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  1. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    I have learned that scrap yards pay good money for old car batteries. I stopped at a few auto shops and got 4, then stopped at a lake marina and found a few laying by the dumpster. I took them too. Scrap yard gave me $5 a battery. Made $40!!! Not bad when the driving was only 22 miles total for collecting batteries. I filled my tank and it cost me nothing. Gas was $4.23 for super (3.89 for regular!)
     

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  2. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    I think that's called working for it.
     
  3. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    I thought this was going to be a post about eating unhealthy amounts of corned beef and cabbage with a liberal application of baked beans...
     
  4. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    No it's called hustling.


    Dump the car and get yourself a grocery cart to wheel along and you can eliminate ALL your overhead.
     
  5. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Really? Then I was hustlin at a very young age. Did the whole recycling thing from the time I bought my first bike and wired a milk crate to the bars.
     
  6. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Ok, I'll give PSP props on this one. Very imaginative.
     
  7. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    It generally IS the unemployable who hustle. :monkeydance:
     
  8. blue

    blue boob hater

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    Your posts in this thread are the funniest thing I've read all day.

    psp new title=bag lady
     
  9. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    for all the crap you get, you definitely deserve some props for this.

    Next thing you know PSP is going to be the CEO of some huge battery recycling conglomerate...... or dead because he got hungry and decided to eat a battery.
     
  10. fortenndu

    fortenndu Turbo Monkey

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    I'm going to go with dead. He's not long for this world.
     
  11. thebornotaku

    thebornotaku Monkey

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    3.89 for 87? Shiiiiiiiiit.

    I'd kill for that. 87 octane is 4.51 or so around these parts.
     
  12. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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  13. Serial Midget

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    Have you considered the "work smart, not hard" approach? Most parked on the streets have batteries and hoods are easy to jimmy - find yourself a nice high density housing unit that isn't well lit at night. You do the math... just don't get caught.
     
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    On my route to Richmond from Northern Virginia, I routinely stop at an exit that ALWAYS has really cheap gas. Last time I filled up I got 87 octane for $3.79/gal.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I get free gas everytime I drink Jager.









    Seriously, were at 4.53 for regular at the friggin Arco here
     
  16. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i also (i know its illegal dont give me crap) take my moms minivan up into ny for sporting events (biggest one is watkins glen's nascar race) and collect bags of deposit soda cans and cash in. I am going to start collecting old brake rotors, steel is by the ton but the rotors are heavy! Up in my area it's beat because its so spread out that I cant use a shopping cart to collect crap, i have to drive. Also most of the people up here commute threw mountain roads to get to work, many in nyc or that area. So brakes are always replaced.
     
  17. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Exit 104, or just below Woodbridge on Rt. 1?
     
  18. skunkty14

    skunkty14 Monkey

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    I would be careful about taking batteries, brake rotors, etc. from auto parts stores, garages and the like. They have those items laying around for the same reason you just found; they're worth money. So if you're not careful about where you're "finding" this stuff, you're just a thief. Not being a complete ass, just a word to the questionably wise.
     
  19. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i ask before i take, the shops i work at are usually so busy they give it away if they can. sitting in a scrap line for an hour, to make $200 isn't worth it to them.
     
  20. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    PSP?

     
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  21. MTBstud12

    MTBstud12 Monkey

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    I wouldn't call that free! Ya still paid money dude. I guess you should be in the battery salvage business not the car racing world... It seems you have more success..
     
  22. ParanoidAndroid

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    Yep, Exit 104 to Bowling Green.
     
  23. ultraNoob

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    I collect all my scrap metal in a corner of the shop. A guy comes around every week to pick it up. Brings us a $5 pizza from Little Ceasars or a 6pac of coke every time he picks up a good bunch of scrap. It's a symbiotic relationship.
     
  24. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Sounds like you are getting shafted....
     
  25. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Not really, considering I would normally toss it in the dumpster. In which case my trash company (EDCO) recycles it anyways. Instead of paying a big corp to recycle my scrap, I'm helping out a former bum and getting lunch at the same time.

    He used to be the bum that lived in the alley behind my shop. I used to pay him $20 a week to keep the alley clean and to let me know if any drug dealers were hanging around. He even served as a witness when we caught someone breaking in. Nice guy, it was the alcohol that turned him bad. He went to rehab, found God, now he's upgraded from a shopping cart to an old toyota Hi-Lux truck.

    Neat thing is that he even had me tune and smog his truck to get it registered. Paid me in cash so he must be doing ok now.
     
  26. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Or he's the new dealer...

    :poster_oops::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  27. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    hmmm, I never thought of that? Thanks for the insight! :D
     
  28. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    sounds like somebody is practicing to be homeless!! :busted:
     
  29. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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  30. MTBstud12

    MTBstud12 Monkey

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    The goat business = fail. Racing career = fail. Scrap batteries = gold.
     
  31. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    filled my trunk today with brake rotors got god awful gas mileage, also had 1 aluminium rim. Got $76 ! 1 tank of gas ($48) 1 bk value meal ($7) still have some left in my pocket.... no to just figure out why i dont start my own scrap yard.
     
  32. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    How many hours did this task take to complete ?

    Human hours not goat time.
     
  33. MTBstud12

    MTBstud12 Monkey

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    sounds like about 13 gallons of gas... lets say about 30 mpg ~400 Miles. Avg speed..60 mph.. Sounds like a sh!tty paying job to me.

    FAIL. :plthumbsdown:
     
  34. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Don't jump on him just yet.

    Lets find out how long it took and how many miles he actually drove.

    Keep in mind that he's out in the sticks and summer jobs are probably hard to come by. This may be his only shot at making some cash.

    I applaud anyone with enough balls to take a stab at self-employment, especially a high school kid.
     
  35. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Until he tells us, can we poke fun? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEZZZZZEEE?



    And PSP, for your sake, I hope that only took 2-3 hours of work, and maybe 20 miles of driving!


    Although I do applaud your enterpenurial spirit!
     
  36. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    27 miles of driving, farthest place was 3 miles away, the second place was across the street from my house and the third was on my way to the scrap yard, which happens to be across the street from the community college that i am taking classes at.... so i really waste no gas to complete my task, i would be passing the scrap yard no matter what. I just landed myself another job at a pet store as a temp job. I have a shop who wants to hire me as their AAA light roadside repair guy, but need to find a loophole in their insurance because I am only 17, they said the driver needs to be 18. Ill also be working a state fair in the carnival, great gig. i get to hustle little kids out of a few bucks and because its all cash there is no way to notice if i pocket an extra hundred every night.
     
  37. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    You were doing real well up to this point.
    :plthumbsdown: :disgust1:

    Monkeys- Let the bashing commence.
     
  38. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Seriously. You needed a few extra posts to realize what was bound to happen???
     
  39. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Yeah....I know.

    I got sucked by the entrepreneurial spirit and thought I might offer some encouragement.

    I think I'll just go back to being an ass.
     
  40. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    geez, you should know me better by now. i can make good things to a point, but always make them bad too!