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    Christmas Lights again

    OK so low prices suck still! I can get the following prices at a yard here...

    Christmas lights $.12 lb.
    or break them down and get...
    #2 insulated wire $.45 lb.
    Copper Content (for the cut off bulb ends with lights) $.04 lb.

    I will get a + $.10 bonus to the prices above as it will be the bonus load of scrap.

    It looks like as prices are so low I may sell them as is... less schnip'en


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    eBay!

    lol.

    You know times are rough if I'm suggesting eBay...

    Holidays will soon be upon us!

    Sirscrapalot - Light'em up! The Christmas lights...not what your thinking.

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    Your doing better than where I am at, Christmas lights here are #3 insulated (and have to snip the bulbs).

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    I sell em as is .15/lb now.
    bout the easiest $20 I'll make all year.
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    yep when the #2 ins was $1 a pound it made sense to cut them off, now better to move on!

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    I snip the bulbs aftER I test them. I get .65 for Insulated plus I sell the bulbs at $5 per 100. Bulbs add up quickly.

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    I would like to find a scrap place here in the valley that offers a bonus. The only thing they offer is low payouts.
    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    OK so low prices suck still! I can get the following prices at a yard here...

    Christmas lights $.12 lb.
    or break them down and get...
    #2 insulated wire $.45 lb.
    Copper Content (for the cut off bulb ends with lights) $.04 lb.

    I will get a + $.10 bonus to the prices above as it will be the bonus load of scrap.

    It looks like as prices are so low I may sell them as is... less schnip'en

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    Isn't Mesa part of Phoenix now? If it did get swallowed up by the sprawl called Phoenix that's why.



    I'm a Tucson resident still in spirit. :P

    Hobo...I think I may need you to check on my old bar.

    An yes bulbs add up very fast. I wasn't kidding about eBay.

    There is a buyer for most everything, you just need patience to find them for some things. Heh.

    Sirscrapalot - My AZ license is good til 2042..I love it when peoples eyes pop out of their heads when they look at the exp. date. An yes...I have both, AZ and a NC license. I ain't giving up my AZ one without a fight. haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    Isn't Mesa part of Phoenix now? If it did get swallowed up by the sprawl called Phoenix that's why.



    I'm a Tucson resident still in spirit. :P

    Hobo...I think I may need you to check on my old bar.

    An yes bulbs add up very fast. I wasn't kidding about eBay.

    There is a buyer for most everything, you just need patience to find them for some things. Heh.

    Sirscrapalot - My AZ license is good til 2042..I love it when peoples eyes pop out of their heads when they look at the exp. date. An yes...I have both, AZ and a NC license. I ain't giving up my AZ one without a fight. haha!
    So you can vote twice! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    Isn't Mesa part of Phoenix now? If it did get swallowed up by the sprawl called Phoenix that's why.



    I'm a Tucson resident still in spirit. :P

    Hobo...I think I may need you to check on my old bar.

    An yes bulbs add up very fast. I wasn't kidding about eBay.

    There is a buyer for most everything, you just need patience to find them for some things. Heh.

    Sirscrapalot - My AZ license is good til 2042..I love it when peoples eyes pop out of their heads when they look at the exp. date. An yes...I have both, AZ and a NC license. I ain't giving up my AZ one without a fight. haha!
    You should vote 1 time for each candidate.

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    Gotta love November, just brought 45lbs of Christmas lights in for #2 insulated .65lb plus had good day selling the bulbs made an extra $45. The way I see it we do what we do for the hunt, the big score. Roughly a $100 for sitting in my garage not the big score but hey it's beer money.

    Airborne!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrcarcieri View Post
    ... had good day selling the bulbs made an extra $45.
    Where/how are you selling the cut lights?

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    I'd also like to know where/how you are selling the bulbs. I've got a bag full of maybe 300 lights from Christmas light strings that I have held on to hoping some day I would find a place to sell them. Please do let us know!

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    /whisper

    eBay is one of the options most folks use.


    Not that I've said this before or anything...in this thread, or the other one, or the other one, or the ...you get the picture.

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    I just noticed the other threads. This is a bigger topic than I thought.

    I figured wrcarcieri had another lead or else he would have said eBay in the post.

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    Crazy I say I guy fill up a big ford truck full of Christmas Trees from a church sale has Sonoran plates and these trees were resalable not $.03 sheet iron he would get at a scrap yard, so he did good for an 80 mile drive. Also a lady that bought all the Christmas lights filled up a small washer or dryer box and this was on this first day of the sale Thursday, by Saturday they go 1/2 price and then down to $2 a paper grocery bag to fill and take away of $5 a garbage bag for clothes

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    How's it going my fellow Scrappers. I don't use ebay to much. I only post circuit boards from flat screens there. My Xmas Tree Lights I go to the flea markets to sell. It's not much but it's a good time with my son. Also I know winter is right around the corner, I just bartered an AC Unit (Kenmore 1500 BTU) for 85lbs of Venison. In our buisness scrap is worth more then money. So my opinion, if your freezer is running low try a trade it worked for me and hopefully it works for you.

    Airborne !!!

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