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Offline rollatorwieltje

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2015, 06:10:26 pm »
The first part of the video looks like a crusty home shopping channel video recorded against a green screen :D Not sure why, maybe because of the large brick size of the wall.

Anyway I hope there's something useful in there, but so far it doesn't look like it... I used to hoard stuff as well, until I realized space is a valuable asset and I didn't have enough of it. I also couldn't be bothered scavenging through the pile of stuff to find the right part. I now have one cabinet for junk. Everything has to fit inside. If it doesn't, something has to go.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2015, 07:19:38 pm »
I took 20kg of assorted screws to the scrap yard. Only sorting I did was to put them in 2 buckets, steel and brass. Steel 20c US per kilo, brass was $4 per kilo.

Still filling a 20l steel drum with scrap steel, whatever fits through the bung hole and is ferrous goes in. When full I will take it, after I find another drum.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2015, 08:01:29 pm »
Are the threaded parts a mix of metric, British Standard and US Standard? 

I assume that at some point in the history of Australia, hardware shifted from British Standard to metric, but anything disassembled from USA made gear is likely predominantly US standard.

My 1969 MGB had a "charming" mix of British standard, Unified National (US) and metric in a few places.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2015, 09:14:07 pm »
EEVblog needs (is) you Dave - be careful. This man never asked for any such exposure and defamation proceedings, even if unsuccessful, will waste a lot of your time mate. BTW, those collar rings were scavenged from old TV yoke assemblies.

I concur. This, and the previous episode, made for a bit uncomfortable watch to me. Kinda like rummaging through someone's stamp/model/toy soldier/whatever collection, commenting, judging. Someone's who's not there to provide their side of the story. I felt like I was invading the guy's privacy. Just doesn't feel exactly right. Yes, I know it was a publicly available eBay auction and all, but still.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2015, 11:44:57 pm »
Kinda like rummaging through someone's stamp/model/toy soldier/whatever collection, commenting, judging. Someone's who's not there to provide their side of the story. I felt like I was invading the guy's privacy. Just doesn't feel exactly right.
Nailed it bro! That first video was in his house, talk about up close and personal! Maybe down-unda peeps share all and feel no pain, but I know lawyers up here might jump on something with this much viewership. For Dave's sake, I wish the name was pulled out.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2015, 03:06:31 am »
I'm giving the guy due credit for an amazing world class collection, not to do so would have been a disservice to all the effort he put into it.

 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2015, 03:34:03 am »
I suspect you paid about $30 too much for those cans of hardware.   :-DD
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2015, 11:16:21 am »
I suspect you paid about $30 too much for those cans of hardware.   :-DD
I probably got more than that back in Google money for the video!
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2015, 11:18:28 am »
Dave - how far useful do you think those things in the tins going to be for you? Would be interesting to know.
Quite a lot of it should be useful. Only looked through 10% of the tins. Screw's nuts bolts washers bracket etc are always useful.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2015, 11:42:15 am »
I think the guy got lots of fun building this collection.

I see no problem with privacy. All these goods were, or are gong to be, posted on public auction sites. And the original collector has taken that action to put the collection on those public sites by himself.

 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2015, 01:45:58 pm »
I'm giving the guy due credit for an amazing world class collection, not to do so would have been a disservice to all the effort he put into it.
Some think it was a bit more than that mate. Thousands of potential people were taken by the hand, as it were, into his house and heard a reporter question "what kind of a guy.." with adjectives like, in-sane, crazy et al.. Dave, I know it was ad-hoc and stupefying to see the stuff, I'm just saying be careful - maybe get a lawyer to see the video so you can sleep at night and not worry about loosing your shirt.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2015, 02:15:17 pm »
maybe get a lawyer to see the video so you can sleep at night and not worry about loosing your shirt.

You must live too close to New York. Post your address so I can send you some slightly used couch feet.
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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2015, 02:37:20 pm »
I can just see the next mailbag, bag after bag, filled with couch feet to expand Dave's collection.

More seriously, I would guess about 1/3 of the tins can be tossed, but the other 2/3 are highly useful nuts/bolts/brackets.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2015, 03:14:23 pm »
I can just see the next mailbag, bag after bag, filled with couch feet to expand Dave's collection.

More seriously, I would guess about 1/3 of the tins can be tossed, but the other 2/3 are highly useful nuts/bolts/brackets.

I need my used couch feet. I might get a couch without any, and then where would i be........
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2015, 03:17:52 pm »
I'll bet when he started collecting it was state-of-art. When I browse my own shop I find stuff that can't be used e.g. old software: Mac OS7 on floppies. Just can't throw it out. Yeah, what's a floppy?
« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 03:19:56 pm by HyLite »
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2015, 04:59:22 pm »
I'm giving the guy due credit for an amazing world class collection, not to do so would have been a disservice to all the effort he put into it.
Some think it was a bit more than that mate. Thousands of potential people were taken by the hand, as it were, into his house and heard a reporter question "what kind of a guy.." with adjectives like, in-sane, crazy et al.. Dave, I know it was ad-hoc and stupefying to see the stuff, I'm just saying be careful - maybe get a lawyer to see the video so you can sleep at night and not worry about loosing your shirt.

C'mon... Dave lives in Australia, not the USA. Over there they call a spade a spade and nobody calls lawyers.

 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2015, 05:21:27 pm »
They normally use a spade with a lawyer, and come back with the spade...............
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2015, 05:25:01 pm »
Man - that guy is way to anal retentive - storing all that stuff like that with labels and all ...

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2015, 10:38:21 pm »
I suspect you paid about $30 too much for those cans of hardware.   :-DD
I probably got more than that back in Google money for the video!

Yeah, I figured that the real value in the purchase was the video, not the hardware.   :)

I'm in the process of getting rid of 25 years of collected junk.  Some of it is going on eBay, some was recycled and a lot was binned.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2015, 10:01:27 pm »
I'm in the process of getting rid of 25 years of collected junk.  Some of it is going on eBay, some was recycled and a lot was binned.

I long ago adopted the philosophy "If in doubt, chuck it out." Of course the day after you throw something out, you need it. However you must consider the cost of real estate and the value in having an uncluttered life.

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2015, 01:10:48 am »
I'm in the process of getting rid of 25 years of collected junk.  Some of it is going on eBay, some was recycled and a lot was binned.

I long ago adopted the philosophy "If in doubt, chuck it out." Of course the day after you throw something out, you need it. However you must consider the cost of real estate and the value in having an uncluttered life.

Live simply so you can simply live.

Sometimes it's not even about real estate.  Severe hoarding can stop you getting anything useful done.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2015, 03:51:32 am »
C'mon... Dave lives in Australia, not the USA. Over there they call a spade a spade and nobody calls lawyers.

I didn't even call anyone anything, I was amazed and impressed with the guys collection, and any phrase used was clearly in that context.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2015, 09:01:40 am »
C'mon... Dave lives in Australia, not the USA. Over there they call a spade a spade and nobody calls lawyers.

I didn't even call anyone anything, I was amazed and impressed with the guys collection, and any phrase used was clearly in that context.

I agree.

It's just weird to see all the Americans freaking out.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2015, 09:16:07 am »
C'mon... Dave lives in Australia, not the USA. Over there they call a spade a spade and nobody calls lawyers.

I didn't even call anyone anything, I was amazed and impressed with the guys collection, and any phrase used was clearly in that context.

I agree.

It's just weird to see all the Americans freaking out.

You are good, I didn't even know I was freaking out until you said I was :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2015, 10:40:00 am »
Actually, it's the Canadian that's freaking out.

What the heck would posses someone to collect all of this crap?  I throw just about everything out.  Doesn't matter...prototypes, old enclosures, stuff I can't identify...oh well, so long, buh bye.  If I buy a package of stick-on feet, and I need 4 but 6 comes in the package, I throw out the other 2.  Life's too short to be spending 10 minutes figuring out where to store $.25 worth of plastic.

I'm having a hard time thinking of anything I've ever missed that I junked.

Dave, you need to get a hold of this guy and interview him!
« Last Edit: May 03, 2015, 10:43:07 am by John Coloccia »
 


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