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Question Dumpster Diving! ( [H]ard|Forum Free Stuff )
Updated: 2008-02-02 10:06:17 (1191)
Dumpster Diving!

The wife and I decided to go out a few nights ago and see what was in the local dumpsters. We ended up with quite a few goodies...

$180 Air up mattress with a built-in air pump, brand new, works awesome

Homedics electronic scale with built-in body fat calculator, "up" button was supposedly broken, but all you have to do is push it a little harder

Barmaster electronic mixed drink thingy

parafin wax manicure kit, brand new, just had lid hinge broken, fixed with super glue, and pedicure kit, with dremel-like tool for nails, etc.

fogless shaving mirror for shower with built-in LED's, light button was broken, but just needed to be glued back in place

Intellivision 25 arcade games in one thing that hooks up to your tv, works fine...crappy games of course...

Answers: Dumpster Diving! ( [H]ard|Forum Free Stuff )
Dumpster Diving!

here are the photos of the desks



c0ex

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Quote:
Veeb0rg :
lemme dig around, i KNOW i have atleast 3 of em


Dang!
and I thought I held onto alot of worthless stuff

at least I got rid of those Proliant 6500 quad P-pro mother boards

weebling1

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Quote:
Originally Posted by spacemonKey
I was diving with some friends 4 nights ago and we found a display model for a Lexmark all in one printer which was in perfect conditon, still had foam protecting it. Haven't tested it out yet though but I'm hoping it works.

I found a display of different USB hubs I was siked got into the car and realized it was a non working display model .

Good luck with it.

mrbobo

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very good find what idiot would put that in the trash or the street

bleedingcancer

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No idiot, those boxes are worthless in a production environment.

Talon Blackrazor

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Quote:
Originally posted by Benny Blanco
Not dumpster diving, but off the street... 2 (two) cd duplicators.

Specs: PIII 750mhz socket 370
EPoX EP-3VCA (apollo kt133a)
64mb PC100
20gb Quantum Fireball Plus
4 "initio" ultraSCSI cards
12 SCSI CD-RW's, 12x10x32
1 ISA bootrom controller thingamashit
2 power supplies, 1 ATX and 1 AT
4 sunon fans

This first one seems to be fully functional. I'm assuming the other one works also, but I havent picked it up from my friend yet. The guy knows nothing about computers, but he knows enough to take stuff he finds on the street and call me up

I'm gonna part one out, and keep the other...

(ph34r the santa clause mug)
would you be interested in selling one of these? what is your price?

Dane

nochay

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Holy Cow! Thats crazy...

Good find!

NotSoSimple

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Not dumpster diving, but off the street... 2 (two) cd duplicators.

Specs: PIII 750mhz socket 370
EPoX EP-3VCA (apollo kt133a)
64mb PC100
20gb Quantum Fireball Plus
4 "initio" ultraSCSI cards
12 SCSI CD-RW's, 12x10x32
1 ISA bootrom controller thingamashit
2 power supplies, 1 ATX and 1 AT
4 sunon fans

This first one seems to be fully functional. I'm assuming the other one works also, but I havent picked it up from my friend yet. The guy knows nothing about computers, but he knows enough to take stuff he finds on the street and call me up

I'm gonna part one out, and keep the other...




(ph34r the santa clause mug)

Benny Blanco

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Pretty sure he's doing some maintenance on the site right now.

Peale

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Yes, I'm a moron lol, I FTPED to what I thought was my personal page turns out I had the account name for dumpsterworld in the ftp client and wrote over everything. Yes I'm a moron.

it's up now and will be up for good

mrbobo

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Quote:
Originally posted by jpmkm
Yeah no kidding. I came across dumpsterworld.com the other day but there was nothing there. Get it up!
may i suggest a blue little pill?

AJ

AJG199

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Quote:
Originally posted by workingnonstop
Your site appears to be down?
Yeah no kidding. I came across dumpsterworld.com the other day but there was nothing there. Get it up!

jpmkm

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Quote:
Originally posted by mrbobo
COUGH
Your site appears to be down?

workingnonstop

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I wished there was a local mac store or pc place that fixed macs. All I have is The apple store in the mall and A compusa/mac corner which uses a compactor.

c.d.e

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Quote:
Originally Posted by c.d.e
I wished there was a local mac store or pc place that fixed macs. All I have is The apple store in the mall and A compusa/mac corner which uses a compactor.
you really don't want old macs. they're hard to revive and basically worthless when you do. believe you me, I have 2 imacs.

SpangeMonkee

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Quote:
Originally Posted by kohan69
EVERYTHTHING I GO TO IS LOCKED/CONTAINERS

I live in LA, CA area, anyone else?????

I'm thinking of going at 3am, parking the car 2 blocks down, and scouting on a bicycle, if all's clear, cut the locks, check it out, anything usefull, take it out, go back, get the car, quickly load and leave.
I'm pretty sure cutting the locks could be construed as criminal trespassing just about anywhere you go. In many places, DD is legal, but almost certainly not if you are destroying company property (and yes, the lock would count as company property). Furthermore, if you were caught, you'd no doubt get nailed hard. If you weren't caught, it'd prob. be the last time you hit the same place, esp. if there was anything good there, because no doubt the cops will patrol the area far more after a call (cops tend to protect local businesses....its just the way it works). I would really reconsider the lock cutting idea (or rather, just don't do it).

Maniacmous

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EVERYTHTHING I GO TO IS LOCKED/CONTAINERS

I live in LA, CA area, anyone else?????

I'm thinking of going at 3am, parking the car 2 blocks down, and scouting on a bicycle, if all's clear, cut the locks, check it out, anything usefull, take it out, go back, get the car, quickly load and leave.

kohan69

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Quote:
Originally posted by Rpkole
any one live near Tyler Tx

o so far i have found a 15 inch monitor works a fold up chair with bag a good vac just needed a little duck tape a mouse adn about 50 3.5" floppeys all from behind Radio Shack
I'm from there.
Momma still lives there, and I go back every now and then.

I currentl'y live in Denton though.

CyberSlave

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I scored five NCD19r Thin Client X-terminals last night (19" monitors with built-in network/KBD/mouse jacks;
I could have had a few more, but as I was pulling the last one out of the dumpster some indian guys walking by saw me with a monitor in hand and ran over...
one of them jumped right into the dumpster (no hesitation) and started hauling out monitors and passing them to his two friends, and I guess there weren't any more screens left because then he started pulling out garbage bags too (getting garbage juice all over himself!)
So the guy started freaking out and yelling loudly, probably because he really smelled like he had jumped into a dumpster, so I figured it was a good time to take off before the moron attracts some rentacops... there were only some filthy PS/2 keyboards left as far as I could tell, and they didn't look like anything I'd want to put my fingers on without disinfecting them first. When I think back I think I might have seen some CAT5 cable and mice that were used with the X-terms, too bad because I could have used those.

space_monkey

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Quote:
Originally posted by space_monkey
I scored five NCD19r Thin Client X-terminals last night (19" monitors with built-in network/KBD/mouse jacks;
I could have had a few more, but as I was pulling the last one out of the dumpster some indian guys walking by saw me with a monitor in hand and ran over...
one of them jumped right into the dumpster (no hesitation) and started hauling out monitors and passing them to his two friends, and I guess there weren't any more screens left because then he started pulling out garbage bags too (getting garbage juice all over himself!)
So the guy started freaking out and yelling loudly, probably because he really smelled like he had jumped into a dumpster, so I figured it was a good time to take off before the moron attracts some rentacops... there were only some filthy PS/2 keyboards left as far as I could tell, and they didn't look like anything I'd want to put my fingers on without disinfecting them first. When I think back I think I might have seen some CAT5 cable and mice that were used with the X-terms, too bad because I could have used those.
sounds cool Pictures? Are you keeping all of them?

Dane

nochay

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Let me retract and apologize (to blackrazor) for my namecalling as morpheus is surely right that namecalling/personal attacks are not necessary.
Quote:
Originally posted by SpangeMonkee
ooh ooh.. I always wanted to try the multiple drive burning in Nero..

What OS is installed..?
No video card, and no OS as far as I know. I believe it boots off the ISA card and the interface is the display at the bottom of the front there. It has 5 buttons and a pretty intricate menu.

Gonna try it out here in a little while

Benny Blanco

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Does anyone know about the legality of this in Texas?

edit:

also if anyone is from Denton,TX send me a PM!

DiskSpeed

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Went tonight. Drove the few miles to a retail park that usually has something for me, but didn't have any luck in the PC shop dumpster. However, I got a weird point of sale thing from an electrical chain store that looks brand new. It's about 3' high by maybe 8" wide, with a strip light inside, I guess you're meant to put posters in it so they're lit up from behind. The protective covering is still on the perspex at the front, it's opaque white so it might make quite an unusual lamp. I'll wait untill it dries out to plug it in though, it's raining here. It needs a new plug 'cos the old one is smashed, I wonder if that's why they threw it out?.

Anyway, I figured I might as well try the bins at my local supermarket. After working up the courage to go up to them....SCORE!!! Loads of food and other stuff. Mainly dented tins or damaged packaging. Amongst other things:

15+ cans of cola, 10 soft packs of fruit juice
6 cans of beer
5kg bag of Basmati rice with a tiny tear in it.....Basmati is ****ing expensive
muesli bars
cans of tomatoes, hot dogs, fruit slices (several of each, all slightly dented)
packet soup
4 litre cartons of UHT milk.
Bag of pasta, again a tiny tear in the bag
bottles of shampoo and fabric conditioner

I plan on going back, that's for sure

Rich :?)

Ravemaster Rich

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Every page I read, every post I read the more I want to go diving. I feel embarrassed though. I don't want to go diving alone either....Man, I've got some good stores around too.

Anyone want to meet up in the Stratford Somerdale, NJ area for a dive?

t0x1k

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I'm not sure if what you did would count as breaking and entering, but it was unlawful entry for sure. I'd cut your losses and never go back there again (maybe the laws are different in Germany, though).

Wampa

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Quote:
Originally posted by Talon Blackrazor
Ok Benny, you're a dumbass. You obviously don't understand what a production environment is.

My whole point was explaining why some company would throw away those drives, it apparently went right over your head.
Company? Buddy, these things were found on the curb in the backstreets of BRONX NY in front of someone's house, a crackhouse probably... The company is called "FIVE FINGER DISCOUNT, INC" and the merchandise being "produced" is bootleg music cd's.
Quote:
Originally posted by Talon Blackrazor
From your blurry pictures those drives look like Matshita's
They are princo 12x10x32x with burnproof underrun protection.
Quote:
Originally posted by Talon Blackrazor
Not everyone is coming from a "Oh, this is cool" standpoint, there are often more practical matters to consider.
Which takes me back to your original post:
Quote:
Originally posted by Talon Blackrazor
No idiot, those boxes are worthless in a production environment.
What the **** do I care what they are worth in a production environment? THIS ENTIRE THREAD is about **** that is thrown away but STILL useful. And ultimately, this is why you were a **** who has now progressed to being a ******* ****.

Benny Blanco

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Security has only messed with me once, and I just told them I was looking for boxes.

Now me and my friends also got pulled over once, and the cop ran my tag, got all of our licenses, and asked what we were doing. I told the cop that we were moving and needed boxes, he said why are you moving at 3 in the morning? I told him you have no clue what it's like living with my mom, and he let us go.

mrbobo

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come on people

Hupo

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Here is the bookshelf I found in the dumpster of Office Max this past winter. It had a defective tag on it that stated that the legs were uneven. It's kinda sad that they just threw the thing away because one leg was an inch longer than the rest. It's even sadder that the original purchaser didn't take five minutes to measure out the legs and cut them even, which would have been easier than taking it back to the store. Oh well, it worked well for me.


flobadon

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i can't wait to get home for the holidays, when my dad bro and i go do this. there is a really big area of tech companies (ericsson, qualcomm, TI, everything) and they throw out stuff all the time. lots of furniture, not so much electronics in the past. but my dad always gets the wood and shelving from his garage here (or the dumpsters behind home depot)

i've never gone to behind an eb, but that sounds ridiculously awesome. there are a few gamecrazy and gamestops and stuff around, i will have to hit that up

i_am_mustang_man

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Quote:
Originally Posted by i_am_mustang_man
i can't wait to get home for the holidays, when my dad bro and i go do this. there is a really big area of tech companies (ericsson, qualcomm, TI, everything) and they throw out stuff all the time. lots of furniture, not so much electronics in the past. but my dad always gets the wood and shelving from his garage here (or the dumpsters behind home depot)

i've never gone to behind an eb, but that sounds ridiculously awesome. there are a few gamecrazy and gamestops and stuff around, i will have to hit that up
Don't get your hopes up about the game shops. They are about as likely to throw out a system or games as you or I am. Mostly empty game cases, display/promotion items, and the pre-order gifts, unless the employees take them first.

c.d.e

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I finally went real dumpster diving for the first time, behind my local mac store, and I hit the motherload. I found an old iMac G3 400mhz indigo (works great but when I post pics you'll see why it's free ) an ADB apple mouse, several PRAM batteries for iMacs, Powermacs, etc, and an apple mighty mouse, all of it works great! That was what I found on top, didn't dig terribly deep.

TheLordsServant

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I live in Roanoke. Come down here.

LoStMaTt

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wow that is weird...i dont know i for sure but i am pretty sure that our staples has a compactor

snyper238

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Quote:
Originally Posted by c0ex
Yesterday when i went there was two men standing in the back wearing normal cloth's. As soon as we went near the dumpster, they both took out there cell phones. I told my friends and we backed away. About a few minutes later some staples employees came out. We went back later and those two guys were still talking to the staples employees. This was weird. Does anyone know if staples hire's privite security or private invesigators to find out who is going in there dumpster.?


Oh No's ! It's the feds!! RUN!!!

kohan69

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Yesterday when i went there was two men standing in the back wearing normal cloth's. As soon as we went near the dumpster, they both took out there cell phones. I told my friends and we backed away. About a few minutes later some staples employees came out. We went back later and those two guys were still talking to the staples employees. This was weird. Does anyone know if staples hire's privite security or private invesigators to find out who is going in there dumpster.?

c0ex

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I live in Fall River, MA. 02720 Anyone within an hour away care to start dd team?

covertclocker

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GRR I just found out that there is an ordianance against DD here in Sedalia, MO oh well at least I asked one of our finest instead of finding out the hard way.

weasel2htm

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Im in Los Angeles
San fernando Valley area
they lock all of em up cuz of all the beaners probably

kohan69

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Quote:
Originally Posted by c0ex
Wow today was a big one

I got 5 spindals of with 25 dvd-r's in each one
2 spindal of 50 cd-rs
Micron Keyboard NIB
Micron Mouse
Belkin kvm switch for 2 computers
10 ft moniter extension cable
6 ft monster s-vid cable
some pens and pencils
travel usb hub

My brother got sum kick @$$ creative speakers with a whole lot of bass
and some wireless mouses

also in the dumpster was a Microsoft Wired Router that was chipped on the corner. I left that there.

Also a few days ago I got a filing cabinet.

Also the best day to go is after christmas when everyone returns the items they already got or dont need.

Also I went into my staples and saw a 19" LCD. It is probally gonna end up in the dumpster in the next few days.

WGER THE HELL DID YOU GO THATS NOT LOCKED

kohan69

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Well, my town isnt that big and it doesnt seem to be a problem so they dont need to build a cage for it. Were you are it is probally more of a city setting were gangs and other people hang out. I am in a town which there are no gangs so It isnt a problem.

Yesterday I went and it was empty. The always seem to empty it thurday morning.

c0ex

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Guys, I just found a CAKE in a trash can. Hardly any of it was eaten!!!(it was a chick's birthday cake). Icing is kinda hard but my mouth is having an orgasm!

jpmkm

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Yeah those selectrics are usually worth quite a bit. Even moreso if it is a correcting selectric. I've still got a couple old IBM typewriters I need to sell. I keep putting it off, though, because I don't feel like shipping them.

jpmkm

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Quote:
Originally Posted by chaostic
I bet you can ebay that for a nice price.


yea but shipping is gonna be a b!tch!!!

c0ex

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When i was a kid we jumped in and found our first porn mag, we all hovered around that for weeks.

Then I found some left over yellow paint for parking lot lines. i painted the drivers side of a car that never moved. It turns out there was an owner after all. He wasnt pissed. But not sure how mom got me out of that one.

Chipotle

Dumpster Diving!

Went out and saw a BEAUTIFUL old rackmount server, so I told my dad to stop, I threw it in the back of our van and I took it home and plugged it in, and.... it worked! It's a Xeon 800mhz, 1.5GB RAM, just needed a IDE HD, which I provided easily! I'll post pics soon

TheLordsServant

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The place where my father works is moving and they are throwing a ton of stuff out.

I got this nice bookshelf, looks brand new, a cork board for my wall to put up things with thumbtacks, and my dad got 2 of these huge metal racks with shelves. good to use in the basement for storage.

I'm expecting a ton more stuff in the coming months while the move gets underway

133

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Here at work, we are doing a big cleanup of old computers and parts inventory to make place for our incoming shipment of 100 new laptops. My boss told me to get rid of the stock and handed me the list... In that list, I noticed they decided to toss out the brand new Dell M783s monitors still in box but he didn't know how much so i guess i can score some nice findings.

I did scavenge everything for parts to be tossed out in the dumpster and that's what I got :

-1 Dell M783s 17 inch monitor in box.
-1 empty USB external hdd enclosure (i tossed out the disk since it was dead).
-1 laptop inkjet printer (Canon BJC-85).

I could have gotten more but the rest is too old or too big for me to carry... It's not exactly DD but close since those are going to be dumped in the compactor or being sent to a recycling facility depending on what parts.

Xilikon

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as in old electronics. :-)

Stoopy

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anyone from san jose, ca? pm me. id be interested in seeing where you go. i'll have to try this sometime

todd2fst4u

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got a P200 PSU, works, let me know thanks! i accept paypal

klowngoblin

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Quote:
Originally posted by workingnonstop
I may be able to help you, I have a stack of old 386-early pentiums that's been sitting in my room for the past year. What exactly are you looking for?
do you have a isa nic card? My 486 could use one.

Dane

nochay

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Quote:
Originally Posted by clickclickw00t
Wow wow wow. nice finds man. What area of NYC is this? I live on Long Island.
Sorry man, Florida.

tredlite

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I had a good night, I stood out until 2am. I must apologize now for not having pics, i will get them here as soon as possible.

1- Collapsable canopy tent (Thing is Huge) BLOTS
2- 7 1/2' Xmas tree prelit500 bulbs. BEALLS
1- Cast iron bench (needs assembling) BLOTS
2- 17 monitors. local computer store
1- case w/ asus 1.8 processor and ddr 256 local computer store
1- lexmark z23 printer dumpster
1- 5.8 gightz phone w/ 2 phones and bases. Radioshack
1- pepper grinder made from glass filled with pepper TJMAX
1- shower curtain TJMAX
1- wood picture frame TJMAX
1- power adapter seems as to a laptop local computer store
1- Womens clothes still in packages TJMAX
1- and a squishy football. BLOTS

tredlite

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Quote:
Originally Posted by tredlite
I had a good night, I stood out until 2am. I must apologize now for not having pics, i will get them here as soon as possible.

1- Collapsable canopy tent (Thing is Huge) BLOTS
2- 7 1/2' Xmas tree prelit500 bulbs. BEALLS
1- Cast iron bench (needs assembling) BLOTS
2- 17 monitors. local computer store
1- case w/ asus 1.8 processor and ddr 256 local computer store
1- lexmark z23 printer dumpster
1- 5.8 gightz phone w/ 2 phones and bases. Radioshack
1- pepper grinder made from glass filled with pepper TJMAX
1- shower curtain TJMAX
1- wood picture frame TJMAX
1- power adapter seems as to a laptop local computer store
1- Womens clothes still in packages TJMAX
1- and a squishy football. BLOTS
Wow wow wow. nice finds man. What area of NYC is this? I live on Long Island.

clickclickw00t

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Quote:
Originally posted by nochay
do you have a isa nic card? My 486 could use one.

Dane
I have some.. BNC/RJ-45.. Lemme know if you want one..

SpangeMonkee

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DDing in Akron Ohio. We are living in a tmporary corporate apt complex that is being converted to coop homes. Took the trash down to the dumpster tonight and lo and behold there were two little tike's coupes in the dumpster. If you don't have young kids, the value is little but our 4 yr old has been playing with one that we picked up at a yard sale for 2$ for the past 3 years and his little brother has been getting pushed out of it when he wants a turn.

mor
1 coupe at a yard sale $2
1 at toysrus $40
2 free ones in a dumpster when you have two rambunctious little boys "couped up" in an apartment priceless

fishinrudy

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Me and a friend read this thread (yes, the entire thread, that's the kind of losers we are) and got inspired to go dive ourselves. On sunday night we went to a commercial park, nothing, we couldn't even find boxes in the FedEx dumpster . Then we went to a shopping area. It was 7 or 8 on a Sunday night, so most of the stores were closed... but there was this weird guy in a purple shirt slowly walking around with some big headphones on in front of Staples. We joked about the guy being an undercover cop when we saw him.....We made a quick run at the dumpster, as it was pretty exposed, and found nothing. So we leave Staples and hit a strip mall that's about a block away, and maybe 2 blocks long, and after driving down the little alley in the back and checking things out (Again, nothing, except a few boxes to use as cover if a cop sees us... we got shipping sized boxes so we could tell the cop we're selling stuff on ebay and need boxes), we turned around the leave the alley and call it a night. Well, I'll be damned, that guy in the purple shirt walked all the way to the very end of that strip mall after seeing us hit up Staples, he had to have ran there, it was 3 blocks away and we weren't there long. So we may have very well been stalked by an undercover cop, but no real cops, and unfortunately, no loot either. But we'll probably try again some time, I'm too cheap to let free stuff go to waste.

server_error

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Any divers (or want to dive) in Nashville, TN area?
Interested.
Seems that Staples does not use a compactor nor locks their dumpster. Office Depots usually use a compactor, so does Compusa. Office Max usually just has a dumpster, but they sometimes have a lock.
Nashville area specific: Cool Springs - lots and lots of police patrols around the back of the strip malls surrounding the Cool Springs Galleria - Brentwood & Franklin cops are notorious for bothering those that look poor (especially Bwood) There is a term for it too, "DWP," Driving while poor... So, if you decide to do something in & around that area, make sure you do it in a Lexus, Caddy, BMW, or Mercedes and act like the spoiled teens in the area - otherwise be prepared to be harrassed. (Hey, I've lived in South Nashville/ Bwood area all my life - went to school in Bwood even, so I do know what I am talking about... so please no flames.)
100 Oaks mall - all the dumpsters are either in the loading docks on the front of the building or are in back along a narrow one way "alley" for lack of a correct term. Note: there is an office space in this mall, too. Most of the front of building dumpsters are compactors and you should leave them be ( as a compressed diver is a bad thing...) Usually you can get into the dumpsters in the back - as cops generally dont bother to go back there - only mall security rarely. So, I'd hit them on Sunday afternoon.
I'll give some more updates after I drive around, and scope more places.

HvyMtl

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Dammit. I want to go DD'ing sometime, but I don't trust the streets of NYC...

jellysandwich

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So, i just read through about half this stuff here and i have decided that i cant wait to do this.

Is anyone here from around Atlanta? I'm up north of there in Woodstock, so if anyone is around here give me a holla!

andy71600

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Anyone in the Omaha, Nebraska area?


I don't have a car so diving is a bit of a hassle for me.


I have found several computers and monitors, though.

punt

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just got this the other night

I'm guessing its a 159
Clicker bindings

Edges are still sharp


Gear[H]ead

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Quote:
Originally posted by Gear[H]ead
just got this the other night

I'm guessing its a 159
Clicker bindings

Edges are still sharp

man nice find!

mrbobo

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it's possible, i suppose.

starhawk

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Is after christmas a good time to dumpster dive? People are going to be tossing boxes, but what about old crap? I mean people must get new computers and toss the old ones right?

t0x1k

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mnewxcv
never did this. what time of day do you go and what day of the week? is it completely legal?
Have you checked the DD Faqs?

dj_taboo

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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLordsServant
I finally went real dumpster diving for the first time, behind my local mac store, and I hit the motherload. I found an old iMac G3 400mhz indigo (works great but when I post pics you'll see why it's free ) an ADB apple mouse, several PRAM batteries for iMacs, Powermacs, etc, and an apple mighty mouse, all of it works great! That was what I found on top, didn't dig terribly deep.
Nice score dude. Im still tempted to check out staples, think I might hafto. No local apple stores around me .

travis712

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damn thats a nice score!

133

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuzzles
I found a WORKING video camera. WITH A NICE TELEPHOTO LENS TOO!!!!oneoneone1!!!111!!

Charging batteries right now.
Sweet!

flynlr

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Damn, nice find. I've been out twice this week and found nothing. Hoping to hit paydirt soon though, with the xmas season so close....

Sieravor

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Vampires? I'll be "packing" garlic next dive .... LOL

HvyMtl

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thanks. I'll use it as a rockboard unless I can find one more, then make a talbe, or a bench out of them.

Gear[H]ead

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The mac is a performa 6300cd from around 95-96 I believe. Some of the cables inside were cut and fucked up, so I have already gutted it. I have the motherboard, 1.2 gig hard drive, cdrom drive, floppy drive, and power supply. I have pictures of the stuff if you want to see anything. If not then no big deal. It will just be going to ebay(and then probably the dumpster).
edit: scanner is an epson perfection 636, but I think I am going to keep that. I just won a scsi cable for $.01 about a minute ago.

jpmkm

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ha, i was also there, you would be amazed at what people still had. haha

Stoopy

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No pics yet, but an update.

Last time I went dding (You know, last post) someone came up to me at the office despot and asked what i was doing. I said they threw away nice chairs, I was seeing what else they threw away. Then he drove away. Today when I go check it out, the dumpster was moved over by..... 3/4 feet so that one side of the dumpster with the sliding door was touching the dumpster for the resturant next door. I don't think it's a coincidence. Nothing good there though. And last time, I hit up two satples but both were too full to check them out...

But not today. The first one I hit up had a nice cabinet, cherry red (Satples always has the nice cherry red furniture being thrown out.) but I didnt take it. Too big and no room in the car. What I do end up getting is a 50 pack of certificate paper (gold marble background with silver border design), a avery pack of clear/see thru mailing labels, 6 yellow highlighters, 2 nice 10 dollar pens and refills, a four pack of white out pens, an electronic dictionary/thesaurus (you know, that big name brand one), and my favorite catch of the day, a 8.5 x 11 sheet of magnifying glass. If I could find another one, I would be so much closer to building a diy projector. But, my absolutly best find there today was..... A motorola h700 bluetooth headset thingy. Works. Wouldn't have noticed it if it wasn't blinking. According to moto, it has a msrp of 99 dollars. Go figure.

Next up was Eb. Got a bunch of stuff there last time, but its always hit or miss. I ended up finding a full dumpster with a bunch of leaves on the bottom half, and it got all humid/wet tonight, so everything was geting wet from the moisture. But I found 4 more of those 4 dvd see thru cases. I have 6 in total now, holding 24 discs. Great for dvd storage of movies for my media pc.

Finally I stopped by the other Satples and climbed in. First thing I find is a 50lb scale. Works. At this point, I just want to remind everyone that slick wood tables give you no traction, so watch were you step or put your weight on. I then end up finding one roll of clear packing tape with the dispenser/cutter thing, two bigger rolls without it, a bunch of pens and markers, a huge pack of transparencies outside of their box (Don't know if they are laser or inkjet :[ ) an hp trail software thing, 2 reams of blood red paper (not wrapped, so didnt take) a belkin triptune thing (second one I've found at satples, second one that didnt work) an ipod video voice recorder, a 12 pack of percision drawing pens, dual sided, one thin and one thick side, a usb hub with power brick, and about 6/10th of a 50 pack of cd-rs (those that stayed on the spindle even without the lid).

Pictures off all of this and last weeks stuff soon. Need to clean first.

c.d.e

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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisf6969
Yeah go back & tell me how it was.

Between the cat littler and various other animal feces (hamsters, etc.. etc..) I'd be willing to be it smells quite good. On top of that all of the animals that die! Fish, reptiles, etc... that probably get pitched in there. You'd not only get stinky but risk your health.
Legally, the are not allowed to dump animals.

SpangeMonkee

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Quote:
Originally Posted by coolie_d
but the other day walking back to work from lunch, I spotted a nice Commodore 128 computer still in box out by the trash, with all system disks (CP/M 3.0) and manuals, still works! and also a commodore 1200bps modem...... for the joys of broadband surfing *LOL* too bad the monitor cable was missing (DIN to composite), now i've gotta find me an old CGA or EGA monitor with the DB-9 connector..... even had all the manuals and the GEOS disks (kind of a Commodore Windows clone, stood for Graphical Environment Operating System)....... sorry no pics, Uncle is borrowing the camera...... of course, when he gets home i'm going to hit him up for his Commodore model 1571 floppy drive (necessary for CP/M as it's DS/DD; the Commodore 1541 is SS/SD)..... and if i'm lucky he'll still have the RGB cable from his C64.....
My dad has a complete (and should be still fully functional) Commodore 64 I believe. That thing used to be the shit back about 15 years or so ago when I used to play on it before I even know what a computer was. Ahhhhh.... California Games and Winter Olympics... memories

jbmx4life

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Please please please never dumpster dive in a trash compactor! Trash compactors are for what .. hmmm .. oh yeah, compacting trash. What if you're in the compactor and someone accidently turns it on? Yeah, I know the probability of this is very low, but I would prefer to not be crushed in a giant dumpster; it just doesn't seem pleasent.

vbrtrmn

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SpangeMonkee: Yea, I know it sounds stupid, but whenever an alarm of some sort goes off, it is usually called to managers first, with local PD already on the way, depending on the alarm is what depends on what will show up from PD. Blame BBY Corporate for being so anal retentive, considering a "typical" Best Buy has between 2.5 and 3 million dollars of merchandise in the building.

Starhawk: to burst your bubble even more, no actual product of ANY sort is thrown out at a Best Buy, it is all shipped to a sort center, and like a 6800, those are shipped back to BFG. Hell, the most you could get out of a BBY compactor if you felt extremely froggy would be empty coke bottles, trash, food from the break room, cardboard, and paper. Very rarely does anything besides that go in.

NessyROS

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Quote:
Originally Posted by starhawk
If I can find the right places... I have a hunch that the compactors may not be too much of a problem-- you just have to get there before they run it
It might not be a good idea to hop in any compator, period. #1, you can run the risk of being crushed, #2 bodily injury, #3 To give an example, I work at Best Buy as a Computer Area Manager, and every Best Buy not only has a compactor, but the compators are actually wired into the Alarm System, last thing you need is to have your local SWAT team show up. Yes, I am being serious, if an alarm goes off like that, one squad car won't show up, SWAT will. So don't get me wrong, DDing can be decent, but a compactor is nowhere near worth it.

NessyROS

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Originally Posted by TheCowOfNow
Every other thursday night, my dorm goes dupster diving in chicago suburbs. I didn't realize it was so popular.

where do they go?

I live on the edge of chicago and could check out some suburb spots

Bender_Unit_22

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Ok so it's probably not DD, but I was fixing a friend's computer today and they gave me a Compaq PC, P4 2.4Ghz, 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, keyboard, and mouse

jeffmoss26

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Originally Posted by SippieCup
i live in fairfield county, the only place around there to go to is norwalk near the costco/home depot/walmart/CC/bestbuy area on the post road.
:wave: Ansonia here. But I work at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. Haven't tried dumpster diving yet..

daviasdf

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never did this. what time of day do you go and what day of the week? is it completely legal?

mnewxcv

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Quote:
Originally Posted by SonOfMore
When I was a little kid I found a wallet in the street complete with $60 in cash and photo I.D.'s. Me being the good Boy Scout that I am, called the guy up and delivered it to his apartment. He was so impressed that the Boy Scout returned his wallet that he gave me all three twenties that were inside. Sweet!


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too risky!

mnewxcv

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wow i guess ill go dd sometime... in a few years lol (i'm a minor)

nightelfmaster

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Finally got pics of our find from 2 weeks ago.... .


This is my trunk, the night of....everything we found except that pack of water .


This is my backseat

Yes everything you see here was sealed and mostly all in boxes, just a few days over the "Freshness date"

Score....

Garzilla04

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Falls Included
Lets see...
I've got
9x Tourque
8x Something's gotta give
5x Big fish
8x Gothika
6x 50 first dates
4x Eurotrip unrated
2x The order
3x Last samuria
12x Cody banks 2
2x radio
2x red siren
5x along came polly
3x Perfect score
and like 15 more without retail cases

and the kid that found them with me has take abot 15 already, he sold 16 to a pawn shop, got 30 dollars out of it... i said hey... i have the internet... lets do it that way

FS Thread soming soon if you want some...
ill take one of those copies of eurotrip

Thermite Paste

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these were thrown away seperate from the cases, they were in the video store boxes...

Falls Included

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Man I'd throw those movies away too. Awesome find, though. I can find empty dvd cases just fine, but I've never found any with the dvds still in them.

jpmkm

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Went dumpster diving the last two nights in a row. The first night we didn't have too much time, so we just hit up a Staples near my house:

- 48 Sony/Maxell DVD-Rs each in own jewel case

Last night we hit up a place that I passed by with my girlfriend one night and thought, "Hey, that would be a sweet place to DD." That place was our local Frito Lay station. So we pull in, the whole place is surrounded by a barbed wire fence, but the front gate was wide open.... . Looked real quick for any No Tresspassing signs, then proceeded to drive around the back of the building. One dumpster was filled with cardboard, the other...... . It was at least half filled with every kind of frito lay chip, cookie, beef jerky you could think of.

Now I know some of you are like "Gross, food from dumpsters?!" Believe me, I thought this was gross when I heard it too. But all of it was in boxes and all of the bags were sealed tight. One quick check of the expiration date....showed that most were only a few days over the date...oh well. Needless to say, I filled my trunk... .

Garzilla04

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Fucking Mother Load


What's all here, coming soon...

Falls Included

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Lets see...
I've got
9x Tourque
8x Something's gotta give
5x Big fish
8x Gothika
6x 50 first dates
4x Eurotrip unrated
2x The order
3x Last samuria
12x Cody banks 2
2x radio
2x red siren
5x along came polly
3x Perfect score
and like 15 more without retail cases

and the kid that found them with me has take abot 15 already, he sold 16 to a pawn shop, got 30 dollars out of it... i said hey... i have the internet... lets do it that way

FS Thread soming soon if you want some...

Falls Included

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Went DD for the first time tonight after spending some hours reading the entire thread. Most of the big names in town have Ramjets so a no go there. Office Max is the only one that doesn't but apparently trash pickup was tonight so I'll go there tommorow.

Didn't come home with much, six boxes of computer mounting brackets (from Bed Bath and Beyond, don't know what to do with them yet). A Four foot length of Cat3 and the big find was behind Radio Shack. They had thrown away three outdoor antenna's. UHF/VHF/FM. I snagged one because the box was too big to put in my car so I just held it down through the sunroof with my left hand while operating the stick and wheel with my right. It was great, I spent the drive home laughing at myself. I'll definatly go again.

Also does anyone know a way to interface the antenna with my computer so I could frequency scan with it? Pretty much all I've thought of for it. Any recommendations would be appretiated.

Edit: The antenna's I found are 160" Long Dual Boom, 57 Element Antenna from radio shack! 3 x $100.00 a peice = $300! I'm hooked.

DelphianSpectre

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It's probably been said before, but if you have business parks near by, hit them up. I've worked in a few, and there is always a high rate of turn-over for properties....at least where I'm at. Most of the time you'll find old computer equipment, and a lot of office items, including desks and cubical wall/desk units. It amazes me sometimes what places throw out when they move.

Another side to that is if the office tenents get evicted. The landlord can either a) sell the stuff to the next tenent, or b) throw it all away because the new tenent doesn't want the stuff. And these places usually don't have compactors.

maxxratt

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you might want to blurr out the cd key on that one pic...

Falls Included

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just got back from diving tonight to a few local places

we picked up a shitload of candy taht expired like a month ago, all packaged adn everything, boxes of halls, fruit chews, etc...

a brand new scooter and an armoire that we couldnt transport

walkie talkies, brand new

like 6 chair floor mats, you know the ones wkith the spikes that stick into carpet

very successful if i may say so

dunks

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Quote:
Originally posted by nochay
do you have a isa nic card? My 486 could use one.

Dane
lemme dig around, i KNOW i have atleast 3 of em
heh

Veeb0rg

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Quote:
Originally posted by yoda634
Did one of those computers have an AT power supply? I'm looking for a spare AT PSU to help power some extra hard drives for my main rig. I'd be willing to pay shipping and maybe a few bucks if you didn't need it.
I may be able to help you, I have a stack of old 386-early pentiums that's been sitting in my room for the past year. What exactly are you looking for?

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