Today is the day, Dumpster Dive is back and we have over 300 boxes ready for you to pick up! Starting at 12:00 p.m. MDT you will have the chance to pick up your very own, one pound, Dumpster Dive. When the clock strikes noon, click the image below to go to 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 12:00 p.m. MDT as well.

UPDATE: It’s over! Over 300 boxes were sold out in 27 minutes 17 seconds. 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 by the end of September.

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! We will not be returning to the made-to-order format of the past few dives. No backorders will be available.

  • September 14, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. MDT
  • Limit one $30 box per customer
  • One-pound boxes only
  • US customers only
  • Economy shipping only
  • No combining orders
  • No on-site sales
  • No support or returns
  • Box contents vary and nothing is guaranteed to work.

Please be aware that having a Dumpster Dive box in your Shopping Cart does not guarantee that you’ll receive one! The only way you’ll know that you are getting a Dumpster Dive box is to complete your order and receive a confirmation number.

Due to the overwhelming number of non-Dumpster Dive related orders that we’ve received over the last few weeks, our Shipping Department is working hard to fulfill every order we receive in a timely manner. We expect to have every Dumpster Dive order shipped by the end of September. Thank you for your patience in this matter!

Unfortunately, we were unable to extend the Dumpster Dive outside of the United States again 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. Happy diving!

Read more about this on: Sparkfun Commerce Blog