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  1. Nickel has now been over $8/lb. for a few days,...

    Nickel has now been over $8/lb. for a few days, so it is still acting very, very well. I know that nickel doesn't get the attention that copper, aluminum, brass and steel get, but there is still...
  2. Not all Base Metals are Doing Lousy- Check out Nickel

    I know that scrap yards aren't paying a lot for aluminum, copper, brass and steel and many are blaming it on the tariff situation with China.

    But there is another base metal that is doing fine and...
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    One time while poking my head into a dumpster...

    One time while poking my head into a dumpster with two metal lids a rogue gust of wind came out of nowhere on an otherwise calm day and blew one of the lids onto my head. My glasses flew off and...
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    A website with info on many dozen different gigs...

    A website with info on many dozen different gigs is...

    SideHusl - Find the Best Money Making Option for You

    I've done Amazon Flex deliveries and Uber Eats deliveries, but need to give a BIG...
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    Amazing that the tires aren't flat. Maybe the air...

    Amazing that the tires aren't flat. Maybe the air pressure was photoshopped!
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    Make sure you are using the website mentioned...

    Make sure you are using the website mentioned above. Unfortunately, there are fake sites being set up by fraudsters to cash in on this unfortunate situation. Also, the claim is not for $125, but...
  8. It has been a long time since I first started...

    It has been a long time since I first started this thread and I don't scrap as much as I used to (frankly, I need more money). But, I do want to share something that has happened a few times. She...
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    Same to you and everyone out there. Looking...

    Same to you and everyone out there. Looking forward to a prosperous 2019.
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    I can just imagine being there at 2am and hearing...

    I can just imagine being there at 2am and hearing someone say "Ok this is a stickup. Back away from the aluminum cans!" :)
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    You didn't mention whether or not you would be...

    You didn't mention whether or not you would be selling on eBay. If you did choose to use eBay, then there is a whole learning curve involved for getting used to how things work. You need to be able...
  12. The sense of entitlement that people have now...

    The sense of entitlement that people have now reminds me of the old stories told by elders who had it tough back in the day. For a greatly exaggerated version of how tough it was, watch this video...
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    Here is a picture of me on Thanksgiving... ...

    Here is a picture of me on Thanksgiving...

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/748/23829932461_e4e76fdd2b_z.jpg

    That is the BEFORE PICTURE.... :)
  14. This thead is a question - Now if someone could truly figure out water...

    Now if someone could truly figure out water desalination without great expense, that would be a nice discovery that could really help mankind.
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    You don't need these lenses to melt, if you will,...

    You don't need these lenses to melt, if you will, a padlock. It can be done with gallium. There are plenty of videos on Youtube about the remarkable characteristics of gallium. Just a few of the...
  16. This thead is a question - For many many years people have talked about...

    For many many years people have talked about alchemy, trying to convert lead into gold. Since lead is 90 cents a pound and gold is over $1,200 per OUNCE, this process could lead to vast riches for...
  17. This thead is a question - Bill Gates of Microsoft fame has talked about a...

    Bill Gates of Microsoft fame has talked about a project that would cost billions and would allow toilet waste to be recycled into drinkable water and fertilizer. But what about the toilet paper? ...
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    I'm surprised that nobody here offered to sell a...

    I'm surprised that nobody here offered to sell a machine like the one in the video. I tried eBay (searched using NiTech and Cablex) and also went to the foreign company (Netherlands or...
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    Even just thinking about picking up heavy things...

    Even just thinking about picking up heavy things gives me a hernia! :)
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    I am NOT referring to U.S. nickels. Even the old...

    I am NOT referring to U.S. nickels. Even the old ones were only 25% nickel (the other 75% was copper).
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    $5.26/lb. (USD) for nickel right now. 100 of the...

    $5.26/lb. (USD) for nickel right now. 100 of the .999 Canadian nickels equals 1 lb. Also nickels thrown into a fountain don't deteriorate nearly as fast as pennies. Nickel is a known carcinogen, so...
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    I bet Spring Break could be HUGE, but there are...

    I bet Spring Break could be HUGE, but there are probably already a bunch of people going after those cans...
  23. Well I wanted to update everyone on what...

    Well I wanted to update everyone on what happened. I met with the two owners and also the guy I took the $400 check to several months back. Both checks were from the same customer. They were happy...
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    I'm specifically referring to those made 1981 and...

    I'm specifically referring to those made 1981 and before that were .999 nickel (with the exception of a few wartime dates and others).
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    Back to low prices. One of the benefits to low...

    Back to low prices. One of the benefits to low prices is that low prices for metals often coincide with low prices for oil (translation: a tank of gas). For those with families with multiple...
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