Auto Parts From Junkyards
In order to make old radiators attractive to buyers, there are several things that need to happen first. One, you have to make sure the old radiators are compatible with modern home heating systems. Two, you need to restore the appearance of these cast iron radiators. This means repairing bruises and probably a fresh coat of paint.
Keep in mind that resale value of old cars are similar to swap meets in that most prices are negotiable. This is especially true when you're buying parts that are not in good condition. Ask for a discount or offer a lower price. Junkyards will often agree just to move the inventory. That being said, you can expect to pay nearly half of the cost of a new part. For example, a water pump for a BMW 740i may cost $140 new. Expect to pay $70 (in cash) at the junkyard.
The reason why people buy scrap gold is because they melt the gold to make other valuable pieces. Basically, the old scrap gold is melted and recycled. So if you are to sell your pieces as scrap, don't expect to see your items again. Just like in the movie "Serendipity" where the main actress believe in fate.
However, once you find a salvage auction you still need to know what to do to get a good vehicle for a cheap price. The way the auction will normally work is the gates will open at a specific time and you will have about 2 to 3 hours to go around and check out the vehicles you are interested in. This is when you can pop the hood and start the vehicles.
The Internet has become a great place through which to find old gold jewelry. However, you need to be careful and make smart decisions. Never send people money before you get a chance to inspect the property. See if it's real gold and then determine if it's something you should purchase. It might make sense to get started with people who you can interact with in person in your local community. That decreases your chances of getting into a bad deal.
Prior to sending in your gold, it is a best to remove anything of value from it. If you are selling rings, for example, remove any stones out or remove the gold of the item so one can weight the gold one by one. Always remember that other alloys such as silver, platinum and the stones may also have their own values. If you can separate them, that is better. If not ensure that it is clear and that there is other valuable metal and get a price for those materials also.