February 16, 2011
My advise would be to sell it. First off, you aren’t going to get much as scrap. Probably only enough to pay for gas to get to the scrap yard. Metal scrap is paid by the pound. Prices are pretty low right now.
Lots of machinists like getting small quantities of stock. Ordering on-line means shipping is usually expensive. If you can fill a medium flat rate box, you have a perfect shipping method for relatively little. Of course, buyer pays shipping, and whatever you want to charge for the pieces. A full box of aluminum will ship for about 12 bucks, up to 70 pounds. I doubt you can get 70 pounds of stock in a medium box.
As to pricing, look up what you can get the stuff for from an on-line place or your local hardware/hobby store. Discount it some from that, and put together bundles. 1′ long pieces are easiest to ship, so add some for your time to cut if you need to. Post on the various hobby sites, and it’ll get snatched up as quick as you can blink.
As to screws, those you can sell as well.
Machinery is best advertised as pick up only. If you take decent pics, Craigslist is a good place to start.
April 23, 2013
I inherited a lot of metal stock. I have round rods and some flat stock too. Most are 3′ long.
I have mostly aluminum, but some steel and brass also. The flat stock is small(~1″x1/8″).
QUESTION1: I don’t want or need this stuff. Should I attempt to sell it or just mongo(scrap) it?
QUESTION2: How can I determine what the best scrap prices are?
P.S. I also have some REALLY heavy metal working tools(benders, a punch and two lathes) if anyone is interested.
P.S.S. I also have LOTS of tiny screws in many sizes.
Oh, I’m in Westchester Co., NYS.
Thanks in Advance,
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