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bloodrose wrote

How much time do you spend picking cans for that? Have you ever thought of dumpster diving for ebay sales or the like? The people in my apartment complex throw away such nice stuff.

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Dystopia_Drifter wrote

Ah in all honesty way more time than it's worth. Fortunately I travel a lot on foot so I'm only occasionally going out of my way for 20 or 30 cents.

Shit though, the dumpstering stuff at apartments is a good idea. Years ago a buddy and I would hit this row of green dumpster that stretched several blocks behind an apartment complex at the end/start of the month, there was usable furniture and even discarded electronics, we called it "The Green Mile". I totally forgot about it until your suggestion.

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bloodrose wrote

The last apartment complex I lived in became a place that rich tech bros started renting (and thus I was priced out after they kicked us out to "remodel" and then jacked the rent by 2x). While I was living there, there was a fellow who I ran into diving our dumpsters 1-2x/week. He said he lived in a house a few blocks away that was well-trafficked and he just had a weekly yard sale based on the stuff he dumpster-dove from those rich fuckers. He told me about getting practically new speakers out of our dumpster and turning it around for a couple hundred through craigslist (and not his garage sale). It seemed like better work than what I do for a living. hah