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Steel Continues Its Fall, Copper Steady – 12/12/18

Good Day iScrappers!  Is there something that you are wishing for Christmas (other than scrap)? Let us know and maybe we can put in a good word for you with the big man in the red suit- if not, let us know and we can research some tools and ways for you to make more […]

That Important Meeting Happened And… – 12/5/18

Hey iScrappers!  First and foremost we want to pay our respects to George H. Bush, our 41st US President who passed away over the weekend. Anytime a leader of our country passes away it is a sad day and we want to take a moment to remember him and his contributions to the country. With […]

Something Big Is About To Happen – 11/28/18

Turkey Scrappers!!!  We hope that you had an excellent and over-indulging Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy a day or more off with friends and family. With the shortened week with the holiday we saw abbreviated trading, but not much good news for metal prices overall.  With oil continuing to get hammered (it was down […]

We’re Thankful For Higher Prices – 11/21/18

Gobble Gobble Gobble Scrappers! We wish you, your family, friends, scrapping friends, and anyone else you know a very Happy Thanksgiving. With the holidays here we have been asked about if now is the best time to sell your material – the answer is, well we don’t know what the answer is. But let us help […]

Should You Hold Materials With Holidays Coming? – 11/14/18

Hey iScrappers!!! With one week to go until Thanksgiving, we want to wish all of you a Happy Holiday and Happy Thanksgiving season. About 8 days from now we hope that you are taking a rare scrapping day off and are watching the parade, maybe deep-frying a turkey, and getting ready to enjoy family and […]

The Day After Elections & What It Means for Scrap – 11/7/18

Well, Helllooooo iScrappers! We hope that you are all enjoying this two week before Thanksgiving notice and are staying busy out there. With the elections done and the votes have been cast, we are now in a wait and see mode as to what is going to happen with the change in political seats when […]

The Economy: What’s Scrap Got To Do With It

We all remember the song from the 1990’s by Tina Turner, “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” but many people ask us what does scrap have to do with the economy. We wanted to go over the ups and downs of the scrap market as this article should help you figure out long and […]

Copper Is Tricking & Steel Is Treating – 10/31/18

Happy Halloween Scrappers! We hope that we have not scared you off with some of these prices lately, but what has been spooking us is how steel continues to climb. It’s almost too good to be true the way that these steel prices have been going and it has been really nice to see.  We […]

Is It Time To Cash In Steel? – 10/24/18

Hey iScrappers! Unless you were the lucky one that hit that $1.6 Billion jackpot and is celebrating – we are happy to have you back with us this week. With less than two weeks to go until the mid-term elections we only have one vote in mind…Higher Metal Prices! We hope that everyone has been […]

[UPDATED 12/4/18] What Are Metal Tariffs & How Will They Affect Scrap?

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 down what […]

Limbo Effect: We’re Still Waiting – 10/17/18

Hey Scrappers! Here we are right around the corner from Halloween and then for many of us we will see the colder weather starting to creep in. What to do with your scrap? We suggest cashing it in now as the steel and copper prices really have been strong the last few months. Empty those […]

Scrap Prices Are Moving, Which Way? – 10/10/18

Hey Scrappers! Here we are two weeks into the last and final quarter of 2018 and we have seen all types of ups and downs in October alone. Copper up- then down. Steel up- then up again. Aluminum has been staying sideways and overall this market has been very tough to deal with. We have […]