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Time is money and money is time
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I am sure there is a lot of guys here like me who dont have time to rip apart a pallet load of 18650 cells ,test them then build .  I am not sure but am sure there is someone who has more time than money on there hands that can get these used cells test them and resell for a bit of profit. I havent done any math but it may be worth it if someone is out of a job and needs extra cash .  I am thinking of buying a few and hiring my (old drunk) uncle to do the testing of the cells Smile.  He has way more time on his hands than i do these days.
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(08-20-2017, 03:23 PM)nokiasixteth Wrote: I am sure there is a lot of guys here like me who dont have time to rip apart a pallet load of 18650 cells ,test them then build .  I am not sure but am sure there is someone who has more time than money on there hands that can get these used cells test them and resell for a bit of profit. I havent done any math but it may be worth it if someone is out of a job and needs extra cash .  I am thinking of buying a few and hiring my (old drunk) uncle to do the testing of the cells Smile.  He has way more time on his hands than i do these days.

I always enjoy processing cells better when I have several beers and music or a podcast playing.   So If you can teach your uncle the steps to test the cells and not destroy them when deconstructing the laptop packs, you can save some money maybe.

If I had more money than time, I would install a tesla power wall 2 along with micro inverters or a solar edge system on High efficiency solar panels.

Better yet, I would install a tesla solar roof glass slate tile system. 


I just saw a video of a guys power wall 2 system in australia. It does everything I want to do with a powerwall.
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(08-21-2017, 02:19 AM)egam Wrote:
(08-20-2017, 03:23 PM)nokiasixteth Wrote: I am sure there is a lot of guys here like me who dont have time to rip apart a pallet load of 18650 cells ,test them then build .  I am not sure but am sure there is someone who has more time than money on there hands that can get these used cells test them and resell for a bit of profit. I havent done any math but it may be worth it if someone is out of a job and needs extra cash .  I am thinking of buying a few and hiring my (old drunk) uncle to do the testing of the cells Smile.  He has way more time on his hands than i do these days.

I always enjoy processing cells better when I have several beers and music or a podcast playing.   So If you can teach your uncle the steps to test the cells and not destroy them when deconstructing the laptop packs, you can save some money maybe.

If I had more money than time, I would install a tesla power wall 2 along with micro inverters or a solar edge system on High efficiency solar panels.

Better yet, I would install a tesla solar roof glass slate tile system. 


I just saw a video of a guys power wall 2 system in australia. It does everything I want to do with a powerwall.

I have always liked the concept of being able to design and build things my self . I always seem to find some kind of a flaw where if i had just built it my self it would worked better more efficient something to that effect. I have one day off each week. That is spent running to town almost always is a all day thing, cutting grass some kind of yard work. The time i get home around 10 i spend doing computer work. Looking forward to the slow season in a month or so coming up. Him on the other hand . Has enough time to process these cells . Pallet load would be nice . Think of the possibility there.  Big Grin Think of the possibility of getting alot more of bad cells than good. What a nightmare.
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If time was money no one would be here.
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(08-21-2017, 07:00 AM)1958 greyhound Wrote: If time was money no one would be here.

Smile  On vacation, so i am allowed to be here...all day long... Cool
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Time is not money. You can always make more money, you cannot make more time. Just my 2c

I agree with the others. Its the satisfaction of doing it yourself. That said why not get him to test and sell cells?
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As said you can never get more time but more money so generally time is more worth than money. With that said some things is worth to pay for instead of tinkering around.

But its always fun to play around and thats worth even more! Big Grin
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(08-21-2017, 07:18 AM)Geek Wrote: Time is not money. You can always make more money, you cannot make more time. Just my 2c

I agree with the others. Its the satisfaction of doing it yourself. That said why not get him to test and sell cells?

When your paid per job . Every single minute is money.  Waist 20 minutes per day. That can be difference in 100 to 200 bucks extra.



I thought about it . But he dont know how to turn the computer on. He would prob wined up spilling beer on one and ruin it . When you think at it like that its similar Tongue . Pay the power company for higher rate . Or pay him and later on recap that cost by getting it done faster.
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and yet people make millions a year from doing nothing.
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(08-23-2017, 01:50 AM)1958 greyhound Wrote: and yet people make millions a year from doing nothing.

Must be nice
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