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    Scrap Metal Forum Rules and Guidelines - OVERALL

    Scrap Metal Forum RULES - Please Read

    This is the official thread for forum rules.
    This is an open and public forum. We don't manually approve or deny anybody's registration here, neither do we manually approve or deny the threads and posts people publish so please understand prior to participating in this forum, the rules set forth below.

    Although you are free to benefit from the value, knowledge and open discussion this forum has to offer, be advised that we do our best to maintain the quality and integrity of this forum as well as the forum members.

    Please read, understand and abide by the following rules.

    * - ADVERTISING - Advertising to buy or sell scrap is not allowed on the main forum. To advertise as a buyer or seller of anything, you must first upgrade your membership on the forum here, Payments, then post your buy or sell offer in the Scrap Buyers and Sellers section of the forum, here. If you post offers to buy or sell scrap to other members on the main forum, anywhere except the buyers and sellers section, your post/thread will be deleted and might lead to a ban from the forum!

    * - Don't insult, bash or make rude unnecessary posts towards other members for any reason. If you don't have something positive to say, don't say it, you're wasting your time. We frown upon this type of negativity will zero tolerance and will likely result in someone placing a temporary or permanent ban your account and/or place restrictions on your account.

    * - Posting Reviews for SCRAP BUYERS - Reviews should ONLY be posted on the buyer or sellers advertisement thread itself, if they have one on the forum. Forum advertising, and reviews for members who advertise here, are ONLY to be posted in the paid thread which the buyer or seller has posted. Any buyer or seller reviews posted on the main forum will be deleted.

    * - If you get banned, do not create another account. If your ban was temporary and you decide to try and create another account, the ban will become permanent.

    * - Do not post the same thread multiple times. If you posted a thread and didn't get the answers or feedback you wanted, you need to either rephrase your question/thread or have a quick search through the forum since the question was likely already answered. Posting the same thread multiple times will just result in it being deleted and you will just be wasting the time of yourself and forum admins.

    * - The services section. You must either purchase a SCRAP ROOM MEMBERSHIP (which comes with the ability to post one advertisement), or a Scrap Metal Services subscription which will let you advertise your services, but does not include access to the Scrap Room. You'll be sent a PM when your ad gets approved.
    You can upgrade your account at

    *. Links - Spam is always a no-no, of course. Links to spammy or completely irrelevant websites will be removed. Affiliate links are not allowed at all. Links to generally inappropriate content will be removed immediately. Posting "competitive links" is not allowed. This includes other recycling forums, or sites or pages that link to other recycling forums, and linking to sites that promote scrap buying and selling platforms is also not allowed (except Ebay).

    * - Please use the 'report post' and 'report message' functions. This is the little exclamation point symbol at the bottom corner of all posts, threads and private messages. Please use this feature as it will automatically notify admins/moderators of the issue so it can be looked into and fixed. Whether it's a hateful comment, spam or any other issue you feel should be reported, use this feature and include a brief message and we'll fix it as soon as we can. If you need to you can also contact us at our help desk via

    * - Disallowed thread/post topics - Religious discussions, Political discussions (unless it's directly related to metal recycling and IS NOT a debate), bans, Moderated posts/threads, Illegal activities and other unethical or immoral business practices, advertising outside of designated areas, list subject to change.

    * - No trolling. Don't come to the forum without interest in metal recycling and post meaningless nonsense for the purpose of self-entertainment.

    * - No Homepage URLs in your profile or links in your signature until you have at least 20 posts on the forum.

    * - Calling out the admins or the mods on the forum will not be tolerated. If you have an issue, submit a ticket at the support link at the top of the forum or by visiting

    * - Condoning illegal activities in posts/threads on the forum is not allowed. Example, snipping air conditioners rather than evacuating them with proper equipment, illegally dumping and/or burning your 'hazardous waste' to make a quick buck, stealing scrap metal, etc. We will not allow this and if you're caught condoning such activities you'll have a ban placed on your account.

    * - Enjoy the forum.

    Please read and review the threads in the Rules & Guidelines sub-forum for additional rules/guidelines not included in this thread.

    Also make sure you read any 'sticky' threads at the top of any forum category on this site (if any), for category specific rules/guidelines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmerlinn View Post
    Gold miner, what you just read is infamously known as SPAM. Ditto for the post between yours and mine.

    Personally, even though I question how long this site will remain, I would still financially support it. However, I cannot find any way to do that and NONE of my multiple support requests have been answered.

    Yeah, it used to be pretty robust, but the lack of ownership/moderator participation has taken its toll. With scrap prices what they are, you'd think this joint would be jumpin'!

    As for financially supporting the site, I know I paid like 20-25 bucks for a "scrap room membership" a looooong time ago, but I'm not even sure if such a thing still exists.

    There's a PhD in scrapping on this forum... be a d@mn shame if it up and disappeared one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    Yeah, it used to be pretty robust, but the lack of ownership/moderator participation has taken its toll. With scrap prices what they are, you'd think this joint would be jumpin'!

    As for financially supporting the site, I know I paid like 20-25 bucks for a "scrap room membership" a looooong time ago, but I'm not even sure if such a thing still exists.

    There's a PhD in scrapping on this forum... be a d@mn shame if it up and disappeared one day.
    It probably will disappear and I know of no other replacement.

    My problem is that I am a buyer for certain transmission parts in 60s thru 90s, but cannot advertise that here without a paid membership. And someone cleaning out old transmission shops could make a lot more money than selling everything for scrap. The last three shops I emptied I paid over $2000 each for what I wanted (less than 500 pounds) and got the rest for free, some 5+ tons of scrap that I sold for $200 per ton. If I were buying those needed parts from someone doing the grunt work, I would have paid over double that amount.

    In my book it is a total shame to scrap valuable parts just because no one can find a buyer for those parts.

    For example, some of the parts I need are two aluminum pistons (one made from 64 to 74 and the other from 64-94) that I pay $6 each for and 20 will fit in a flat rate priority box. A lot better than 20 cents in the scrap. Another is a shaft made from 64 to 90 that will fit 5 per PM box (and still have room for 8 pistons) that I pay $18 each for, and those shafts can even be BAD. A lot better than 90 cents each in the scrap. And so on. Those parts are still so common that I accidentally found 8 pistons and 3 shafts for free in the last week.

    Basically one can ship $80 to $300 of 'scrap metal' in a PM box anywhere in the U.S. for $23 leaving a gross profit of $67 to $273 per box for scrap metal only worth $5 or so at the scrap yard.

    It is a dirty shame that there is no way I can advertise here, even though I have been trying to get a paid membership for YEARS.
    Last edited by mmerlinn; 11-24-2021 at 10:17 PM.

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    Could I suggest your own website and utilizing social meida to advertise

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