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Skip finds

Unread post by karatestu » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:23 am

There is nowt better than rummaging through a skip and finding treasure. What a wonderful feeling when something useful turns up.

I have taken bits of metal (no i am not of the travelling community), wood, children's toys, bikes. All sorts actually. Even the odd bit of hifi and dvd players, some working some not. Got a few transformers from broken kit.

What have you found ? :think:
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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by Alfi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:08 am

SWFA unfortunately Stu, but then again I'm too shy to look :lol:


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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by karatestu » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:25 am

Alfi wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:08 am
SWFA unfortunately Stu, but then again I'm too shy to look :lol:


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Never get anywhere being shy innit. Family moved out of a rented property across the road from me. Huge skip outside. Got some decent sheets of plywood for speaker building and the like. Happy days :guiness;
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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by Quarknosis » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:43 pm

I found a valve radio which my niece has as at the moment, I was able to pick up some distant stations on it but it still needs attention. She has never switched it on and only has it as an ornament really.

Also a Sony music centre years ago that I stripped the turntable out of and made a new plinth for.
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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:36 pm

What is the legality, who owns it.

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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by Alfi » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:42 pm

Most probably the letter of thew law will state... The person removing discarded waste has no right to it unless they have the permission of those discarding it ?


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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by savvypaul » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:13 pm

If it appears obvious that the item(s) have genuinely been discarded then I doubt it would be considered theft.

The easy (and courteous way) to remove any doubt is to ask permission first.
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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by joe » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:38 pm

Never found anything in a skip. Left a knackered amp in a skip once, went round the corner to buy some milk, the amp had gone when I got back (ten minutes tops).

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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by karatestu » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:24 pm

joe wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Never found anything in a skip. Left a knackered amp in a skip once, went round the corner to buy some milk, the amp had gone when I got back (ten minutes tops).
Maybe it was me who re homed it :lol:
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Re: Skip finds

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:02 pm

Last week pulled 10 8X8 foam peices outta construction skip.
Need dems for inside garage ceiling. Extra light - easy to install.


Here is a great skip-records story:

On the award-winning Leutonian documentary, "Vinyl" a bloke has to move from his apt. to a smaller one with no room for his punk vinyl collection.
This is in the 90s when lps were considered dross and its no use trying to sell them off to stores. So he has to offload the lp collection FAST.
It breaks his heart that someone else will luck onto his discarded collection AND GET IT ALL AT ONCE - THAT WHICH TOOK HIM YEARS OF HARD GRAFT AND LOOKING TO ACCUMULATE. So he specifically looks for an out-of-the-way dumpster to dump his precious horde where no one will see it. he finds one in a nearby alley. The minute he has finished offloading and left the alley , the documentary hidden camera shows a person come outta the woodpile or summart. With a BROAD smile on his face, he vaults into the dumpster and proceeds to cop the entire collection.

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