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  • Scrap Prices & Yards

    G'day Y'all

    Just back from Western Queensland where mate and I are cleaning up cattle properties and Opal Mine sites. First trip home since the New Year.

    Tried a new yard this time and got a very pleasant surprise. I rang this yard from out west and he gave ne prices that blew my mind. He came in at 16.5% better for the load than my old yard. Add to this I saved 200 km of diesel fuel and $25 road toll, and clearly I was in heaven.

    Got even better. At the yard when unloading and weighing, and they liked that you watched them weigh and tare off your bins, my bin of Burnt Copper caused interest. Copper tubing and discoloured wire were deemed as about Candy. They upended my bin and sorted out what was burnt and what was not. And this was the boss organizing that. The price I got for this Candy copper was nearly 6% better than what my old yard pays for Milberry, No.1 Bright & Shiny.

    Why am I telling you this? Well no matter where you are, it pays to shop around. Like in my case, I got a better price, saved hundreds of kilometers and saved road tolls. Now this bloke is outside of Brisbane and onsells to major yards in Brisbane, yet can still pay me 16.5% better than the same major yard was paying me. This is an ole family business that's been in business since you got paid one shilling for a dozen beer bottles, and now the two boys run it. As they told me, they like to be fair and look after people. And looking at the trade they're doing, it would seem it pays off.

    Anyway hope this helps. Home for a week then off back West again.

    Cheers
    Bill
    OKEDEN SCRAP & PM's
    http://www.okedenscrapandpms.com.au

  • #2
    Well I'm answering my own post. That sort of tells me that this forum is stuffed. That post was over a month ago and apart from Dan there has been nothing on this site. I really don't know why I still bother to check in. And where is Ben? Haven't heard from him in a long time. I hope he is well. But really, if you post and don't get a response within a month, then something is seriously wrong. Perhaps I should forget about the forum and just concentrate on my business. Dunno, sad but true.
    OKEDEN SCRAP & PM's
    http://www.okedenscrapandpms.com.au

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    • #3
      Hey Bill,
      Yeah, I check in occasionally just to see if anything has happened - but it's pretty much dead as a dodo! There's not much incentive to post anything if no-one ever replies
      Ben is still posting YT videos but he doesn't seem interested in this forum. Is he the only admin? Did he actually start the forum? I don't know..
      It is a bit of a shame as it has the potential to be a great scrapping community here for Aussie scrappers..

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      • #4
        Hey Chris,,

        I always thought Ben was the man on this site, like the boss and admin. Maybe not. But it would be nice if admin could post some info about where the forum is going. Yeah, it has great potential and was a great site when I joined 7 years ago. I could upload a lot of things that scrappers might find useful or interesting, but it takes time and if nobody's interested then why waste my time. I'm in the game as a serious business so my time is valuable. I don't mind but if I'm just talking to myself, well forget it.

        Come admin, or Ben, tell us what is happening.
        OKEDEN SCRAP & PM's
        http://www.okedenscrapandpms.com.au

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        • #5
          Yep, why put in the effort to share information and help out fellow scrappers when the room is empty!
          Perhaps admin could relinquish control (or at least share it a bit) to someone who's prepared to hang out here more often and maybe even promote the forum to new scrappers and try and increase the membership/activity??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Okeden View Post
            Come admin, or Ben, tell us what is happening.
            last time ben was here was July 30, 2021

            I can get his email, phone and address if someone wants. I have it put away somewhere. Maybe contact him directly.

            Most of the time I am scrapper Dan but at yardsales I am dollar Dan

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