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#1 Old 11-08-2004, 07:41 PM
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Behind my apartment complex there are recycle bins that gets

filled with lots of Newspapers. These almost look like a Library

and clean. Perhaps this maybe my first dive.

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#2 Old 11-08-2004, 08:01 PM
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Holy balls! I've found the best stuff in dumpsters. Actual dumpsters, too... not just recycle bins. By all means, raid the recycle bins... but don't be afraid to poke your nose into the trash, too. Stuff can be washed, and you don't have to take it if it's too soiled.

Some stuff I've gotten includes:

working radios

lots and lots of perfectly good clothes

textbooks that I sold back to the bookstore

over $30.00 in change, in an ugly purse that was thrown away

furniture (upholstered furniture is sketchy, but wood and metal chairs, tables, etc are fine)





a very cool 70s tuxedo jacket with tails

I don't do it much anymore, because I don't need much stuff. But I still like to hit the fraternities and sororities at the end of spring semester, to get textbooks to sell back to the bookstores. I've made a good bit of pocket money that way.
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Thanks for the encouragement. That is what I needed.

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#4 Old 11-10-2004, 03:17 AM
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In the summer I found a gold slave bangle in a skip/dumpster. wow! I also pulled out around sixty paperbooks from a recycle bin and gave them to a cat charity to sell.
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