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    Dead Batteries

    What kind of prices do yall get for batteries? 2 days after I cashed in 61 Batteries for $6 each, the scrap yard was taking batteries for $10 a piece.



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    Right now I am getting about $10.50 per car/light truck battery.(30 cents per LB.)

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    35 cents a pound here... heck I pay $5 per battery and flip a nice little profit on 'em..... I'd be nice and give you $6.50 each even! LOL

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    most yards here are at $10 for any dead car/truck/boat battery

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    LUCKY. Here in Idaho i get 10 C lb, or $2-$5 a battery.

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    The only batteries that pay per pound at my yard are small electrical batteries (emergency lights, etc) and the huge batteries from like F-550's. Small motor batteries are typically $3 each, and cars/trucks/boats etc are usually $6. But recently they shot up to $10 each.

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    Yesterday a guy posted a complete exhaust from a '99 dodge pickup on Clist for free so of course like you all I'm thinking "cat"...Well I got there and he had cut the "cat" out but had 3 car batteries sitting there for me to take along with a couple hundred pounds of steel. Works for me.

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    I'm from Upstate NY. Took a few in last week. Gave me .22 a pound.

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    Still angry that yall are getting 10$ for those dang things lol.

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    I saw a guy in Craigslist a few days ago advertising to buy batteries at $10 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowview View Post
    I saw a guy in Craigslist a few days ago advertising to buy batteries at $10 each.
    Are you sure it didn't say UP TO $10? Or $10 for Class C (4D) or Class H (8D)? I just got a quote for volume (over 100) from Exide last week and it was less than $10. My brother (trinketdan on here) in Iowa got less than that from Exide, too. Be careful as I've seen a couple ads like that, too. VERY misleading.
    People may laugh at me, but that's ok. I laugh all the way to the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Are you sure it didn't say UP TO $10? Or $10 for Class C (4D) or Class H (8D)? I just got a quote for volume (over 100) from Exide last week and it was less than $10. My brother (trinketdan on here) in Iowa got less than that from Exide, too. Be careful as I've seen a couple ads like that, too. VERY misleading.

    Exide is at less than $10 a battery?! Glad I'm not saving them up and waiting to try and strike a deal with Exide, that's a ripoff.... We're getting $11-12 at the local core yards here. Its per pound but comes out to about 11-12 each. I wanna say 35 cents a pound?

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    We are getting between $11 - $12 depending on the amount you have. Picked up a junk car today and the guy had 12 batteries sitting inside his garage. Asked what he does with them and he said he gets $6.00 each. I offered him $8.00 and he was stunned! Quick $36.00 profit for asking a question!

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    Texas

    What part of Texas you in. Found one place that was paying $7.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Are you sure it didn't say UP TO $10? Or $10 for Class C (4D) or Class H (8D)? I just got a quote for volume (over 100) from Exide last week and it was less than $10. My brother (trinketdan on here) in Iowa got less than that from Exide, too. Be careful as I've seen a couple ads like that, too. VERY misleading.
    Here is what the ad said:

    "WANTED!!!!

    ANY AND ALL OLD, USED, SCRAP, DEAD, AND OR BROKEN CAR & TRUCK BATTERIES

    I WILL PAY YOU $10 FOR EACH AND EVERY BATTERY YOU HAVE.

    $5 EACH FOR LAWN MOVER AND JET SKI BATTERIES

    $20 EACH FOR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPTMENT BATTERIES

    $10 - $15 EACH FOR MARINE BATTERIES "

    I never checked it out because I don't have any batteries right now.

    The big question for me though, is why is that ad still there after a week when my item wanted ads get deleted after 10 minutes. grrrrrrrr
    Last edited by Meadowview; 04-11-2011 at 10:43 PM. Reason: added quotation marks

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    Here in CO the best price I can find at a yard is $0.16 per lb. Some of the other scrappers a paying $6.00 per car/Lt. truck battery, so I sell to them.

    Looks like it would almost be worth it to get the haz. mat. endorsement on my license and take a load of batteries to IN. $0.35 per Lb, sheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowview View Post
    Here is what the ad said:

    "WANTED!!!!

    ANY AND ALL OLD, USED, SCRAP, DEAD, AND OR BROKEN CAR & TRUCK BATTERIES

    I WILL PAY YOU $10 FOR EACH AND EVERY BATTERY YOU HAVE.

    $5 EACH FOR LAWN MOVER AND JET SKI BATTERIES

    $20 EACH FOR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPTMENT BATTERIES

    $10 - $15 EACH FOR MARINE BATTERIES "

    I never checked it out because I don't have any batteries right now.

    The big question for me though, is why is that ad still there after a week when my item wanted ads get deleted after 10 minutes. grrrrrrrr
    Some just keep re-posting even if it gets flagged. They even thank the ones doing the flagging as it lets them keep their ad on top. There's really a lot about CL that doesn't make a lot of sense. If you can get $10 a battery - go for it. Might even be worth it for me to haul a load there - where are you located. The ones around here offering $10 are "bait and switch" scams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocedy View Post
    What part of Texas you in. Found one place that was paying $7.00.
    Southwest Houston. $10/per at Cameron Recycling in Manvel.

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    Meadowview are you in nj?
    i have the same add popping up on my nj cl, guy is a deuce i emailed him he said he wont drive 15 miles for 5 batteries i told him to show it, im getting $11 at the yard now so ill drive the 6 miles and he can go **** himself..



    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowview View Post
    Here is what the ad said:

    "WANTED!!!!

    ANY AND ALL OLD, USED, SCRAP, DEAD, AND OR BROKEN CAR & TRUCK BATTERIES

    I WILL PAY YOU $10 FOR EACH AND EVERY BATTERY YOU HAVE.

    $5 EACH FOR LAWN MOVER AND JET SKI BATTERIES

    $20 EACH FOR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPTMENT BATTERIES

    $10 - $15 EACH FOR MARINE BATTERIES "

    I never checked it out because I don't have any batteries right now.

    The big question for me though, is why is that ad still there after a week when my item wanted ads get deleted after 10 minutes. grrrrrrrr
    *i have scrap metal running through my blood and i love it*

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyscrapper View Post
    Meadowview are you in nj?
    i have the same add popping up on my nj cl, guy is a deuce i emailed him he said he wont drive 15 miles for 5 batteries i told him to show it, im getting $11 at the yard now so ill drive the 6 miles and he can go **** himself..
    Yes. I am in South Jersey.


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