Best find from a skip.
Loads of VCRs, amps, DVD players etc (from the skip at the AV company my dad used to work for). Some of the stuff was brand new and simply surplus to requirements (and in fact I am currently listening to music through a Sony FA3ES amp that we rescued some years ago).Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
What counts as a skip? I get lots of cast-off lab equipment from the universities – I’m currently using a Haake water bath heater for my frame soak tank. I googled it to find the manual, and it cost about £800!
From an actual skip, best find is an 8ft control panel from a brewery:
Just need about 1500 LEDs and a control system , and it’ll be pretty cool 😉Posted 4 years agoads-bMember
Fridge freezer that must have been worth a couple in its day. Very solidly built. Its cream coloured though so am guessing thats why they lobbed it. Now in my garage.
Also got a load of doors and door handles from down the road when someone was ripping out the original art deco stuff to ‘modernise’. Took some work but came up a treat in our extension. Doors are £200 each and handles £25. Got four of them! Only had to buy one more door (but lots of handles for the rest of our house to match)Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
not quite a skip, but at a local agricultural & machinery auction in the “garage clearout” piles, I flipped open the lid of what looked like a camera case to find two Kane 400 Flue Gas Analysers.
I’ve been wanting one for ages but at £500 each for the current model new it’s a bit much.
I got both for £8 at the auction as no-one else there had a clue what they were.
Im sending them off for calibrating for about £80 each and then sell one on ebay for a couple of hundred £ to pay for the calibrations and I get a free Analyser! Woohoo!Posted 4 years agotthewSubscriber
Pair of folding Teak garden chairs. A1 nick, right on top of the waste wood skip, didn’t even have to climb in to retrieve them. Thanks for those Cheshire West and Chester council!
When we were younger, my dad often used to come home with an old pram frame that the wheels and axles were pressed into service on our home made go-cart.Posted 4 years agomeehajaMember
we have an architects plan chest, we had an Xray lightbox (but that got stolen), A load of top quality underlay which now sits in various rooms in our house (one company goes under, new company want laminate floors…) my personal favourite was the chairs from our old uni library. I remember when these were brand new and were quite comfy. 5 years later there was hundreds of them behind the sports centre, piled up next to the skips. liberated 6 of them. a few years later still, our house flooded and the insurance people deemed our purple tub chairs as being worth £160 each.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
Two quite high spec computer base stations. Both worked fine, had XP installed which I got into easily. Both had accounting information from a wholesale trading company on them.
I wiped them both, installed Linux, used one for years as a server at home and gave the other to a friend.Posted 4 years agorobdobMember
I was at a local HWS and asking the bloke if they kept bikes aside (they didn’t) when an old bloke came up to the same worker and asked where he should dump his 2 perfect condition Roberts radios. I said something along the lines of “right here” as I held out my hands. 😯Posted 4 years ago
i had a makita electric chainsaw out of a skip last week. baffled as to why that was thrown away, its even sharp!
years back had a fancy mitre saw that seemed a bit good to be true so i asked the builders – they had thrown it because the laser guide had stopped working 😯
also about 75% of my food and alcohol comes from the supermarket bins…..just not so much while the weather is this hotPosted 4 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
I used to work in a supermarket when I was a student. Once a bloke “found” a bale of compressed cardboard in a skip and decided to liberate it. However, whilst trying to get it in the back of his van it fell on him. Oh how we laughed. The police and the fire brigade laughed too.
Back to the OP… There appears to be a perfectly good bike in a skip on Sunningdale Drive in Prestich if anyome wants it. Bit of TLC and some kid could have a lot of fun on it.Posted 4 years ago
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