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    Catalytic Converter Prices Gone Down the Drain?

    So, I've been sending out my catalytic converters to Rockaway Recycling because they used to offer good prices.
    But around July, their prices just went down by alot. I was quoted $45 for a Volvo Catalytic converter around end of July so I decided to hold off (I was expecting close to $100) and I just got another quote today and they now offer $25 for the same one.
    I tried to get quotes from different ship your cat places but they are not responding.... Has the catalytic converter prices gone down the drain recently? Are places just not buying them right now?
    Also, if anyone knows any good ship your catalytic converter places, let me know.



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    you may try this guy he has bought a few from me and other forum members

    https://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scra...tml?highlight=
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    Check out APA on the buyers forums.I have dealt with him a few times. Fair and square.I have not checked the prices lately .... I am also curious if is the case of a soft market for cats right now.
    I have a few I am holding onto until I get a load I feel is worth shipping.
    Remember... wherever you go... there you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    you may try this guy he has bought a few from me and other forum members

    https://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scra...tml?highlight=
    I've actually tried APA back in May and Rockaway offered better prices so I went with Rockaway back then.
    I tried to get another quote from him back in July but no response so I'm not sure if he is buying right now.

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    I think a few buyers got caught with their dyck in a vice when palladium and rhodium both skyrocketed in price and now dropping like a millers stone attached to their necks.

    With the few cats that I had on hand that ultrasonic tank saved my butt, being able to remove the wash coat as cons I was able to go directly to a precious metals refiner rather than a core buyer.

    The tank opened up a few doors for me.

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    if you can send me a picture of what you have and the numbers off of it, I will get you a price tomorrow when I go back to work.
    I am the Senior Purchasing Agent for Tosha LLC in Summerville SC. We have been in business for 20 years and buy in Cats all the time.
    Perhaps we can do some business together.
    You can send the info to;
    803-571-0383
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJMETALRECYCLERS View Post
    if you can send me a picture of what you have and the numbers off of it, I will get you a price tomorrow when I go back to work.
    I am the Senior Purchasing Agent for Tosha LLC in Summerville SC. We have been in business for 20 years and buy in Cats all the time.
    Perhaps we can do some business together.
    You can send the info to;
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    These guys been in business 45 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TJMETALRECYCLERS View Post
    if you can send me a picture of what you have and the numbers off of it, I will get you a price tomorrow when I go back to work.
    I am the Senior Purchasing Agent for Tosha LLC in Summerville SC. We have been in business for 20 years and buy in Cats all the time.
    Perhaps we can do some business together.
    You can send the info to;
    803-571-0383
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    Good to know you're on here. I've seen some of your E-waste pricing on Peony.

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    If Rockaway is giving better prices than me, I will quit buying all together.



    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoGN View Post
    I've actually tried APA back in May and Rockaway offered better prices so I went with Rockaway back then.
    I tried to get another quote from him back in July but no response so I'm not sure if he is buying right now.

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    Prices are near an near an all time high for most Palladium based converters....why is Rockaway dropping prices on you?
    $45 and now $25 on a Volvo? My very lowest price possible on any Volvo would be $62 right now.




    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoGN View Post
    So, I've been sending out my catalytic converters to Rockaway Recycling because they used to offer good prices.
    But around July, their prices just went down by alot. I was quoted $45 for a Volvo Catalytic converter around end of July so I decided to hold off (I was expecting close to $100) and I just got another quote today and they now offer $25 for the same one.
    I tried to get quotes from different ship your cat places but they are not responding.... Has the catalytic converter prices gone down the drain recently? Are places just not buying them right now?
    Also, if anyone knows any good ship your catalytic converter places, let me know.

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    I seriously doubt the OP has 1,000 lbs of cut material to send to Metallix which they want as a minimum. Then wait 30-45 days or longer for your money. Then receive a bank wire. You also have to be vetted by them which takes time.


    They do not buy individual converters and do not even know how to grade them.



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    These guys been in business 45 years.


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    Catalytic converters are high right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalvlin View Post
    Check out APA on the buyers forums.I have dealt with him a few times. Fair and square.I have not checked the prices lately .... I am also curious if is the case of a soft market for cats right now.
    I have a few I am holding onto until I get a load I feel is worth shipping.

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    878-207-6242 is my new picture/text line. Anyone can send me pictures for a free quote. You can also post pictures here and I will price them as a reply.

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    Rockaway $8 on aftermarkets; I am paying $15. Rockaway $24-$36 on domestic pres; I am $52 and up. Rockaway Small breadloafs $87-$105; I am paying $180 if I can’t read it, more if it’s a good code. Small foils Rockaway is $13-$18; I am paying $30 and up. My medium foils are $60 and up. Rockaway $36-$52 on large foils; I am $100 and up.

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    I am still buying. The prices I gave you in May were estimates because you stated some of your converters had damage and you couldn’t read/didn’t know the codes on some of them. I said I would need to see them in person. That way I could see what portion of the converters were missing and to look for codes to give you the most accurate highest price.

    I never received a text from you in July, I would have texted you back.




    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoGN View Post
    I've actually tried APA back in May and Rockaway offered better prices so I went with Rockaway back then.
    I tried to get another quote from him back in July but no response so I'm not sure if he is buying right now.


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