Freegan

You may have heard the term but not quite sure what it is? Well some people think it is disgusting. Some people think it is smart. Some people never think, and some people just have no idea what to think about it.

About 6 months ago we were driving down this street that had one of those big construction dumpsters sitting outside. I noticed there was some kind of computer equipment sticking out of the top of it so we stopped and I climbed up the side to see what it was and to my surprise it was 4 Cisco switches that cost about $1500 new. So I pulled them out and brought them home, plugged them in hooked them to a computer to test them and they came on and I was able to access the management console. I am an IT geek. I did a little research and found that they were going for about $200 each on Ebay so I listed them on a 3 day auction or Buy it now for $200 each in about 10 minutes. So that 5 minute stop made me $800. I have to tell you that I would have never considered dumpster diving but after making $800 for 5 minutes work I reconsidered my position. Since them we have pulled about 1000 lbs of dog food out, we don’t have dogs but we donate it. We have found a couple thousand dollars worth of toner cartridges brand new. We found enough hard wood flooring to do our whole house. We have pulled out a mile of shelving. Cedar boards worth a fortune and a pair of boots worth about $200 that just happened to be the right size.

You can think what you want about dumpster diving, but we don’t dive for food and we stay away from anything with trash juice. We have probably pulled out $10,000 worth of stuff in the past 6 months. Now if we could figure out how to open a store and quit our jobs we would have it made.

Ask me anything I am not shy, I will tell you the best places, when, what you get.

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