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    Hello

    New member to the forum, but Iíve been ďhobbyĒ scrapping for a few years now. Iím in central TX and I recently decided to get more serious about collecting/selling scrap just before the market goes into the trash, so now my wife and my immediate family (mom, dad, sister) are all on my ass about this being a stupid idea and blah blah blah. But I know thereís still money to be made even with the crap prices, and I donít like being wrong either. So Iím here hoping to learn some new methods, tips, and tricks and hopefully make a few new contacts that can point me in the right direction and help me prove the nay-sayers wrong! Thanks to all who take the time to read this and thanks for allowing me to be a member of a forum with as much knowledge and expertise as this one!!
    Hope yíall have a good one.


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    Welcome to the forum from Las Vegas! If you wanna prove them wrong make generous use of the search function to read and browse old threads. There's a graduate level education in scrap to be had that will help maximize your efficiency and returns as well as help source consistent material. Have fun!

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    Welcome, there is still money to be made. How much depends on your situation, hours you can put into, cost of travel, etc. Yesterday I went to pick up metal filing cabinets from a law firm that was moving. Ended up getting over 3000 lbs of clean light iron from those and the metal desks. Took me about 4 hours to load, travel, and drop off at the scrap yard. Got about $90 for it, and the owner gave me a check for $75 for my trouble. Not a bad day, but I don't expect that everyday of course

    You never know what you can find.

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