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"Raw" Lead Price

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Cray, Aug 22, 2011.

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  1. Cray

    Cray Member

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    Lead is "falling" like our economy! $1.03 per pound.

    Maybe we'll be able to afford it in January! Cray
     
  2. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    When I was selling off my aluminum cans last week ($0.70) I happened to look at their prices on lead.

    Soft lead $0.10/lb

    WheelWeights $0.03/lb


    Can't imagine they had many donors.
     
  3. Cray

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    Lead is "falling" like our economy! $1.03 per pound.

    Maybe we'll be able to afford it in January! Cray
     
  4. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    When I was selling off my aluminum cans last week ($0.70) I happened to look at their prices on lead.

    Soft lead $0.10/lb

    WheelWeights $0.03/lb


    Can't imagine they had many donors.
     
  5. Bill Roberts

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    That's funny, I talked to two dealers today that said they were told shot
    is going up al
    Almost $10 a bag on the next shipment.

    Bill
     
  6. Auctioneer

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    You first have to look at what they have in stock. They have tons of lead that they bought at a high price. They need to sell that first and recoop their money. After that they can start selling lead that they bought at a lower price. All that takes time. Sorry to say.
     
  7. Jim Porter

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    I do not agree! Smart business people will buy at the new cheaper price and add it to what they have and cost average for a while until they work through the high priced stuff UNLESS they have far too much inventory on hand. In that case they may have to hold what they have untill the market goes back up to existing prices. And hopefully that could be a while! Usually the first guy who does this gets the first sell through and is in better shape to take advantage of the lower prices.
     
  8. skeeljc

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    Most places that sell shot don't sell it to make money! They do it so customers will come and purchase other items. That is why there is no competition marketing shot.

    Jim Skeel
     
  9. JerryP

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    Auctioneer, If you go into business with that attitude you better stick to a product you can eat. Others will buy at a different time in the cycle and undercut your price. You could maybe make a bean bag chair with the tons of shot you are going to sit on.
     
  10. halfmile

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    Last time this happened the pipeline took about 6 months to clear out.

    In the meantime everyone shot Estates and gun Clubs till shot got affordable again.


    HM
     
  11. b12

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    Lead is on the way down. Thats what many salvage yard dealers are saying. I hope it keeps on falling Bill
     
  12. Hoosier Daddy

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    When lead went to $1.70 per pound shot was cheaper than it is now. We are getting shafted now just as we were then. Recycled lead is down to giveaway prices.
     
  13. kgun_shooter

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    Just like everything else my friends, we are being taken to the cleaners. Look a the price of gas! Oil dropped almost 10 dollars in a day and the price of gas didn't budge. Now gas has went up almost 25 cents in two days here, why?
     
  14. RickN

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    We should be looking at cheaper shot than what it is now.
     
  15. RunGunIPSC

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    For what this is worth,not even the lead to throw at it:There were 3 highs,each higher than the last. Then the last high,about $1.25#,did not break the prior one. This is a signal that lead is on the way down. Remember what you are seeing in not the cost of lead but a future contract & this is driven by traders,not users like us & car batteries,etc.
     
  16. BILL GRILL

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    Just got the word scrap batteries are going from .37 down to .32. a pound.
     
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