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wizzbilly

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955 posts

80 months

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whats a old van worth as scrap value .

just trying to figure out if its worth reparing my old work van or just scrap it as was told prices re quite high for scrap value

many thanks

andy-xr

9,966 posts

91 months

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Scrap was high a month or so ago, it's in the toilet now.

You'd make more money breaking it on ebay

tubbystu

3,845 posts

147 months

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The real change in the last year or so was that you now get £75ish and free collection rather than having to pay the scrappy to take it.

spikeyhead

8,793 posts

84 months

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The arse has fallen out of the scrap metal market.

If you know what you're doing, breaking it and putting the parts on ebay can be good, otherwise just describe its accurately and "for spares or repair" on ebay.

sniff diesel

13,046 posts

99 months

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Prices have gone from £190 a tonne in July to £30 a tonne now.

What van is it and what's wrong with it?
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wizzbilly

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955 posts

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thats what was goint to do take the good bits of and take rolling shell to the scrap yard so made bit of money out of it , but unsure what would actualy get for it .

andy-xr

9,966 posts

91 months

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A shell? £40 maybe if you load it up a bit

sniff diesel

13,046 posts

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andy-xr said:
A shell? £40 maybe if you load it up a bit
Depends on the size and weight of the van, LWB Transit will be a lot more than a Corsa. Suppose you could go hunting around in skips for old radiators and stuff to chuck in the back before weighing it in.

BruceV8

3,175 posts

134 months

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Down to £15 per tonne at my local yard two weeks ago. Came as a nasty shock when I weighed in a Range Rover and got £40, rather than the £2-300 I was expecting.

The high prices of the summer were driven by demand from China, and China has just said "No more thank, we're full". Bloke at the yard reckoned he may have to go back to charging to take cars if it carries on like this.frown

But there are the scrap metal experts on PH who can give you the definitive answer.

shoutMel!

dickkark

747 posts

108 months

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I took an 94 astra and a 93 reg cavalier in and got £21 for the pair last week.
Just be glad to get rid of it before they start asking for money to take them.
there will soon be cars dumped all over the place,again.

martin thomas

1,063 posts

118 months

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Average price throughout the uk at the moment is £15 per tonne. Has dropped in value every week for the last 3 months. You'll be lucky to get £25 for a large van at the moment.

Martin

MZ

227 posts

85 months

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I know someone who weighed in a Citroen Xantia TD Estate recently. He only got £35 for it.

Personally I reckon we will once again be seeing old cars abandoned in the street again, fairly soon too.

BB-Q

1,695 posts

97 months

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Unfortunately the scrap prices caused a lot of perfectly good cars and many salvageable classics (plus the unsalvageable ones as a good source of parts)
to be crushed.

Jon C

3,205 posts

134 months

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Has it got a Cat on it? They are still worth 40-50 quid alone. (so I am advised)

martin thomas

1,063 posts

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Jon sorry mate but cats have plummeted also. Problem is when the prices are high everyones a scrap man. When the prices drop nobody wants to know except for the proper scrap men who will still be here when the prices are high or low.

Martin

tays27

142 posts

108 months

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I've just bought a Range Rover Classic off Ebay for 170, I'm planning to take the wheels/tyres off along with the back axle for my Defender.

Local scrapyard in Fife offered me 150 over the phone for it if I take it to him, probably 30 quid less if he picks it up.

Badgerboy

1,496 posts

79 months

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Hopefully the pikeys will now stop stealing everypiece of metal they can lay their hands on, and go back to shodily tarmacing drives.

They can keep attempting to steal powerlines though. The news reports afterward amuse me.

SS HSV

8,711 posts

145 months

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Badgerboy said:
Hopefully the pikeys will now stop stealing everypiece of metal they can lay their hands on, and go back to shodily tarmacing drives.

They can keep attempting to steal powerlines though. The news reports afterward amuse me.
Yeah I heard that they were actually stealing man-hole covers round here rolleyes

Just how dangerous is that? If I saw a Pikeee trying to prise one up in the middle of a roundabout he would be roadkill by the 3rd time round hehe

Nolar Dog

8,786 posts

82 months

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I'm beginning to wonder who is stealing all the airline things from petrol stations.

Been to 4 today and each one jusy had the line there but the "gun" was missing.

GTO Scott

2,850 posts

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If it gets back to dumped cars on the streets, i'll be out with the trailer collecting them all and storing them for when the prices rise again biggrin

I feel lucky now weighing in an old Sherpa engine 6 weeks ago for £25..... frown
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