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rich people's garbage?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by I R NET GANG, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. I R NET GANG

    I R NET GANG Banned

    Joined: Jan 29, 2004 Messages: 111 Likes Received: 0
    anyone know how much shit you can find in rich peoples garbage on garbage day? my dad says you can find all the hot electronics from the 80's and early 90's often.
     
  2. j

    j Guest

  3. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    when i was 17 and got my first place, my roomate and i took his truck down to the rich neighborhoods for about a month straight the night before garbage day and scooped up tons of shit


    got a 52" mitsubishi widescreen that's only problem was that the remote didn't work & there was a peice of plastic blocking the on/off switch
    got a leather lounge set

    and countless amounts of other cool shit


    edit:
    fuckin typo's
     
  4. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    i don't feel right doing that stuff.. I know its cool for the "hipsters" and "trendsters" to find old mesh hats and extra small shirts that say: "Divers Do It Deeper in the Bahamas".. but that scene just isnt me. going through other peoples trash is kind of like saying
    "Hey Im a big fat loser! why dont you punch me in my ear?!"
     
  5. j

    j Guest

    actually, this is a good way to furnish your home.. lots of furniture gets tossed out around my neck of the woods.
     
  6. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    this is true, there's all sorts of good stuff in the trash, but i don't usually have a truck to pick it up and i'm too embarrassed to do anything like this. (also my house is full)
     
  7. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0

    go really late at night ... stealth reckon mission styles. in and out...

    that's what we did ... was quite a piss up, actually. think we were laughing to loud to even be remotely near 'stealthy' about it
     
  8. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I saw a couch that matched a chair (my brother has) in the trash the other week. I damn near called a friend to pick it up. funny thing was that I found it in the hood. if it had been the chair...I would've been rockin cotton. ha-ha... ;)
     
  9. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    *believe*

    you mean 'dumpster diving'!
    i dont dumpster dive, but im not against
    coming up on some free stuff.
    hey, fuck it, its free! i remember when
    i first flew from the nest. i had milk crates
    for chairs. i had a small square restaurant
    table for a table, and hand me down dishes
    from my mom. I was brought up to
    appreciate what I have.
     
  10. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    In my time the garbage has provided me with:

    (1) stairmaster (display broken)
    (1) exercise bike (display also broken)
    (1) chair (wood make)
    (1) loveseat (cotton, smells funny)
    (1) end-table (plastic)
    (1) lamp (70's tassle steez)
     
  11. Daddy Screw

    Daddy Screw Member

    Joined: Jun 15, 2002 Messages: 551 Likes Received: 29
    me and my brother once found one of those new futuristic-type 4-plate stoves sitting outside someones house with a sign on it saying 'perfect working order.please take'.needless to say, we took it. needless to say when we got home we tried it out and something minor was wrong with it, i think it doesn't ignite properly or something. it works quite well though, once you ignite. it still sits in a corner in the kitchen to this day (about 2 months later). we'll prolly sell, donate or trade for weed and/or doughnuts or a beta-max video recorder thing or some other shit.
     
  12. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    When the rich kids leave college, there is plenty of stuff up for grabs. I've found the following since I've been in this town (all working or in good shape). Some of it the university was throwing away:

    2 Mattresses
    5 Working Computer Monitors
    2 Color Printers
    1 Apple Powerbook 3400c
    10 Keyboard/Mouse sets
    1 GC/MS Machine valued at something like $12,000 but unable to test
    2 Percocets and a Vicodin
    1 Vaccuum Cleaner
    Various Air Conditioners
    Some framed posters
    Various tables, dishes
    Too many couches, chairs, and lamps to count.
     
  13. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    as the saying goes
     
  14. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 3
    there was this mom and pop store by my house and the owners died and the construction workers who refurnished it to the store it is now and what not were not aloud to take anything and threw everything out in a dumpster.....cans galore!!!!! im still living off the stash
     
  15. ASN

    ASN Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 22, 2003 Messages: 141 Likes Received: 0
    Ive gotten a nice big screen tv out of the garbage working condition....i dont know why they threw it out. Also check the dumpsters behind circuit city...they usually lock it so bring bolt cutters. the merchandise that is damaged in shipping or returned and cant be shipped out for repairs go there. brand new cam corders walkmans cameras ect with usually only minor things wrong like a scratch or a broken button.
     
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