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    Prices for today

    Made a trip to the yard today just to make some room and organise things.

    5 pounds of number 2 copper at 3.05
    (#1 would have been 3.45 today)

    24 pounds of stainless at .75

    aluminum walkers They have steel and rubber and other stuff attached to them. The ticket says Old Sheet clean 85 pounds at .51

    copper aluminum radiators clean 42 pounds at 1.45

    total of 137.50. Now I have room to do more stuff.


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    My price for todays drop off

    30# SS PREPARED $.90 ($27.00)
    25# ALUM $.65 (16.25)
    18# ELEC MOTORS $.25 ($4.50)
    3# Num 2 COPPER $3.40 (10.20)
    35# BARE BRIGHT $3.86 ($135.10)
    940# LIGHT $ .11 (103.40
    *i have scrap metal running through my blood and i love it*

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    Albuquerque, NM 4/21

    .105/lb. for steel

    .70/lb. For aluminum cans

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    Here in Warsaw Ind, at Lewis Salvage on 4-21 the prices are ;
    Copper clean #1 - 3.50
    clean #2 - 3.25
    Insul #1 - 1.65
    Insul. #2 - 1.30
    Brass ---------- 1.95
    Alum -------- .60 - .75 lb.


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    Update on this Yard, Prices are still holding the same. Took in a battery and got 0.28cents a lb. 0.60 a lb. for an aluminum radiator. Copper tubing went as #2 clean at 3.25lb. Life is still good, but My family's prayers go out to all the people down south, with all the tornado outbreaks, man what widespread damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArgonWelding View Post
    Albuquerque, NM 4/21

    .105/lb. for steel

    .70/lb. For aluminum cans
    Aluminum cans have gone to .75/lb., but steel is still .105/lb.

    Below are some numbers from yesterday.

    .57/lb. For clean aluminum
    .77/lb. For aluminum extrusion
    .79/lb. For stainless
    3.31/lb. For #2 copper
    3.71/lb. For #1 copper
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    Went to the yard today and got the following prices

    irony stainless = .47 lb
    304 stainless steel = .79 lb
    #3 insulated copper = .57 lb
    yellow brass = 2.11 lb
    #1 copper = 3.45
    electric motors = .32 lb
    transformers = .25 lb
    light iron = .12 lb
    sheet aluminum = .56 lb
    aluminum cans = .78 lb

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    How much does used inconel go for? any grade, especially GMR235 AND 713C

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    Quote Originally Posted by HENNEFER View Post
    How much does used inconel go for? any grade, especially GMR235 AND 713C
    I have seen some good prices for it, but you will have to call a yard close to buy in order to get a solid price that you can work with.

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    I have heard horror stories about that stuff. There are only a few yards (that I know of) in all of Indiana who buy it. First, a sample will have to be sent out and verified, and you will have to jump through hoops to prove that it isn't stolen. This stuff is not really very common and is extremely expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Kringle View Post
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    I called three yards today for copper prices. It's amazing to me that all 3 of these yards are located with in 15 miles of each other, and the dfference in prices! Bare bright was bringing $3.00, $3.20, and $3.65. I guess yall know where I went? Cashed in $275.00 worth. I just dont understand why these other two yards always low ball and expect educated scrappers to do business with them.

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    Did a small run Thur. and our yard is paying .55 for cast alum, .80 for alum cans, 3.15 for #2 clean, 1.25 for #2 insulated, .40 for xmas lights, .35 for elect.motors. About a 150. day. Yipee

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    7-13-11 SW MN. just asked about price on a few things at a yard I've been going to for almost 30 years and wishing I had alternative markets to deal with. batteries .18/lb, #2 copper $2.80/lb. car bodies and tin 160.oo/ton #2 prepared or mixed steel $190.oo/ton.
    I been trying to hold out for a little higher steel and copper prices but may just have to bite it and get a few tons of iron outa here to stay alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Re-cycler View Post
    7-13-11 SW MN. just asked about price on a few things at a yard I've been going to for almost 30 years and wishing I had alternative markets to deal with. batteries .18/lb, #2 copper $2.80/lb. car bodies and tin 160.oo/ton #2 prepared or mixed steel $190.oo/ton.
    I been trying to hold out for a little higher steel and copper prices but may just have to bite it and get a few tons of iron outa here to stay alive.
    Hey Re-cycler, Sell the iron to stay alive. Hold out on the copper.

    Sold in the Twin Cities, MN today.

    Sheet Iron --------- 9.7 cents/lb. (195 NT)
    #2 HMS - 3' ------- 12.5 cents/lb. (250 NT) the thicker iron
    10/10 Extrusions --- 75 cents/lb. Aluminum

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    #1 clean copper $3,85 at my yard today, is it going to hit $4.00 this week.

    Had a 50 lb bucket of #1 stolen last night. $190 out the griggin window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddude View Post
    #1 clean copper $3,85 at my yard today, is it going to hit $4.00 this week.

    Had a 50 lb bucket of #1 stolen last night. $190 out the griggin window.
    Sometimes I load my truck up at night under my carport but I am always afraid to put in my copper, brass or wire untill the next day.

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    Olddude,
    Sorry to hear that......I know how hard that hit can be when at our level it's survival earnings, food for your family, power bills etc.....and they need to steal our life's blood so they don't have to work to get high.
    Makes me feel sorta homicidal......
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    sorry olddude

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddude View Post
    Had a 50 lb bucket of #1 stolen last night. $190 out the griggin window.
    That sucks. The scrapper I learned from 3 years ago used to set booby traps all over his yard, and sleep in his truck with his gun. That said, I NEVER just showed up, especially at night, without calling ahead to let him know I was coming over.

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    Copper $2.85 to $3.35
    Brass $1.70 to $2.25
    Cans..............65
    Clean Aluminum
    70
    Stainless Steel 65
    Machinery & Cars
    Tin, Steel, Iron
    $10.00 to $12.50
    per 100
    Last edited by CMHN; 07-15-2011 at 11:31 AM. Reason: Forgot the copper price


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