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    Greetings from Southwest Louisiana! First, thanks for building this forum so brand new guys like me can learn, (and hopefully contribute as well). As for myself, I've hauled "stuff" home for "projects" for years. Just recently I decided to take the final step and become a scrapper. My motivation for this is partly for money, but I also just like the idea of giving thrown away objects new life. I have no specialty or preferences for scrap; I just pick up random stuff because that's what chance presents. I do try to scrap carefully because I know some things can be resold for better money than the scrap yard pays. No luck there yet but I'm sure it will happen sooner or later. Now, to keep my introduction from looking like a novel, I'll stop here.




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    Thanks for the warm welcome. Here's an update from my introduction: Tuesday, a guy saw me looking for gold and offered me the leftovers of a metal patio he took down. I got a couple of posts, a couple of roof purlins, and some trim pieces. I listed the posts on Facebook Marketplace for $15 each or both for $25 and within hours they sold for $25. I know the amount of money wasn't much but since the scrapyard would have only paid about 3.75 cents per pound, its a fortune. And its my first resale! Ya'll have a good one!

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    Welcome from way down here in NewZealand.

    I have just started to sell stuff for 'more than scrap dollar$' that i picked up while scrapping metal.
    Just 2 sales & I'm NZ$846 richer.

    Scrapmetal still brings in 'background' or 'projects' money too, and paid off my cats Vet bill a few weeks earlier.
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