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  • Dan_the_Chemist
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    Originally posted by RB211 View Post

    Try buying it in small quantities for less, very dependent on where you live. For me, this is a good price.
    I'm fortunate in that I live near a town with a couple of engineering firms that build stuff out of aluminum and I can often get their cutoffs at the scrap yard.

    But nobody around here builds stuff out of steel. I look at the projects people make out of steel and I think of how much it would cost me and my knees wobble...




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  • kev74
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    Originally posted by Yondering View Post

    Did you get any rounds, or just plate and rectangle/square stock?

    I'm thinking of ordering some too, but use round stock a lot more than anything else.
    All square and rectangular.

    The hunk of 1.5"x4" stock alone would have cost me nearly what I paid for the whole box if I had to buy it separately.

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  • vectorwarbirds
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    Originally posted by Yondering View Post

    Did you get any rounds, or just plate and rectangle/square stock?

    I'm thinking of ordering some too, but use round stock a lot more than anything else.
    I got a few rounds but mostly flats. I don't know if they would send rounds if you requested or not, or maybe just a grab bag of odds and ends. Might be worth asking them for all our future reference.

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  • Yondering
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    Originally posted by kev74 View Post
    I got mine today. I'm happy with it.

    Did you get any rounds, or just plate and rectangle/square stock?

    I'm thinking of ordering some too, but use round stock a lot more than anything else.

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  • RB211
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    It's perfect for people who just need to have variety of stock, building up stock. Their prices for small quantities of specific sizes is also very good.

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  • kev74
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    I got mine today. I'm happy with it.


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  • 754
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    2.20 or 2.50 for good useable chunks is far better than .75 cents for suff you cant make much out of..

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  • RB211
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    Originally posted by DR View Post
    $55 / 25 = $2.20/pound for random assortment of aluminum.

    I wish I could get that much for my random pieces stashed around the shop. I usually end up giving it away just to clear the accumulated clutter.
    Try buying it in small quantities for less, very dependent on where you live. For me, this is a good price.

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  • DR
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    $55 / 25 = $2.20/pound for random assortment of aluminum.

    I wish I could get that much for my random pieces stashed around the shop. I usually end up giving it away just to clear the accumulated clutter.

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  • kev74
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    I ordered a box today. I didn't know they sold scrap/drops.

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  • QSIMDO
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    Originally posted by alanganes View Post

    Oh come on! You've been around herre long enough to know that "You suck" in this context is a compliment and an admission of mild jealousy. It's part of The Rule of Gloat

    Gave Clough42 a "You suck" the other day for his latest YouTube control box project...beautiful!
    Apparently, went over like a led zeppelin.

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Nothing like having material when you need it - sounds like a good deal you'll have to show us what transforms out of all that sometime...

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  • Glug
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    Originally posted by DrMike View Post
    It's a slightly better deal than my local Alro Metal Outlet.
    I know exactly the location you mean, and it is hugely convenient. But the prices are mostly horrible. Alro has always been outrageous. I remember pricing Acetal from them a few years ago in bulk and the price was awful.

    The history of that "outlet" is sorta interesting. Just up the street there was a small CNC shop called "ASAP Source". They smartly used some of their space to stock materials for retail. In a lot of cases they were short pieces cut for sale (3' etc) to provide a nice selection, and in some cases it was drops. But their prices were very good. It was awesome! Then Alro bought the rights to that part of the business and opened their location. Prices were high to begin with but not outrageous. Now they are pretty outrageous.

    Funny story about ASAP. In the mid 90's I needed some steel to make AXA toolholders. I dragged a friend to various scrap places in Detroit on a multi-hour quest and didn't find anything close to suitable. Then, when I got home, I drove the ONE MILE to ASAP and bought what I needed off the shelf at a very good price. And because it was clean and straight, I didn't even need to do any work on the external surfaces.

    A few years back I contacted a local machine shop for drops. It was not a small place, nor a job shop. The owner let me come by and escorted me through the shop to the bins. This was a pretty formal place, and it was pretty clear this was not typical. The alu had just been picked up so there was none. The ferrous drops were awesome. Pieces of 6" round, 14" long, etc. My mistake was not taking more, because when I contacted him again months later he did not reply to my email, and I did not pester him again.

    Shops are getting almost nothing for mild steel scrap. Approx .25 for SS and alu.

    I recently paid a buck a pound for alu and SS. At that price I should probably resell the SS.

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  • JoeLee
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    Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
    That's good stuff. Especially tye large round.
    My thoughts also.
    I'll bet if I looked around my shop, in corners, on shelves and under benches I could put together a couple boxes like that, in aluminum, brass, SS and steel.
    Maybe I'll start today.

    JL..............

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  • DrMike
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    Nice box.

    Not sure it qualifies as suckage since it's an online offer open to everyone... why isn't everyone ordering?

    It's a slightly better deal than my local Alro Metal Outlet. They sell aluminum drops (mostly 7075, some 6061) at $3/lb, steel at $1/lb, "welding practice" steel at $0.50/lb, red metal (brass/copper) at $5/lb, plastics (delrin, nylon, etc) somewhere around $2/lb. Kinda like a candy store. I have a hard time getting away without spending $100. Finally got smart and now take a list of what I "need." Hasn't quite stopped the "Oh, look at that one!" but its less than it was.

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