Scrap metal value of old christmas light transformers?

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  1. BradsXmasLights

    BradsXmasLights WiFi Interactive

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    Has anyone investigated selling off their old OEM christmas light transfomers to any scrap metal recycler places?

    I have loads of them that I've accumulated over the years. Since they are heavy it makes me wonder if it's worth anything for the scrap copper/metal value.
     
  2. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    $0.50 - $0.60 per kg is the going rate for "motors" at our local scrap metal merchant. You must take the transformers out of the plastic case before they will accept them though. I used a vice! :D
     
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    I thought that might be the case.

    Do you know what the rate for insulated cable is? I'm guessing thin xmas light stuff isn't worth anything?
     
  4. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    Insulated wire is approx $2.40 per kg. Oh these are the ex GST prices for business too. Walk in retail customers will be paid less as they will take out the withholding tax.
     
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    here in the US im getting about .50 lb for junk strings. have scrapped about 250lbs so far lol.

    another tidbit i just learned, 95% of the earths copper has been mined already. one reason scrap copper is going thru the roof.
     
  6. ԆцряєсϮ

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    Also why theres an ever increasing number of Darwin award contestants trying to Liberate live copper from the Railway network..... :eek:
     
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    fathead45 Fiedler Christmas

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    oh i dont know but there is alot of that going on. oh well weed out the dumb ones.
     

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