Interest in scrap gold prices has really gained momentum over the past month. Our current economic state undoubtedly has something to do with it. But, even though we may be living in uncertain times, interest in gold remains constant, just as it always has.
Old Computers And Scrap Gold
You can find gold practically anywhere, but a few places are more surprising than others. Today, we wanted to take some time to discuss one of those places – computers.
Our gold cash buyers actually receive questions regarding recycling computers regularly. Everyone wants to know if they can still make money doing it, and so the ‘story’ begins.
First, you should familiarize yourself with computer recycling history. The big gigantic desktops of yesteryear were known to contain more gold than the slim laptops of today. Plus, those prehistoric machines usually had bulky peripherals that contained even more gold. If you think about it, it all makes sense. Big heavy bulky computers required more material to build.
Gold & Computers Now
Fast forward to 2020, can you still find these things? Well, it’s hard to say for sure. Normally, we found old bulky desktops in school rooms and businesses. And, most of these ‘old’ places have long been re-vamped with new gear. However, finding these hot spots is not entirely out of the question yet – you may just have to dig a little deeper.
Second, you should work to better understand where gold containing computers parts ‘live.’ Commonly, we find gold inside the circuitry of a computer. That’s because gold is an amazing conductor of electricity. So in theory, you’ll be able to find small amounts of gold in an area where requiring energy.
For example, parts where data transfer happens like RAM can contain pockets of gold. You can even find little strips surrounding these areas where electricity is required for power. Similarly, motherboards (which are big circuit boards) usually contain the ‘mother load’ of gold used in computers. Additionally you’ll be able to find gold in memory chips, central processors, and even graphics boards.
On the same note, you’ll find roughly $15-$25 in an old model computer. It may not sound like much. But, think if you found a collection of old desktops someone was giving away for free. If you broke down 50-100 desktops, you could have a potential $750-$2,500 pocketed.
In summary, gold CAN still be found in computers. And, scrapping old computers can be a great way to start.
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Should you start scrapping?
Scrap gold prices are quite good now, and unlike stocks or bonds, their value normally remains VERY stable. We can discuss the ins and outs of gold all day long, but that won’t do you much good.
Really, your chances of finding gold scrap will increase with access. Meaning, the more recycled electronics you can get your hands on, the better more you’ll make. And to be honest, finding prehistoric gold containing computers may not be the easiest thing. But many people have old jewelry or coins they are no longer enjoying, and selling these can be highly profitable.
What’s In It For You?
You want the best scrap gold prices, there’s no doubt about that. If you plan on getting into scrapping, you’ll want to find a business willing to pay top dollar. Our gold buying platform is 100% secure, no-hassle, and fair. Best of all, if you do not like the price we offer after shipping your gold, we’ll ship is back at no cost to you.
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