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Offline wwsjr

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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2013, 02:19:56 PM »
I will find out what scrap prices are in the near future. With the shop and sawmill fire along with other junk, I have a 16' trailer load already and probably will have at least one more trailer load plus the LT40 Super sawmill with Cat engine. It is going to be gone whatever the price. I do not have room to store for the future.
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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2013, 02:23:19 PM »
     With that 12,000 put in the DOW 30 years ago (around 1200), you could buy a house today. I would lose more sleep in the metals market, than the stock market. Loggah, your junk (treasures) amaze me.

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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2013, 06:57:58 PM »
Conventional wisdom with the stock market,long term is around 11-12 percent per year .If you don't have the nerve to weather the ups and downs don't go there .

Scrap can go up and down too so don't try to corner the market on rusty fence wire thinking you're going to turn it to gold .Now free,that's another story . ;)

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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2013, 07:09:12 PM »
scrap silver is the way to go !!! i buy some every now and then ,local machine shop uses a bunch of coin silver,sometimes they bring a bunch of turnings into the junkyard i buy some up and then resell them when the market  is up , sometimes silver goes up 30-40% in 6 months, you have to watch the market . Don
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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2013, 08:56:11 PM »
  The guy I work for doing demolition work burries all the scrap copper out behind the shop, for his retirement. We only bring in the bigger stuff. Probley over 2 ton of it by now. It keeps the theives out of it, and if it's not turned into cash it can't be spent. Or taxed.   

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« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2013, 10:26:39 PM »
Asking the wife if its ok to bring home junk? I dont ask i sneak. :) Besides men are the head of the house!We do what we want when we want.  :)
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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2013, 08:10:10 PM »
Let's properly describe it.  It's a spare parts repository.  Not a junk or scrap pile.
It's also a good place to get ideas on how to fix something.  Gerald




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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2013, 07:14:20 AM »
slabs        thats funny :D :D :) :)

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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2013, 07:18:03 PM »
I have my own take on scrap laying around the house. Of course my wife doesnt agree with me on this one.
I will hual in a large piece of metal, flat plate, tubing, angle or whaever, If I run across it. This material will eventually get used in one project or the other. Being able to use it without having to buy it is probably a bigger return than saving it until I retire.

Now when it comes to old equipment, I love the stuff. I never go searching for it, but I wont pass it by without a least a look see if I run across something. My cryteria for buying a piece of equipment is 1. I must be able to use it , or at least parts of it, right away. 2. The price I pay for it cant exceed the cost of the salvaged parts I intend to use. And 3. If I see its at a real bargain price and I can flip it pretty easy and put a few untaxed dollars in my pocket, then that thing is going home with me.

Like my wife, i dont like seeing piles of junk laying around the house, good scrap is stacked in piles. Stuff that is to short, bent up, or rusted past worth, I make a small pile and when it gets big enough, it goes straight to the scrap yard. Of couse I usually bring home more than I take, but thats a whole nother story.

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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2013, 10:07:07 AM »
Dear Slabs:
No I did not subscribe as I was too young, however my dad did.  The Farm Journal, Successful Farming, and Hoards Dairyman were great library material.  Thanks for posting that old cartoon.  I was young back then, but that is the one I was thinking of when I wrote what I did.  It must have gotten your attention also.  Gerald
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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2013, 12:02:47 PM »
Seems like the difference in opinions is hoarders vs throwers.

If you can use your junk for projects and still have scrap iron to sell, plus the mess doesn't bother you, why not?

At least it is something real if the currency collapses.

And they are less likely to declare it illegal to possess like they did with gold during the last Depression.

And if worse comes to worse, it can be beaten into either plowshares or swords, whichever you need more of.
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Re: Scrap metal retirement
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2013, 10:20:19 PM »
I love this thread! I have a hard time around here finding scrap...er inventory as no one around here gets rid of anything. stuff only becomes available when someone dies, or so it seems. every self respecting rancher, farmer or homesteader has their own little gold mine, and there are ALOT of self respecting folks around here. :D  and some really do have gold mines. My neighbor down the road has over 40 Chevy sedans ranging from 52' to 58'most covered and on blocks, some in a machine shed and others just out in the open. about half of them still run. Then he's got another building full of parts for the chevys and some other old stuff and that's just the cars! If that is a measure of respectability, then I am quite disreputable. ;)
   You guys have some awesome stuff  :o :o
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