Dumpster Dive is Today

Get your treasures at 12 p.m. MT! They're available until they run out.

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It’s time to dive… Dumpster Dive that is. Product is available starting at 12 p.m. MT and will be available until we run out of boxes (210 of them, to be exact). At 12 p.m. MT, click the image below to go to the the Dumpster Dive product page (it will not be clickable until the product is live). If there are units still available, you will be able to add one to your cart and then proceed to check out. You can also find links to the product on the New Product carousel on the SparkFun homepage, as well as the New Product Page starting at 12 p.m. MT.

UPDATE: It's over! All 210 boxes were sold out in just over four minutes. Thank you, everyone, for taking part! If you received an Order Confirmation email, we are working to get a Dumpster Dive shipped out to you.

The Dumpster Dive - 1 lb.


What's a Dumpster Dive? Between samples, customer returns, demo items, and old stuff that’s been sitting on the shelves for way too long, we’ve amassed quite a few bins worth of various electronic stuff. It ranges from one-off items, to items that are a little broken or ugly, to items that aren’t worth individually listing and selling. We didn’t like the idea of recycling them, since it could still be useful and worth getting into people’s hands. And so behold: the Dumpster Dive.

Rules for the Dive:

  • Product will be live until we run out. No backorders available.
  • February 26, 2020, live at 12 p.m. MT
  • Limit one $20 box per customer
  • One-pound boxes only
  • U.S. customers only
  • No combining of orders
  • No on-site sales
  • No support or returns

Unfortunately, we were unable to extend the Dumpster Dive outside of the United States this year. This decision is still based on shipping restrictions becoming stricter, compliance complications, and material handling safety concerns.

As a reminder: The Dumpster Dive is a gamble and the contents are not guaranteed. We will not provide tech support or returns on any of the goods since many are not products we ever supported, or they might be returns with unknown defects. We will be getting orders out as quickly as possible, but cannot promise same-day shipping.

Comments 13 comments

  • Raventail / about 4 years ago / 3

    Gone before I could check-out. D:

  • l0gikG8 / about 4 years ago * / 2

    Order Confirmation email: dance

  • Ethan Hunt / about 3 years ago / 1

    For the next Dumpster Dive could you pleeeeeease put it in the blog post a week before like this one instead of only on Twitter? I missed the Dec. 2020 one and I was very sad because I am not on Twitter.

    Thank You!

  • Ethan Hunt / about 4 years ago / 1

    Awesome! I got more than $300 value. Thank you Sparkfun. Please do another one.

  • Member #406513 / about 4 years ago / 1

    I got my box today!

    If anyone is interested, I wrote up a page of what I got: https://www.catpin.com/sparkfun

    I would be interested to know what others got. I think I got a good deal. I just don't have a use for them at the moment.

  • Member #567802 / about 4 years ago / 1

    Wow, sold out in five minutes? I feel lucky that I got mine. I checked out while sitting in my car at the bank drive through. I was going to wait until I got back to my office, good thing I didn't.

    It's out for delivery today!

  • Member #1570671 / about 4 years ago / 1

    First dumpster dive and I got one. Can't wait to see what I got.

  • Member #1371678 / about 4 years ago / 1

    I got one! Thank you!

    I pictured your servers working really hard to deal with allllll the geek-clicks. :D

  • Member #134773 / about 4 years ago / 1

    Yeah! Snagged one (I think -- the orders page is still showing "processing" about 10 minutes after I'd done all of the "order" stuff...)

    • Member #134773 / about 4 years ago / 1

      Yeah! It finally got the "invoice" posted!

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