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#1
Hey, just wondering if selling scrap metal to a junkyard guy is worth it and how much it pays (preferably the price per pound of different metals). Any other useful info would be great. Thx.
#2
why not call the junk yard?
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Yeah that old bloke in Megaton pays a good couple of caps for it.
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You can get a couple hundred for a car.

Look up how much metals worth to make sure you're not getting ripped off, but the dudes not gonna pay list price, cuz he needs to make a profit too.
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lmfao did you get that idea from Trailer park Boys or what




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it depends what it is how heavy it is etc and what the prices are like at the time of going.

you'd really have to go to one to find out also when you go wear some dirty overalls that way they will think you know what your doing
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Unfortunately I don't have any overalls. I thought it would be a fun and easy way to earn a little extra cash, and helping the environmet @ the same time. Google didn't help at all btw.
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Then you don't know how to use it. I found the link I posted above without any real effort.
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Metalprices.com= confusing. Does anybody have something a little more comprehensiv... or RELEVANT?
#16
I dunno why you wouldn't call the yard owner, he's the one you're selling to. I don't come on here and ask you guys prices for milk at the grocery store.
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Metalprices.com= confusing. Does anybody have something a little more comprehensiv... or RELEVANT?


How is it confusing? It shows the price of the most common types of metals on the public market per pound.
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Thank you ethat_hanus. I appreciate it. Oh and Zombee's
"I dunno why you wouldn't call the yard owner, he's the one you're selling to. I don't come on here and ask you guys prices for milk at the grocery store."
I think calling the owner is a good idea, but a grocery store is easier to find that a junkyard.
And you can't make money buying milk.
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All the multiple posts, you would think this was a life or death situation
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That never happened to me. You can always give it to that Ghoul in the Underworld in exchange for stimpaks or other chems.
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When you say aluminium, that includes cans right?



if they are magnetic its steel durrr if not then they are aluminum
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Yeah thats what I would do and I was never without stimpaks for the entire playthrough.
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last time i went scrapping, it was 7 cents a pound for steel/iron, and 40 cents per pound for aluminum. i usually make around $300 or so dollars a month from it. you would be surprised at the amount of metal people throw away.

also, having a truck is an absolute MUST. most of the scrap i come across would rip the hell out of any car interior.

try to find the densest pieces to earn the most money.

try to separate most of the metals from each other before you head to cash it in, otherwise, it will be deemed "dirty" metal, and you will be paid less

hope that helps. message me if you have any questions
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Yeah thats what I would do and I was never without stimpaks for the entire playthrough.


Nice

Best thing is that they weigh nothing.
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My brother says he could make a thousand dollars a day doing that. Of course, he's a dumbass though.
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If you ever get hold of a AC condenser, scrap it. The copper piping is the big payoff.
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As a police officer, I can say that scrap metal theft is becoming a major concern. A local church/school just went to fire up their air conditioning system last week and found it didn't work... Thieves had scaled the roof and stolen all the copper tubing.
Likewise, foreclosed houses are frequently targeted for stripping of copper pipe and wiring.
A big problem locally is catalytic converter theft. The thieves use a battery-powered sawzall and just cut the exhaust pipes.
As well, they take manhole covers, street-light wiring (sometimes with tragic results...) and even aluminum siding.
So evidently there's a buck to be made, if you're willing to take the risks.
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Hey, just wondering if selling scrap metal to a junkyard guy is worth it and how much it pays (preferably the price per pound of different metals). Any other useful info would be great. Thx.


If you have the metal and nothing better to do than sure, its worth it. If you don't have the metal and are planning on going to find it, unless its copper or aluminum I wouldn't waste your time. Hell, even if you do find copper an aluminum, unless its a giant stash you're better off getting a job at a fast food place. I would not sell gold or silver, just hold onto it. Inflation is out of control and its the only way to secure any wealth.
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Lets see, any kind of steel or iron pays next to nothing. Aluminum pays like $5 a pound, copper is like, $10 a pound, gold is over $1500 an ounce, Silver is like $70-$80 a ounce, and tin is just worthless.


Shit, aluminum is like 80 cents a pound here on a good day
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it all depends on the price of the metal at that time.

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