Just busted open a dead 500W stereo (main circuit board irreparably cracked from being slammed too hard)--jackpot of expensive electronic components.
Repairing a few PS2 controllers I got for free due to frayed cords.
Score some dead microwaves and TV sets. I also get paid by the refuse company here and there to independently take care of some of this "hazardous" stuff. I'm not an environmentalist but there is something kind of cool getting paid to help recycling stuff for raw materials.
Plus find after market sales/uses for stuff I pick up on the side.
"I wasn't counting cards, I was cheating."
"Ugh. you give me hives."
"It's Tee-revor time!!!"