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What did you scrap?

Postby hobo finds » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:52 am

added the old link to realcent... http://realcent.forumco.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1471

& this http://realcent.forumco.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=6


Today in So. Az.
500 lbs. sheet iron/steel .08 lb
11 lbs. #2 ins wire $1.00 lb (price up .05 from Aug)
159 lbs. elect motors .18 lb (priece up .03 from June)
9 lbs lead .20 lb
63 lbs. MLC Alum .60 lb (price up .02 from last week)
56 lbs Stainless steel .55 lb

$150.02 Total
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:00 pm

Sent off my gold/palladium/platinum dental scrap to MH yesterday.
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby MatLock » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:13 pm

Through away receipt yesterday but remember to the dollar amount.
#2 Copper - $55
Electric motors - $7
Stainless - $2
Aluminum - $3
Aluminum Cans - $32
Scrap steel(tin) - $10 something

Got just under $110 total :)
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby wayne1956 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:57 pm

Took in 2600 lbs of mixed iron and got $182. Got it all free, so it was free money!!!
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby hobo finds » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:18 pm

wayne1956 wrote:Took in 2600 lbs of mixed iron and got $182. Got it all free, so it was free money!!!



I need to invest in a trailer! 2600 lbs would be like 5 trips to the yard in my small nissan truck!!!
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby bruce hylton » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:12 pm

You just need to practice stacking, my ranger will haul 3000 pounds slowly. More air in the tires. I got .58 for sheet alu and .62 for clip and unpainted sheet this week in Olympia Wa.
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby fasteddy » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:05 pm

16 open head steel drums....$57 will buy silver Monday when shop opens or so I thought...bought two squares for the Dallas/ Houston game instead...oh well maybe I will win some cash then go to the silver shop :P
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby hobo finds » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:46 am

Today 300 lbs sheet steel, price dropped .01 form Friday to .07 lb. Bulky items that i got on Saturday filled up the truck...
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby talonfoe » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:22 pm

30 lbs clean copper
105 lbs sheet alum
1 lb brass radiator core
8 lbs alum radiator.

Total payout $112
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby Coll3ctor » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:59 pm

17 pounds of industrial brass (old sewer cleanout plugs) @ $1.80 a pound. Woo Hoo !!!
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby silversaddle1 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:43 am

8.8 tons of random railroad rail @ $220.000 per ton. $1950.00

Out of town job, small local yard. Bummer, that would have brought closer to 300 a ton at my regular yard.

Still, good enough!
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby michael3065 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:09 pm

In CT

$63.00 worth of Stainless baking pans
$11.00 worth of light iron (baby strollers, chairs, etc )

$74.00 total :D
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby hobo finds » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:25 am

Went to the yard today and the giant pile of steel was gone. I didn't think much of it untill I got paid got .06 a pound down 1 cent from last week. 470 pounds. I think now that they are low on steel that they keep the price low as they will not be shipping it out for awhile. :(
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby michael3065 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:24 pm

In CT

310lbs coax cable --- 19.00
173lbs mixed AU ------54.00

73.00 for about 2.5 hr of my time and less then 10 miles 0f driving.
not to bad for a greenhorn. :D
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby junior30king » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:59 am

I am in Wisconsin and have been reading through here for a few months now. I scrap almost anything and am always buying. I am currently aggressively buying computer scrap, especially CPU's and memory. If anyone is interested in selling let me know and I will post my price sheet. I buy all parts and whole computers. I am also currently paying .15 lb for coaxial.
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby silversaddle1 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:20 am

junior30king,

Go ahead and put up your prices. I scrap computers and am always looking for buyers.

Looking for prices on the following:

Whole hard drives
High grade PCB's
Gold edge memory
mixed whole power supplies
computer power cables unclipped
data/cat 5 type cable clipped/unclipped
Fiber CPU's/slot processors
Ceramic CPU

I just unloaded 5 tons of computer/server/networking gear off our truck today. Will start scrapping it next week.
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby junior30king » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:59 pm

Ceramic CPU's $40.00 lb
gold memory $8.50 lb
silver memory $3.50 lb
High grade boards $2.00 lb
low grade boards .10 - .20 lb (Depends on how they are broke down
Drives .20 lb
Hard drives .50 lb
Fiberglass CPU's $15.00 lb
connectors $1.50 lb
ribbons with connectors .80 lb
#2 ins. CU .85 lb
#3 ins. CU .50 lb
coaxial .15 lb

Let me know if I missed any thing.
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby junior30king » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:04 pm

I forgot the Pentium II slot $8.50 lb, usually the same price as gold memory and can be mixed together.
That price also reflects just the board, the aluminum and plastic removed.
I buy them whole as well but for a reduced price.
Power supplies .10 lb clipped
power supplies .15 lb unclipped
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby junior30king » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:11 pm

I also buy cell phones and complete towers. The price will vary depending on age and quantity. Usually around .10 lb which works out to approximately $2 - $3 per tower on average.
If you do a lot of computers then I am sure that I'm lower on my boards than what you usually get. I can do better on large quantities but will probably still fall short on high grade boards. Those seem to be the most competitive out there.
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby silversaddle1 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:46 pm

Yes, the high grade bid is low. I have 6 gaylords of them right now.
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby silversaddle1 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:25 pm

Photo of today's load.

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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby junior30king » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:06 pm

I had a fun load back in February. I had to fly out to Maryland and filled a 26' Budget truck top to bottom front to back. Approx. 1000 computers with the rest consisting of servers, printers etc., the best part was that the majority of the computers were 486 and Pentium Pro. The truck itself weighed a little under 12,000 pounds and I went over the scale at my local yard and weighed out at a little over 38,000 pounds. I felt kind of bad for the poor truck. Any one who has ever driven the hills in Pennsylvania will understand why. Felt like you were gonna flip right over but I made it home. As far as the boards how much would you need to buy all 6 gay lords?
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby GA-Silver » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:45 pm

6 lbs of insulated copper wire today @ $1.50 a lb for a total of $9.20
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby MatLock » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:39 pm

Took in a large mixture of material.
Got $47
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some prices
#1 copper 2.60/lb
#2 2.40/lb
Ext. Aluminum .60/lb
MLC .54/lb
Stainless .50/lb
Copper bearing breakage was only .13/lb
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Re: What did you scrap?

Postby hobo finds » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:14 pm

Today in So. AZ
380 lbs sheeet steel .07 a pound up .01 from last time. $26.60 ttl
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