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I just got paid $300 cash for two dozen old lead-acid batteries. Here's how.

A lot of readers are asking: Where do I get dead batteries?:
I mostly got these batteries by seeing and asking for them. New cars wreck batteries pretty quick because the car computer never really turns off. So if the car isn't driven regularly it'll over-discharge and sulfate the battery.
I tell my friends to give me their toxic waste and I'll get rid of it, cuz I hate seeing buckets of drain oil left out in the rain. They give me their dead batteries also.
I picked up a few behind service stations and parts stores where people had orphaned them. A few came from my marina next to the dumpster, more came from the marine supply store. I told them I was experimenting with desulfating batteries and they told me to help myself to their scrap pile. Some came back to life from various magic treatments and I gave them to friends or built them into projects.

Those projects included as welders and power storage for solar welders, running power tools off them, as well as starting and lighting batteries for the Free Yacht.

I finally got around to taking the bad ones to the scrapyard and damn!
Here's what the robo-cashier at the scrapyard gave me for my load of toxic waste!
Batteries are worth real money now, if you can find the right buyer.

Step 1: Check the Market

The market goes up and down. Right now the dollar is low and China and India are buying scrap like crazy to sell it back to us as products. That drives up scrap values. Our military shooting and attracting bullets all over the world doesn't hurt the value of lead either.

Check the values online or in your paper, if it has a commodity markets listing.
You'll get less than this, because you're not selling a train car full. Unlike retail economics, in collection economics smaller quantities are worth less per pound.
If you're in a city with a port that ships to China, expect to get a higher price than elsewhere.
If you have a huge quantity, bargain up for a higher price. The yards that load ships won't usually bother with you unless you've got truckloads, but if you do, they'll pay accordingly higher.

"TL" means "Truck Load". "LTL" means "Less than Truckload".
Hi Kevin,<br><br>we are looking for someone to send our car and truck batteries to, we ship 25 ton in a 40 feet container, all batteries are empty and drained of acid.<br><br>if you are interested in buying you can contact me at this e-mail adres<br>rogier_jansen@hotmail.com<br><br>thanks
<p>hello.. i am manik i live in india. i am looking for someone to send me old car and truck batteries. as much quantity as u can please send me the price and ur contact details on maniklekhi@yahoo.com</p>
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<p><br><br>Dear Sir,<br></p><div><br>Greetings for the day !Trust this email finds you in best of health.<br><div><br>This is Niraj Shah from Mumbai, India, looking for genuine dead / dry battery scrap sellers. I have dead battery scrap buyers <u><strong>READY</strong></u><br> who are willing to buy minimum 500 - 1000 tons every month. Also please<br> confirm that the ISRI code is RAINS. We can start immediately with a <br>trial order.<br><br>What<br> is the best rate you can offer to me considering a long term mutual <br>beneficial business relationship. Need your offer for CIF / CNF Nhava Sheva. <br><br>Kindly mention your payment terms as well.Also please send me actual pictures and quantity of material you currently possess.<br><br>I look forward to your reply along with your company details.<br><div><br><div><br>Best Regards,<br><br>Niraj Shah<br>+919892679007 / nirajshah3009@gmail.com / skype: nirajshah3009</div></div></div></div>
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<p>STILL HAVE THOSE BATTERIES </p><p> THANKS,</p><p> CRAIG</p>
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<p><br><br>Dear Sir,<br></p><div><br>Greetings for the day !Trust this email finds you in best of health.<br><div><br>This is Niraj Shah from Mumbai, India, looking for genuine dead / dry battery scrap sellers. I have dead battery scrap buyers <u><strong>READY</strong></u><br> who are willing to buy minimum 500 - 1000 tons every month. Also please<br> confirm that the ISRI code is RAINS. We can start immediately with a <br>trial order.<br><br>What<br> is the best rate you can offer to me considering a long term mutual <br>beneficial business relationship. Need your offer for CIF / CNF Nhava Sheva. <br><br>Kindly mention your payment terms as well.Also please send me actual pictures and quantity of material you currently possess.<br><br>I look forward to your reply along with your company details.<br><div><br><div><br>Best Regards,<br><br>Niraj Shah<br>+919892679007 / nirajshah3009@gmail.com / skype: nirajshah3009</div></div></div></div>
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<p>Please send me details at manish@palco.co.in</p>
I am a golf cart dealer in myrtle beach sc and have around 4000 lbs of batteries looking to sell the whole lot to one buyer please email me at jdollar843@yahoo.com
<p>call me at 919-464-1968 my name is wayne</p>
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<p><br><br>Dear Sir,<br></p><div><br>Greetings for the day !Trust this email finds you in best of health.<br><div><br>This is Niraj Shah from Mumbai, India, looking for genuine dead / dry battery scrap sellers. I have dead battery scrap buyers <u><strong>READY</strong></u><br> who are willing to buy minimum 500 - 1000 tons every month. Also please<br> confirm that the ISRI code is RAINS. We can start immediately with a <br>trial order.<br><br>What<br> is the best rate you can offer to me considering a long term mutual <br>beneficial business relationship. Need your offer for CIF / CNF Nhava Sheva. <br><br>Kindly mention your payment terms as well.Also please send me actual pictures and quantity of material you currently possess.<br><br>I look forward to your reply along with your company details.<br><div><br><div><br>Best Regards,<br><br>Niraj Shah<br>+919892679007 / nirajshah3009@gmail.com / skype: nirajshah3009</div></div></div></div>
<p>call me at 919-464-1968 I am interested in buying your batteriers</p>
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Hello;<br><br>I am looking to purchase drained lead acid battery scrap. I need 1000 m/t per month. Please contact me if interested with best price so we discuss further details.<br>Thanks<br>guroz@live.com
<p><br><br>Dear Sir,<br></p><div><br>Greetings for the day !Trust this email finds you in best of health.<br><div><br>This is Niraj Shah from Mumbai, India, looking for genuine dead / dry battery scrap sellers. I have dead battery scrap buyers <u><strong>READY</strong></u><br> who are willing to buy minimum 500 - 1000 tons every month. Also please<br> confirm that the ISRI code is RAINS. We can start immediately with a <br>trial order.<br><br>What<br> is the best rate you can offer to me considering a long term mutual <br>beneficial business relationship. Need your offer for CIF / CNF Nhava Sheva. <br><br>Kindly mention your payment terms as well.Also please send me actual pictures and quantity of material you currently possess.<br><br>I look forward to your reply along with your company details.<br><div><br><div><br>Best Regards,<br><br>Niraj Shah<br>+919892679007 / nirajshah3009@gmail.com / skype: nirajshah3009</div></div></div></div>
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<div><br><div><br><div>Dear Sir,<br><div><br>Greetings for the day !Trust this email finds you in best of health.<br><div><br>This is Niraj Shah from Mumbai, India, looking for genuine dead / dry battery scrap sellers. I have dead battery scrap buyers <u><strong>READY</strong></u> who are willing to buy minimum 500 - 1000 tons every month. Also please confirm that the ISRI code is RAINS. We can start immediately with a trial order.<br><br>What<br> is the best rate you can offer to me considering a long term mutual <br>beneficial business relationship. Need your offer for CIF / CNF Nhava Sheva. <br><br>Kindly mention your payment terms as well.Also please send me actual pictures and quantity of material you currently possess.<br><br>I look forward to your reply along with your company details.<br><div><br><div><br>Best Regards,<br><br>Niraj Shah<br>+919892679007 / nirajshah3009@gmail.com / skype: nirajshah3009<br></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
<p>Dear sir, </p><p>We can supply large quantity of USED / DEAD SRACP AUTO / Truck Batteries and ship the cargo to any part of the world. please feel free to contact us via email of : <a href="mailto:alico@sltnet.lk" rel="nofollow">alico@sltnet.lk</a> If you are a serious buyer.</p><p>Smart line : +94 777 327565</p><p>Bala - Manager </p>
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<p>Please send me details at manish@palco.co.in</p>
We have a battery recycling shop in Mobile Alabama, Pensacola and sorrounding areas. Our business name is The Battery Shop Recycling, you can find us on Facebook as cash for junk batteries. We pay top prices for your junk auto battery and we also pick it up from you. Be part of the solution, help us save our enviroment.
im from Indonesia.<br>and we have lots of dead batteries here....for about two dump trucks...<br>how can i send it to you??<br>thanks
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<p>Please send me details at manish@palco.co.in</p>
Hi we are from USA we are very interested in buying your batteries but don't really know how much it cost to send it to here, is it possible for you to find the shipping information to pensacola florida o mobile Alabama? Thank you very much
i've found the shipping information now...<br>its about $700/container to USA.<br><br>so is that possible to you paid the shipping's cost??<br><br>thanks,,<br>u can email me at sephiroth_soul@yahoo.com<br><br>am waiting for ur reply.<br>:)
hi rksumo,<br><br>i'm interested in buying the batteries from you.....send me photographs, if you can...vishalnathwani@hotmail.com...<br>
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<p>any update about the LIPO batteries, I have heard about them, they can be dead if used below their critical voltage level ?<br><br>for saving money over the batteries, I must recommend the<br>audience to read more at :<a href="http://www.mymoneymatter.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.mymoneymatter.com</a> </p>
I have brand new ever start batteries for half of the retail price. If they cost 140 with tax included I have them for 70 flat. Don't have many left and they goin like hot cakes. U can reach me by text at 347-869-4571. Call me Mr. Batteries for low
I have brand new ever start batteries for half of the retail price. If they cost 140 with tax included I have them for 70 flat. Don't have many left and they goin like hot cakes. U can reach me by text at 347-869-4571. Call me Mr. Batteries for low

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