Monday, September 17, 2012

How Can I Get Good Value for Collectibles When No One is Buying?

I hear this question a lot. Everywhere I turn, it seems, I hear people saying something like no one is buying anything.

They're right. With few exceptions. People just aren't buying stuff, especially collectibles.

Sometimes the best value for something is not money, but something of more value. Recently I was able to trade a couple of old (and valuable in a good economy) bottles for a really nice sailboat. Here's a picture:

You can read more about this deal here and maybe it will give you some ideas for how you can get really great value for your collectibles.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

E-Waste Conference Coming Up Soon

Hi - Just a quick headsup. The 2012 E-Waste Conference is coming up September 19th in Dallas.

E-Waste 2012 Website

If you go, tell us all about it when you return.



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

West Coast E-Waste and Electronics Scrap Buyers and Refiners

Hi - I've been tearing down a lot of old computers. Also been looking at all the prices various companies pay. All the regular ones are in the Midwest or East, but I thought there's gotta be some places in the West. Specifically I'm looking for ones in Northern California. So, I started calling and so far have found one in Sacrament, CA. Prices are about 80% of what I've seen in other parts of the country. This is not bad considering savings in shipping, but it's curious. I mean, in the West, we're closer to Asia where I imagine most of this e-scrap ends up, right? So why the lower prices? Maybe not enough competition?

I'll keep researching. I plan to take a load in within the next 5 days or so. Once I do, I'll let you know how it goes.

If you know of any West Coast e-waste buyers or refiners, please let me know.



Recycling and Salvage Success Stories

Hi - I've written a lot about my successeses in the business, but I haven't heard too much from you all. I'd love to hear about what you are doing. Your successes may encourage others to do the same. Also, you may learn from the successes (and failures) of others. I'll post anything you send me here on the blog and at I'll only use your initials and town/city. If you do not want me to post your response, be sure to tell me.

Finally, I'm always open to questions and I'll answer as best I can. Check the website above for emailing me any questions or just post to this blog.



Wednesday, September 5, 2012

State Legislation and Impact on Electronic Recycling

Over the last years 20+ states have enacted e-scrap legislation according to E-Scrap News. The negative and positive impact of these laws is a major topic at the E-Scrap Conference in Dallas, TX, September 19-20, 2012.

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A Reminder About Making Money in the Home Based Recycling Business

Hi - First, a thanks to all those that have bought my eBook, How to Make Money in the Home Based Salvage and Recycling Business.

Second, for all those who have not yet purchased the eBook and who are not yet into the salvage and recycling business, I believe it is time for you to take the leap and get on with it. I do a lot of reading and research and I hate to say it, but things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. You can think what you will, but I'm counting on it and making life and business decisions based on this.

I'll be writing more about what I believe the future holds and how we can at least hold our own by doing salvage and recycling. In the meantime, if you have not yet purchased the eBook, How to Make Money in the Home Based Salvage and Recycling Business, it may be just the right time for you to do so now.

Thanks and Good Luck,


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