Best Steps to Selling Your Scrap Online

Posted by on Dec 24, 2016 in Junk Management | 0 comments

Finding some good scraps that can make you money at the scale is one of the most exciting parts of scrapping. Besides making money, discovering what one trash can be worth is a very motivating part of recycling scrap metal. If you are planning to make some real money from items that you find in trash, selling your scrap online could be the best option for you.

With the New Year already coming, making the goal to make more money through scrapping is a great New Year’s resolution. Most of the scrappers don’t realize that how much money they can make by reselling the items to the 3rd party rather than to the scrap yards. Sometimes you can find the treasures on your scrap hunts that can be worth money if they are reused or resold.

  • Do research- After taking the item home, and after researching a bit, it’s time to figure out exactly that what the item is all about. If you have the equipment like generators, AC units, electric motors, car parts, or computer parts, you just need them to get repaired, and you can get them up and run again.

If you have collectibles like old brass plates, lamps, tools or something else, do look for the printed information. If you can find the company name, model number, product description, year of production or any other clue, you may do a bit of research on the item and find out its origin.

  • Is it worth it? So now that you have checked that how to fix the issue and what is it’s worth, you have to find out if it is worth your time. For the items that need fixing, it could cost you money to buy some new parts and can also waste time fixing it while you could be scrapping somewhere else.
  • Sell- If you have spent the time fixing the equipment or cleaning up the collectible, now is the time to find the perfect place and person to sell it. There are many sites online that you can sell used equipment and collectibles like Amazon, eBay, and others. You can also try to sell out to antique stores, garage sales, pawn shops, or find a collector in your area that is willing to buy the item.

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