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    whats copper in your area?

    whats copper going for in your area? at my local yard in nj its going for $2.98 a pound



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    The yard I go to pays out about %70 to %75 of spot price for #2.

    I figure in percentages because the market changes every few minutes!

    EDIT to explain; I don't go to the yard to often, I collect and stockpile untill the price is right. Instead of calling the yard all the time I took my past bills and came up with my %.
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    I stopped in to buy some steel for a weld project in the SF Bay Area. Thought to ask on scrap pricing. Alco quoted me $1.60 lb for copper and 50 cents a lb for 700lbs of 5052 aluminum. Said if my AL was less than 700lb price would be much less. Then they wanted to sell me Al plate drops for $3.25 lb. Ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korrosive View Post
    I stopped in to buy some steel for a weld project in the SF Bay Area. Thought to ask on scrap pricing. Alco quoted me $1.60 lb for copper and 50 cents a lb for 700lbs of 5052 aluminum. Said if my AL was less than 700lb price would be much less. Then they wanted to sell me Al plate drops for $3.25 lb. Ridiculous.
    Hell i just sold 8000lbs of #2 insulated for $1.80...lol

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    Guess Im lucky, my local scrap yard has a running ad in the local news paper, always has the prices he is paying so there are no surprises. They are a very good company and has always treated me well. The above picture was a screen shop of the paper from today.
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    Our copper dropped from NZ$6.70 to NZ$6.20 Domestic.
    Not bad considering Coppers $ dropped & our NZ$ vs US$ is bouncing around like a kid on a trampoline.

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    Anybody see what copper and aluminum prices are doing right now? Makes me happy I sold what I had yesterday

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    Prices started to drop here as well...

    #2 CU $2.20 lb Down from a high of $3.30 in July
    CU/Alu raidator $1.45 lb down from a high of $1.55 in Aug
    #2 ins wire .90 lb down from a high of $1.20 in Feb
    Elect motors .25 lb down from a high of .30 in Aug
    Compressors .12 lb down from a high of .15 lb in Aug

    Prices are in So. AZ

    On a side note sheet iron / steel is still around .10 - .11 a pound...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobre collector View Post
    Anybody see what copper and aluminum prices are doing right now? Makes me happy I sold what I had yesterday
    Prices on most all metals are taking a hit today. Last week looked like copper was gaining but as you can see slid back again.

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    Yes prices are dropping..

    Quote Originally Posted by injunjoe View Post
    Prices on most all metals are taking a hit today. Last week looked like copper was gaining but as you can see slid back again.

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    I've converted my recent price that I got from a yard today into $ from and from kg to lbs and they come up as follows:

    al cast $0.50
    al extrusion $0.56
    copper #1 $2.51
    copper#2 $2.44
    brass $1.72
    short heavy steel $0.13
    light steel/tin $0.10
    cast iron $0.15

    I forgot to ask about SS and insulated wire. Looks like they give an ok price on the copper stuff but it seems low for the heavy steel/cast iron and extruded aluminium to me? Has anyone else got any figures for UK prices?

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    Thanks for taking the time to convert all your figures for us westerners.

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    NZ copper just went up a bit, from NZ$6.20 to NZ$6.90 a Kg. for domestic. 21/Oct/2011
    US$5.52Kg or US$2.50Lb

    Today, 25/Oct/2011 Up to NZ$7.40 Kg !!

    Wow thats a jump, I thought it said $6.40 when I got the money....
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    Here in western NY, I was paid $3.00lb. for Bright & Shiny. #2 copper was $2.80lb. I was somewhat disappointed because I thought #1 copper was going for $3.55 lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by little726 View Post
    Here in western NY, I was paid $3.00lb. for Bright & Shiny. #2 copper was $2.80lb. I was somewhat disappointed because I thought #1 copper was going for $3.55 lb.
    theres the key word....was

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