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    Hey all! While I've bought scrap loads with significantly higher overall value, I think this is a new record for the most I've spent on a single commodity at once. The ticket isn't complete, I have one more barrel to weigh so it will be about 600lbs higher when it's all said and done. It's my first purchase from this customer and we now have two of our brand new, 3'x3'x3' steel bins there for them to accumulate more shells. We're signing a lease on a new, larger facility this week and we now have two trucks running all day, five days a week. Things are really picking up for us and a lot of it has to do with what so many keep saying in response to new member introductions: read the old threads. To be sure I learned a lot on the job when I worked for a scrapyard, especially when it comes to industrial recycling machinery operation and sub-categories of commodities we all know, but it all started here with a frequently overloaded Dodge 1500 with a liftgate. Taking to time to read the old threads and members' experiences with sourcing, processing, disassembly (and NOT disassembling!) opened up an unexpected career opportunity. And here I am my own boss now, making a living recycling. And for the record, 8,000lbs of brass shells is enough that I can sell directly to a shredder instead of a commercial yard or brass aggregator where I would sell smaller quantities at a much lower price than what I paid for this today ($2.55/lb). Name:  20210903_161550.jpg
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    After stockpiling non-ferrous for 10 years I am looking at unloading a 45 ft. flatbed. At that price it might be worth a trip to cash in and retire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    After stockpiling non-ferrous for 10 years I am looking at unloading a 45 ft. flatbed. At that price it might be worth a trip to cash in and retire.
    If you can fill up a 45' flatbed with brass shells you'll have easily surpassed my ability to pay on site. We're growing and doing well but not the size to have $200k in the bank! If you wanted cash it could take up to a week even. To simplify I could always just broker it to the shredder who can pay that immediately (by check).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    After stockpiling non-ferrous for 10 years I am looking at unloading a 45 ft. flatbed. At that price it might be worth a trip to cash in and retire.
    If it happens please a few photos after its all gone. Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    After stockpiling non-ferrous for 10 years I am looking at unloading a 45 ft. flatbed. At that price it might be worth a trip to cash in and retire.
    It might not be a bad idea at this stage in the game. Wait too long and somebody else will have to do it. You could probably do a better job of selling it than they could.

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    Check the best prices and sell what you have while market is still high at some places. Prices seem to start dropping up here and winter's (and its prices) also coming.

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    Good for you patriot 76, You still have alot of steel to get rid of? And I think when you finally get rid of the nonferrous you were to go on a vacation with your wife or something if I remember...
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    Better than the dump!

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