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Selling Pop Tabs

Aluminum pop tabs may have some monetary value if you find a crafter or recycling center that will buy them. This is a guide about selling pop tabs.
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August 12, 2013

First problem I saw with all you collectors who would like to sell tabs is you keep putting them in milk jugs, 2 liter bottles, etc. STOP THAT! The proper way to store pull tabs is in zip locks, or boxes if you're into larger amounts. I have sold over 40 million of them to support my 3 charities.

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Those who oversee larger collection drives do not have the time to shake 3,000 tabs out of a milk jug, and insurance companies may not want them using knives to cut them open. And the scrap yard is just going to turn you away. Recycle the milk jug instead.

Now, selling tabs, E-bay is where the market is, but you got to play by the buyers' rules. Take your tabs, sort them by type, and color. Remove the damaged tabs, now remove the tabs that are not aluminium (use a magnet if you're not sure). Next, it's needle-nose pliers time. Remove that annoying curly thing, it takes up 36% of the space due to the coat-hanger effect, and accounts for 4.4% of your shipping costs.

Count your tabs into 1,000 count baggies. This bag, which containes 26 cents worth of scrap aluminium, is now worth $4 to the person who needs them for arts and crafts. Colored tabs $20 per 1,000, MONSTER tabs $50 per 1,000. In every case, the buyer pays shipping.

Now, as for the curly things, they are also scrap aluminium. Dump them in the bag or box which has the damaged tabs and drop them off at McDonalds. These tabs will be recycled to allow families to remain near their hospitalized children, and you're making 15 times scrap for the tabs you sell.

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September 4, 20160 found this helpful

Its a great idea.. A few years ago when a local high school started collecting for Cancer Patients My entire family began and when the school stopped we still collect.. Needless to say they have accumulated to about ten jugs never thought to sale them though!!

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July 23, 20134 found this helpful

How much will I get with a 2 litre container filled with can tabs? Where can I exchange them for money in Johannesburg, South Africa?

By Refeletse

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January 16, 20170 found this helpful

Hi, I have quite a collection of beer and soda pop tabs to sell.u still buying?

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February 26, 2016

I live in east Los Angeles, California. My husband, for quite some time now, has been saving the soda tabs because he found out they are worth money. Where can I exchange them for cash?

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September 29, 20160 found this helpful

where n Las Vegas NV and how much do they buy it off of u cuz I have a pickle jar full

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April 25, 2016

Where in Interlachen, Florida can I sell my pop tabs?

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July 2, 20160 found this helpful

How do i find out where in ny area i can sell them i live in New York NY?

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July 12, 2013 Flag

I want sell my Coke can tabs? I have six bottles of two liters tabs.

Godi

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July 14, 20130 found this helpful

I agree with the previous poster. I think you should donate them to a charity. I don't believe you can sell them; charities collect vast quantities, and sell them to recyclers. And by vast quantities, I mean hundreds of pounds.

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January 18, 20150 found this helpful

Where in southern California, Riverside county can I cash in tabs?

By Janis T.

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December 25, 20160 found this helpful

How much your Friend get for 1000coke tabs ,1000 that. are aluminium & 1000 beer tabs

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October 23, 20130 found this helpful

I am in East London. I collected about 7 bottles of pop tabs and now I don't know where to sell them.

By Vero M from East London

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August 4, 20160 found this helpful

I have not counted or officially weighed my tabs but I have around 60 lbs I'll get back to you with exact lbs if you are interested in buying them.

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January 9, 2016 Flag

How can I sell my aluminum can tabs? I have over 5000 tabs.

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

Check your local yellow pages for businesses who buy scrap metal. Just look up Scrap metal or Recycling centers and they will tell you how much they pay and what you will need to have to sell them. Some places need a permit and a photo ID, depending on the laws of your state.

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January 19, 2015 Flag

I have an unknown number of cans, and I would like to know is it worth the trouble of removing the tabs and selling them separately, and where in Lake City, Florida? Would I sell them for top dollar, if they're worth more than just scrapping the whole cans?

By Danielle D.

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January 20, 20150 found this helpful

Hi, Danielle.

I buy them for half-a-penny a piece (i.e., $5 for 1,000) for making craft projects. I can't imagine you want to ship them all the way to Canada, but let me know if you do (words work AT telus.net) and we'll see what we can arrange. Alternatively, why not either use them yourself and find local crafters who'll buy them from you?

Cheers,

Rose Anne

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August 29, 2015 Flag

Where in New Mexico can I sell my Coke can tabs?

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August 30, 20150 found this helpful

Last I read a year or so ago, the tabs were selling for $5-$6 per 1000. You can try EBay, your local recyclers, or crafts stores. Seems like alot of work for too little return.

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January 2, 2014 Flag

Where can I sell can tops in Orlando, Florida beside a recycling center? Do hospitals buy them?

By Grace

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January 6, 20140 found this helpful

You can sell them on Ebay. People buy them to make certain crafts. Just do a search so you can see the average asking price.

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May 13, 20140 found this helpful

Where can I sell pop tabs in Limpopo? How much can I get for almost eight liters?

By B . Siziba from Thabazimbi, Limpopo

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May 15, 20140 found this helpful

Well... Hi from Florida, USA! I have no idea where in this world you live (but I will look it up!) so I am sure that I cannot help you. What I can say is that if you are buying all these sodas you may be better off saving some of that money instead of trying to sell the tabs. Just a thought...

Good luck with your "sale" as tabs are not usually worth much in the USA.

In fact, most are donated to a "good" cause/charity to help someone in need.

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March 27, 2014 Flag

Where can I sell the pop can because the collection is now to much for me.

By Wellman from JHB Berea

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March 30, 20140 found this helpful

I have only ever heard of charitable organizations selling these. Perhaps you sell them to a metal recycling place. I don't think there is much money to be made in this. Try google.

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January 27, 2014 Flag

I live in Cape Town and I'd like to know where exactly can I take my metal pop tabs for sale?

By X Rumbu from Cape Town, SA

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March 13, 20140 found this helpful

You may want to look into listing it on the website www.etsy.com . It is a website dedicated to crafters.

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January 14, 2014 Flag

Where in Albuquerque New Mexico can I sell my soda/beer tabs?

By dra

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July 20, 20150 found this helpful

Check on earth911. com. You can just put in your city and it will give you information for recycling in your community.

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September 19, 2013 Flag

I have a two litter bottle full of can tab lifters. How much can I get for them?

By Miss bee

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October 15, 20130 found this helpful

I want to sell my pull tabs.

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August 11, 2013 Flag

I have bulk pop tabs but I don't know how I can sell them. I am in Johannesburg South Africa.

By Daphne B

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September 12, 20130 found this helpful

I know it used to be stylish to make soda pop tab bracelets. You could try selling the tabs themselves online, or you could make them into bracelets or necklaces, etc. and sell the finished product. Just a thought.

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August 1, 2013 Flag

Where can I sell can pull tabs?

By spokes h from Johannesburg, SA

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August 4, 20130 found this helpful

You can sell them at a place that recycles scrap metal, if there is such a dealer in your area. Their value is for the scrap aluminum that they are made of. It is hardly worth the effort. I believe some charities collect them, and then manage to make some money out of it. You would be far better off collecting the whole can for recycling.

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June 28, 2013 Flag

I have a whole milk gallon jug, filled with soda tabs and I was wondering if anyone knows where I could recycle them for cash? I'm from Anaheim, California.

By Jesus A.

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June 29, 20130 found this helpful

Sell them on Ebay, you'll make more than selling them to a recycling center, people use them to make bags and belts.

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June 14, 2013 Flag

I have pop can tabs, like over 3,000, and am looking to sell them to some one in Ontario.

By Fabian M

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February 25, 20140 found this helpful

If you can ship to Manitoba, I'll pay you $5 for them.

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January 17, 2014 Flag

Where can I sell Coke tabs in Phalaborwa or Tzaneen in Limpopo?

By Leon N.

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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