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    APC/UPS Batteries

    Anyone know if there is a market for battery back up units. I have a few hundred Lbs of 12v batteries pulled from various size units?



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    Some yards pay the same price per pound for small lead acid batteries as for car batteries. Other yards pay a lower price or don't take them at all.

    You have to check with the yards in your area for pricing.

    I have one yard that pays 25 cents/lb, another that takes them for free and another that doesn't take them at all.

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    Yes. Core buyers and battery specialists usually pay the same price/lb as any other lead acid battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua2000 View Post
    Anyone know if there is a market for battery back up units. I have a few hundred Lbs of 12v batteries pulled from various size units?


    Mine go to the local scrap yard. $0.16/lb last time I took some this past week. they have a category "batteries" that those and car batteries go into. I think they may also have a specific "forklift battery" section too? not sure if it pays more or less but thought i remembered seeing that on the payout board at one point

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    Most of the yards around here have them in their price list. They pay the same $/lb as car or truck batteries.

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    Same here.... they go as batteries with sub pump back up, auto, and marine batteries. I was getting $10 a auto/marine batterie but the owner of that yard found out what his competitor yard was paying and know they go by the pound. so auto batts go around $4-5 ea now. lame

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    I been scrapping battery backups for a while now. As long as they're lead acid, the yards should buy them. I called a local yard recently and they are giving 20 cents a pound.

    Let them know that they are the small batteries and make sure they take batteries that are swollen or split open.

    With each UPS you will get 1 power board and 1 transformer.


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