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Let quit fucking up the other thread.

Our scrap places have different pay groups for different types of metal.

Cast iron and clean steel are the most valuable

Painted or dirty steel is a notch down

Cars and appliances are usually "tin prices" and depending on scrap value they may not give you anything for them. This is because they don't want to bay top dollar for a bunch of paint, plastic, rubber glass, carpet, ect.


Apparently this doesn't make sense to anyone in the other thread. :flipoff2:
 
Apparently copper still has value here, fucking tweakers cut the fence weekly to steal it from our yard :mad3:
 
Ours takes all kinds of shit. I have 4 or 5 five gallon buckets full of brass from sprinkler heads and associated parts. I'll hopefully get enough from that to buy my heims and dom tube for links...
Steel is going for low prices here, 55 per ton of what they call old sheet. Auto scrap is 60 per ton... others listed below
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gold must be high because i got a neighbor scrapping gold like a motherfucker. coming home with piles of cash. hes been stock piling computer parts and electronics for like a decade.
 
You talking bout old man Scott @ CSM Durham ?

They also have Oroville and chico across from brewery on 20th.



Ours will take anything. They will not pay you for some of it.
 
gold must be high because i got a neighbor scrapping gold like a motherfucker. coming home with piles of cash. hes been stock piling computer parts and electronics for like a decade.

How about set the all time high a few days ago high? Still hovering at around 20ish below that.
 
You talking bout old man Scott @ CSM Durham ?

They also have Oroville and chico across from brewery on 20th.

Either place.

I'd be surprised if any scrap place varies much with their pay scale. They don't want to pay for trash.
 
gold must be high because i got a neighbor scrapping gold like a motherfucker. coming home with piles of cash. hes been stock piling computer parts and electronics for like a decade.

Gold just tagged an all time high, silver hit a 6 year high, silver was climbing like 6% daily for like a week straight, the dollar is weakening, print trillions, it happens

gold is a precious metal, it works inverse of the economy, silver mostly is too, but there's some argument that it's used for solar panels, so it's an industrial commodity, but I'm in the "silver is money camp"

copper, steel, aluminum, lead are industrial commodities, and pretty much track with oil, lumber, home values and stock prices. There is lag time in price changes, there's speculating, there's all kinds of shit reasons you can have gaps between trends for a while, but longer term, they track together.

I take car bodies to one yard, they pay the most and have the easiest access and process, then take batteries and aluminium wheels to another yard that doesn't have a car crusher, and doesn't really want cars, so they don't compete on price.

Steel is high enough that I'll buy $50 cars and take them to scrap, but not high enough that I'm going to my laydown yard to load up cores and bent fenders in the summer heat.

Catalytic converters have platinum palladium rhodium, etc, they switch back and forth on platinum and palladium depending on the market. Investors and speculators drive these prices up and down, platinum is/was a precious metal and a hedge against the dollar, but with cars getting more and bigger cats, it seems to be driven more and more by new car sales.

copper is just under $3lb spot, hasn't been that high for 12 months or so, copper topped at $4.50lb a couple times in my mining career, fucking insane bonuses, overtime, spending, i probably could have shit on a desk on camera and they wouldn't have pulled me off of a job to talk about it:laughing:

Steel seems to be higher the closer to the port you are, the closer to a freeway, the closer to a rail line, etc, it's most valuable when it's shredded and at a port in India or China, when it was 240t in AZ it was 450t in LA, I heard stories about broke down cars getting stolen and scrapped before the guy got back with a gas can

10 years ago I was scrapping 30 tons a month, which was a fuck ton. I'm at dinner with family friend's, and somebody brought their mid 40s gf from India or some far off land, and somebody mentioned scrap metal, her eyes lit up and asked me if i could get a lot? Apparently her family needed shiploads, and I was a small fish:laughing:

If I fudged a number or date, it's just my $.02. Which is $.04 if pre 1982 pennies...
 
They dont give a red cent per lb on iron or steel, might still pay something on aluminum and brass/ copper, unsure.

Gave them a 1 ton 1980 checy van a few years ago, about 6K lbs worth didnt take anything from it beyond the new HEI distributor and a freshly rebuilt qjet carb.

Felt raped in a way and I paid to get it dragged to their gate.


Either place.

I'd be surprised if any scrap place varies much with their pay scale. They don't want to pay for trash.
 
ours splits out prepared and tin for steel stuff then different prices for non steel metals and batteries. We only had one place tell us they wouldn't take something and the place down the road did. Only gave us tin prices for some big chunks of cast steel that the 1st place refused. these were anhydrous compressors out of an old meatpacking plant. took 1500lbs of old electronics last week and got tin price of $60 a ton.
 
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Do you mean wont pay, as you recieved nothing?

Or wont pay, as in $1 per 100lbs?

Won't pay as in.........? Won't pay :homer: they won't give you anything for shit like appliances, or a car depending on what's there or not. If scrap prices are up, they may pay a bit for certain cars, but it's definitely not the same as clean steel or iron.



They dont give a red cent per lb on iron or steel, might still pay something on aluminum and brass/ copper, unsure.

Gave them a 1 ton 1980 checy van a few years ago, about 6K lbs worth didnt take anything from it beyond the new HEI distributor and a freshly rebuilt qjet carb.

Felt raped in a way and I paid to get it dragged to their gate.

They aren't paying anything right now because of the 1000s of cars and whatever else after the fire. They are overloaded.

Years ago a buddy and I hauled a car filled with random stuff for an old man who was closing his auto body shop. We busted ass for 2 days in the heat. Get down there and he says scrap is $5.50/ton and we got just over 2 tons. Here's $11.50 :laughing:

Then the asshole has the balls to tell us that 2 weeks before it was $300/ton and we would have gotten like $700.:mad3:
 
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