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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 […]

China: Not Our Garbage Collector

Many people have asked us about many of the reasons that the Chinese markets are tightening up on the scrap markets and imports to the country. If that was an easy one sentence answer this would make for a boring post, but it is way more complex then just this blog will be- but let’s […]

With Markets Still Up, Time To Cash In – 9/26/18

Non-Ferrous Prices Non-Ferrous Prices Hey iScrappers! We hope that you have been enjoying these price jumps and taking advantage of cashing in. We have heard from many people that were saving their copper and were waiting for the price to change – and it looks like it paid off over the last month.  Why cash […]

Learning About Tariff’s Effects on Scrap Metal

We’ve talked about tariffs multiple times in 2018, but we wanted to go over the cause and effect of what has been happening since they really got instituted. Many countries have had great pushback on the US, but one thing that we have seen is the openness of countries starting to work together to get […]

Copper Creeps Up & BIG NEWS This Week – 8/29/18

Good Day iScrappers! With the markets all over let’s get some good news to you first thing…the new iScrap App Homepage is up and running with more information than ever! Make sure you check it out with all new daily updated prices from National Averages as well as more news and information on the markets […]

Copper Rallies After Loss, Steel Drops – 8/22/18

Scrappers!!! Good day to all and we hope that you are doing well! Start the drum roll please…on Monday morning we will have a brand new website coming out that will give you more information on scrap prices, market news, resources to learn about, and overall scrap knowledge. Our New Website Is About To Launch! […]

Current Scrap Prices: Market Dropping – 8/15/18

Hey iScrappers! We hope that everyone has been staying busy and especially paying attention to the scrap metal market. With prices, tariffs, and international news making headlines right now you need to make sure to really being content with the markets moving a lot. The most recent news is the trade problems with Turkey. With […]

Scrap Metal Prices & Market News This Week – 8/8/18

Scrappers! The day of 8’s is here!!! Too bad we couldn’t have copper jump 8 cents per pound, that would make it really great! We have been monitoring the markets, whether they are oil or metals or stocks and we have seen so many different stories about where they could be going.  Quick Scrap Numbers […]

Scrap Metal Prices & News This Week – 8/1/18

Welcome to August! That’s seven months down and five to go to before we restart a new year – and boy what a year it has been in the scrap world! Let’s update you on some of the things going on over the last week… Tariffs Are Hurting Scrap…Again. Yup, they are happening again and […]

Ripple Effect of Trade Wars on Scrap Metal

A lot of people continue to talk about the tariffs, and how they are going to affect the whole scrap markets…and the short answer is (insert drum roll please), negatively but then positively. Things have to go through rocky turbulent times in order to get to smoother waters and that is what we are seeing […]

7/25/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Dropped 20% In 6 Weeks

Best way to explain this scrap metal market? Pulling all of the THHN out of the Steel BX while knowing it will act like a Chinese finger trap and frustration will ensue?!?! Well, that’s exactly how we feel with the way that this market has been going the last few weeks and could continue for […]

Could Electric Motor Prices Drop As Low As Steel?

As of July 2018 –  We have seen copper prices jumping all over the place, heard rumors about exports getting ready to dry up to China – and that may just be the start of things. With recent news of more tariffs going into place, we may be seeing these markets turning a different direction.  […]