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    Hello all, I am just getting started into scrapping and boy do I have lots to learn. I recently took my first load of scrap copper and brass in and I didn't know what to expect nor did I get anywhere close to the price I was expecting...

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    Hi, and Welcome to SMF from Central Indiana...Where abouts are you located?

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    What exactly happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by bambam634 View Post
    Hello all, I am just getting started into scrapping and boy do I have lots to learn. I recently took my first load of scrap copper and brass in and I didn't know what to expect nor did I get anywhere close to the price I was expecting...

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    I am about 20 miles east of Indianapolis

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    I went to take in my first load of copper and brass, I had no idea what to expect. I have spent several months researching the differences between #1 & #2 copper and brass, making sure that i didn't have ANY dirty copper in my #1 pile. (none at all)
    It was my fault for not checking on their exact prices but from everywhere I looked on line, #1 copper was going for 2.30 - 2.45 a pound, #2 copper 2.17 a pound, and brass for 1.60 - 1.50 a pound. upon getting my receipt i got
    #1 copper - I had 15 pounds @ $1.90 a pound
    #2 copper - I had 13 pounds @ &1.70 a pound
    Yellow Brass - I had 50 pounds @ &0.85 a pound

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam634 View Post
    I went to take in my first load of copper and brass, I had no idea what to expect. I have spent several months researching the differences between #1 & #2 copper and brass, making sure that i didn't have ANY dirty copper in my #1 pile. (none at all)
    It was my fault for not checking on their exact prices but from everywhere I looked on line, #1 copper was going for 2.30 - 2.45 a pound, #2 copper 2.17 a pound, and brass for 1.60 - 1.50 a pound. upon getting my receipt i got
    #1 copper - I had 15 pounds @ $1.90 a pound
    #2 copper - I had 13 pounds @ &1.70 a pound
    Yellow Brass - I had 50 pounds @ &0.85 a pound
    Those prices look about right for your (our) area...especially if you went to a certain yard in Morristown...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondN View Post
    Those prices look about right for your (our) area...especially if you went to a certain yard in Morristown...
    well I guess i learned my lesson the hard way... I will not be going to Morristown any more thats for sure. Any tips on where the next load should go


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    Omnisource has a yard in Fort Wayne, not sure how far that is from you but they have really good prices in our area.
    My mother always said "Ask your father." My father always said "If it doesn't work, hit it with a hammer. If that doesn't work, hit it again."

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    Fortwayne would be way to far.. But thanks anyways



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