market for early personal
computers and some more specialised stuff like SCSI cards etc.

I actually found a recycler in driving distance
who claims he will even take my CRT tvs.

That's certainly a bit dubious.

I know, except for some weird situation I won't
find, no one wants a CRT TV but what about....

A westell DSL modem Hub

None here, we have moved to VDSL2+ now.

Might still be some demand there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westell-Wir...-/153433002888
still offered for $20 plus 9 shipping,
but does that mean anyone can use it?

They can if they still have a dsl service.

My wifi router.

Some do still use those as wifi access points to get more wifi access
in
their house.

a router without wifi?

A few do still use those.

(bought by mistake at a hamfest, when
I didn't notice it had no antenna. Otherwise
it looked just like the one I was using.

Thanks everyone. The guy who says he'll take the CRT tvs will also
thaek everything else electronic, AC or battery, and I'm going to use
what I find in this thread and decide how much other stuff to take to
him and how much to dispose of elsewhere.

A guy rang my doorbell a few weeks ago having spotted a few car
batteries
(well 1 car battery and 4 sealed ones from a UPS) lying at the side of
my
garage (17m from the pavement) and asked if I wanted rid of them. I
think
you can get a fiver each in bulk, I know someone pays 2 each to a local
garage to take dead ones from there, and presumably he makes a profit.

I've arranged to borrow a pickup to deliver to him, and there's a
hamfest the Sunday before that where I can just give some of the
lighter
stuff to any vendor who might want to sell it and keep what little he
gets money.

(One year I had my own "booth" (tarp) for two days at the Gaithersburg
hamfest, and I did pretty well. Over night, I just left evefrything
there, with prices marked and a couple things were sold, with the money
put under the tarp. Nothing expensive.

I guess IIUC UPS would wrap things for shipping if I sold on ebay, but
I'm not ready for that yet.


Has to be a fair price to bother with that. Ebay take 10%,


then you pay shipping.


Or the buyer does.


Silly way of looking at it.


Yours is.

When I buy I look at the whole price. Item + postage, or item + fuel for
me to drive there.


So does everyone else with a clue.

If something is worth 10 to Mr Smith, but it costs 8 to get it to him,
you can only extract 2 from Mr Smith.


Silly way of looking at it.

If it's not going to make a profit, put it on freecycle,


The local facebook buy swap sell groups work much better.


Maybe they do over there, but here Gumtree and Freecycle work best.


Bull****.

I went on a Facebook group and it had about 20 times less stuff. I put a
cooker on Gumtree and was phoned in 2 minutes.


The technical term for that is 'pathetically inadequate sample'

there will be someone who wants to play with old stuff,


Depends on what it is. No one ever
wants the old CRT tvs or monitors.


People with enough space that just want a crappy screen for a Linux server
do.


There are far fewer of those than there are old CRT tvs or monitors.

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On Wed, 26 May 2021 20:02:44 +0100, micky wrote:

In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 26 May 2021 12:53:24 +0100, "Commander
Kinsey" wrote:


I guess IIUC UPS would wrap things for shipping if I sold on ebay, but
I'm not ready for that yet.

Has to be a fair price to bother with that. Ebay take 10%, then you pay
shipping. If it's not going to make a profit, put it on freecycle,


The freecycle here is dying away. Get far fewer emails from them than 5
years ago. Though someone did take my gas lawnmower on Monday, and I
got a small stack of Handyman magazines yesterday.

But those are exceptions.

there will be someone who wants to play with old stuff, and you don't
have to bother packing it, they come and collect it.


Ebay reaches more people. Those here who read Freecycle, or NextDoor,
or a community webpage I could use, don't know how to fiddle with any of
my old stuff.


I've never found anyone on Ebay to come and collect.


Plenty do that with the bigger stuff in big citys and with cars, boats,
houses etc etc etc.

Ebay buyers seem to expect postage.


Plenty don't with the bigger stuff in big citys and with cars, boats, houses
etc etc etc.

Gumtree works best here for come get it stuff that's too big to post.


Bull****.

Freecycle is fairly good too.


Facebook local buy swap sell groups work much better.

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Default The Two Brain Dead Inseparable Trolling Resident Sociopaths together again

On Fri, 28 May 2021 05:47:27 +1000, cantankerous trolling geezer Rodent
Speed, the auto-contradicting senile sociopath, blabbered, again:

FLUSH the two subnormal sociopathic cretins' endless absolutely idiotic
blather

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Another typical retarded "conversation" between the two resident idiots:

Birdbrain: "But imagine how cool it was to own slaves."

Senile Rodent: "Yeah, right. Feed them, clothe them, and fix them when
they're broken.
After all, you paid good money for them. Then you've got to keep an eye
on them all the time."

Birdbrain: "Better than having to give them wages on top of that."

Senile Rodent: "Specially when they make more slaves for you
and produce their own food and clothes."

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