Why is measuring better than weighing?

Sell scrap cable by length

At Sin Hong Poh Metal Trading, we recommend our customers to sell their scrap cables by length to maximize their scrap returns. There are several reasons why we believe it’s the best method for you.

1.  Instant valuation

When you sell your scrap cables by length, you are able to derive its scrap value instantly, without stepping into a scrap yard. For example, if you have 100m length of 3c300mm and our quote is $55/metre , the total scrap value is $5500.00

2. Price not affected by contamination

Cables that are being retrieved from the ground may contain water and soil which will add on to the weight of the cables. You will receive a lower price due to the contamination when you sell by weight. However, when you sell by length, we quote you based on the length of copper in the cable only. As such, the price is not affected by contamination.  In addition, the weight of the drum doesn’t affect us either. Therefore, we are able to give you the best price of your scrap cable based on the copper content alone and no other external factors. 

3. You know the length of cable

Best form of assurance for majority of their customers. You know the length of the cables that you are going to scrap, but do you know the weight? So now, do you want to sell by length or weight?

4. Transparency & integrity

When we carry out our measuring process, we advise our customers to have one witness present to observe. In the event where no one can be present, we will report the length to you first before scrapping with photos and figures. Last but not least, weighing your cables by a weighing bridge may give you less than what you will receive. This is because of the scale interval that could be 10kg or 20kg. Therefore, if your cable is valued at $6.00/kg, you could be losing $60 or $120 each time you weigh.   

 

Sell by length today! 

With over 20 years of experience buying scrap cable, we are able to calculate the value of the cable based on the number of cores and size of the copper. Send us the details of your scrap cables and we will get back to you within one working day! Chat with us today! 

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