I'm sure China was not paying them the $2 a pound for the stainless they were charging us. Lets hope more scrapyards start to feel the pinch, and are forcedbrentswain38
A year or two ago the scrap yard in my town (New Plymouth, NZ) wouldn't sell you anything. It all went to China and they couldn't be bothered with you. Nowopuspaul
Heard the same from scrap dealers here. Some yards are dedicated buy-only and ship 100% of their scrap to China. Matt To: firstname.lastname@example.org From:www_m_j_malone
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