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    I guess its beats paying the landfill...

    BUT I don't think anyone would pick up and do any work for a buck a ton. Here's the backstory (I posted this on a outdoors forum I'm on where people do all sorts of side gigs).

    There was a thread on here about a month or so ago on scrap steel & iron and we eastern SD guys were lamenting that steel scrap price is in the toilet. [Mr. X] said that whole "white goods" appliance scrap was going to a buck a ton and yes, that's what it is around here today. I can't imagine anyone answering a craigslist "free" call to take out 10 stoves but a guy did about a week ago or so. He reposted the ad again today so I decided to contact him and explain why he wasn't getting any hits on the ad.


    Me: I see that you've popped up your stove removal deal again. Haven't you wondered why no one took you up on it last week or whenever you had it listed earlier...? Because THERE IS NO MONEY in it!! Steel prices are in the crapper, have dropped over 90% since last year!!! I just called [the only steel scrap guys in eastern SD]and they're offering a mighty $1 A TON for white goods!! Maybe someone can strip out the non-ferrous from your old stoves but that's more work and still not much money. People in [my metro] area are going to have to start to understand that is you want steel gone this year, you need to starting PAYING THE SCRAPPERS to haul. Only someone extremely desperate for cash and super energetic is going to haul light steel for a $10 a ton. I doubt anyone will haul white goods for a BUCK A TON!! Good luck dude!!!

    His reply: if ya dont want it then dont reply i dont care either way ill haul it
    myself some people may have a place to stock pile either way i dont care

    I see the ad is gone. Maybe he pulled it, maybe he found a sucker who had storage space for 10 stoves. I don't think they'll be moving from their new home (if they found one) anytime soon unless through court order to vacate crap!



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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaRog View Post

    His reply: if ya dont want it then dont reply i dont care either way ill haul it
    myself some people may have a place to stock pile either way i dont care

    I see the ad is gone. Maybe he pulled it, maybe he found a sucker who had storage space for 10 stoves. I don't think they'll be moving from their new home (if they found one) anytime soon unless through court order to vacate crap!
    Sounds like a typical tool that wants to get free labor.

    Examples:

    "Free 10 year old landscape rock - you remove - you load, you haul..."
    "Free broken stove - must move down 3 flights of stairs, no elevator"
    "Free furnace scrap metal - must remove from basement (picture of furnace still installed)"

    LOL hopefully no one is that desperate to answer those ad's

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    Yep if you can get some sucker to get your white goods for $.0005 a pound it is way better than paying the dump! A dollar a net ton! That's bad.
    Better than the dump!

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    It costs NZ$100 a Ton to dispose of rubbish here, about US$ 68/Ton = 1000Kgs.


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