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    Think about it this way. Its not worth much these days, yes there is a 'price value' to it....



    But so has wood, if you cut it down, cut it up, dry it, stack it, transport it and sell it for firewood...

    Not much difference with scrap metal, its the time, the tools and the knowledge that you put into it that makes it worth something to someone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rca987 View Post
    I charged one time.

    To remove a fridge from a kitchen. See the problem I think, in my opinion, is when people are getting charged for a service, they come to expect you to do the job flawlessly, without damaging anything (which is perfectly acceptable). And if you do chip the paint on a doorway while squeezing a fridge through it after you had to take the fridge doors off to make it an extra tight fit, you will be expected to fix it.

    Now if it's a free service, you can't be expected to be "professional" in every aspect of what you're doing, and people tend to be more forgiving about small stuff.

    I always advertise as free pick up. Even if I have to drive 20 miles to pick up a water heater. You hope by doing this (and giving a business card), you are going to be getting a repeat customer.

    Even with steel at $60/ton, I still offer free.

    To each their own.
    I WOULD not remove anything inside a building without charging and I better be insured !
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    It depend's on country.. If you want to remove any scrap metal in Australia it's perfectly free and even the removal company will pay to you for your metal.


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