Scrap Metal Donation on Craigslist

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This photo was from around 2003, when I was messing with the JamCam toy camera or a tiny MP3 player with camera on it. This was before I got a smartphone.

My father had passed away, so I took a bunch of metal junk from the garage and put it out in front.

I took a photo, posted it on Craigslist, and waited for people to come by and take it. Eventually, it was all taken away.

The trick here is to know that some people collect scrap metal for a living. They often use CL and other sites looking for notifications of free scrap metal. The stuff here isn’t that valuable, but the aluminum in the chaise would be worth a dollar or so. I think there may have been better metal on the ground. I did find some brass.

Looking back, I think I would have been able to sell that insecticide canister for a little money. Maybe $5 or $10 as a decorative item. Hard to say, because it’s not that old yet.

PS – I wrote a free ebook about how to do this.

Published by John

I can be reached at johnk@riceball.com.

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