Scrapping my old car

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  1. steveizz

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    I'm just about to get rid of my loyal old Peugeot 306 diesel and was wondering if am going to get a nice bundle of cash or will I be paying someone to take it off my hands.

    Has anyone else gone to the breakers with their car and was it an easy process?

    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Good question, my guess is it will be some between 'buttons and a bus-fair home'. Always happy to move it over to the Motoring thread if you get few responses here.

    Could you donate it to a local College's mechanic's body-shop or similar for training?
     
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    Got £120 for my old ford fiesta. You will need photo id when you go to scrap it. Sign the v5 and job done.

    Edit: this price was in may 2014.
     
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    Price of scrap is poor at the moment. £100 and you'll be doing well I think.
     
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    Generally speaking, if they collect, they will do so 'for free'. Don't expect any money out of them though! If you drop it off yourself, you'd be looking at about £80 at the moment I reckon. Better than a kick in the plums for sure!
     
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    That's about the better price at the moment from decent scrap yards. I personally think you will be lucky to clear £70 on a 306
     
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    Might of changed but when i used the above link they collected for free and gave me about £120(ish)
     
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    If that was a couple of years ago the price has dropped so much since then.
     
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    Could donate it to your local fire service to practice on they are usually very grateful and it could end up helping to save a life.
     
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    Start it as a 99p auction on ebay?
     
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    gumtree it as there cheap to insure for young drivers,

    some breakers may give you £150-200 as its a running car but you have tell them that and you can lie to them saying you been offer x-mount for it
     
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    I got £120 for my old Clio back in November, scrap price is poor at the moment. They did come and collect mine as well though.
     
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    You will need a Passport and current Utility bill or a photo driving licence. Plus the V5. Your Bank Account details or payment will be by Cheque. Prices are the lowest they have been for years.
     
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    Barbs will be the best advice as you can see from her avatar she knows all about scrap:p


    (She may also work in a scrap yard as well i seem to remember;))
     
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    Actually I do (well remembered) but prices are so bad we have given up on the cars but still have to apply the rules to any metal brought in.

    Metal Cans are our Business now so if anyone has at 26 tonne to fill a lorry,,,lol

    There is so much plastic in my Car I know its safe near the lads.
     
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    My son's old Ford C-Max broke down just off the M4 in Swansea. Blown engine. Police told him he had to get it removed as soon as possible, well within 24 hours at the latest. He phoned a local scrap yard and they recovered it and he pocketed £110.

    Credit to the police they did pick him up and took him to near his destination. Next morning they did phone him four times to ask when the car was going to be recovered.
     
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    I bet the scrappy was laughing all the way to the bank.. the cheapest c-max currently on auto trader is going for £750 and that's for a non runner
     
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    That's a 2008 and might be repairable, the scrapped one could be 5 years older and a write off :)
     
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    difference between Scrap and wreckers. If you are going to scrap if possible break it up a good cat will still fetch a good price. Alloys again better price than just the shell.
     
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    My car is on a 1998 plate and it cost me £800 7 years ago. In terms of bangernomics she has done all I can have asked of her, the icing on the cake would be £150 back. I can't justify selling on as there is so much going wrong I should pay someone to take it.
     
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    I scrapped a similarly aged old Laguna a couple of years ago. Couldn't sell it. At the time they were advertising £100 minimum on the local radio. They collected it, gave me £120 and would have offered more if it had alloys.

    I'd be interested in what the average pay out is now.
     
  24. steveizz

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    I'm going to phone around, see if Kent and London differ much.
     
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    Annoying thing is I only filled the huge capacity tank up last weekend, normally takes me a month to use it all.
     
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    As I say we no longer take them but our price would of been approx £60 per tonne a Laguna would be approx. 1.2 so £72 the alloys removed and tyres off would get £6 each and if it was a proper cat £25. Just looked the price we were paying 2 year ago it was £100 a tonne.
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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    I remember by brother getting £50 scrap for an old Nova saloon years ago, and within 2 days he saw someone driving it around town
     
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    Ouch...
     

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