I just got 20$ wohoo! :D

junk dollars - watta go
Philippines
February 10, 2011 10:06am CST
Hello Lotters, Nope, I didn't get this from mylot since the pay day is four to five days away and I have stop earning on other sites most specifically PTC and others. As few Mylotters know, were currently into this construction for our future commercial space.unfortunately, we had to moved the book and file cabinets from the area where it's going to be affected by the construction. but we've been getting a lot of junk at the back yard, which is something bad because it's gonna get a bit over crowd. so, the only solution there is, "JUNK SHOP" though i have talk to a lotter who has her own junk but there's too much stuff that we didn't have an available vehicle to take it all, and She's too far away. so, we went to the nearest Junk Shop instead. I acquired first and when we got to borrow their pedicab, we were able to get most of the Junk. Metals,Aluminums, plastics, (OLD VHS tapes and old PS1 CD's.). We got there and after counting all the junk, we got 20$ all in all but i gave my cousin the half of it since he insisted it when i was just planning for it. Nice, now i know where i can earn my money from also
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37 responses
• United States
11 Feb 11
HI LetranKnight25, It is real good to take your stuff in. We save all of our cans and plastic bottles all year. We also take our boys on a nature walk and we pick up the trash on the side of the road. You can find alot of cans on the side of the road. In one weekend we cashed in over $200.00. You can make money off the people that liter our roads. So thanks to them for being rude and throwing there stuff out of the window. Make sure you don't be a liter bug and clean up.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello Sterra, WOW! 200$ is a lot of money on my watch, well, I don't mind collecting trash now a days knowing I would earn from it. Probably I should have known this a long time ago but it's never too late I guess. That's good for you for collecting non biodegradable trash, most specially cans of soft drinks. Good luck to you and have a nice day.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
now you got me thinking Letran hahahahah and now i know what i'll do when i arrive home..or what i will do this weekend hahahah..
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• Philippines
13 Feb 11
Hello jazel, yeah, that's good idea it will lessen dirt and insects like mosquitos who likes to hide in the dirt or crap stuffand it would help you lessen your dusty duties leading to more space for new storage to comeprobably sort things that are needed by junk shop. if you have fan, tear it down from parts to parts.
@tyra005 (152)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
good for you, now can you tell me ho to make it? i am a single mother and i need money for my 2 daughter, if you can help me then thanks a lot, i really appreciate it, you know what i am really a hardworking parent so i need to work here and i will be a an active member from now on, thanks for your advices friend. have a nice day an enjoy life.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 11
Hello Tyra005, I don't know, i don't make junk but we do keep old stuff for memories. I was able to keep some of those very odd junks but was able to sell it high with my cousins help. well, you can start your own junk shop business but i don't know if it's me that you should be asking because there are sites in the internet that can serve as your referrence, have a nice day
@salonga (28007)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
Yes junks can give you money if only you have the time and diligence to gather them around your house or office. There is money in junks indeed and this is the reason why many junkshop owners are rich. However, they really gave to bear with the mess and the unpleasing sight of mountainous junks all around them.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 11
Hello salonga, I am not that smart but my cousin is. he knows the weight and the prices. he even have some parts from our broken electric fan separated to have bigger weights and prices on each junk. am not sure about how junks are put some place else but i guess if they do sell them to customers it would be much too expensive than the ones they purchase from customers.
• United States
10 Feb 11
Pretty cool, a bit of cleaning to rid stuff you no longer need and earn. Brilliant my friend, this gives me an idea. Enjoy the extra cash.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 11
Hello Hardworkinggurl, It was mostly my cousins idea since he knew the trades and how much it was worth the try. but he was persistent and we earned 40$ in two days for kept sending him some package junks, of course, i shared the earnings with him that's for sure. he's cool, he knows stuff and were blessed to have him as a helping hand.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
10 Feb 11
Congratulations on making that money. I wish there was something like that close to where I live. I have plenty of junk and other stuff that I need to get rid of for some money at least. I hope that you spend the money wisely and all. I wonder what they do with the junk. Do they resell it or just scrap it.
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@doryvien (2293)
• United States
14 Feb 11
Hi Letran, Must be a lot of junks to come up with such amount of money. I do this at home too, I don't throw away soda/softdrink bottles, cans, broken electronics, metals and other stuff but instead collect them and whenever there's a considerable amount already, I try to catch the friendly junk collector who roams around the subdivision every morning looking for junk items to buy. But the most I money I could generate from it is around P450 (or $10 more or less).
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello doryvien, No, look for a junk shop and asked for the price list of metals,aluminums, and other stuff, more like canvas that can pay you bigger for your junk. I think you get paid less if you ran over with the junk collector. If you are selling tons of sacks of those for just 10$ I think you should go to the junk shop directly, it could help you earn more.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
15 Feb 11
Really? You can actually ask for the price list? Maybe I should do this, I would try to look around and find if I can peg a better cash for my "trash".
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Yeah, if they do refuse tehn you can't trust that junk shop
@thesids (22367)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Feb 11
Hi LetranKnight, Oh so the old VHS tapes are gone... My dad and bro should read this... We only get some money about a 1USD or maximum 2 by selling out old newspapers but hey, I get some Idea now and hope that I can make a few INR for sure.... All I have to do now is to convince my loving wife for selling off some of the oldies that have been occupying their space since ages and we have been moving around with them each time we change the house
@thesids (22367)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Feb 11
Oh, I forgot to ask, what you plan to do of that share of your earnings?
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
Hello thesids, Wow! two dollars worth of newspapers is a LOT for me, unfortunately, I foolishly gave my newspapers to an old lady who lied about loosing her money to a crook but since that junk shop existed now i might as well visit it every time we start getting a Kilo or two for the papersas for the shared earnings, i decided to think it carefully
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
11 Feb 11
Yes, with the ban on the plastic carry bags old news papers have gone higher now. We now get Rs.20 per kilogram.
@raj7shot (843)
• India
11 Feb 11
Its great to hear about the facts.Usually we used to put the old newspapers and unwanted plastics and earn some money.We will give that money to some trust homes to help the poor childrens.
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Helo Raj, that's not enough if you consider giving money to the poor but with 20$ you can buy ten to one hundred bowls or porrige soup and give it to at least a hundred malnutritioned and hungry children. As for the orphanage you can set up feeding programs for a week with that money or at least days depend on the number of street children.
@raj7shot (843)
• India
15 Feb 11
Thanks for your views and ideas.. I will keep this in my mind next time...
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
11 Feb 11
Hi, I got inspired now.
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello krajibg, remember to sort out the plastics, aluminum, steel and others. Most specially if it's a fan or other electronic devices of some sort.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
15 Feb 11
Oh yeah, I remember getting some money selling some junk items like iron scrap, old and unnecessary things when I was in school.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
That is nice cause you are cleaning your area while earning and while helping our environment cause those junk are gonna be recycled.
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello Mspitot, We have no choice since part of the stock room is going to be part of a future constructed commercial rent. So, that's why we had to stash up the stuff that are completely useless and that are no longer necessary unless it's a real good for memory. Unfortunately, we also requested to have the two narra trees cut since it's been clogging up post wires. Which my brother strongly disagreed. Have a nice day.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Oh, I pity the trees. I hope you can just find another way to resolve that wiring problems without cutting the trees.
• United States
11 Feb 11
That's what I'm hoping we can make when we clear out this house we are currently in. My boyfriend's wife walked out on him last April, leaving the bulk of her things here in the home. She contacted him earlier this year after MONTHS of nothing, requesting a few things but the bulk of this crap is getting sold. Now I've got to find a way to get it all out! I hope we can get something for this crap!
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello Scorpio Babes, Make sure that they haven't been a termite meal or the junk collectors will never accept it such.though, am not sure the recycle system there but am sure you get there as well. But am sure you get paid but I only recall that plastics and aluminums are the only popular once that can be paid from those junks, you should inquire first alright. Have a nice day.
• United States
15 Feb 11
Thanks for the advice! I did a lot of thinking overnight about our financial situation and I'll be repurposing things we already have, like the dining room table, as well as other money-saving ideas. We are just starting out together, but with my income so spotty (I'm off this week where I'm used to earning 32 hours a week), we have to be concerned with cash now.
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
Good for you. At home,we too got lots of junks inside a vacant room made a stock room. There are lots of malfunctioned tv, computer keyboards, electric fans etc., yet my senior parents-in-law doesn't want to get rid of them. And so with my husband - who thinks they could still be repaired despite one time was rejected by a technician who came to the house to see them. But it's been 4 years now and they still remained there, unrepaired.
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello Simplyd, I was advised by cousin that if the electrical appliances are not that too outdated you can sell them to electronic shops. your family should think twice about keeping junks because they are only harboring mosquitos and other insects, not to mention dust here and there. if the technician rejects it then it's time to sell and get rid of it, plain and simple.
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Yes, i know that. One of these days, i will take a leave of absence just to sort out that stockroom , once and for all.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
That's great! And good for the environment, too! We humans are creating so much junk we're really killing our mother earth. If we manage our junk well, then, we can delay the destruction a bit in time for us to come up with ways to rehabilitate the earth. We do that usually at home, because there are people who come and collect plastics, bottles, metals and aluminums for a fee. And, the barangay has caught on. It's now the barangay buying those junks and recycling them. Now, it's safer (sometimes in the past, some people posed as junk buyers, but were actually thieves! )
• Philippines
13 Feb 11
Hello Gloryacam, yeah, too much junk that is now causing a lot of pain to mother nature and now it's slowly hitting on us back because of climate change. there was only one time that a old lady collect somethign from me for free which she lied about her loosing money, which i don't believe her though
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
I guess you could excuse her for just that one time. She's old, after all. And I have a feeling, you won't see her again. Consider it as charity.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
14 Feb 11
Well LetranKnight it is said that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Isn’t it great to earn money so unexpectedly? We used to have neighbours who lived across the road from us who used to shop for all kinds of stuff at garage sales for next to nothing and then re-sell the goods for a small profit. They did this to supplement their earnings which they told me was not enough to cover their bills etc. Not a bad way to earn, I thought...
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello Paula, well, it wasn't intended for earning a living but for the sake of getting rid of the junks and with earning involves. It is indeed another mans treasure since some of them can still be recycled though. Have a nice day.
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@margeryann (1853)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Congratulations. That is a good way to do it. It's just trying to find the right junk that they want. That's cool that you were able to get some money for somethings that was trash anyways. Good for you!
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello marge, Thank you there, yeah finally I get to earn some junk here. I am not sure about in the US but there as long as it's assorted into different groups I can obviously earned a lot.
@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
Online earnings are not much. We definitely have to earn money elsewhere. If online earnings are enough to feed the family, then i myself would resign from my work and just stay home and earn. In this manner i would save money from transportation.
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello globaldoc, I don't think we can rely solely on online earnings since internet depends on network connection, and electricity. What if technology suddenly diminishes, internet will be useless for some reason. You should never give up work and consider online earning as part time instead of fulltime.
@akangirl (2437)
• India
11 Feb 11
I had lots of old cassettes which were not working so i sold them to junk man yesterday even some old newspaper and magazine too.We don't go to junk yard to sell these things here.Most of time a junk man roams around the street in his bicycle in morning, we just call him and sell our stuff, its quite convenient.
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello akangirl, selling those things were the right thing to do I believed. Well, you don't earn much because the junk people who roam around doesn't give you that much and they are the ones earning big wigs. That's why we decided to go to the junk yard directly and sell them instead by ourselves.
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
11 Feb 11
great and nice work too,i appreciate it.
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello natlie, I sure have absolutely no idea what you were talking about.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
As the old saying goes, there is gold to be found in garbage. I was able to get a much bigger amount a few years back when I cleaned out my garage. There was just too many old and broken electric fans, UPS and gadgets. Plus a lot of cables. I was planning on setting up a computer shop and most of the stuff I got were never used, so I just junked them. I will be disposing of two computers in about a months' time but I won't get that much cash from the computers.
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Hello Anne25, I should have known this a long time ago, we had a lot more junks back then but lack nearby junk shops.as for broken electric fans, you can still have it fix most specially if it's not a decade old. I think you can reserve the CPU casing as a aluminum junk and can give you some small in it.