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 07 October 2012 09:03 AM
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What was that phrase some whit on here used to describe people who tend to travel about and deal in scrap metal etc?

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 07 October 2012 10:51 AM
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Pikey......

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 07 October 2012 11:04 AM
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Mobile scrap dealers?

I understand that from 1st Dec, the buyers of scrap will no longer pay out in cash but by cheque only.

I wonder what the tax man will ask in 2013 when he sees an established tradesman now putting taxable income through his books where none under "scrap sales" has been previously declared..........

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 07 October 2012 11:13 AM
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No not Pikeys! Someone used a phrase that tickled me, we knew what they meant though, it was rather good. Just can`t remember exactly what they said.

Bod, trust you to have that info. Mind you perhaps some like me have never (until now) really bothered about scrap. Genuinely !

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 07 October 2012 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by: perspicacious

Mobile scrap dealers?



I understand that from 1st Dec, the buyers of scrap will no longer pay out in cash but by cheque only.



I wonder what the tax man will ask in 2013 when he sees an established tradesman now putting taxable income through his books where none under "scrap sales" has been previously declared..........



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BOD


I haven't heard that. Is that a fact?
 07 October 2012 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by: ebee
No not Pikeys! . . .

Didicoys?

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 07 October 2012 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by: MrOther

Originally posted by: perspicacious



Mobile scrap dealers?







I understand that from 1st Dec, the buyers of scrap will no longer pay out in cash but by cheque only.







I wonder what the tax man will ask in 2013 when he sees an established tradesman now putting taxable income through his books where none under "scrap sales" has been previously declared..........







Regards







BOD




I haven't heard that. Is that a fact?



Yes !,

I have a good friend who deals in such commodities and he confirms 1st December. Like BOD has said, he's also mentioned the revenue implications.

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 07 October 2012 02:34 PM
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there is an inteview about it here

Q&A on scrap metal changes with Richard Ottaway MP
 07 October 2012 04:40 PM
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A recent report on BBC Wales, of a clampdown in the valleys, refers to 'itinerant collectors'.
 07 October 2012 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by: ebee

What was that phrase some whit on here used to describe people who tend to travel about and deal in scrap metal etc?


Was it the one from johnboy6083 in this thread:

"The earth electrode for the transformer has been requisitioned by speculating metal dealers that travel around a lot."

http://www.theiet.org/Forums/f...tid=205&threadid=48343
 07 October 2012 05:17 PM
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Yesthat was it.
Thanks

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 07 October 2012 06:04 PM
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Always a pleasure.

Originally posted by: ebee



Bod, trust you to have that info. Mind you perhaps some like me have never (until now) really bothered about scrap. Genuinely !


Me neither, but what actually is scrap? I think I must have some pikey blood in me as I don't like to bin anything, bearing in mind for example that 10 metres of 2.5 t+e weighs about 1kg so at the mo is worth about £1 weighed in, but to buy the same new it costs £5+ - where appropriate on small jobs I'm more than happy to re-use cable that is in good nick, and more often than not don't charge for it - the customer is better off, and I feel I'm doing my bit for the polar bears
 07 October 2012 11:52 PM
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I weighed a scrap single oven in just to get rid of it, the £ 3.50 (yes, three pounds fifty pence) covered the time and diesel to drop it off and dispose in a legal manner . By which I mean I didn't fly tip it or take it to the local council house holders waste disposal facility. It will be a bit of a pain having a cheque for £ 3.50 and the yard will lose a fair bit of its profit in charges, that could result in getting an IOU or no money at all, maybe even being told to bring it back another day.

Some years ago I saw a couple of blokes turn up at the Bishops Cleeve tip to be told there was a minimum charge of twenty five pounds for dumping their two bags of rubbish that they had gone to the trouble of transporting to a legal tip, on the way out I saw the two bags on the grass verge of the tip access road. When will the clever people learn to consider the reality of situations?

Not many people make serious money out of scrap and it prevents fly tipping.

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 08 October 2012 12:00 AM
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 08 October 2012 07:53 AM
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That'll be fantastic when cheques are phased out!

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 08 October 2012 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by: sparkingchip

Weirdbeard regards your van, do you wnat these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RELI...36#ht_930wt_906

or these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vint...2dcd8cd#ht_1536wt_1111


Lol, whilst I get the robin reliant joke, I'm not sure what makes you think I'd have need for hubcaps for a V8 classic american gas guzzler, having one of those would rather defeat the object of my cable recycling! But as you're offering, I'll accept either
 08 October 2012 09:41 PM
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The spinning hub caps with a horses head on them are the real deal for a white transit with a wide rear step and tow bar,
 08 October 2012 09:43 PM
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Don't forget the hand bell

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