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    Is anybody's yard open on weekends?

    I haven't seen anyone talk about going to their yard on a weekend. I was just curious.





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    mine closes saturdays and is only open weekdays from jan 1 - april 1............ and when they are open saturdays, they are only open 9-1....

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    You would think the weekends would be the best days for a yard

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    You would think so. My yard is open from 6a-7p during the week as well and they are always packed. The job situation in Jersey is horrible so everybody is out picking stuff up. I have to start making new contacts soon. Places that I know stuff is just dumped I can't get to because of the snow.

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    Our yard here is open on Saturday from 8-noon. Sunday they are closed.

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    7-12 on saturdays, we get more of the street guys and pickups on saturdays.. more roll-offs and commercial trucks during the week.

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    I've been to once (still in the planning stages at the moment, just got some nice thick gloves from Lowe's yesterday), but the yard that's about five minutes from my house is open on Saturdays from 9 to 5, and on Sundays from, I think, 10 to 3.

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    (M-F) 7-5
    (Sat) 7-3

    i try not to go on sat, my time is monday's between 10-11:30 righjt before lunch time!

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    My yard is open all day on weekdays, but only 8 or 9 to 12 on Saturdays, and they're closed on Sundays. You'd think they would close for a weekday instead of being closed for most of the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap man View Post
    My yard is open all day on weekdays, but only 8 or 9 to 12 on Saturdays, and they're closed on Sundays. You'd think they would close for a weekday instead of being closed for most of the weekend.
    Well thats easy to say, but who wants to work all weekend long? I know i dont..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigIgg View Post
    Well thats easy to say, but who wants to work all weekend long? I know i dont..
    People who are looking to make money while others nap? I know if I ran a yard, I'd be closed Wednesdays and Thursdays (or hire someone to run the place on those days) and I'd work weekends. They're just days, and you can get more personal business done during the week anyway.

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    If i had a place it would be open 7 days a week.

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    I respect your work ethic, and willing to work on weekends, I work 6 days a week at my yard and sundays I'm usually doing cleanouts/scrap removal.. Anyway I can tell you this. The yard I work at, there's noo way we can be closed any week day. We have too many big accounts and demo companies, and carting companies that come repeatedly on a daily basis. They need to dump, soo if we were closed on a weekday they would just go elsewhere. Basically sundays would be open more for small customers and its just not worth it. Commercial trucks like trailers and roll offs, that actually carry weight don't work sundays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Focker View Post
    If i had a place it would be open 7 days a week.
    A yard by me 7 AM - 7 PM 7 days a week. Not the best prices though

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    Mines open.. I think 7:30 to 12 on saturday, I usually go during the week

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    8-5 MTWTF
    8-12 Sat
    Closed Sunday
    Closed on/few days surrounding Holidays

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    If ya gotta work 7 days a week you must not have a life..lol!!

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    A good majority of scrap yards make them money from commercial loads, that don't work on weekends. Why be open when a good hunk of your income isn't coming working?

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    Depending on what I'm taking in, I go to 4 different places. All are open on Saturday, but I don't go, as it is a madhouse with all the part time weekend warriors, especially at the one where I take iron, cars & motors. Waiting behind 50 guys, each with a few hundred pounds of unorganized, assorted crap is more hassle than it's worth. When you're taking 5-10 tons at a time, it's best to go M-F, mid-late morning. Most of the other guys around here that only haul big also avoid going in on Saturday for the same reason. I quit going on Saturday when it took me over 2 hours to get in and out. During the week, I've never had to wait more than about 20 minutes for my turn to get unloaded.

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    Any yards open on Sunday in Camden?


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