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    Default Who pays the most for scrap catalytic converters?

    Got one from the Miata. They're going for like 60-100 on eBay. Who/where around here pays somewhat similar? I've seen ads for places like Stella "Up to $100" but I've never been there.

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    Castriota metals recycling just outside the Liberty Tunnels gave me $45 apiece for some old Civic cats I had laying around.

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    u got ripped ,import cats do 100 + jess call this guy 724-989-6095 Jim

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    $100 for old cats??? I'm gonna start carrying a jack and a sawzall in my car.
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    do not go to stella they rip you off bad.

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    there is a guy that buys cats at D&D salvage in lawrenceville on saturdays. def 100+ for import.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4doors5gears View Post
    $100 for old cats??? I'm gonna start carrying a jack and a sawzall in my car.
    aready being done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pewter View Post
    u got ripped ,import cats do 100 + jess call this guy 724-989-6095 Jim
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    aready being done
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    you should atleast get 75. any less and you got ripped

    cat stealing is getting huge in the west and its slowly moving across. I'm surprised how few people actually know about it

    btw battery sawzall or this
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01GPGT View Post
    you should atleast get 75. any less and you got ripped

    cat stealing is getting huge in the west and its slowly moving across. I'm surprised how few people actually know about it

    btw battery sawzall or this
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    Someone please educate me on why they are so valuable?
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    depends on the particular cat and the condition. I do well from a guy that comes and takes them right out of my garage, no taking them anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopNDrop View Post
    Someone please educate me on why they are so valuable?
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    Bump.

    Anywhere else to take it? Free day tomorrow, trying to get a bunch of stuff done that I've been putting off.

    I'll call "Jim" tomorrow as well, find out where he is.

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    Does anyone know if a place will give me money for broken cat innards? My cat is part of my downpipe and it's broken and rattling so I was going to beat it out anyhow. Is it possible for me to get anything out of it? It's not very big anyhow and it's a high flow, but still... money is money.
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    if it is a high flow aftermarket cat you will not get anything for it. not enough to be worthwhile IMO.

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    Sell it on eBay. They got for upwards of $100 on there, import cats are more.
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    Funny, i just called afew places from craigslist this morning and one guy in butler will give me 150 for my cat and 16 a peice for 16 inch aluminum rims, others only wanted to give 120-125 for cat and 10 a rim. But my cat is a lil big so for an import small i would expect around 100-110 max.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgblockelcamino View Post
    if it is a high flow aftermarket cat you will not get anything for it. not enough to be worthwhile IMO.

    Well, the thing is that it's a part of my downpipe and the only way to fix it is to get it cut out and replaced w/a piece of pipe/cat or to take the downpipe off and beat the cat out of it. Does anyone know if they'll buy the little pieces after said beat down?
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