QUESTIONABLE PRICING

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  • #3590

    GLITTER
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    WE ARE IN FL & HAVE A QUESTION FOR ANYONE THAT MAY BE ABLE TO TELL US SOMETHING. WE BEEN SCRAPPING ON & OFF FOR 5-6 YEARS. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE MAIN YARD WE USE. BUT NOW TODAY ALL OF THEM WERE PRE-OCCUPIED WITH SOMEONE OUT IN YARD UNLOADING. DIDN’T REGISTER TILL WE LEFT THAT PRICE DIDN’T SEEM RIGHT. WE TOOK IN 2 ELEC SOVE/OVENS, 2 FRONT LOAD WASHERS, A SIDE BY SIDE DRAWER ON BOTTOM FRIDGE. THE SAID IT WAS LIKE 480 POUNDS & PAID US 14.00. WHEN I CALLED & TOLD THEM I THINK SOMEONE WROTE NUMBERS WRONG OR MESSED UP THE MATH AS THAT DIDN’T SEEM RIGHT COMPARED TO OTHER TRIPS WE HAVE MADE. THEY SAY NO THAT ALL WASHERS & ALL WEIGH DIFFERENT BY MANUFACTEROR. WHAT DO ANY OF YOU THINK FOR THIS LOAD? SOUND RIGHT TO YOU?

  • #3610

    bcinlittleaxe12
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    That may be close, I’ve hauled off a lot of washers and their not really that heavy, electric stoves are light, not much weight to them, the fridge would be the heaviest at about 200# or a little over, if you remember the brands you could research new items close to that and total up the weight

  • #3662

    Anonymous

    GLITTER, here’s the problem, you didn’t weigh the stuff before you took it in and you didn’t call around and get the going price the day you sold it. If you don’t weigh your material and get the going price for that day you are setting yourself up to get screwed!

    How do you know if what they paid you and the weight they credited was right if you don’t know what you HAVE or how much it’s worth before you head to the yard? YOU DON’T!!

    Because of that fact you have no room or right to bitch, after all you don’t know what you had before you headed that way.

    Selling scrap is like any other business and you have to treat it that way or you are wasting your time!

    If you had a carpentry business would you go do a job for someone and not price your material or labor before you charge them for the work? Would you tell the customer, “just give me something, after all I don’t know what the work cost me anyway?”

    Of course you wouldn’t! But that’s exactly what you are doing when you sell scrap and don’t weigh or price your material first! If you aren’t going to price or way your material before heading to the yard then don’t bitch about what they give you!

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