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DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Re: Kindle Demos
« Last post by Jayfosters on June 19, 2017, 12:30:07 AM »
Interesting. If it works then it could be a big money maker.
DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Re: Kindle Demos
« Last post by Scav on June 17, 2017, 09:57:30 PM »
That's pretty cool. Definitely keep us posted with photos of the process!
DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Kindle Demos
« Last post by plongeur66 on June 17, 2017, 11:28:51 AM »
Found a Kindle Paperwhite demo at one of my stops. Supposedly some are easy to return to full functionality by typing ";resell" (without the quotes) in the search box. No dice for my unit, still a demo.
Then I found this info online:
Ordered a USB-to-serial adapter from China for a buck, hopefully gets here within a month. This should be any easy project, takes me back to my phone flashing and unlocking days about 15 years ago. People apparently have no problems registering the serial numbers on the river. They apparently expect refurbed/recycled units to come back online and don't blacklist them unless reported stolen. Demos selling for ~$25 on feebay, some people are buying in bulk to restore and resell.
Dumpster Diving Tips / Re: Employee Stashes
« Last post by Jayfosters on June 15, 2017, 07:49:14 PM »
That was probably the case when I found a 50 gallon industrial bag of K-cups behind the dumpster at my local office store dumpster. This was over a year ago, they haven't tossed so much as an ink pen in a bad box since.
Dumpster Diving Tips / Employee Stashes
« Last post by plongeur66 on June 14, 2017, 11:05:00 PM »
I've seen a spike in stuff being "set aside" in recent months.
A complete working CPAP machine and Win 7 laptop in the Badwill bin. Also a bunch of small audio and video adapters with the cords tied together so somebody could just grab the whole "octopus" at once. Sitting front and center in the bin. Remainder of bin contents were all actual garbage.
Over $1000 of ink and 10 128GB flash drives neatly slid into a large carry out bag just behind the side door of the office store bin. Everything sealed, ink expires 2019, no destroy tags on anything. Once again, nothing good anywhere else in the bin.
Was approaching a Harbr Fret stop when I heard squealing sounds and saw a flashing light coming from the bushes. Found a 17 amp-hour jump starter with return tag that somebody had put in a brown paper bag and stashed for later. I would have never noticed it if the battery hadn't run low giving rise to the noise and light show.
I'm sure these people weren't happy when they found out that their toys had walked away...
The Dung Heap / Re: Beware Feebay Bullshiite
« Last post by Scav on June 12, 2017, 05:45:32 PM »
Both accounts were created a month apart in 2002. He's been around a lot longer than I have - I'm sure febay is well aware of the accounts but looks the other way because he brings in so much money. I got my refunds so I'm done.
The Dung Heap / Re: Beware Feebay Bullshiite
« Last post by plongeur66 on June 11, 2017, 03:03:31 PM »
Make sure you make a separate complaint against him regarding the dual IDs. Extremely rare for feebay to not side with the buyer, but I've heard that the big sellers have a better chance.
The Dung Heap / Re: Beware Feebay Bullshiite
« Last post by Scav on June 11, 2017, 06:45:55 AM »
I almost was ripped off by two different febay sellers. I bought two cheap watches from two Indian febay users. When they eventually arrived a month later from India, they originated from the same address. So it's a guy with multiple accounts trying to dodge all the negative feedback he's been getting.

Both watches were broken in different ways: one ran too slowly and the other was dead with a misaligned dial. The guy ignored everything febay and I said... and eventually febay forced a refund for both. It's the first time I've had to get febay involved. Apparently the guy is big enough that febay leaves him alone for the most part, despite so much negative feedback.
The Dung Heap / Re: Beware Feebay Bullshiite
« Last post by plongeur66 on June 10, 2017, 03:53:46 PM »
Just had a buffoon ask me if my $15 dummy tablet had stable WIFI, I'm glad he asked before buying.
Jokes and Funny Stories / Re: Big Step Down
« Last post by Scav on June 09, 2017, 06:28:58 AM »
People walk the way they drive. Lucky she wasn't behind the wheel.
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