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Come on Copper, you're KILLING ME!  Prices keep going down.  Is anyone hoarding until it bounces back?
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I'm going to have to take in a load soon to make some room to work.  Space is already tight with 3 kids. And my mom is coming to town for a few weeks.
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Is anyone shipping their e-waste off to buyers?  I don't have a local yard that will take circuit boards or other general e-waste for  anything more than shred.

I'm going to try it for the first time and I'm curious if others have had any success.

My major question at this point is shipping cost.  I know there is a weight (70 lbs, i think) and a box dimension (I'm not sure what that is) that increases shipping costs dramatically.  I want to make sure that I am below those numbers when I send stuff out.

Any insight would be helpful. 

I'll be sure to post the results when I have them.
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Would you be interested in giving us a price list of what you buy?  Do you do toll refining?
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This was my load from three weeks ago (5/24/14) in the Baltimore, MD area (and my little scrap pup).
Prices (per pound):
Steel - 0.08
Insulated wire - 0.85
BX Steel wire - 0.20
Insulated Al - 0.20
Al Cans - 0.50
Sheet Al - 0.40
Electric Motors - 0.15
Brass w/steel - 0.10
Dirty Brass - 1.25
#2 Copper - 2.50
Stainless Steel - 0.45
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Not too bad on the prices, there about the same as we get in South Florida.
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Borrowed a truck and took a load in this weekend (big for me because I'm a small time, part timer without a truck).  500 lbs of steel, 40 lbs of stripped #2, 119 lbs of #2 insulated, and a bit of aluminum and copper piping.  It was a long time accumulating this for me but it was a good payday.  Now I have more room for more junk!
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+Joseph Sawicki We work with Strip Tec and they offer a discount for iScrap App Users. +Rockaway Recycling uses StripTec strippers at their yard. Can't hurt to try it out: http://striptec.com/
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I got a talking too from my wife this weekend for my out of control scrap piles.  Does anyone hold onto certain metals or do you just dump them as soon as you get them?  I might be a scrap hoarder.
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Right now I'm holding most of my non-ferrous metals until prices go back up. Steel takes up too much room for me to hoard, but sadly It's going for $30.00 per ton right now.
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This is awesome and should be reproduced in as many places as possible.
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Thanks for the share!
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It's nice that this forum has become an A&R Metal Recycling advertising page.
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Do you know of any other groups where the actual scrappers share things and have conversations? 
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Rehabing my kitchen means the old appliances go to the scrap yard.  Pretty small load but $62.28 in cash is nice.
Steel: 0.08/lbs
Insulated Communication Wire: 0.90/lbs
Stainless Steel: 0.45/lbs
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Ron, I am well aware of that. But with a kitchen in disrepair and three young children I have neither the time or space to try and sell 15 year old appliances.
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Made a new contact today.  Answered a craigslist ad for a free computer monitor at a business.  Told them I take all sorts of e-waste if the had some stuff to get rid of.  They told me they were going to throw out a fax machine and I could have that too.  When I went to pick it up, an extra keyboard came too and they asked me for my phone number because there were 3 desktops and a server they were looking to get rid of soon once the data was wiped.

Since I'm a small time, part timer scrapping out of a Hyundai Elantra this was a pretty good deal for me.
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That's how it's done. I had some cards printed ( 3 1/2 x 8) on card stock, with things I look for to scrap. I post them on bulletin boards and give them to Craigslist contacts. It brings in quite a bit of scrap. One card got me 3 calls to a law office for E- waste, got about a 1/2 truckload.
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Found this guy a few months ago.  It weighed about 40 lbs.  It was broken, so I took it apart.  A bunch of wire, aluminum and steel
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That's older than me.
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Do you like to dig for buried treasure? If you do then this might be the place for you. The place is a little sketchy and junky. Stuff is piled high and not very well organized. If you are willing to dig through a bunch of junk, you might actually find something good. Unlike most thrift stores prices are negotiable on most things so that is a plus for bargain hunters. The store is small but it is piled high. Good luck.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great beer selection and prices. Bat is a little "divey" but not in a bad way. More of a no frills local hangout that is not overly pretentious. No food served but you can bring your own. In the summer there is an outside area in the back that often has live music. Definitely a great place to hangout and get some good beer.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Big clean store. Great selection. Prices are on par with other thrift stores. Can be a little expensive but the there are some quality products available.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Love this place! Best donuts in the area. They are very dense and delicious. One will probably do the job, but you will want five!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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Love the food! The Crosstown burger is out of this world. Good beer selection. It is small and cozy, so it can get crowded at times.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pete came out to give our treadmill a tune up. He was easy to set up an appointment with. Called me to tell me he was going to be able to get there a little early!! He was professional and did a great job with the treadmill. It has never run smoother.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Not a thrift store.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago