How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

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The old saying, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure” has never been truer. What was once called junk hunting has been replaced by Dumpster Diving. And, that craze was started off by hungry people raiding supermarket trash bins looking for perfectly edible food. No more. Thanks to eBay, Dumpster Diving is now a full time, well paying job for thousands. Here are some secrets to help you get started.
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Food: It’s amazing how much fresh, edible food is thrown away daily. Some people do it to stave off starvation. But, some actually use the refuse to cut down on food supply costs in commercial eating establishments. Yikes!
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Money: That’s right. Cold, hard cash. It’s rare, but it does happen. The main bounty seems to be misplaced daily receipts and, increasingly, coin collections thought to be worthless. But, overlooked foreign currency is becoming a thing since most of us have no idea what a Euro looks like…
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Home Decor: Part of making money is saving money. Why bother furnishing your home or office at Home Depot when a visit to its dumpster yields all kinds of useful, perfectly working stuff for the house?
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Office Supplies: The same goes for Post-It notes, paper pads, pens, markers and even more expensive stuff like eraser boards and red Swingline staplers? People gobble this stuff up…
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Electronics: Consumers are conditioned to upgrading gadgets more frequently and it’s amazing what gets thrown away. If you have any tech skills, take home anything electronic. Sometimes using spare parts from more than one gadget produces devices people are willing to buy.
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Pawn Shops 1: Pawn shops have existed in the market for both newer and older items. Newer stuff gives customers a chance to buy items out of their budgetary range. And older stuff could bring top dollar.
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Pawn Shops 2: Hey. Pawn shops have dumpsters too. Don’t skip them on your nightly raid…
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Self Storage Lockers: Locker auctions are big deals on reality TV shows. But, lots of valuable stuff is thrown away at self-storage facilities, even by the most savvy junk collectors. Keep a sharp eye out…
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Collectibles: Who knew that the original Star Wars merchandising would become so valuable. Especially in the original packaging. But, even a worn out, RARE toy can be a valuable find. And, who knows? You may even score the next generation’s “Missile Firing Boba Fett” action figure…
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Artwork: Some modern art just looks like junk. Some of it is even made from junk. Dumpster diving museums and art galleries can be VERY lucrative. Don’t take “junk” for granted…
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How To Make Money Dumpster Diving

Shopping Bags: No, not A&P plastic bags. Untorn, intact bags from stores like Saks 5th Avenue, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor are valuable to “regifters” and snooty people who like to LOOK as though they only buy at the finest establishments. Real Gold? Those powder blue boxes from Tiffany & Co…
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The one BIG downside: Racoons. These are the original dumpster divers. But they don’t like sharing. Plus, they have sharp teeth and claws. And rabies. Before you dive in, shine a light inside and make sure there are no beady eyes shining back. Non-human, of course…
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