Checklist of Old Electronic Devices that Contain Gold

If you want to make someone laugh, try mentioning some of the devices we’re going to discuss in this post today.

Mention an eight-track tape player? Hey, that’s funny! A Commodore 64 computer? Stop, you’re killing me!

There’s no question that many of the popular electronic devices of yesterday are objects of ridicule today. But laughable or not, all of them contain small amounts of gold, silver, and other metals that can be worth recycling for cash, provided you can collect 100, 200, 500 or more of them or more before you call our precious metals recycling experts at 800-426-2344.

What old devices are lying around at yard sales, junk shops and other places? Let’s take a closer look.

Camcorders – The big old models that could swallow up an entire VHS tape cassettes have jumbo circuit boards that contain gold and silver. They contain copper, lead and lots of other less valuable metals too.

 scrap computers with circuit boards containing gold, platinum and other precious metals that can be recycled by Specialty Metals.

scrap computers with circuit boards containing gold, platinum and other precious metals that can be recycled by Specialty Metals.

Old laptops and desktops – Big old desktop computers are about as useful as doorstops, but they still contain small quantities of gold. Pile them up, call us up, and we can explain how to recycle them profitably. And don’t forget that gold can be found on printed circuit boards, modem cards, graphics cards, memory chips and other extras that got stuffed into these old machines.

Laser disk and Sony Betamax players – The old “the bigger, the better” rule applies to selecting electronics to recycle – and these devices certainly fill the bill. The main circuit board from a Sony Betamax (Sony’s short-lived laser disk player) is so big, it looks like a football field alongside most other circuit boards.

Game consoles – Granted, they contain only a small amount of recyclable gold. But they were manufactured in such large quantities that they are still easy to find at garage sales, junk stores, and even in the dumpsters where electronics are tossed at your municipal dump. Scoop them up, pile them up, and call us today.

VCRs – It’s almost sad, isn’t it, that the once-ubiquitous VCR device has become obsolete? Houses everywhere still have them sitting around, as well as VHS cassettes. If you can buy up a lot of them for a reasonable price, you could stand to make a return on your investment.

Film cameras – You think we’re joking? No, we are not, because digital cameras aren’t the only cameras that contain circuit boards. And most late film cameras contain some circuit boards, whether those cameras are tiny point and shoot Kodak pocket cameras or posh full-featured SLRs. When we were doing some hunting on Craigslist recently, we saw that someone was selling a lot of about 100 old film cameras for only about a dime apiece. Someone with the patience to pull them apart and snip the gold pins off their internal circuit boards could realize a profit. The more you collect, the greater your profit can be.

Small appliances Air conditioners, space heaters, toaster ovens – and just about any other kind of small appliance you can think of – all contain trace amounts of gold.

What to Do when You Collect 100, 200 or More of these Devices

Give our consultants a call at 800-426-2344 and tell us what you have. We will be pleased to explain how we can test your items to determine their value – and then recycle them for you for top dollar.

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