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General => Buy/Sell/Wanted => Topic started by: Psi on December 31, 2018, 02:23:42 pm

Title: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on December 31, 2018, 02:23:42 pm
If you are in Auckland, New Zealand and want to top up all your electronic bins i HIGHLY recommend you contact this guy and go fill up a BIG box when he's next on site (usually 10am-1pm)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/103240780206937/permalink/461381951059483/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/103240780206937/permalink/461381951059483/)
Bring cash !

Please note: The guy is looking for people to buy like 3kg+ boxes of stuff at a time. Don't go and ask how much for 1 DPDT switch!  :box:

He's slowly taking it all away for scrap. Most of the copper transformer wire has gone. It's the entire basement of a house packed wall to wall with shelves full of stuff.
Price is $10 per kg but if you help him carry some stuff out to his truck you may get it even cheaper.
He's could use some help. When you see just how much stuff is there for him to clear out you will understand.


A lot of it is total junk. Lots of rusty metal, metalwork gear, old pcbs, and random old junk.
However maybe 1/3 of it is wall to wall electronic parts and maybe 1/4 of that is *brand new old stock*.

Switches
Fuses
Resistors, (TH, inc high power)
Capacitors (TH, lectrolytic /film etc)
Inductors
Digital 4000 series (TH)
Transistors (TH)
New Panel meters in boxes
Boxes full of 2.54mm connectors stacked to the roof.
Boxes stacked high full of DB9 connectors and backshells
Screws
Wire
Heatshrink

There's no SMT stuff, so keep that in mind

Honestly i can't do it justice just how much stuff is there. I have never in my life seen so much electronics in one place.
You have to walk past a lot of junk to get to the good electronic area in the back.

If you're thinking.."Ah the good stuff is probably all gone already" it's not.
(Although.. we did already take boxes of old German audio grade film caps that sell for $10 each on ebay hehehe.  I'm sure there's more jems like that though, just too much stuff to check everywhere)

There is so much stuff hidden under things, or areas that you just can't get to yet because there is too much stuff in the way.
You might pull out an unassuming box of old switches and find a bag full of 500 brand new DPDT toggles in the back. etc..

What you see in this pic is probably 1/6 of the electronic area alone.

(http://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/aucklandnz-massive-amount-of-electronics-going-cheap-some-brand-new/?action=dlattach;attach=609139;image)
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Kalin on December 31, 2018, 04:43:02 pm
Anyone willing to grab stuff and ship to those of us not lucky enough to live nearby?


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Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 19, 2019, 09:33:21 pm
I told a friend to go along and made him a funny map of it, just because, lol.

(http://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/aucklandnz-massive-amount-of-electronics-going-cheap-some-brand-new/?action=dlattach;attach=627898;image)

Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: LapTop006 on January 19, 2019, 09:35:31 pm
I told a friend to go along and made him a funny map of it, just because, lol.

Oh, so it's like my apartment, just bigger.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 19, 2019, 09:43:05 pm
Small section of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSUWLs6DkNQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSUWLs6DkNQ)
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: digsys on January 19, 2019, 11:04:04 pm
How much for the 10x 22R 10W resistors?  ...  :-) .... fooook .. how did he work in there ? or find anything ? My mess is 100x less :-)
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: coromonadalix on January 20, 2019, 01:52:12 am
Thats hoarding, thats a #$^ mess ??  never saw that  :palm:
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: TerraHertz on January 22, 2019, 06:46:44 pm
Oh my god.
I'm glad that's not in Sydney.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: EEVblog on January 22, 2019, 07:36:07 pm
PLEASE tell me someone went through with a real camera and did a proper tour?
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: TheDefpom on January 22, 2019, 08:41:01 pm
Oh wow.... I wonder how far away from me that is, certainly looks like it is worth a drive!
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: voltlog on January 22, 2019, 11:38:10 pm
Oh wow.... I wonder how far away from me that is, certainly looks like it is worth a drive!
I was just thinking of you when i saw the location  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: wilfred on January 23, 2019, 12:49:47 pm
If you are in Auckland, New Zealand and want to top up all your electronic bins i HIGHLY recommend you contact this guy and go fill up a BIG box when he's next on site (usually

Look more like it might have been Christchurch.

I don't feel quite so bad now. I thought my junk heap was bad. But it really isn't.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: hendorog on January 23, 2019, 01:04:54 pm
Am gutted - but also a bit relieved - I was not in town when this was going on...

Anyone got any more info/pics?
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 23, 2019, 05:16:54 pm
Look more like it might have been Christchurch.
I don't feel quite so bad now. I thought my junk heap was bad. But it really isn't.

Nope Auckland,
I wont give the actual address as i'm sure he doesn't want random people turning up unannounced.
You will have to contact him from the Facebook link in first post and get the details yourself.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 23, 2019, 05:24:25 pm
PLEASE tell me someone went through with a real camera and did a proper tour?

Nope, not yet.
I've been there twice but the guy in change is only on site for an hour or 2 so some days.
So you really don't have time to shoot video AND get stuff.
It was a mad dash just to look everywhere and throw stuff into a box.

There is a small chance i will go back with a friend from work.
If i do i will try to get more video showing the stuff actually on the shelves. But it will be cellphone video. Maybe some canon 40D DSLR stills.

No guarantees .
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: mrpackethead on January 23, 2019, 05:25:02 pm
What is the back story to this place?
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 23, 2019, 05:28:41 pm
From what i could gather it's a mix of parts from a transformer winding business and inventory from 2 or 3 companies that used to produce electronic goods but went out of business. All collected over 40+ years.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: hendorog on January 23, 2019, 05:35:13 pm
PLEASE tell me someone went through with a real camera and did a proper tour?

Nope, not yet.
I've been there twice but the guy in change is only on site for an hour or 2 so some days.
So you really don't have time to shoot video AND get stuff.
It was a mad dash just to look everywhere and throw stuff into a box.

There is a small chance i will go back with a friend from work.
If i do i will try to get more video showing the stuff actually on the shelves. But it will be cellphone video. Maybe some canon 40D DSLR stills.

No guarantees .

Aw crap now look what you have done, so it hasn't gone to scrap yet?!?!
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 23, 2019, 05:46:45 pm
Nope will definitely be lots of stuff still there. I dunno how much 'good' stuff is left though.

That video i posted above was taken by a friend on 19th Jan,

He is slowly taking it away for scrap as time permits (~trailer load per day), but there's so much stuff there that it's taking months.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: hendorog on January 23, 2019, 05:49:51 pm
Nope will definitely be lots of stuff still there. I dunno how much 'good' stuff is left though.
lots still there. I dunno how much good stuff is gone though.
That video i posted above was taken by a friend on 19th Jan,

Aha copy that - I read on the facebook page that it was being dumped on the 29th Dec so thought I had missed the boat.

Might be worth a visit.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 23, 2019, 05:52:37 pm
He started taking it to the dump on 29th Dec.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: wilfred on January 23, 2019, 07:59:05 pm
Look more like it might have been Christchurch.
I don't feel quite so bad now. I thought my junk heap was bad. But it really isn't.

Nope Auckland,
I wont give the actual address as i'm sure he doesn't want random people turning up unannounced.
You will have to contact him from the Facebook link in first post and get the details yourself.

It was a reference to the earthquake. Is it really eight years ago.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: salvagedcircuitry on January 24, 2019, 11:23:54 am
Honestly, this may have been one of the most useful uses of vertical video I've ever seen  :-DD
It looks like literally floor-to-ceiling stuff. That's how you do it  :-+
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: TheDefpom on January 24, 2019, 11:42:18 am
The guy hasn’t responded to me on FB, I doubtbthere is much worth going there for by now anyway, the good stuff is likely already gone.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 27, 2019, 01:36:19 pm
I just went back today (27 Jan) and got a few more things.
Mainly just helped a friend find stuff he was after, and I took the DSLR for some pics.

Here's ~100 photos i took today - https://photos.app.goo.gl/pK4H4VLMRN4peQGT8 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/pK4H4VLMRN4peQGT8)
There is also a cellphone video coming with some narration. I will link it here when he puts it on YouTube.



In classic 'The Proper People' (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheProperPeople)  style, here's a chair just chillin'

(http://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/aucklandnz-massive-amount-of-electronics-going-cheap-some-brand-new/?action=dlattach;attach=635491;image)

Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Brumby on January 27, 2019, 02:00:21 pm
Oh ... My ... God!
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: gnavigator1007 on January 27, 2019, 02:54:00 pm
Hehehe... just showed some of these pics to my wife and I think she's feeling much better now about my own hoarding. She thanked me for "not being like that". 
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 27, 2019, 03:02:22 pm
hahaha yeah.
And keep in mine, however bad it looks in the pics, Trust me. It's 5 times worse in person.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Brumby on January 27, 2019, 03:04:29 pm
Hehehe... just showed some of these pics to my wife and I think she's feeling much better now about my own hoarding. She thanked me for "not being like that". 

I'll be doing the same - but I don't think I will get a "Thank You".  I'm expecting "the look" - which will mean to communicate something along the lines of "don't you dare".
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: sleemanj on January 27, 2019, 06:11:26 pm
Thank goodness it's Auckland.

Seriously though, what I see in those pictures is 99% trash.

The boxes of buttons, switches, and heatsinks, they would sell on trademe, the rest of it, scrap/dump, not worth the trouble.

Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 27, 2019, 06:18:55 pm
Seriously though, what I see in those pictures is 99% trash.

A lot of the new/good stuff has already been taken.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: beanflying on January 27, 2019, 07:29:02 pm
Does Auckland have a makerspace or something similar even an amateur Radio group? At least if there is getting the chance to pick over the leftovers may help both sides? Or maybe even the owner gets some help to cleanup the mess working bee style for reward to the helpers?

Reminds me to keep some sort of a list here as to the division of spoils for my toy collection should I get hit by a Red Bus :o
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: hendorog on January 27, 2019, 08:33:55 pm
I wonder if some of this stash came from this:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11939200 (https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11939200)
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 27, 2019, 08:36:29 pm
I didn't notice anything that i recognised as being from surplustronics.
Buts it's possible.


Does Auckland have a makerspace or something similar even an amateur Radio group? At least if there is getting the chance to pick over the leftovers may help both sides? Or maybe even the owner gets some help to cleanup the mess working bee style for reward to the helpers?

Yes, there were some guys from local amature radio there today looking through all the vacuum tubes.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 27, 2019, 09:15:39 pm
Friend has uploaded the video.

https://youtu.be/eUbnS-vcDQs
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: TheDefpom on January 27, 2019, 09:36:25 pm
I really want to go there, if only I could get in touch with the guy clearing it out! I saw several things in the photos that I want.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 27, 2019, 09:54:13 pm
I will try and get you his details
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: coromonadalix on January 27, 2019, 11:55:55 pm
Damn damn   :wtf:  I would redo my testament before entering there, scary has hell, saw the pictures and the video,  sure it has some good stuf there

Indiana jones with the parts of doom  loll   

Good luck to thoses who can or did find good stuff.


Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 28, 2019, 08:47:18 am
I really want to go there, if only I could get in touch with the guy clearing it out! I saw several things in the photos that I want.

Check your private messages.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Acecool on January 30, 2019, 11:02:25 pm
Do you mind sending me his details too? I'd love to get in contact with him.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on January 31, 2019, 03:56:11 pm
i see you're in USA
He's not going to ship anything for people.
He's way to busy for it, and it's not going to be worth his time.
Unless you know someone in Auckland/NZ?
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on February 19, 2019, 05:44:06 pm
Unfortunately the place just caught on fire today and it has mostly burnt out the basement.
At least it's not a total waste, a lot of the useful stuff was already removed.
Still, a lot of new old stock will have burnt though  :(

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12205315&ref=twitter (https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12205315&ref=twitter)

(http://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/aucklandnz-massive-amount-of-electronics-going-cheap-some-brand-new/?action=dlattach;attach=656739;image)
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Mechatrommer on February 19, 2019, 06:19:59 pm
might still worth $1/kg of metal scrapping.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on February 19, 2019, 06:22:24 pm
hahaha yeah,

All the copper wire was already taken to the scrap yard, ~4 really large trailer loads worth of transformer wire spools.
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: beanflying on February 19, 2019, 06:30:57 pm
Surely hey were aware it's very hard to put the smoke back into Electronics?
Title: Re: Auckland/NZ - Massive amount of electronics $10 per kg, some of it brand new
Post by: Psi on February 19, 2019, 06:41:02 pm
i wonder how much burnt RF transistor particles are in the smoke and now falling over Auckland.  :scared: