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    Quote Originally Posted by eesakiwi View Post
    I don't have a trailer or a vehicle with towbar & the local councils been pressuring me to clean up my (suburban) property..

    So I organised someone on the "you get the first NZ$50.." bait.
    He organises trailer, I have to put in $20 petrol cos its on 'E'.
    We go pick up trailer & chat about how he's got it 2 days ago & did some work on it.
    We joke about "loose wheel nuts", we each had a story to tell..
    I check the wheel closest as a joke.
    We load up scrapmetal, all clean sheet.
    Drive there 5 mins, I decide the 'weird noise' should be investigated.ahh
    To find one smoking tyre rubbing on the guard, and 4 loose wheel nuts, on the wheel I didn't check....
    " Ah, hm". Find no wheel brace, but borrow one. Tighten nuts.
    Unload scrap for 780kgs.
    Get $34..@ NZ$50/Ton. (US$35...)

    I kept the $4 & gave him the $30 (+$20 petrol)

    Still laughing about it now.
    If you have a lot of stuff would a scrap yard send out a container or truck for you to fill up, it may be a better deal after you pay them for the service and can get most of the stuff removed at a faster rate.

    Better than the dump!

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    The guy with the 4WD helped out a friend of his today who was shifting a couch & had hired his own trailer.
    So the guy dropped into my place & picked up the heavy steel (steel weights, fridge compressor steel, railway spikes & such) I had, and the mix of light gauge/Aluminium. ( plasma screen Ali backing sheets, bike rims, server case etc)
    We only got ' lightgauge ' prices for it... But I wasn't getting the $ anyway, they were, & they got NZ$29 for 730kgs.
    I think it should have been classed as HMS, & 'Ali bearing Iron'.
    But its off my property & that's looking cleaner, & its the last of my scrap steel gone & probably paid for the trailer (with high sides) for the couch, something for fuel, Six pk of beer & some CocaCola for the driver.
    Alls well, ends well.

    Petrols still about NZ$2.25/litre for 95 if I search for the best deal. (US$1.56/litre)

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    FERROUS $/CWT
    Whole Cars $5.25
    Shreddable $5.00
    # 1 Steel Prepared $8.00
    # 1 Unprepared $7.00
    Cast Iron $5.00
    Chain Link Fence/ Steel Wire $3.50
    Cars w/o Motor and Trans $3.50

    Gas is at $2.58 in my area.

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    Gallon of gas $2.329

    Sheet iron $110 net ton
    Unprepared $140 net ton
    Clean sheet iron $155 net ton
    Prepared $155 net ton

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    Gasoline = $2.85 at Sheetz ( today )

    Yard has: ( last I looked )
    Shred and small cars posted at $0.03 /lb
    Clean steel posted at $0.045 /lb

    The more stuff you have, the better the price usually is.

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    Gas was 2.19 yesterday, today 2.39

    Shred at 155/Ton

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    Gas $1.99 to $2.69 around Nashville and shred is still 100 a ton.

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    2.05/gal today @ Sam's Club in Thornton, CO

    110/ton ferrous @ 2 scrapyards in my area - Denver

    Cheapest gas in Denver today was $1.95 according to https://www.gasbuddy.com
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    Gas $2.039
    Sheet iron $90 net ton

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    Gas on the eastern side of the state was $ 2.05 and on the western side of the state $ 2.18 two days ago. Scrap price for unprepared is $ 70 per net ton and prepared $ 140 in the east.
    Give back more to this world than we take.

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    Sheet iron $.045 lb. $90.00 net ton
    Gas $2.799 gallon

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    Shred 105 at one yard, 125 at the shredder yard.

    Gas 2.89

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    Shred is still 100 a ton and gas at $2.99 a gallon last week. I don't believe one has anything to do with the other.

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    I hate to say this but at these prices doesn't everything go in shred...........Plastic/wood/fabric etc............Does this have anything to do with the low prices.........by that I mean the quality of the metal stock that we produce...........The way I understand it the fluff is separated out...........I know that "fluff" was able to be sold but does it still have some value...........Look at today's car........Alot of plastic.....Oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimicrk View Post
    Shred is still 100 a ton and gas at $2.99 a gallon last week. I don't believe one has anything to do with the other.
    It does if you use gasoline to collect scrap metal and then sell it, if gas is high and metal is low, that's less profit for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    I hate to say this but at these prices doesn't everything go in shred...........Plastic/wood/fabric etc............Does this have anything to do with the low prices.........by that I mean the quality of the metal stock that we produce...........The way I understand it the fluff is separated out...........I know that "fluff" was able to be sold but does it still have some value...........Look at today's car........Alot of plastic.....Oh well
    I don't think they sell much fluff anymore as China not buying. The yard I go to has a clean sheet iron price that pays better than shred. But I do not break down much steel, just separate it into separate piles. Sheet iron, Unprepared, Clean Sheet iron and Prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKWrapper View Post
    It does if you use gasoline to collect scrap metal and then sell it, if gas is high and metal is low, that's less profit for you
    That's not what I was talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimicrk View Post
    That's not what I was talking about.
    I know but think about it. Everything needs transported. If fuel goes up - so does the price of buying things - and the price of metal will be affected if fuel goes too high because the yard isn't making a profit anymore either, they have to sell and their buyers use fuel to pick it up and transport etc...

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    NewZealands price for 100 Octane Petrol is US$5.75 a gallon.

    ( NZ$2.35 per Litre 100 octane. 91 octane is NZ$2.02 litre )

    NZ$ 1.00 =. US$ 0.66 cents

    Aluminium domestic is NZ$1.07,. &. Extrusion is NZ$ 1.51 per Kg ( average prices atm )
    Copper domestic is NZ$6.21,. &. Copper #2 is NZ$6.88 per Kg. ( Good prices atm )
    Steel is HMS NZ$175, & Lightgauge dirty is NZ$100 per Ton (1000 Kgs ) good prices

    Our NZ $ has dropped a bit from the previous rate of US$0.70 cents.
    This has pushed petrol up a bit, but not as high as 7 months ago 2.46 litre 100 octane,
    but a few months ago it was NZ$2.08 for 100 octane.

    Most cars run on 91 or 95, its about NZ$2.05 for 91 octane & supermarkets give up to 20 cents off a litre if you buy over $80 of grocerys there.

    Our car parts are ridiculously overpriced, even with the exchange rate, we pay 3 times what i can find @ Rockauto prices.
    NZ$110 for a US$24 part...a Audi Oil cooler.

    Scrap Metal Price, Pricelist - Metalcorp NZ
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