Reply 30260 of 45988, by SpectriaForce
I think I've got enough from scrap boxes for a while now... got burnt two times in a row now... things just loosely thrown into a way too big box, if it wasn't visibly broken on the original picture, it sure was after shipping... what's left is a pile of broken off caps, ram clips, scratched and bent PCBs, dented card slots...
also got an old passively cooled SFF PC, heatsink-case bent... and a caddy CD-Rom, bezel broken... I've been pushing my luck lately I guess.
There's this old saying 'if it looks / sounds too good to be true, then it probably is'. The folks who sell scrap are often professionals; they know what they do. If they would identify really valuable stuff, then I'm sure that they would offer it separately. Yes, you can be a couple times lucky, but in the end you are just gambling 😉