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Post by revhappy » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 10:11 am

There are some property agents who double up as used furniture resellers. Also there are some used furniture shops in Lavendar. Dont know anyone in specific.

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Post by cbavasi » Fri, 02 Apr 2010 7:59 pm

Aside from this site you can also check out Expat Auctions.

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Post by beppi » Sat, 03 Apr 2010 11:49 am

Try the Garang Guni man - he's the guy who regularly drives or walks through your estate sounding a horn (and maybe shouting something). He collects paper, other recyclables and used electronics/furniture. You won't get much money (if any) from him, but these people are from the lowest rank of the society and helping them will at least give you Karma.
Alternatively, you may donate to the Salavation Army - but they are getting picky with what they take and what not.

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Post by SunWuKong » Sat, 03 Apr 2010 12:14 pm

beppi wrote:Try the Garang Guni man - he's the guy who regularly drives or walks through your estate sounding a horn (and maybe shouting something). He collects paper, other recyclables and used electronics/furniture. You won't get much money (if any) from him, but these people are from the lowest rank of the society and helping them will at least give you Karma.
Alternatively, you may donate to the Salavation Army - but they are getting picky with what they take and what not.
:D Karung Guni, and he is shouting, ironically, "Karuuuuuuuuunnnnnnngggg Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiiii" :)
The nature of Monkey was ... irrepressible!

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Post by Splatted » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 2:24 am

beppi wrote:Try the Garang Guni man - he's the guy who regularly drives or walks through your estate sounding a horn (and maybe shouting something). He collects paper, other recyclables and used electronics/furniture.
I had an old computer case I wanted to throw out. I figured, the metal casing must be recycleable, and it included the power supply so the whole thing had a bit of weight to it.

My mother-in-law wanted to give it to the Karung Guni man (is that how it's spelt?). She figured she might get some money from it. He offered her $4. Great!

He turned the computer around and noticed the missing CD drive and floppy drive and his face changed straight away. "It's empty! I don't want it. You can keep it"

I had to laugh when I heard. My PC casing snubbed by the Karung Guni man. Our trash isn't up to his standards. :D

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Post by carolynW » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 1:46 pm

I jsut read this on the weekend and should have kept it, there was this co in singapore taking apart old computer and handphones and getting like 20 kgs of gold from the extraction??

I did hear when metal prices were at the peak the old aircons (that stuck out of a hole in the wall) were fetching 300 to 400 for the metal content.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 2:15 pm

carolynW wrote:I jsut read this on the weekend and should have kept it, there was this co in singapore taking apart old computer and handphones and getting like 20 kgs of gold from the extraction??

I did hear when metal prices were at the peak the old aircons (that stuck out of a hole in the wall) were fetching 300 to 400 for the metal content.
You will need thousands of PC's to get 20 kgs of gold but yes, metals recycling is big business. The problem with it is that it also generates lots of toxic waste so stuff from Europe is being sent to Asia and India where environmental law enforcement is lax.

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Post by ksl » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 4:39 pm

carolynW wrote:I jsut read this on the weekend and should have kept it, there was this co in singapore taking apart old computer and handphones and getting like 20 kgs of gold from the extraction??

I did hear when metal prices were at the peak the old aircons (that stuck out of a hole in the wall) were fetching 300 to 400 for the metal content.
This will open your eyes to the recycling of computers

http://www.eoearth.org/article/Computer_recycling

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