"I'll say this.My neighborhood can range from gold to ass.There is a mall nearby with a game store. I also go to other neighborhoods. Thats kinda where most of this came from."
I have been in rich places, poor places, places that are so engineering disinclined that they pay electricians to put up their Christmas lights inside their house and places where everybody fixes things or strips them for parts so routinely I wondered if I fell into a post apocalyptic dimension door.
I walk routinely for hours with dog, alternating routes and optimising routes for maximum potential (I know the bin days for everywhere within a 20km radius of here, and several places further afield, also student move out days), ever casting my beady laser eyeball (which can resolve the colour codes on a resistor at 50 paces) in every skip, industrial area and public business dumping ground around throughout the year. I am similarly devoid of shame when it comes to playing and will carry something weighing 20+ kilos back kilometres on foot without concern, and go back with a sack barrow or wheelbarrow if not (van too if I have access to one).
Even with all that your last few months have not equalled my best decade when it comes to electronics. Building materials is a different matter but I am all about electronics if I can.