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Best Work Gloves For Working Outside in the Winter

We have had some cold temperatures and a lot of snow over the last few winters across the nation. Lately, some of our scrappers on our Facebook Group have been talking about the best gloves to keep them going during these brutal weather conditions – because we all know no matter the snow, we still […]

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8 Must-Have Tools for Big Time Scrappers

This is one of those things that you do not want to read – but have to because you know how valuable some of these tools are. Like Grandpa always said, “You need the right tool for the right job.” How true is that? Some Tools Are So Expensive! Buying new tools is expensive, and […]

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Tom’s Top Picks: Best Tools for Scrapping

If you are looking to start scrapping metal for some extra money or even a full-time job, we have some important tools and accessories you should look into getting for yourself before you begin. Tom, the founder of iScrap App is a scrap yard owner and has been in the business for years. We sat […]

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What Are Metal Tariffs & How Do They Affect Scrap?

[UPDATED 2/8/19] A hot topic this year in the scrap metal industry, US President Trump is planning to introduce metal tariffs for imports into the USA. With speculations ranging from a better market to a higher price for consumers, a lot of things that can happen. To try to make sense of all this, we break […]

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After High Prices, Copper Slips This Week – 2/13/19

Hey iScrappers!!! With a lot of the cold out of the picture and halfway through February, we have started to see more and more positive stories coming out of the market. We have seen many parts of the country getting hammered with snow and that certainly will slow things down while on the road looking […]

Prices Are Increasing…Yes You Heard Right! – 2/6/19

Happy Trails iScrappers! We hope that everyone enjoyed the big game this past weekend, even though it was a little boring it’s still impressive to see a team like the Patriots continuing there domination after 18 seasons.  We’ve been watching the commodity markets and we started to see what seems to be positive market moves. […]

Damn, It’s Cold: Are Prices Heating Up? – 1/30/19

iScrappers!!! With freezing temperatures in the negative degrees throughout the midwestern part of the United States and with wind chills and then temperatures into the -50 to -60° range, we hope that everyone in those areas stays warm and keeps safe. We can’t believe that one month of 2019 is already in the books and […]

We Have A Lot To Talk About – 1/23/19

Hey iScrappers!!! We hope that you have been enjoying the winter and we can’t believe that we are already almost through the first month of the year. With the holidays far enough behind us, we’re now starting to see the working force going back into full gear. There is a lot of information and news […]

Determining Types of Copper Wires

There are different grades of copper wire

When you are looking to collect up your copper wire for the scrap yard, it is important to know how to determine the different types of copper wires before bringing it in. Almost everyone in the scrap industry knows that bare bright copper wire is the hot commodity and the highest priced common item when […]

Dropping Copper Prices Slowed, But How Much? – 1/16/19

Hey iScrappers!  How is this New Year treating you so far? Enjoying some of the new aspirations that you may have or are you still looking for scrap wherever it may be? We have been watching the markets very closely and we have seen some very tough things going on and there is a lot […]

Time To “Bird Box” The Steel Prices – 1/9/19

Hey iScrappers! With the first full week of 2019 in full swing, we are looking at our crystal balls to see what is going on in the market and how things could be affected going forward. While the metal and commodity prices have been slightly up over the last few days, we have seen a […]

Scrappy New Year with Steel Dropping – 1/3/19

Happy New Year iScrappers! We hope that everyone is doing well, staying busy, kicking butt, and selling scrap (or holding if you have been watching the copper markets). With 2019 upon us we have not been able to start the year the way that we would have liked to- but it is what it is.  […]

Review of 2018 In Scrap & Outlook for 2019

As 2018 has 4 days left it is time to sit and think about what is to come- our hope is higher scrap prices. After seeing a roaring come back of copper and steel throughout different periods of 2018 we also saw large drops happen. With the markets reacting in 2018 largely due to the […]