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  • #37
    Steel has gone up a bit since x-mas yeah, there's some yards still paying lower prices but overall I think we should start seeing better prices all over.
    Just before x-mas I went to my usual yard and for the first time they wouldn't pay for dirty pressing steel, so I took it around the corner and got 12c kg.
    Same place recently was 14c kg so it's gone up. I prefer this other yard for pressing steel because mine's dirty, lcd tv's & printers included, But if I get clean steel like when i'm street scrapping, i'll go to this new place up the road.

    It looks like copper based scrap is going good, brass is going great guns.

    I forgot to include my video here so here it is to save anyone going to youtube..
     
    Buying eWaste link here

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    • Beekers Bits n Bites
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      Hey Ben, great new video. Found many of your YouTube videos very helpful - as just getting started scrapping. Unfortunately our local (central Victoria) yard prices are not quite as generous, but hope they follow the trend up. Thanks

    • Chris
      Chris commented
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      Beekers Bits n Bites - where abouts are you? I checked prices in Shepparton about 12 months ago and almost laughed out aloud at the pittance they offered!
      I'll be doing loads to Melbourne when I'm ready to sell..

    • Beekers Bits n Bites
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      Hi Chris. Thanks for your info here too, am learning a lot, quick. Tatura here, will have to take a look at your 2nd hand shop in Nagambie sometime. Got to look into some other 'options' locally but yes prices lower than the city. Guess transport comes into it. But wouldn't be driving a load of steel down. Stockpile as 'Ben' says n take it from there. Thanks again.

  • #38
    Thanks Ben,
    If I do a van load of steel at some stage, I'll bring some boards down for you

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    • #39
      Originally posted by Chris View Post
      They didn't pay you for steel Brad? -
      No but I think there were 2 reasons.
      1) I was dealing with the new manager who is turning out to be a bit of a cock. He doesn't like the fact the previous manager has it on file that I get dealer prices.
      2) I only had about 10-20kg of steel. I usually have 50-70kg.

      I keep going to the yard with the intention of taking fewer scrap types but in bigger quantities but because they don't advertise their prices I tend to take more types.

      I'm off O/S for a month and will be doing it differently so that their small minds don't get confused by too many metal types.

      BTW: I've got a new temp role at work and am back out in the field. They are doing electrical upgrades at a few of out sites and there is heaps of high grade wire in the dumpsters. The guy that "hired" me is happy for me to take it. :-)

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