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    I just got paid $____ per pound for aluminum cans!

    Today in So. AZ .80 lb


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    Today in Chester PA .45 lb

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    Dang, I just cashed in about 60 pounds of cans last Saturday for .55 per lb. I would've loved .80.

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    aluminum spot price is 94 cents, the yard can still make money buying at 80 cents
    I buy and sell all types of scrap and escrap. I buy specialty and hard to sell escrap. I buy resale items. PM me or contact me at jghilino@hotmail.com
    I AM ACTIVELY BUYING ESCRAP OF ALL TYPES. BOARDS, RAM, CPUS AND MUCH MORE

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    Several new yards came to town with big prices. Most of the older yards that had coupons to match price + .01 or .02 cents stopped as they could not make any money doing this. The 3 newest places are offering .75-.95 a pound for them.

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    .40 / lb in NJ

    stupid cans

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    why do they even care about cans in arizona when theres millions of tons of scrap aluminum sitting at those bases down there, i drove past endless rows of jets/planes when i was down there

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    I get 5 cents per can.

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    Seems my yard is scrogging me over. $0.35 right now. All our cans get cashed in and the money goes in the kids account. Helps with their bikes and toys they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jghilino View Post
    why do they even care about cans in arizona when theres millions of tons of scrap aluminum sitting at those bases down there, i drove past endless rows of jets/planes when i was down there
    Lots of them! Almost unbelievable how many there are sitting out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonniebrass View Post
    I get 5 cents per can.
    As you paid them your .05 in order to get the can! Deposits suck! Loan your money to the state just to lug them back in to get your money back!

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    So the state gets to keep the money that is paid in but not paid out. If any type of business did that it would be called a scam. Or in their case a gift card =)

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    Last week in Seattle got .43 lb with a coupon

    Had 65lbs cans

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    Quote Originally Posted by joebob49 View Post
    All our cans get cashed in and the money goes in the kids account.
    My cans get cashed in and the money goes to the beer fund. That way I will have more cans

    Getting 0.60 to 0.65 per pound in Indy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondN View Post
    My cans get cashed in and the money goes to the beer fund. That way I will have more cans

    Getting 0.60 to 0.65 per pound in Indy...
    LOL I hear ya. We only buy pop in the can and the kids now and then walk with me to pick cans up. Their idea. Keeps us close an stuff.

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    Just posted about this in another thread but it's relevant here too:

    Cans pay significantly more out here in California ($2.00/lb) so virtually every bum does it. The deposit charged at the register (California Redemption Value or CRV) is 5 cents for all containers 23 oz or less and 10 cents if it's 24 oz or more. At 32 '12 oz' cans/lb you're actually making 40 cents a pound recycling them yourself.

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    Orlando FL. 55 cents. We drink a lot of fluids here. Wish it was more.

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    $2.16 in Ca. with coupon at my yard. I must say it is awesome when I turn those cans in but, I really hate looking at the receipt from the grocery store after paying CRV!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    As you paid them your .05 in order to get the can! Deposits suck! Loan your money to the state just to lug them back in to get your money back!
    You are correct and if you pay the nickel there is no guarantee that one or two end up in the trash. I only return my own.

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    .54 a LB for cans today on the south side of Chicago

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