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    Posted October 9, 2015 by
    SlickNick
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    Rochester, New York
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    Junk,Recycle,Salvage...

     
    One mans food, is another mans poison, or so the saying goes. And there's always been one business that I have liked, and been involved with on a couple of occasions through the years. The "junk" business.
    Through the years going way back, I use to own my own wrecker, cutting torches, etc.. I would go around buying and selling junk cars. From there I would piece out the parts and sell them. At the end I would take the remains of the car to the junkyard and they would pay according to the rates. As I said, I've worked for myself, as well as for the big timers.
    There are all kinds of scrap metals being bought and sold worldwide. Aluminum,brass,copper,iron,steel,tin. You name the ore, there's a price on it. And it fluctuates. Sometimes more than once during a day it will move up and down. Very competitive!
    One of the interesting things about the junk business is the people involved. From big time scrap brokers, to poverty stricken people. I have seen the big timers fly into the city in their private jets, to poor people pushing grocery carts with old car rims and hub caps. It's quite an assembly.
    Enclosed are some pictures of a big time operation.
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