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    lead weights

    At a yardsale last Saturday I bought five 3lb divers weights. I might get $2 a pound on ebay but then pay the fees and do the shipping.

    Or, i could just take in to my recycler and see what he pays.



    anybody sell lead recently? what did they pay?

    buy the way, I asked how much and he said "$1 I don't want to carry them back into the garage"

    fine with me at yard sales I am dollardan


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    Cyberdan or dollardan I have over 20 lbs. of lead, have never sold any yet, my yard told me a couple of weeks ago $.40 a Lb. Haven't sold any until I check with another yard.

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    I got $.40 a pound end of December

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    Hobo that would be inline then for what my #1 yard quoted me.

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    I wish lead was more profitable..... Any idea how much lead is used in boats a ballast to lvl them out lol?
    Or a lead counter weight of a sail boat!
    I think I got about 500lbs just kicking around the yard....
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    I thought there was good money to be made by selling it to guys who cast their own bullets. Pretty sure there's a thread or two on SMF about that, and was pretty sure that it is well over a buck a pound...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawmilleng View Post
    I thought there was good money to be made by selling it to guys who cast their own bullets. Pretty sure there's a thread or two on SMF about that, and was pretty sure that it is well over a buck a pound...

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    The biggest reason I haven't sold any as I would rather sell to a sporting hunter or fisherman.

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    As usual, Mech to the rescue with links!!

    Thanks, Mech!

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    ya I would say ebay with patience but I guess its one thing I never really get a lot of I have yet to fill the bucket I have so I am sure it will be good weight when I do but then prices will be low lol

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    Yeah it isn't really worth messing with.I get $0.70-0.85 per lbs as i just leave them on the wheels lol

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    If they are diving weights, why not sell them to a scuba diver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscraper View Post
    If they are diving weights, why not sell them to a scuba diver?

    Well there you go making sense again...
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    Have heard those counter weights can range from 40 lbs up to a thousand pounds depending on the size of the boat. If its too large to remove in one lump, use a chain saw, ruins the chain but it works, wear safety glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    I got $.40 a pound end of December
    my yard quoted me 38 lb
    not even worth driving there for that amount, maybe ebay
    Here I am cyberdan, at yardsales I am dollardan

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    Quote Originally Posted by diggydiggy View Post
    Have heard those counter weights can range from 40 lbs up to a thousand pounds depending on the size of the boat. If its too large to remove in one lump, use a chain saw, ruins the chain but it works, wear safety glasses.
    Nah, crane truck and forklift mate.


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