--- Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman(a)theestopinalgroup.com> wrote:
off the books for tax purposes, in all likelyhood.
It sucks, but if you scrap hardware, you have to render it useless.
IMHO, all you need to do is ensure there remains no evidence to
the contrary... admittedly, it might get very difficult to have
10,000 units disappear with a wink and a handshake...
But the risks... DEC got in some hot water over their scrapping
procedures... they took bids, by the pound, for defective product
that was deemed not worth fixing after assembly. They expected the
scrapper to reclaim the metals. The problem was that the scrapper
was cherry-picking valuable chips/boards out of defective assemblies
and repairing/selling them as "used", _then_ reclaiming the metals
on the remainder. The scrapper would inflate the bid, expecting
to make up the difference on the diversionary sales.
When supposedly scrapped S/Ns began appearing on the used market,
as I was told, DEC learned of the scheme, and, without telling the
bidding scrappers, installed a chipper to convert the material
to pieces no larger than about 5cm on a side, steel racks included.
I heard the next scrapper was most surprised when he big on a load of
scrap that really was a load of scrap.
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