Gold price was: Re: ebay feedback

From: Mike Ford <>
Date: Mon Dec 6 02:55:47 1999

>This guy did 13 million pounds last year. I am sure he knows how much $$$ in
>metal is in ever mini/mainframe/super computer on the planet.. He even knows
>the contents for Apple IIcs [don't laugh.. he had a skid full of them] and
>IBM PS/2 XXX series.

The price of everything, the value of nothing.

Here is what I have learned roughly from listening etc.

Breakage, what it sounds like the lowest grade general scrap, 2 to 4 cents/lb
Cables with copper inside, power cords, data cords, etc. 6 to 8 cents/lb
Old PC chassis that have some usefull parts, drives etc., but maybe no cpu
or memory chips. 8 cents/lb
Just the circuit boards, 25 to 35 cents/lb
Aluminum that a magnet isn't attracted to. 35 cents/lb
Untested or bad monitors
14" about $3 to $5
19" More, but it isn't clear how much, as testing/repair becomes more
Received on Mon Dec 06 1999 - 02:55:47 GMT

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