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    whats the most youve made in one scrap run.

    two loads one day 900 and 700. both were aluminum sidding. all i had to do was clean up the piles as they pulled it off the house and rake up tje aluminium nails and wood.

    sure could use one of those loads this week


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    I would have to say the most I made was my first trip to the scrap yard. I made friends, a business relationship, and an education. After touring the facility and meeting all of the employees, I knew a few of the details that were important to them. Next trip brought donuts followed by soda and other gifts. Trips into this yard are limited at this point, but they still treat me well. More importantly, my son has taken over my previous business and reports he goes to the front of the line, gets extra help unloading, and everyone treats him as royalty. As far as value amount of a load, more than I deserve.
    I really like what you said here patriot. I read this whole forum and never thought of that. When I first started I didn't really know what I was doing and they were really kind to me and helped me learn what I know today. I have been blessed enough to be able to expand what was once a hobby into an enterprise that supports myself and my family. I give the guys at my yard beer (hopefully to be drank after hours) and cigarettes as well as some extra coin at Christmas being that I am in there almost every day and with the contracts and things that I have I average $2000 a trip. (But I also buy my metal so that isn't all profit) ((I wish it was lol))

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    Close to $1000 in one load- mostly copper when things were real good. Now average a few hundred a load- mixed ferrous non ferrous, insulated wire and quantities of PC power supplies ( minus wires)
    Sitting on batteries and copper pipe righ now for a while to see if i can score big again - the rest i have to keep moving due to space/storage issues.

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    Just made my largest ewaste shipment ever a few weeks ago. 4 pallets, almost 4000 lbs in total. Mostly motherboards, finger cards, laptops, cellphones, etc. About $9000 received after the shipping costs were deducted. The nice thing was that it only took about 6-8 weeks to accumulate this material. With the lower prices there is a lot less competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aurum View Post
    Just made my largest ewaste shipment ever a few weeks ago. 4 pallets, almost 4000 lbs in total. Mostly motherboards, finger cards, laptops, cellphones, etc. About $9000 received after the shipping costs were deducted. The nice thing was that it only took about 6-8 weeks to accumulate this material. With the lower prices there is a lot less competition.
    Nice $2.25 a pound average after shipping, looks like you did good

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    $3000+ Multiple times lost count no Im not gonna tell you how

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    Broke my record the other day. $220. Mostly #2 copper and brass. Felt good.

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    Just had my best this week. $187 for 1 run. It was a mix of #1/#2 copper, batteries, insulated copper wire, alum/cu rads, light iron and BRASS. Brass made up $100 of it. Was a pretty good day.

    (talking about local scrap runs only, my best e-waste load was a pallet and around $1100, and my best MTSV load was around $1600)
    Last edited by kss; 09-17-2020 at 11:19 AM.

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    Dear IRS:

    I have never made any money whatsoever from scrap metal peddling.

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    AUMINER
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    Dear IRS:

    I have never made any money whatsoever from scrap metal peddling.

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    Same here. All of those pictures I posted were downloaded from google. I don't even own a camera.

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