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    Hello Catalytic Converters

    Hi, My name is Brandon & I'm trying to get into the Catalytic Converter business. I'm located in Miami,FL. I would like to see how & to who can I sell the Converters? I know a lot of companies here in Miami,FL paying lots of cash for catalytic converters.



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    The catalytic converter companies in Florida are side
    show carnival barkers. Everyone is a “company” posting on Facebook.

    i can give you real prices. You also get told about Metallix on here so I will just start the battle that’s coming to me early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APA View Post
    The catalytic converter companies in Florida are side
    show carnival barkers. Everyone is a “company” posting on Facebook.

    i can give you real prices. You also get told about Metallix on here so I will just start the battle that’s coming to me early.
    Exit stage left Metallix, enter Global.

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    Are we going to battle it out again?

    I am sending out an olive branch to you, please let’s all work together for us on the forum to help each other. Global or Metallix aren’t on this forum. We know you can copy and paste things from Google but let’s think of the people here.

    My olive branch and desire for positive atmosphere for the members is here from me.

    If you decide to take my kindness for weakness, it will not end well.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgold12 View Post
    APA no where in the original thread did he mention wanting to sell cats, he clearly stated that he wanted to get into the business.
    From his original thread:
    ”I would like to see how & to who to sell the Converters?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonrangel25 View Post
    Hi, My name is Brandon & I'm trying to get into the Catalytic Converter business. I'm located in Miami,FL. I would like to see how & to who can I sell the Converters? I know a lot of companies here in Miami,FL paying lots of cash for catalytic converters.
    If i could offer a suggestion:

    The fastest and surest way to find yourself bankrupt and out of business is to dive headlong into something that you really don't know all that much about.

    You really ought to know that particular business inside and out before even thinking about going out on your own.

    The business end of it really isn't much fun either. Most of the successful business people that i know had to work very hard to get their business off the ground. Maybe 70 hr work weeks for the next 5-10 years to get things up and running ?

    After that ... things tend to even out and you can cut back to 50 hrs./week.

    Maybe do your forty for a couple of years at a scrapyard that does a lot of cats first ? That's a good way to get your foot in the door.

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    Local sources? Everyone and their mother is a “converter buyer”. Check Facebook marketplace anywhere, it’s loaded with converter buyers. When this market crashes, they will be gone. They will be selling chicklets on the side on the road.

    My man Brandon, PM me and I will give you my number and we can talk converters. I won’t buy them, just free help.

    YOU ARE welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by APA View Post
    When this market crashes, they will be gone. They will be selling chicklets on the side on the road.
    It's really funny. The same thing happens when the police do sting operations on sketchy converter buyers. One gets caught for buying stolen cats and the rest take their ads down almost immediately. Buy stolen cats win a trip to jail I guess.

    The bad thing is these guys usually are working in a bigger operation so they post bail quickly and are back at it again in a matter of weeks, just in a different area under a different name.

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