What to do with these bricks?

I'm starting a project to stabilize the porch. Before I can do much of anything I have to remove a lot of loose bricks from underneath. These are red bricks that came from an giant chimney we knocked down 25 years ago.
There are a lot a good bricks as well as a fair amount of broken up pieces. Seems these bricks are fairly desirable to some construction type people. The eyes of a couple people I spoke to really lit up when they saw them. I guess the old brick is better than the newer brick in some way. They seemed eager to tell me that they knew people who get them off my hands if I didn't want them.
This has me thinking these bricks must have some value. I know at Home Depot bricks cost about $0.69 each. I guess if I have a thousand bricks this would be worth about $690. (I'm not sure how many I have as I've only begun to dig them out.) Not all the bricks are mortar free. Although, most of them are fairly clean. Is there a market for these bricks. If so, who would I try to sell them to? How much would I charge?
From what I hear, there used to be a lot bricks lying around because of old buildings and chimney's being knocked down. Now, a lot of places are renovating and the availability of old brick has diminished.
Regardless of what I do with the good brick, I still have the old broken up bricks to dispose of. Any ideas on how I could get rid of them at the cheapest cost?
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Maybe dig a hole and bury them ???
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On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 18:00:38 -0700, "PrecisionMachinisT"

Not to be a ball buster, but if you dig a hole and fill it with bricks, where to you expect the displaced dirt to go?
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Here in Phoenix we have a brick plant that tumbles the "new brick" to make it look old. Cost about $2.00 a piece. There are a ton of differences with brick the box store your compare to are concrete. Not the same animal that you have. Put an add in the paper
25 year old brick approximately 1000, you pick up $500.00
I will bet that the add brings at least 10 callers to your home.
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Really old used brick is more valuable than new. And don't toss those old pieces. They are needed to fill in certain places, and a good mason will want to use a piece instead of cutting up a good whole brick.
Check around locally, and see what suppliers get. Don't let someone sweet talk you into giving them away. The ideal thing would be to have someone buy them who is willing to dig them out and clean them and haul them off. You just watch with a lemonade (or adult beverage of your choice) in hand. Your time and labor is worth something if you have to do it.
Steve
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If they were mine I'd advertise them on Craig's list (www.craigslist.net) for best offer over $500.
Liz
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My mason friend would take them to a landfill if you paid him.

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Ferget him. I'll do it.
How much will you pay me?
Steve ;-)
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You took too long to respond. You're no friend. I'll pay you $10 less than I would pay him. Then again, if you admit you are really a friend of mine. Then, I'll pay you $10 more.
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I'll bring the beer, friend.
Steve
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Wow, beer and a couple jars of vaseline and "what to do with these bricks?" problem is solved! (-:
2-biz

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2-biz, I guess with the vaseline reference you may be coyly expressing that you'd be a closer friend. Sorry, can't help you.
Don't worry. If you want, I'll give you a few bricks. No need to bring beer and you keep the vasoline for the next time you have a party. (please ..... don't invite me)
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If you can't sell them then Freecycle them at Freecycle.org

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