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Old 10-28-2007, 12:16 PM   #21
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it's illegal to sell used cats so IDK what the yards do with them
I believe its for their palladium and platinum content. Basically, the cat is just a cheap source of precious metals.
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I believe its for their palladium and platinum content. Basically, the cat is just a cheap source of precious metals.
you can buy a cat on ebay for $30, it can't be that valuable.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:26 PM   #23
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These people come by my dad's shop all the time, busting his ***** for old cats and any other scrap. They don't take aftermarket cats and they pay on a scale for oem cats. They usually have a palm pilot, and if you tell them what cat you have, they'll look up how much they'll give you for it on the palm.

For instance, one of them showed up when I was replacing my miata's cat with a test pipe. He bought an old cat from my dad, don't remember what it was, but it was $50. So I asked him to buy my cat too, and after he looked it up he told me $10.

I would suspect that some of these larger-sized, older cats (like what was in Loki's runner) have a high platinum content. And the theives know that. Plus, an SUV is easy to crawl under.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:37 PM   #24
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It's popular around here too. Damn Meth heads steal anything metal really, Road signs, road barriers, parts of buildings to get some cash for Meth.
******* junkies,the government should just round them all up and take them to the middle of nowhere and put a bullet in each and every one of them.
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******* junkies,the government should just round them all up and take them to the middle of nowhere and put a bullet in each and every one of them.
:gay: then they'd have even more metal to sell :gay:
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:16 PM   #26
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had some people come by work the other day buying old car batteries for the lead.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:33 PM   #27
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i might do insurance an get a new manifold and mid pipe.
very good idea, it should be covered under vandalism
thats what i would do, i would ask for a whole new exhaust though
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:18 PM   #28
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We had the cats stolen off all the cars in our parking lot before. They brought jacks and a torch, cut them all off. I am talking about 30-40 cars. We don't leave any cars outside at night for that reason.
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people make lots of money off old cats, for the platinum content,they usually pay from 30 to 50$ for old cats
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******* junkies,the government should just round them all up and take them to the middle of nowhere and put a bullet in each and every one of them.
Or just stop allowing people to make drugs. I saw a show on Afgani opium the other day. They were talking about all the ways they smuggle it into the US. I cannot remember what the solvent is (acetone, methanol, etc) that they use to make it. It would seem like all we have to do is stop allowing tankers of the stuff to go to the boonies overseas (or at least track it).

Saw another show about the tent city prison in Arizona. The prisoners were getting a ton of extra time tacked on their sentence for smuggling a few cigs worth of tobaco in there. What a bunch of dumb asses...
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i cant believe noone got my star wars reference, ****** losers
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i cant believe noone got my star wars reference, ****** losers
We got it. You fail at teh funny.
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