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    Any market for common household power cords that have been cut off the device?

    I've got a ton...well...not quite that much, prob a hundred pounds...worth of common power cords that have been cut off of whatever they were attached to. (common US male 2 prong plug, nema 1-15p style)

    Is there any market or buyer for these I'm not thinking of?


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    Last time I was at the yard close by, they call it dirty copper at .40 cent a pound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapman1077 View Post
    Last time I was at the yard close by, they call it dirty copper at .40 cent a pound.
    That's a new one to me. Never heard of insulated wire being called dirty copper.

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    I would get .46 a pound. You'll need to check your local yards and see what they're paying.

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    The plug ends by me is copper content $.05 - $.15 a pound for the ends, rest of the cord #2 insulated wire price

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    Go as extension cords here, .30/lb

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    Sorry, to clarify...I was trying to see if anyone had any ideas other than the scrap yard...like an electronics surplus place, flea market dealers, etc.

    While we are on the topic though, cords with no plugs bring .80 a pound here, .60 with plugs, and plugs by themselves are .10 a pound. It's double what it was a few months ago, so the temptation is to get rid of them at the yard, but I'd hate to miss better money down another avenue I'm not thinking of or wasn't aware of.

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    Check ebay prices and I believe you will be discouraged from selling them once you factor shipping and fees. Be certain to check the "sold" prices and be knowledgeable of actual shipping costs.

    If you are already selling at the flea market then a box of them and try it out. 73, 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 ozarksewaste View Post
    I've got a ton...well...not quite that much, prob a hundred pounds...worth of common power cords that have been cut off of whatever they were attached to. (common US male 2 prong plug, nema 1-15p style)

    Is there any market or buyer for these I'm not thinking of?
    They are "insulated coper wire" by me, and by me you can take them, prongs and all, as is, and get $0.40/lb here, quick and easy



    Edit: This showed up in my recent posts area, just noticed this was from 2017, ignore my reply!


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