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Posted - 10/13/2008 :  19:30:24  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
I decided to cash in my "collection" that I've built up for the last week or so..
3 microwaves, a dishwasher, an AC, 40 lbs of insulated wire, 2 al/cu radiators, copper tubing, 90 lbs of electric motors / transformers..

Had I turned this in this past summer, I would have gotten $100 easy, now, with the falling metal prices, $35...Just have to wait till prices go back up!

Schmidie
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2008 :  19:41:53  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
Schmidie, welcome! Maybe the prices are down, but no worry they will rise.... Once again welcome.

Deal

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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B-Power-B
Penny Pincher Member

USA
111 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2008 :  12:15:31  Show Profile Send B-Power-B a Private Message
I got comfortable with the scrap yard I had switched to and thought I didnt need to bother to call and get the prices. I THOUGHT I could count on them to give me fair and top prices...

Clean Aluminum Extrusions: $.50/lb
Clean Aluminum Sheet: $.38/lb
USED Aluminum cans: $.50/lb
Clean Yellow Brass: $1.00/lb
Stainless Steel: $.42/lb

I feel there were two factors for why I got ripped so bad:
1) the normal buyer was not there
2) I did not bother to call and get prices before "selling" it to them (was more like giving it to them).

Moral of the story: get prices before you give them any metal.

*BB

Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
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Posted - 10/14/2008 :  16:42:31  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
I agree, I am officially in the hoarding stage until prices are at least respectfull again. By this spring I should have a real nice load.
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bruce hylton
Penny Pincher Member



USA
102 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2008 :  17:01:05  Show Profile Send bruce hylton a Private Message
my quote for the week on aluminum sheet if I had more than 1000 lbs was 35 cents a lbs. I have over 1000 lbs of sheet, 3000 lbs of cast, and many other sorts, but think I will wait a week or two.
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davycoppit
Penny Pincher Member



USA
126 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2008 :  18:12:39  Show Profile Send davycoppit a Private Message
I'm with all of you and am holding onto my scrap for the time being. I might have to take the steel in soon since I am running out of places to put it.

Has anybody taken apart a gas range and brought it in? About how much would you expect dollar wise from a gas range? We have to get ride of one at work and either I will take it or it will get taken to an appliance store.

Edited by - davycoppit on 10/14/2008 18:18:08
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Robarons
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
522 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2008 :  19:18:01  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
Thats my current plan, at least for my copper. When they said $1.25 a pound I thought they were joking. They were dead serious.

I believe Copper will pick up in December, but thats my pure guess.

Robber Baron= Robarons
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2008 :  20:23:15  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
Took some in today. Lower spices of course, but free money is free money....

#2 Cu 40lbs. @ $1.00 $40.00
#1 Ins Cu 75% 14lbs. @ $0.65 $9.10
ACR's (Au/Cu Radiators) 300lbs. @ $0.50 $150.00
Misc. scrap 50lbs. @ $0.05 $2.50
Total $201.60

Deal

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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highroller4321
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
2648 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2008 :  21:15:25  Show Profile Send highroller4321 a Private Message
Where do you guys find your scrap? I am really interested in doing this but Im not sure where to start

Copper Penny Investing
www.portlandmint.com
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2008 :  22:41:46  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
At work. I'm in the HVAC/R industry. I only keep the "good" stuff though.

Deal

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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Flbandit
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
851 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2008 :  10:00:16  Show Profile Send Flbandit a Private Message
I find mine either on the side of the road or people give it to me. (I'm well known as a scrapper). Having a truck I just keep my eyes open when I'm out. I have a few routes I run on trash days, but you have to be careful. Right now it's easy to use more gas than the srap accumulated is worth.

Are you throwing that out?
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Posted - 11/02/2008 :  16:02:31  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
I'm a hoarder and a scavenger, metal detectorist and person who walks around alot. Two common items on city streets and parking lots are ball point pens and disposable lighters. Many of the pens have simply been dropped or fallen out of cars or thrown away prematurely and are good, likewise with the lighters. The pens I collect and donate to my local rural post office. I don't smoke much but I do heat with wood so never have to buy matches (there are alot of those on the streets also).
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cakesea
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Posted - 11/18/2008 :  21:51:27  Show Profile Send cakesea a Private Message
10# Copper#2 $1.20/lb=$12.00
9# aluminum Cans $.40/lb= $3.60
18# cast Aluminum $.20/lb= $3.60
5# Aluminum Sheet $.20/lb= $1.00
1# Brass $.40/lb= $.40
176# Steel Unprep #2= $.03/lb= $5.28
5# Cast Iron $.07/lb= $.35
1# insulated Aluminum Wire $.05/lb= $.05

Total $26.28

I was a little upset bet oh well i should have waited until the prices were higher but seeing as im 19 and my dad was yelling at me about it i had no other coice. i rent an apartment from him and if i dont keep[ it nice he has a fit.
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
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Posted - 03/05/2009 :  20:14:24  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
Been a bit since I posted here. Heck, been a while since anyone posted here. I'm sure the falling prices have something to do with it.

#1 Cu 56lbs. @ $1.00 $56.00
#2 Cu 42lbs. @ $0.90 $37.80
#1 Ins Cu 75% 28lbs. @ $0.60 $16.80
ACR's (Au/Cu Radiators) 218lbs. @ $0.50 $109.00
Misc. scrap 20lbs. @ $0.04 $0.80
Total $220.40

Totals are down, but money is money....

Deal

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2009 :  20:39:33  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
Lost my job a month ago and decided to turn in some scrap. I new the prices would be bad, but was suprised at how bad they were...

126 lbs of scrap aluminum sheet/cast/paint $39.06
215 lbs elect motors
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2009 :  20:43:02  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
sorry don't know what happened...
elect motors 215 lbs $21.50
Die Cast 17 lbs $2.40


Total $62.88 when last year that would have paid pver $130.00 but free money is free money! Just depends when you cash it in!
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2009 :  06:20:45  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
Sorry about the job. Every little bit of money helps thses days.

Deal

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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Mcprice302
Penny Collector Member



USA
404 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2009 :  10:47:50  Show Profile Send Mcprice302 a Private Message
Took the truck and trailer to work on saturday as usual, and got 4 washing machines, couple of bicycles, and some tin off the side of the road. Took it to the yard today and got $45 for 900lbs. Gotta love free money!
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vrbsroma
Penny Collector Member



394 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2009 :  12:35:36  Show Profile Send vrbsroma a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by NotABigDeal

Scrapped a little today.

#1 Cu 68lbs @ $2.10per lb
#2 Ins Cu 50% 32lbs @ $0.90per lb
Yellow Brass 5lbs @ $1.30per lb
Mixed Scrap 10lbs @ $0.03per lb
ACR's (Alum Cu Rad) 72lbs @ $1.10per lb
ACR's (contaminated) 90lbs @ $0.40per lb

All for a total of $294.16
This is how Cu is magically turned into Au....The only working form of alchemy I know of....

Deal

I'm so sick over pennies....I frequently trade a dime or two for the whole "take-a-penny" container if sufficient coppers exist. That will get you some odd looks.



I'm SO doing that next time! Must be a "crazier" look than I get from the people waiting behind me in line at the bank!

As far as I know, it is stated "In God We Trust" on the US dollar. How can I trust this currency if I do not believe in God?

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

When I give my two cents, they're always copper!
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2009 :  13:46:20  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
73 lbs of stainless $25.55
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Treasurekidd
Penny Sorter Member



USA
39 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2009 :  11:43:05  Show Profile Send Treasurekidd a Private Message
Hauled in a load of cans, plus 184 lbs of steel and 12 lbs of mixed copper, bronze and brass, got a lousy $42.50 for it. Oh well, I'm going to use it to buy shares of Alcoa (AA), should get me about 5 shares. We'll see what that's worth once the price of aluminum comes back. Happy scrapping to all!

Ebay Stuff: http://shop.ebay.com/pktchng/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
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Posted - 04/15/2009 :  20:23:56  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
It's been a little over a month. Prices are definitely on the upswing. Higher than expected. Not bad, it all counts.

#1 Cu 90lbs. @ $1.55 $139.50
#2 Cu 86lbs. @ $1.45 $124.70
#2 Ins Cu 50% 20lbs. @ $0.50 $10.00
ACR's (Au/Cu Radiators) 424lbs. @ $0.80 $339.20
Misc. scrap 46lbs. @ $0.05 $2.30
Total $615.70

Deal

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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RyanAKL
Penny Pincher Member

USA
224 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2009 :  20:46:39  Show Profile  Send RyanAKL an AOL message Send RyanAKL a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by NotABigDeal

It's been a little over a month. Prices are definitely on the upswing. Higher than expected. Not bad, it all counts.

#1 Cu 90lbs. @ $1.55 $139.50
#2 Cu 86lbs. @ $1.45 $124.70
#2 Ins Cu 50% 20lbs. @ $0.50 $10.00
ACR's (Au/Cu Radiators) 424lbs. @ $0.80 $339.20
Misc. scrap 46lbs. @ $0.05 $2.30
Total $615.70

Deal



where in the world do you get all of your radiators?
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2009 :  20:22:07  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by RyanAKL

....

where in the world do you get all of your radiators?


Work. I'm in the HVAC/R industry. The coils are all evaporator or condensing coils. The older package units have the best coils. Frequently three to four rows deep. I thought I took some pictures and posted them, but maybe not....

Deal

p.s. They are NOT stolen.

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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MatLock
Penny Pincher Member



USA
122 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2009 :  18:23:10  Show Profile Send MatLock a Private Message
Alum. Cans/CRV @ $1.57 $29.83
Plastic CRV @ $0.96 $10.08
CRV Glass @ $0.105 $1.33

Total: $41.24


I won't recycle my scrap metal until prices are up.



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