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    Any thoughts

    Having trouble getting rid of some of these items........Either shipping costs to much or scrap yard doesn't want to pay what I consider fair price.....Oh well I'll continue to process stuff and hopefully get to this stuff later





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    Long story short place that was buying this stuff went out of business then opened back up to far away for me to haul........I guess I'll call around as this is only a fraction of what I have just this stuff has been separated for the most part

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    Drooling over here! that is a nice bunch of stuff.... If I had all that by me I could get


    $0.22/lb for the alum heatsinks and other alum
    $0.43/lb for all the wires (as is, mixed with all ends on)

    The cases would just be shred at like $0.04/lb.

    The powersupplies, since I dont have a powersupply buyer I would take apart. All the wires would go into the wire bin, the alum heatsinks in with the aluminum, transformers ripped off an go in with the elec motors ($0.08/lb around me), the case would go into shred, and the boards Id save as low grade. There is a place a little farther away that buys low-grade board at a little higher than shred price.

    If everywhere by you isnt buying though, not sure what youre gunna do as I dont think it would make sense to ship to elsewhere. It might though

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    One yard here totally removed the low grade wire from their buying list, The other yard was paying .08/lb for that junk wire when prices were decent. Can only imagine what they are paying now

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    There are places buying I just feel like I get ripped off every time I sale it.....they want to give me dirty prices and low grade wire which I guess some of it is

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    I think the last quote I got on cast was around .10 cents/lb....seems terrible

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    And not sure how this works but we have Alcoa Aluminum not 30-40 minutes away......I know they were involved in processing stuff for the ford f150 aluminum bed thing but I guess aluminum is in an over abundance

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    I think the last quote I got on cast was around .10 cents/lb....seems terrible

    That does seem low. The yard by me only has 1 grade/price. "Insulated copper wire". So vacuum cords, power cords, pc cords, electronics cords..... all the same, and about $0.40/lb. Cast and sheet I lump together/dont seperate, and get around $0.20/lb.... might be able to call around and find better prices, those prices do seem low for sure.

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    Looks like Alcoa is moving away from aluminum industry.....they appear to have already split the company

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    Having trouble getting rid of some of these items........Either shipping costs to much or scrap yard doesn't want to pay what I consider fair price.....Oh well I'll continue to process stuff and hopefully get to this stuff later

    Where are you in Tennessee? Shipping those PSUs shouldn't be too bad? Do you know the weight of that Gaylord and dimensions? Do you have a way of getting it to a freight terminal. If you do, I'll run some numbers for you. I have found freight to be fairly easy to do.

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    I guess around 1000lbs with pallet and box....pretty standard gaylord....yes i can drop off at terminal.....i think eeasted offers like .24 cents/lb and thats around what it costs to ship single pallet....if you come up with something better let me know im in 37917 zip

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    There is a cheaper way... AND you get free gaylords. Since I can't get decent advice out here, I'm not going to give any freebies out. But there is someone out there who gives a gaylord and shipping combo. Lets see the freight jockey's find this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    I guess around 1000lbs with pallet and box....pretty standard gaylord....yes i can drop off at terminal.....i think eeasted offers like .24 cents/lb and thats around what it costs to ship single pallet....if you come up with something better let me know im in 37917 zip
    128.18 1000 pound 40x48x40 dropped off 37921

    Believe it or not, 2 of those boxes is 125 and change.
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    So by my math If we went by ewasted prices I would get a check for around $91........That is figuring there is #900lbs of power supplies.......I feel like they are worth more than that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    So by my math If we went by ewasted prices I would get a check for around $91........That is figuring there is #900lbs of power supplies.......I feel like they are worth more than that

    You might be better off disassembling and scrapping them I would think....


    round me if that was 900lbs of power supplies, that might be like (just guessing)

    200lb wires * 0.40 = $80
    20lbs alum * 0.20 = $4
    50lbs transformers * 0.08 = $4
    200lb low grade board * 0.07 = $14
    430 lb shred * 0.03 = $13

    So thats $115, and hours of work taking them all apart.... so.... $90 just shipping them off as is doest seem too far off to me. But, I have never had nearly that quanity of power supplies so my ratios may be off, plus you said your prices local are much lower than mine. Might have to just hoarde them a while

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    Hey mthomas, are you going off shipping to Ewasted or somewhere else with a different price too? I have a bunch of PSUs from what I'm scrapping- They're sitting in a cage I made so I don't have a weight, but when I ship out of Billings, I have room for four pallets on my trailer, so I could easily integrate them into my load instead of giving them to the yard. I ship out of Billings since it's WAY cheaper than sending from Wyoming here. Plus, I work with a couple SMF guys in Montana so I make a day out of it. The Billings ZIP Code is 59101
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