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Scrap Steel
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:26:23 PM »
I just received word that the auto bundles auctions for scrap steel has jumped over $150/ton for April.  This puts the auto bundles price at between $550-600/ton for the month.  Auto bundles are a monthly auction of scrap from the big car companies.

If you guys have scrap to move you may want to check your dealers to see what they are paying. :)
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Re: Scrap Steel
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 05:34:51 AM »
Finally- My truck is going up in value! :D :D :D
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 08:26:01 AM »
 Do you mean my 1959 Oliver tractor worth near $1,200.....picking up in value.......Have a nice day                           Roger
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 09:34:42 AM »
That is the problem.  The old tractors will soon be worth more for scrap. ::)
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Re: Scrap Steel
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 11:48:13 AM »
In cleaning up my fathers estate, we sold over $17,000 worth of scrap.  The scrap man that we worked with got much better prices, about 25% more, than the scrap buyers would pay us directly.

We got over 10 cents per pound for the iron and steel, 8 cents for the tin and misc metal, and up to $3.25 per pound for copper. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 08:45:48 AM »
i did some last rainy day , i had a pile of crap out back i been looking at for a while , i almost fell over when i brought it to the scrap yard, my wallet felt pretty good that day ;D if i could do that everyday that would be sweet 8)
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Re: Scrap Steel
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008, 09:36:20 AM »
I just received word that the auto bundles auctions for scrap steel has jumped over $150/ton for April.  This puts the auto bundles price at between $550-600/ton for the month.  Auto bundles are a monthly auction of scrap from the big car companies.

If you guys have scrap to move you may want to check your dealers to see what they are paying. :)
Just checked car scrap price $240 a ton all around . Looks like a good profit on their end.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008, 11:14:58 AM »
Finally- My truck is going up in value! :D :D :D

Mine, too!  I smell retirement!  ;D :D

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Re: Scrap Steel
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 01:44:08 PM »
I was out riding around on the quad with the kids this weekend and took a spin through the old "dump grounds" out in the corn fields and apple orchards.  Its almost all cleaned up!  All the old farm equipment, abandoned cars, fuel tanks, implements, unidentifiable machinery is gone.  Guess someone either needed the money or decided it was finally worth it to take it to the scrap yard.  I'm glad to see it get cleaned up finally at least. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 06:04:30 PM »
We took in 3000lbs of old batteries today.  They have been piling up for years as for a long time they were only worth 50 cents each or nothing.  I received 20 cents a lb which works out to an average of $10 each.  Some were 80 lb tractor batteries while others were mower tractor batteries.  One less thing to trip over. 8)
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 08:59:44 PM »
My dad told me that scrap prices were really good in the late 1930's too.Kids were bringing in scrap metal in little red wagons and making a bit of money.I think he said Japan was buying up all they could get their hands on.
I wonder what the heck they did with all that metal? smiley_dizzy
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 09:13:58 PM »
Seems like I recall reading someplace that they air mailed it back to us a few years later, but I could have that wrong. ::)
History don't repeat itself, so no biggie there. :-\ :)

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2008, 09:19:25 PM »
Our steel industry is expanding too.  With our dollar being down we can compete with the now not so cheap foreign steel. ::)  

And after we beat them we can spend more money rebuilding them too. ::)

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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2008, 09:39:05 PM »
Doug, were the batteries weighed with the fluid in them?

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Re: Scrap Steel
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2008, 09:47:12 PM »
My dad told me that scrap prices were really good in the late 1930's too.Kids were bringing in scrap metal in little red wagons and making a bit of money.I think he said Japan was buying up all they could get their hands on.
I wonder what the heck they did with all that metal? smiley_dizzy

Those of us old enough to remember the late 30's and early 40's can tell you EXACTLY what they did with it :-X
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Re: Scrap Steel
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2008, 06:59:05 AM »
Pineywoods, I don't think Furby is old enough to remember and he knows. (above post) :) We may someday see some of our scrap air mailed back, return addressed Korea or China. :(
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2008, 07:43:34 AM »
Furby,  Yes, fluid and dirt and all. ;)  He even took the batteries that were in pieces. :D

Some were dry from being cracked from sitting around over the years.  The scrap guy I deal with is sending out a semi-load with around 40,000lbs later this month. :o




At the rate we are spending on stuff from China, they will just buy us instead of war. ::)
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Re: Scrap Steel
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2008, 12:16:41 AM »
 i do not sell all my scrap metal. i look at a pile of scrap and i might see a sawmill or a fork lift or a tractor. or some other machine i can not buy ready to run. i sold a couple of cars to a scrap dealer a couple of months ago. he reminded me they would have weighed more if i had rolled the windows down and let it rain in them before i carried them to market. he does not seem to mind buying buckets of water or scrap paint as long as they are in an old car or refrigerator or something. just do not carry him any gas tanks unless they are still on the car or covered up so he can not see them.  old propane  tanks have to be in the floor of a car covered up with some innocent looking scrap.

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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2008, 12:55:41 PM »
My uncle told me he's never got as much for aluminum cans as he did the other day. Something like .70 a lb how much is it in you area?

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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2008, 03:17:50 PM »
At the rate we are spending on stuff from China, they will just buy us instead of war. ::)

Don't know if anyone else has seen the new series on The National Geographic Channel: America's Port.
It premiered at the same time as Ax Men this past Sunday night, but it's normal air time is 10 pm Eastern on Monday nights.
Anyways, in the first show they had a crane operator talking about how he's concerned with what he was unloading.
They were unloading 4000 or so containers from Asia and reloading 4000 empty containers.
One of his comments was "air is the United State's biggest export".
Their goal was to get that ship unloaded, reloaded and out of port so there would be enough time for that ship to have a return trip to the US before Christmas....... a month away.

Scary! :-\


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