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  1. Thread: New Here

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    Welcome and congrats on the new job. Big Advice:...

    Welcome and congrats on the new job. Big Advice: Read the old threads. Understand times change and prices change so take that into account while reading. You can gain many years of knowledge...
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    I know its cold but how about some photos??? Glad...

    I know its cold but how about some photos??? Glad to hear the price is up where you are. Me, I'm not doing anything to speak of and what little scrap steel I have I've given away to other scrappers....
  3. This thead is a question - "If I'm selling, I want people to come to me...

    "If I'm selling, I want people to come to me because of what I have and the value I provide."
    So how do I know you have value to provide??

    I have noted over the years the difference between...
  4. This thead is a question - I thought I would add onto my earlier post on...

    I thought I would add onto my earlier post on sales techniques.

    After meeting the customer and giving him/her the four rights of the customers you need to transition into the sales "pitch". ...
  5. This thead is a question - I made a long response yesterday but it failed to...

    I made a long response yesterday but it failed to post so here's a shorter version. This advise can apply to any business.

    All businesses rely on sales, even the one man recycling business like I...
  6. Thread: New UK member

    by miked
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    Welcome to the forum. We would also enjoy...

    Welcome to the forum. We would also enjoy learning how the scrap metal business operates in the UK and how it differs from the EU as well as other parts of the world.

    Also over the years we have...
  7. Thread: Intro

    by miked
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    Welcome to the forum. Take some time to read the...

    Welcome to the forum. Take some time to read the old threads they will give you a very quick education. 73, Mike
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    "This thread, is ancient by my standards.....

    "This thread, is ancient by my standards.. starting to get so that I cringe a little at what I've written in the past. Such is life."

    When you get older, I'm 67, you get the same sort of distance...
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    I find using leather gloves and being old enough...

    I find using leather gloves and being old enough to require glasses to do most any close up work takes care of my safety needs. 73, Mike
  10. Thread: Introduction

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    Welcome to the forum and ditto on what he said. ...

    Welcome to the forum and ditto on what he said. Also read the old threads to learn quickly. 73, Mike
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    I am glad to hear from you and am hopeful for...

    I am glad to hear from you and am hopeful for your recovery. Don't give up it will take longer than it seems it should. I have had my own medical issues and recovery in my life that took years to...
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    Welcome to the forum. Read the old threads to...

    Welcome to the forum. Read the old threads to get a giant leap forward in knowledge. Do be mindful that prices have changed over the years. We do have some very good buyers here on the forum(I'm...
  13. Thread: What is it.

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    DeSoto?? Mike

    DeSoto?? Mike
  14. Thread: Hello everyone

    by miked
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    Good to have your here. Share more about...

    Good to have your here. Share more about yourself if you want to. Are you upstate or down state? Many decades ago I lived in Liverpool and later Lockport, NY. I love that part of our country. ...
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    Welcome to the forum. Good story of learning...

    Welcome to the forum. Good story of learning from the ground up, stripping wire with a knife for pocket money. 73, Mike
  16. Thread: Newcomer

    by miked
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    This thead is a question - Welcome to the forum. Read the old threads and...

    Welcome to the forum. Read the old threads and notice at the bottom of each thread is a list of related threads. Also prices have changed so the information in the old threads a great the prices...
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    We were getting about the same price/lb here in...

    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...
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    I kind of love that I will never need one of...

    I kind of love that I will never need one of those then every now and then I do miss the snow. 73, Mike
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    That hurts if your last trip was years ago and...

    That hurts if your last trip was years ago and $0.10/lb. Better to move it than horde it. 73, Mike
  20. Welcome to the forum. There are lots of old...

    Welcome to the forum. There are lots of old threads available for education purposes. Since you have experience I don't have to tell you but others may be reading this, keep in mind that prices and...
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    Very cool. I hope you will share a few photos of...

    Very cool. I hope you will share a few photos of both processes. 73, Mike
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    Well when I read the tittle of this thread I was...

    Well when I read the tittle of this thread I was prepared to tell you how much of a good friend I am to you, but I don't need a "vintage" tractor. Hahaha

    It looks great and if its running now it...
  23. Thread: New To Scrapping

    by miked
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    Welcome. Read the old threads there are thousands...

    Welcome. Read the old threads there are thousands that cover every situation. Please keep in mind prices and costs change ,sometimes greatly. Getting rid of plastics can be one of the biggest...
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - "better than goats" I think NOT! Can turtles...

    "better than goats" I think NOT! Can turtles fake a fainting spell, well I've never seen them do that. Can turtles climb tires and left over crates in their pen area?? NO! Can turtles make goat...
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    Welcome to the forum. Use the old threads as a...

    Welcome to the forum. Use the old threads as a guide but keep in mind prices have changed over the years and may make a big difference in how you operate. We have threads that include most every...
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