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Do you want to make more money scrapping? Here at the iScrap App, it's been our highest priority to help scrappers become more informed, make better decisions regarding their scrap, and bring transparency to a "hush-hush" industry. Our podcast Scrap You Later is the newest addition to our collection of resources that will help you stay informed on all things scrapping. Here, you will learn the industry's ins and outs from Tom Buechel, the creator of the iScrap App, who also happens to be a s ...
 
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From Winter to Spring to Summer to Fall. Scrapping is a year-round profession, but the way it's done changes with the seasons. For all those scrappers in states where the seasons change, they will understand the more difficult winter months. Your Southerners are lucky! 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/is…
 
We take joy in begin able to help scrappers learn more and make more money. This week we have Tom answering some questions we've compiled from previous weeks. Reach out to us via our socials or email (info@iscrapapp.com) to have your questions featured on the next Q&A! 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/is…
 
Your first trip to the scrap yard can be a bit daunting. Maybe you've been reading up, doing your research in the Scrap Metal Recycling Group, and have heard some not-so-great stories from people visiting their yard. First off, don't worry; we have you covered. Not all yards are the same, but asking questions and having some insight before your fir…
 
We've heard some horror stories (okay, maybe that's being a little dramatic) coming out of the cat world over the last few years - buyers being there one day when prices are high, to completely disappearing when prices drop. Having a consistent catalytic converter buyer is more important than scrappers know. This episode is brought to you by RRCats…
 
There are several options for scrapping a car, not to mention several ways to make more money on your scrap car. Some yards, like Rockaway Recycling, do not take cars on sight. So what are your options when yards don't accept a whole car? Or what if you don't have the time to bring the car down to the yard to scrap? 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Pat…
 
The idea of stamping catalytic converters to prevent thefts has been tossed around lately. What do you think? Would the idea work? Tom doesn't seem to think so. Find out why. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron RRCats.com - National Cat Buyers Looking for a reliable cat buyer? Want fair prices? What about FREE shipping? Welcome to RRCats.com. Suppo…
 
As a scrapper, the most important thing you can do is keep your most important tool healthy and safe: your body! Today Tom discusses back and leg safety specifically, especially since lifting heavy material is common to scrappers. Keep safe out there! 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/iscrapapp)…
 
You may be noticing some scrap metal prices, like aluminum, for example, have slowly been increasing and that makes scrappers happy. But what else is increasing? Consumer goods; and that makes almost everyone unhappy. Inflation is the most likely reason for both. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron RRCats.com - National Cat Buyers Looking for a rel…
 
When you're selling your scrap catalytic converters, what do you look for in a buyer? Is it the best pricing (and be honest...)? Or do you look for someone more reliable and consistent? Although we all want to make the most money with our scrap, Tom poses a good argument for taking the consistent buyer over the highest one. This episode is brought …
 
Over the last week, the copper price per pound has been extremely volatile, and that is typically a bad sign which could lead to downward pressure on the market. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron RRCats.com - National Cat Buyers Looking for a reliable cat buyer? Want fair prices? What about FREE shipping? Welcome to RRCats.com. Support the show (…
 
XRF analyzers are an investment for scrap yards, so if you happen to find a yard that owns one, we'd day you're pretty lucky. XRF analyzers provide clarity and transparency for yards and customers alike and could make you more money in the end. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/iscrapapp)…
 
Copper usually takes the spotlight in the non-ferrous world, but aluminum has been shining lately (14-year highs actually!). Tom tells you a few of the reasons why you're probably seeing higher aluminum scrap prices at the yard. And the best part? These prices may be here to stay. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.pa…
 
Despite all the issues going on around the world - increased demand, decreased supply, supply-chain slowdowns, possible government shutdowns - metal prices remained steady and strong, surprising all of us. Congrats to Patron Larry Cox 🎉 the winner of this month's Patreon giveaway! Every month, we will be giving away either a new tool or merch to sa…
 
We had an awesome sit down with Tom's sister, Virginia Buechel, Director of Marketing for the iScrap App, about what we call the 'New Age Scrapper' and how through technology and utilizing the resources around them, have become very smart with their scrap metal decisions. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.patreon.com…
 
The transition to electric vehicles is full-motion: the current administration is pushing hard for it, car manufacturers are setting all-electric goals for the near future, and everything seems to be working out, right? Well, there may be a slight problem... 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/iscrapapp)…
 
It seems like every week, we read a new incident of a scrap yard fire. Scrap yard fires can be scary and hard to extinguish. In this episode, Tom will tell you what yards do to prevent fires at the yard and what YOU can do as the scrapper to help prevent against them. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/isc…
 
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the words catalytic converter? Is it a vision of money (we all know by now the cats have significant value)? Yes, selling scrap catalytic converters can lead to a nice payday, but have you thought about the OTHER green associated with cats? Brought to you by RRCats.com: Fair. Consistent. Reliable. R…
 
The markets have not skipped a beat over the Labor Day Weekend (goodbye to all of you white pants lovers, that season has passed until MDW 2022), and we have seen prices relatively strong. One of the biggest things that we saw over the weekend was a few articles talking about aluminum pricing, and that market has made a powerful push over the last …
 
Recovery from this awful covid pandemic would mean many things: life returning to normal (or the new normal), everyone returning to work, and of course, no masks 😷 but have you thought about how it will affect the scrap metal market and prices? Tom has some thoughts here in this week's episode. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/iscrapapp)…
 
Patrons saw it first! We can't think of a better way to start off Scrap You Later's interview series. Joined by his dad, Tom Buechel Snr, both Toms sit down for a friendly scrap metal talk, reminiscing on the old days of Rockaway Recycling, how they each got started in the industry, and how times have changed. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Su…
 
We're seeing many reports of the price of copper scrap back up after last week's dip. Aluminum is staying strong as usual, but oil prices aren't budging. We also announced the winner of our DeWalt x iScrap giveaway... was it you? 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/iscrapapp)…
 
Scrapping. It's a great way to make some extra money on the side or if you are full-time, it's your way of living. Regardless of how often you are at the scrap yard, it's important to know the weights and what they mean on your receipts. Knowing what the weights means and reading your scrap receipt prior to leaving the yard can save you big bucks. …
 
Infrastructure this, infrastructure that... Well, the bill itself has finally passed. So now what? Tom gives a bit of insight into how this new Infrastructure bill could affect scrap prices and the market overall. iScrap will continue to keep you updated on this as we see it progress. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show (https://ww…
 
The push for electric vehicles is moving fast and with that, growing concern over how we will power this revolution. Will there be enough copper to go around and what happens if there isn't? Part of our E.V. series, Tom explores the possibility of a copper shortage and what that could mean for scrappers. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support …
 
Prices aren't looking too shabby at the moment, even with that slight copper dip and steel prices decreasing. We had some great questions asked and a lot of fun with this week's report. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Ready to sign up for iScrap App 2.0? Sign up here: iScrapApp.com/2.0 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/iscrapapp)…
 
iScrap has always strived to be your go-to resource for anything scrapping-related! We compiled a few questions from listeners and followers over the last few weeks and had Tom give his own solution/take on it. Comment on any of our socials if you'd like your own questions answered on the next episode. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support th…
 
"We want higher prices!" is of course the answer to this question we all want, but this is a question we always like to ask scrappers and get feedback on. In this episode, Tom discusses various things to consider before you start asking for higher prices and maybe finding various scrap yards too. 📲Download The App ✌️Become A Patron Support the show…
 
How do you decide when you should sell your scrap? When do you get conservative and hold your scrap metal? It's always a common question whether scrappers should hold or sell their material. While Tom is a big advocate of selling your scrap regularly, he understands sometimes there are times when it makes sense to hold onto specific materials. 📲Dow…
 
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