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[DPRG] Its about materials

Subject: [DPRG] Its about materials
From: ed at okerson.com ed at okerson.com
Date: Wed Feb 24 18:45:01 CST 2010

$40 per ton would come out to $0.02 per pound.  Are you sure they weren't
quoting the per ton price?

Ed Okerson

> Jose,
>
> Scrap steel sells for about 1 to 5 cents per pound. It recently went up
> from
> a half cent.
>
> Mike
>
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Bruce K. Harlan
> <bkharlan at bkharlan.com>wrote:
>
>> Jose-
>>
>> I sympathize with your plight, but your post was so creative and the
>> descriptions so accurate that I almost fell out of my chair! I'm sorry
>> you had this experience, but thanks for the laugh!
>>
>> On the other hand, if it is $40/lb, then my Suburban is worth about
>> $200,000. If that is true, then I'll be willing to sell it to one of you
>> guys for a paltry $100,000 and you can double your money instantly!
>> Let's restart that clunker program and build our own building!
>>
>>
>> Bruce
>>
>> > ________________________________
>> > From: "Quinones, Jose" <jquinones at ti.com>
>> > To: "dprglist at dprg.org" <dprglist at dprg.org>
>> > Sent: Wed, February 24, 2010 11:00:16 AM
>> > Subject: [DPRG] Its about materials
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi Group,
>> >
>> > Sorry to change the subject a little bit, but since (and
>> > thanks to all of you) I am now closer to be a PID “expert†,
>> I wanted
>>  > to switch gears from software and mathematics to materials.
>> Specifically,
>> > metals.
>> >
>> > I went to a place in Denton
>> > which I was told has like a scrap yard of sorts in which I can find
>> cheaper
>> > metals for my CNC project. They do have a good variety, but apparently
>> they
>> > quit the Kinder Garden Chemistry class and are under the impression
>> that
>> outdoors
>> > and under the elements is an awesome place to store metals. Which is
>> why
>> this
>> > place specializes in Stainlot Rusteel.
>> >
>> > I figured I could get some of these pieces at discount and
>> > get busy with my sand paper to get the rusteelium out, when I am told
>> the
>> cost
>> > for rusteel is $40.00 a pound. Right there my brain was smashed
>> against
>> the
>> > fan. FORTY DOLLARS PER POUND??? I lifted one of the rods I was
>> interested
>> and I
>> > am thinking it was about 50 pounds. So say about $2000.00 for a piece
>> of
>> rod
>> > and rust.
>> >
>> > Could this be true? I am positive I can buy an industrial
>> > grade rod with all sorts of warranties out from McMaster for way much
>> less. So
>> > I know you will be thinking maybe they meant 40 cents/pound. And so I
>> thought
>> > as well, which is why I asked again, to a totally different person,
>> and
>> the
>> > same $40/pound came to be.
>> >
>> > Is this possible and I am tripping, or is Master Rip-off and
>> > Metal Con Yard trying to get my paycheck for a few hyperatoms of
>> embellished carbonized
>> > iron? Which is of course a molecule... DUH!
>> >
>> > What places do you recommend to buy metals? Already went to
>> > Garland Steel, which looked more like a MEGA-DUMP in which I feared
>> for
>> my life
>> > and Fulton Metal at Denton .
>> > My plan is never to return to either of these places, unless I become
>> suicidal
>> > and wish for my life to end by acquiring tetanus as a big pile of
>> metal
>> is
>> > dropped on me. Could it be that buying this stuff from the web is the
>> best way
>> > to go? In Rochester
>> > I had a nice place in which I could buy small parts and surplus. How
>> is
>> it
>> > possible there is not such a thing in Dallas , a
>> > place a few gazillion times larger than Rochester  NY will ever hope
>> to
>> be?
>> >
>> > As always, thanks for your comments!
>> >
>> > Best regards,
>> >
>> > JIQ
>>
>>
>>
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