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    Vegas bum claims to make $2000 per bin by recycling trash he digs out of cans on strip


     
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    Lobster Mac and Cheese

    On a side note I was backing out of my garage the other morning and saw an Asian guy on a 3 wheeler bike picking the recycling of myself and neighbors.

    At first I thought he had it rough so he has to do what he has to do. Then I realized he had it good, looked at peace, calm, relaxed, quiet cool morning enjoying fresh air. Who's the lucky one I thought, the man who drinks from a can or the man who makes money from the man who drank from a can.

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    Lobster Mac and Cheese

    On a side note I was backing out of my garage the other morning and saw an Asian guy on a 3 wheeler bike picking the recycling of myself and neighbors.

    At first I thought he had it rough so he has to do what he has to do. Then I realized he had it good, looked at peace, calm, relaxed, quiet cool morning enjoying fresh air. Who's the lucky one I thought, the man who drinks from a can or the man who makes money from the man who drank from a can.
    This post reminded me of a stay on Sanibel Island. The “Sanibel Stoop” refers to people hunched over looking for shells. Wife kept collecting shells and I warned her there is a 25lb carry on weight limit for the airline.

    I would see the occasional guy sitting in the middle of a pile shells. Skin tanned to almost black. Just mining the shells under the sun with the intention of selling to the tourist trap gift shops.

    Beats working in a cubicle I thought

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    I have old Asian people, ON MY BLOCK, who live in 800k corner houses, collect cans.

     
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    You guys really that bad at math? at 5 cents a can that's 40 thousand cans....

    You really think he gets that in there or collects that many in a day? I thought this was a fraud alert website...

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    Since Marty most likely can't get back onto the boat (because of disciplinary reasons), perhaps he could look into starting a GoFundMe page to buy a rig like the one this homeless guy has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonaldTrumpsHairPiece View Post
    Lobster Mac and Cheese

    On a side note I was backing out of my garage the other morning and saw an Asian guy on a 3 wheeler bike picking the recycling of myself and neighbors.

    At first I thought he had it rough so he has to do what he has to do. Then I realized he had it good, looked at peace, calm, relaxed, quiet cool morning enjoying fresh air. Who's the lucky one I thought, the man who drinks from a can or the man who makes money from the man who drank from a can.
    This post reminded me of a stay on Sanibel Island. The “Sanibel Stoop” refers to people hunched over looking for shells. Wife kept collecting shells and I warned her there is a 25lb carry on weight limit for the airline.

    I would see the occasional guy sitting in the middle of a pile shells. Skin tanned to almost black. Just mining the shells under the sun with the intention of selling to the tourist trap gift shops.

    Beats working in a cubicle I thought
    Small world. I grew up going to gasperilla island. Wonderful spot in the world.

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    More money in trash than cans. On way home from work one night drove by a house cleanout. Stopped grabbed a few things and sold them on ebay for 1k, most expensive item was a human skull I got just over 600 for. Fucks with your head to work an 8 shift for a few hundred then find 1k in 5 mins. One of my friends who went bankrupt twice asked me if I was embarassed to pick shit out of the trash and I asked her if she was embarassed to be such a bankrupt loser.

     
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    A recycling worker told me when I was doing my $10 worth of stuff that people from Nevada pack like a econoline ford van full of smashed cans and drive to southern cal them to recycle. Which is not allowed since no CRV was paid. He tries to check if they are from CA, but many doing this dont get caught and denied. They can easily get $500-$2000 by filling the van up of smashed cans. Plastic not so much cuz it weighs too little on the flimsy water bottles, u have to recycle those one by one to not get 1/3-1/2 of what u paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splitthis View Post
    More money in trash than cans. On way home from work one night drove by a house cleanout. Stopped grabbed a few things and sold them on ebay for 1k, most expensive item was a human skull I got just over 600 for. Fucks with your head to work an 8 shift for a few hundred then find 1k in 5 mins. One of my friends who went bankrupt twice asked me if I was embarassed to pick shit out of the trash and I asked her if she was embarassed to be such a bankrupt loser.
    You are picking through people's trash cans looking for deals? That is fucking disgusting.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by splitthis View Post
    More money in trash than cans. On way home from work one night drove by a house cleanout. Stopped grabbed a few things and sold them on ebay for 1k, most expensive item was a human skull I got just over 600 for. Fucks with your head to work an 8 shift for a few hundred then find 1k in 5 mins. One of my friends who went bankrupt twice asked me if I was embarassed to pick shit out of the trash and I asked her if she was embarassed to be such a bankrupt loser.
    You are picking through people's trash cans looking for deals? That is fucking disgusting.
    Uh, there's like 15 reality tv shows with people getting paid to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandinavian Bob View Post

    You are picking through people's trash cans looking for deals? That is fucking disgusting.
    Uh, there's like 15 reality tv shows with people getting paid to do that.
    You understand they are all staged with actors, right? I mean pulling human skulls out of trash cans and selling them in real life is right at the fucking poverty line. I'd sell cars before I did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandinavian Bob View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Onestep View Post

    Uh, there's like 15 reality tv shows with people getting paid to do that.
    You understand they are all staged with actors, right? I mean pulling human skulls out of trash cans and selling them in real life is right at the fucking poverty line. I'd sell cars before I did that.
    There is a difference between a house cleanout after mom and dad died and straight trash.

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    My biggest find is a pack of 1950 Hall of Fame Baseball cards mint in pack, minimum worth 10k, am keeping them for now. Once picked up a box of old pans and in the bottom was an old metal check box filled with jewelry included an 18k 30 gm gold bracelet. That sale was over 1500 for all in box, say what you want but do garage sales, trash in addition to my regular job and make a killing at it for years. Only the lazy are broke.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by splitthis View Post
    My biggest find is a pack of 1950 Hall of Fame Baseball cards mint in pack, minimum worth 10k, am keeping them for now.
    Says who? Put them on Ebay with a minimum bid of $10,000 and see what happens. Why would anyone want some 1950 baseball cards when there are already millions in circulation.

     
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    Funniest find was a leg brace that I sold to a guy in France for 300 dollars that he overnighted cash for.

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    Druff eating an AIDS cookie for 5k is worse.

     
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    I have homeless people that roam my neighborhood on trash day, pulling deposit refund bottles/cans out of the recycle bins...if the homeless don't find the bottles/can in the recycle bins, they search the trash bin---and they have been know to empty the trash on lawns to find the cans (of course they don't put the dumped trash back in the bins) It's safer just to store up separately the bottles/can during the week, then put them at the top of the recycle bin

    recycling redemption centers are a magnet for the homeless--keep the centers out of your neighborhood and your keep out a lot of homeless at the same time.

     
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    Guy is obviously full of it but...

    31 empty cans = 1lb
    40,000 (worth $2,000) empty cans = 1,290 lbs
    Not gonna bother figuring out the volume.
    He'd surely get bottles also, which are much heavier.

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    BTW, duped_samaritan, this wasn't from dailymail.

    This was posted on Facebook by poker player Alex Lombardo, who is best known for being the first person to actively call out Jao Poker for being a scam.

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