Re: [DMCForum] Re: Sirius radio..
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: Sirius radio..

Well if you get all this stuff, you should let us know!!! Hell, I need lots
of cool electronic gadgets!

I'd really love to have some of it!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Videobob Moseley" <videobob@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:41 PM
Subject: RE: [DMCForum] Re: Sirius radio..

> This stuff is cheap to make, it costs more to ship back, refurbish and
> resell.
> I have seen good stuff go in the trash just because it got some dust on
> it.
> There is a Nokia plant here in Fort Worth that my buddy worked at, he had
> tons
> of stuff that they trashed simply because it was dropped on the floor and
> got dirty,
> or got a fingerprint on it or something like that.
> Most of the stuff I buy was most likely fine before it got sent to the
> warehouse.
> They SHOVEL, yes, SHOVEL valuable electronics into boxes.
> MP3 players, iPods, all sorts of stuff. It's all scrap to them.
> I just bought about 100 new unused Sirius home antennas for less than the
> copper weight
> value. I sell these for $20.00 each, whcih is about half thier value.
> Then on top of it I toss in free shipping.
> I always have all the latest gadgets and goodies this way, I also get
> ahold
> of some of
> the goodies that filter in from Radio Shack corporate office.
> When they moved into the new building downtown I started finding all sorts
> of excellent
> goodies from long ago. Old microphones from the 50's and 60's.
> I also get ahold of prototypes that the R&D team makes.
> I also get a lot of test items, that have been tested in heat, cold, drop,
> etc.
> They must torture test all of thier products for various shipping
> environments.
> Another source is store fires, when a store has a fire they simply right
> off
> every
> thing in the whole place....the stuff smells like smoke of course but it
> is
> usually
> still good.
> I get all the latest goodies like digital cameras, camcorders, phones,
> whatever.
> Not anyone can just walk in and buy this stuff.
> I have built these relationships over the last 10 years with these guys.
> Most of the left overs end up at flea markets and eBay.
> - VB
>>From: "timnagin" <timnagin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Reply-To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Subject: RE: [DMCForum] Re: Sirius radio..
>>Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 20:18:49 -0500
>> >When a vendor supplies a product for demonstration
>> >purposes, they expect it returned when it is no longer
>> >in use
>>Not all of the time.  I have seen stuff disposed of simply because it is
>>cheaper than transporting it back to where it came from.  I have also seen
>>vendors give stuff away, not only for the same reason as stated above, but
>>as a perk or thanks to the person handling the property.
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