Archive for March 29th, 2013
This receipt from a recent trip to the scrap metal dealer explains everything I’ve read about what happens when “cheap commodities” become “precious metals”…
That having been the case for some years, the weighman now scans your (well, my) drivers license to establish traceability in the event the metal turns out to be stolen, with your ID printed on the receipt. The receipt turns into cash at a fortress-like ATM structure out front, far from the actual metal-handling operation.
Despite having a computerized metal scale below what looks to be a cable modem bolted to the wall of the small-lot bay, EMR has no web presence whatsoever. That’s not yet a crime, but …
B241= brass plumbing fittings, chrome OK
CABL1= house wiring and other copper-heavy cable
CABL2= electronic gadget cables & connectors
C273= pure copper with no fittings or solder, no enameled wire
C275= copper bonded to any other metal or coated with insulation
We immediately converted those two Grants into a tank of gas and two bags of groceries, so the day came out about even.