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    Lithium-ion battery prices going down?

    I did a quick read on this article that showed up from a google search I was doing looking for places to sell my horde of Li-Ion batteries. I think I need to sell very soon. Mike.



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    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Sounds like a good plan.
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    Hope you have the "Lithium cobalt oxide" @ $25,000/ton (from article), that would be nice.

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    If you find a buyer I'd like to know as well. I have never found a buyer for them.. but BOY Lowe's are happy to take them for you for free
    I'm so into scrapping.. When my Steel Toe Boots Wear out, I cut the Steel out of them and recycle the Toe!

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    This article does not mention laptop batteries. The reason for the higher price per pound on laptop batteries is due to many of them being refurbished. There are also plenty of good working ones that are taken out of laptops and thrown in the bin with the dead ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
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    If you find a buyer I'd like to know as well. I have never found a buyer for them.. but BOY Lowe's are happy to take them for you for free
    We have two on the forum. Go to the buyers forum and hit the "Lithium-ion battery" from the list at the top. Best of luck, Mike

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    Just a note on this article...all the comments are 1-2 years old AND they all address the fact that this article is at least 2 yrs old....that being said ALL the data is going to be outdated AND several people in comments question the validity of the numbers used. I can also say that VAST improvements in a recycling process can be made in 2 yrs....and that generally happens in hard to process things since they get more prevalent in the marketplace (ie so many more batteries now vs then).

    The evidence points that prices have certainly gone down for many version of the LI-Ion batt...however, there are still buyers and people are still buying them.....they are easy to get and still worth several times the value of shred, so easy to deal with for many....it CAN be difficult if you do not have a buyer within reasonable distance of course, especially if you are getting alot of ni-mh ones worth .15-20/lb (ie can't really ship)....only way that make sense is to be a buyer and ship HUGE amounts out to places that are buying....and those can be found on couple of the scrap buying boards.
    PROFIT is made when you BUY/ACQUIRE NOT when you sell

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post
    We have two on the forum. Go to the buyers forum and hit the "Lithium-ion battery" from the list at the top. Best of luck, Mike
    I must have missed them. and your post from 10/31! Thank you!!

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