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talonfoe
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USA
16 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  01:24:51  Show Profile Send talonfoe a Private Message
So Saturday morning me and wife go to a local monthly auction. For some of this and that etc. Well I convinced her to stick around and I noticed a few items worth scrapping even though a few junk men were in the crowd.
My best deals are as follow, I think anyway.

About 25ft radiant floor heater, 5 lbs copper tube. 15lbs Alum, 25lb scrap tin, Price $4

Heater core from a chevy 90's model truck. About 3-4 lbs alum Radiator Price $1

2 Barn heaters, (Meant to purchase 1 for the thermostat I been wanting.) Copper tubing roughly 2lb. Insulated wire 2-3 lb, Elec Motor 10 lbs Scrap metal/steel 80lbs. 2 thermostat controls (Working!!! $50-80 each new from industrial company) total cost on BOTH heaters, $1. Not to mention think 1 flame jet is copper or brass can't remember,2-3 lbs worth

A few things I past on because wife was getting that look. And a few I just wasn't in at the time.

Honorable mention. A free pile of misc books clothes etc. With about 5 lbs of Xmas lights.

To me the heaters were the best deal of the century. Since 1 seems to work but haven't set to propane tank yet. Cycles thru like a working unit (Used to work with them in hog barns). And like i said the thermostat units (1 is a piggyback plug set up the other is wired to the heater.) These heater units new cost around $500. 1 won't be able to use myself unless I figure out a rig, computer switchboard controlled. So what would the profit % be with $1 invested with a $400 return if I were to sell the working unit? LOL more than I thought to make going to the sale.

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silversaddle1
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USA
103 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  10:14:28  Show Profile Send silversaddle1 a Private Message
400%

Good eye, money is lying around everywhere, just take time to look for it.
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talonfoe
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USA
16 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  10:32:53  Show Profile Send talonfoe a Private Message
Last nite (This morning 2:30 am) i tried both heaters, They didn't get hooked to propaone yet but both cycle thru and ignitions engage. So I have 2 working heaters it seems. 1 for my garage (Woodstove was 1st idea) and other for my 30x40 pole barn. On a bad note though I still need the thermometers if I do use them as heating units. LOL
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rambo_k9
Penny Pincher Member



USA
106 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  13:18:42  Show Profile Send rambo_k9 a Private Message
Nicely done!!! We have an auction site local here as well and plan on checking it out.

Looking for a great summer read?? Stop by www.glennrambo.com You think the US/Mexican border is bad now??
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TheJonasCollegeFund
Penny Collector Member



USA
381 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  14:56:17  Show Profile Send TheJonasCollegeFund a Private Message
Nice score.

MD Totals: Started Aug16th.(Updated Sept10th) 819 clad/cu coins/$41.13
Quarters-78
Dimes-122+1 silver roosie (1957)
Nickels-81 (56d,53d)
Copper Pennies-147
Zinc Pennies-386
Wheats-5 (36,36,46,46d,50d)
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abe
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117 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  16:41:33  Show Profile Send abe a Private Message
Nice buys and I know what cha mean when they get that look in their eyes.
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Robarons
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
522 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  21:25:03  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
Sounds like my kind of auction. The items you describe sound like those big or bulky items that owners/sellers do not want to lug around and are hard to sell to collectors.

Were you the only one with their scrapping think cap on at such auctions?

Robber Baron= Robarons
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talonfoe
New Member



USA
16 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  22:39:54  Show Profile Send talonfoe a Private Message
At that auction honestly no. There were at least 2 "junkers" maybe as many as 4. But I had my eye on a select few items for purely stripping value. I did skip 2 microwaves for $1 each and a PC complete with monitor for $3.50. But like I said the wife was getting that "look"

Forgot to mention got an old type wooden tool box about 4 ft long that had some power tools in it. The air ratchet, add a quick connect and bam new working tool. There was a set of cordless 18v tools. Circular saw, jig saw and drill. But no battery pack or charger. I meant to scrap out the motors but trimmed off the battery holder and tried my other battery pack. And another set of cordless tools. Junking the drill as I have 3 now. But the Jig saw and circular will come in handy on my next little job I have lined up for myself. A 40 ft trailor I am buying purely for scrapping. The tin I may use to weatherize some of my building, but the trailor has ALL the wiring and copper water pipes. And teh window frames and plan to make a car hauler from the frame/tongue. Some of the wood will be used as well as I build coops for my chickens and ducks (Recycle grass into eggs and meat for the freezer.).
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