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  1. Thanks for the shoutout. I still check in from...

    Thanks for the shoutout. I still check in from time to time. Still got guys cutting up scrap daily. What is the question I might be able to answer it?
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    Shredding generally costs 40-50 a ton depending...

    Shredding generally costs 40-50 a ton depending on ur power and maintence bill. All of you're competitors have heavy media plants and downstream equipment that costs millions of dollars. They only...
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    @ht1 I was told we lost two jobs because a...

    @ht1 I was told we lost two jobs because a competitor over bid by 25 on one job and 30 on another per ton. Major tonnage to. Scrap yards are getting desperate for material to keep employees busy and...
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    Cn should be putting them up for bid then. Maybe...

    Cn should be putting them up for bid then. Maybe this webpage would help you out. Contact someone about them. Sometimes you gotta go over someone's head. Just an idea bullion.
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    @johnc4x4 as long as it sells for above scrap...

    @johnc4x4 as long as it sells for above scrap price it probably won't happen. Hopefully the reserve is high enough to prevent it. I have always wanted to buy one and put it in my yard. The only...
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    Hopefully you don't scrap it. They are rare in...

    Hopefully you don't scrap it. They are rare in today's world. There's actually a website dedicated to selling them and they fetch between 10 and 17k if u can find a buyer. Keyword being if.
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    I contract for a yard in stl. Hint it's not...

    I contract for a yard in stl. Hint it's not grossman or PSC. I have probably seen you a time or two. Welcome.
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    What's sarcasm :\ tons of great info on here for...

    What's sarcasm :\ tons of great info on here for the at home scrapper and scrap metal entrepreneur. You just need to be literate and able to read and comprehend. I have seen numerous members elevate...
  9. @ht1 I realize that. It's like that everywhere...

    @ht1 I realize that. It's like that everywhere though. Most yards are always concentrated among other scrapyards. It's not like they put them in nice residential neighborhoods. There's one right...
  10. I asked the other day what they were paying for...

    I asked the other day what they were paying for copper 1.62 for #1 and 1.49 for #2 and that's the price in Stl where I contract at. Didn't ask about aluminum or anything else. The only reason I asked...
  11. This thead is a question - Seems like u need to stop buying cans to remelt...

    Seems like u need to stop buying cans to remelt and start buying different aluminum scrap. One with less ferrous content. Something like clean aluminum solids or extruded scrap. I'm no expert at all....
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    This thead is a question - It's gonna be a pain in the d**k. The main issue...

    It's gonna be a pain in the d**k. The main issue isn't the steel it's the amount of calcium/lime buildup on the inside of the boiler and all over the pipes. The last time I removed one was years ago....
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    I learned as a youngin if it's brass and the...

    I learned as a youngin if it's brass and the coppers to hard/costly to remove and u don't have any iron attached to it just throw it in with the yellow brass. The old timers I worked with taught me a...
  14. Keep in mind it's just an opinion not a fact that...

    Keep in mind it's just an opinion not a fact that this is the top end of the market for the next 3-6 months. He may be saying that because he has no material and has orders to fill in the next two...
  15. Just read about the recent scrapyard busts in...

    Just read about the recent scrapyard busts in Columbus Ohio. These idiots working at the yards bought grave markers and electrical stuff from the power company clearly marked. You can't fix stupid. A...
  16. The price of everything should be cheaper yet...

    The price of everything should be cheaper yet it's not. Corporations don't care about you. It's about making money for the shareholders and keeping the money flowing to the people running the place....
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    @matador probably lost more money they are gonna...

    @matador probably lost more money they are gonna make if they have been hoarding it when the price has done nothing but decline for a year and three months. Cash flow is probably the main reason. I...
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    Sign of the times. Just google pure metals in...

    Sign of the times. Just google pure metals in Chicago and look at the news. Some yards have good balance sheets and some can barely pay the bills and keep the lights on.
  19. The DJJ yards are in Kansas City mo. They own...

    The DJJ yards are in Kansas City mo. They own advantage recycling or something like that. I think they have maybe 7-9 yards in the northwest mo area. They compete against another major regional...
  20. China melts makes 700 million tons of steel a...

    China melts makes 700 million tons of steel a year annual capacity. They use mostly blast furnaces out off that 700 million only 11 percent is recycled scrap. They also have 300 million tons of over...
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    Why not just torch the nuts off the tow motor...

    Why not just torch the nuts off the tow motor tire and put it in the trash. It would cost less then 40 bucks per tire. No wonder PSC loses 4-5 million a quarter. Just file chapter 7 and liquidate it.
  22. @steelmill I actually think it's gonna be 2017...

    @steelmill I actually think it's gonna be 2017 before it goes up again. @taterjuice some people act like they have never seen prices this low. Most people on this forum weren't scrapping in the...
  23. Prices being paid by the mill are at or under 200...

    Prices being paid by the mill are at or under 200 bucks a ton. It's really not hard to figure out why some people in the middle of nowhere aren't getting paid anything for ferrous metal at all. The...
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    This thead is a question - Just when you think you have seen and heard it...

    Just when you think you have seen and heard it all. This guy shows up.
  25. So wait a minute you are gonna stop buying scrap...

    So wait a minute you are gonna stop buying scrap and start buying vehicles? Why not do both? Now you gotta jump thru more hoops and laws buying cars.
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