Thursday, August 23, 2012

Surplus Scrap Metal

scrap brassEveryone has a different job. From doctors to mechanics to waiters to even scrap metal salesmen. Each can be a lucrative industry depending on your input and commitment to the craft. For last one we mentioned, scrap metal salesmen, there is a whole stock of scrap metal out there for the taking. You might not know it, but scrap metal can be a really money maker if sold to the right people. You might be wondering how you can get this glorious metal. Well, one great way to purchase a huge supply of this metal is through government surplus auction.

A surplus government auction works as such. If one government entity (local, state, or federal) has an over-surplus or overstock of one or more items, it will put the lot up for auction. These auctions are either live or online and they are 100% open to the public. Simply attend an auction at the live spot or find one happening online and be the highest bidder when the auctioneer states that the time is expired. After that, it’s up to you what you want to do with the scrap metal winnings.

One route is to immediately get on the horn and find local buyers that are interested in your goods. You can make an instant flip and come away with a huge heap of cash. If you cannot find a single buyer for your newly acquired metal, you can also break it up into smaller groups and sell it online at a website like eBay or Craigslist. The latter might be of more effort, but it will surely be worth it when you are collecting all the money. If you want to see some great scrap metal listings you can just check out this link.

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