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[DPRG] Its about materials

Subject: [DPRG] Its about materials
From: Mike Dodson madodson at gmail.com
Date: Wed Feb 24 19:27:57 CST 2010

All,

When I quoted 1 to 5 cents per lb, I shoulda said that's what I get when I
sell scrap steel.

Sorry for the inaccuracy.

Mike

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 6:45 PM, <ed at okerson.com> wrote:

> $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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