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Old 10-02-2015, 02:19 PM
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I feel for these guys that go around on trash day picking up old lawn chairs, barbeque grills and the like. If gasoline was any higher I doubt they would even break even! Guy next to me scraps on occasion and I'll give him any "heavy" stuff I've accumulated. Helps keep it out of the landfills... I "collect" Cu and Al and even that is WAY down!
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:28 PM
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Historically, the $200+ was really no more than an anomaly. Seems to me that $85-$150 is normal ( for tin/car bodies ), although you're probably talking CN, and Im talking USD.

But Id have to agree, at the current price, its there way of saying, " please done bring us any scrap ! "

What Id really like to see, is the price of new steel fall proportionally...
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The Chinese are not buying, but the Indians are. They are willing to pay $130 a ton on the boat. which is why at $90 shipping to the boat, we are fucked.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:45 PM
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I got two 55 gallon drums with small stuff and it will sit for some time now I think.
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:35 PM
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After SC dries out I'm going to visit my local scrappers and ask about steel, electric motors, and anything else I can use.

I'll also let them know to call me if they get any flood-damaged machine tools. Ya never know what will turn up and parts is parts.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:56 PM
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I "needed" to make a donation at the local scrap yard this past week. They paid $2.50/100 for shredder scrap. Talked to a buddy that has a auto salvage yard a day or two later. Said cars had been @ $4 and that day they dropped to $2. He has 400 stacked and waiting for whenever.
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Saturday in Owosso MI. Car bodies $160/ton.

We received $170/ ton for some farm cleanup which had a few heavier pieces and $0.24/lb for pickup batteries.

The guy said it was up $40 or so this month and will most likely go down next month. We were just cleaning up but after the payout on the first load I said to FIL "let's turn and burn" so we hurried up and got a second before they closed at 5pm.

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I don't know what my local scrap yard is paying for steel, but they sell it to me for $ .20 a pound.
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:07 AM
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I had dinner last weekend with a gentleman I used to work for, he is in the Demolition business, and was telling me that tin was bringing $200 downtown.

Ive noticed this far out, that tin is usually damn near half or maybe 3/4s of what it brings in the heart of the city, not sure the now or why, for there is no mill in the city, it all leaves out on truck or mostly train cars, and goes to WI or IA, at the very minimum.

But its high right now, relative to the world economy, not sure what the common denominator is, because manufacturing, from what I read is damn near dead
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Well, as the heading was new steel....
I have to make a table for a shop, to be 32" x 18 ft. of 1/2" plate. Price for a 4' x 20' sheet is $950 CDN. Price for a sheet cut to 32"x18' is $900 and they keep the rest.
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Well, as the heading was new steel....
I have to make a table for a shop, to be 32" x 18 ft. of 1/2" plate. Price for a 4' x 20' sheet is $950 CDN. Price for a sheet cut to 32"x18' is $900 and they keep the rest.
Wow! my cost for a 48x240x.5 plate would be right around $730 US delivered to my shop!
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