4th of July & American Metal Facts

Facts about the scrap metal market in America

That time of year is here when the sun is shining, water is splashing, beers are flowing, and burgers are cooking. With the 4th of July Holiday here in America, we want to take some time aside to go through the history of our fine country and how metal and other commodities have changed in […]

6/13/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Rides The Roller Coaster

Scrappers!!! Hope all is well and you have enjoyed these prices jumps and have seen them come into fruition at your yards. Make sure you continue to share and post your prices and check out our Facebook group that we continue to delete all people trying to solicit and are only focusing on Scrappers talking […]

Copper Mining Strikes Effect On Pricing

Sometimes there are large ups and downs in the scrap markets that come out of nowhere and take many people by surprise…and we always get asked why it happens. If were as easy as 1 + 1 = 2 that would be awesome, but it tends to be much more complex then that. We wanted […]

What Sources Do We Use For Scrap Prices?

A lot of people tune in to our weekly reports and we get hundreds of questions about where we learn about our scrap ideas, knowledge, etc…so we wanted to share some different ideas and concepts that we have to find scrap news and piece things together. There are so many news sources out there so […]

6/6/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices See Huge Jump

Hey iScrappers! Wow!!! This is the week that we have been waiting for to be able to report extremely positive news across the copper side of things…the MARKETS ARE UP! Let’s just hop right into things and go over them. Non- Ferrous Markets Copper has hit a large increase over the last week with the […]

How Gas Prices & Scrap Prices Are (or Are Not) Related

Many people have asked about over the years (and until we go all electric with our vehicles) about gas prices and the prices of scrap metal. We have done many blogs and videos on this topic before, but we wanted to refresh and talk about some new points today. Let’s think about the process of […]

5/30/18 Scrap Price Report: Steel Scrap Prices Down, Copper Up

Good Day iScrappers! We hope that you had an excellent Memorial Day Weekend and took a little time to remember the brave men and women that have given their lives for us to live ours in honor and defense of our country. Prices in the markets have been relatively calm and we have been happy […]

Factors of Scrap Metal Pricing

Scrap metal Prices change when the stock market prices fluctuate

Whether you are a small-time scrapper or a large scrap yard or refinery, the scrap metal market can be a tricky beast to understand. With the commodity market and stock market always changing hourly during the day, one can never be quite sure how it all works. With some easy to understand explanations and examples […]

5/23/18 Scrap Price Report: Stock Markets Rally, But Did Scrap?

Hey Scrappers! With these crazy market times, we have continued to be stumped by the news that comes out daily (sometimes hourly) that goes against other stories that we have heard. While we have continued to monitor the markets, both the metals, oil, stock, and other commodities markets it has been tough to get a […]

Should You Scrap It Or Sell It?

Bet you’ve heard this before, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” If you’re a scrapper, you know that phrase couldn’t be more true with the things you have found. We have talked to people that have bought picnic tables and resold them, good coils of copper, and so many other items from cars to […]

5/16/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Exports At Stalemate & What It Means

Howdy Scrappers! Well…the good news? Not much has changed since last week, but the bad news? Last week did not have many upsides so we are left waiting for a few things to really take shape. With the scrap prices all over the place and so many questions still unanswered let’s begin with what is […]

What Wires Are Worth Stripping For?

We have written about what to…and what not to strip, and it continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers for different opinions on what is too thin to strip and this is what we have come up with.  We took all of the comments, pieces of advice, knowledge […]