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    salvage vs scrapping

    I was wondering how many of you come across a job that has a wide variety of things , do you scrap everything metal and copper or do you try to resell things that can be salvaged? If i think i can make more $ reselling something i try to do so then scrap everything else. What's your thoughts?



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    depends on time and storage space. i try to resell things, but if they stay too long, away they go

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    I always prefer better than scrap price, but circumstances sometimes prevents the extra time to go that route

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    If you dont have time or shelf space to resell, you can resell those items to someone like me that does. I have a wide variety of methods i use to move resale. What type of items are you referring to porkchop?
    I buy and sell all types of scrap and escrap. I buy specialty and hard to sell escrap. I buy resale items. PM me or contact me at jghilino@hotmail.com
    I AM ACTIVELY BUYING ESCRAP OF ALL TYPES. BOARDS, RAM, CPUS AND MUCH MORE

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    If it's not going to get scrapped, then it goes on CL for a bit. If still no bites and I still don't want to scrap it, I send it through one of the local auction houses. More often than not it brings what I was asking on CL, if not more.

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    If i think i can make more,and someone get some use i try to sell it, consignment store,flea market booth, and we do a couple yard sales each year, when possible put it in the front yard and hang a for sale shingle on it.

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    I hate selling things to other people,I've tried the fleamarket and yard sale and I hate having to deal with people that always try to talk you down on price. This is how I got started scrapping, I knew I could take things apart and sell the diffrant metals to the scrap yard and knew how much I would get. Sometimes I save things that I or someone else (family or friends) can use but everything else gets scrapped.

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    the only thing i sold easy was green fence posts $2 apiece i couldnt get that ad cancel quick enough, got them on a clean up job

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    I dont have anything in general, just seeing if others thought the same way i do

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    getting $5 for something the scrap yard pays $2 for, il take the 5!! Price high for the ones that want to bargain lol!!!

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    anything i can make a buck on i will resell, i am open to anything

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    I sell at fair prices on cl

    Usually there is no haggling. It is the price i am comfortable with and it is over scrap/ under retail so all are happy

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    I save a lot of usable salvage for myself more than resale.
    saving money is just as good as making it
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