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    Shred 0.05CW in NC

    Took a bunch of engine blocks and mower decks to a NC yard and got 0.05lb



    That's $100.00/ton BTW...

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    That hurts if your last trip was years ago and $0.10/lb. Better to move it than horde it. 73, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    I'm surprised I got a response; forum seems pretty dead like the iscrapp app...

    Around '04 I was getting .10-.12 a pound for cars and doing it full time(I was hauling old v8 cars around 3.7k each then loaded them with scrap). I can still get junk cars like I did then, but there is barely profit in it(.04-.08)..

    If you own your own land there is big money in part outs and shredding what doesn't sale. A bumper goes for about $70.00 or more at any you-pull type yard for about anything..

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    We were getting about the same price/lb here in ENC in those days. I was processing ewaste and was happy with my little loads of computer towers in those days. Even those small loads were worth it for me while I collected and saved up the higher value items.

    It might be worth it for you to pull some of the parts you know can be sold. with the experience gained profits will increase. I did much the same with computers. I tested and removed sellable parts from computers and made good money on ebay. All this different ways of marketing our scrap require the experience to implement them with profit in mine. 73, Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFWIFJ View Post
    If you own your own land there is big money in part outs and shredding what doesn't sale. A bumper goes for about $70.00 or more at any you-pull type yard for about anything..
    Tell em you will pay them 20-50 dollars for the cats , cut em off and drive off ... let someone else deal with the trash
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    Quote Originally Posted by OFWIFJ View Post
    I'm surprised I got a response; forum seems pretty dead like the iscrapp app...

    Around '04 I was getting .10-.12 a pound for cars and doing it full time(I was hauling old v8 cars around 3.7k each then loaded them with scrap). I can still get junk cars like I did then, but there is barely profit in it(.04-.08)..

    If you own your own land there is big money in part outs and shredding what doesn't sale. A bumper goes for about $70.00 or more at any you-pull type yard for about anything..

    This forum is pretty dead, and it going down for days at a time definitely doesn't help....

    Anywho....


    I still think there is money to be made if you have access to cars. If you have time and space to part out obviously that makes the most money, but even if you just yank the battery, cat, radiator, and rims (if theyre aluminum) and then scrap the rest whole, you should still make out ok. Alloy wheels are like $10/pop, Battery is like $5, radiator is probably $10 depending on type, cat is anywhere from $50-1000 depending on what it is.


    So I would assume if you have access to cars for less than like.... $200/car you can probably still easily/reliably make money.... finding a reliable stream of cars for that price is the hard part though

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    Quote Originally Posted by kss View Post
    radiator is probably $10 depending on type,
    lol, That must be one big radiator, avg car rads are worth around .75 - 1.00 ea cleaned

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    lol, That must be one big radiator, avg car rads are worth around .75 - 1.00 ea cleaned
    Ah I was thinking ACR.... Acr is about .75-.90/b by me currently. Forgot car rads are NOT acr.... But ... I think it's still possible to make money if you have access to the vehicles for low enough cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by kss View Post
    Ah I was thinking ACR.... Acr is about .75-.90/b by me currently. Forgot car rads are NOT acr.... But ... I think it's still possible to make money if you have access to the vehicles for low enough cost
    For sure, one guy on youtube buys junk cars for $100 ea and parts them out then scraps them. But hes got alot of land to store them. He also does it like a pick and pull auto wrecker. Resells the axles, bumpers, doors, seats, mirrors, tires, rims, ect and when the car or truck is pretty cleaned out, he cuts the cat and what ever is left that has any value to it and off it goes to the scrapyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    For sure, one guy on youtube buys junk cars for $100 ea and parts them out then scraps them. But hes got alot of land to store them. He also does it like a pick and pull auto wrecker. Resells the axles, bumpers, doors, seats, mirrors, tires, rims, ect and when the car or truck is pretty cleaned out, he cuts the cat and what ever is left that has any value to it and off it goes to the scrapyard.
    You're probably talking about Pug1 from Inwood Canada. I use to do the exact same thing here in NC and paid all my bills and built savings at the same time, and was in no hurry doing anything.. I had a barn and an extra .7 acres then that I owned, though(I eventually drove a truck a while and just came back).. I just ran ads through CL and eBay too for parts and scrapped them after some weeks if they didn't sale... Now I have to find a car cheap enough and close enough, or find free estate cleanup to profit with shred.

    I actually see people going around in minivans and crossovers using sanitation routes and grabbing up stuff. I know how much copper or gold is in cheap appliances and at the rate they build loads I know there is no way they are making a living doing it.. I know for sure most of them aren't extracting gold, and probably trying fix-flip or copper extraction; still not paying monthly bills...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OFWIFJ View Post
    You're probably talking about Pug1 from Inwood
    LOL Friggin rights bud, and then we cheech'd.... Stovepipe!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    LOL Friggin rights bud, and then we cheech'd.... Stovepipe!!!
    I've been watching his stuff on and off since the Dave's Farm days

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    I just got $130 a ton in amarillo texas it has been at $100 a ton for the last month or so hopefully it will keep going up

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