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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 Flag
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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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    April 25, 2016 Flag
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    Where in Interlachen, Florida can I sell my pop tabs?

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      April 26, 20160 found this helpful

      Selling can pop tops is not a very lucrative endeavor. Found some EBay prices-$10 for 1000, $25 for 5000 & $35 for 10,000.

      You can sell your tabs to local recyclers in your area.

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      February 26, 2016 Flag
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      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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        February 26, 20161 found this helpful

        A very easy online search for "aluminum can tab buyers" produced many replies varying from aluminum recyclers to people still collecting tabs for money. Essentially the tabs are not worth much, about 3.5 cents for 100 tabs at a recycling business. You can try a search for find more information online and also try the Snopes.com "Rumor Has It" site below that addresses the many tab rumors:

        http://www.snopes.com/business/redeem/pulltabs.asp

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        July 23, 2013 Flag
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        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 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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        July 12, 2013 Flag
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        I want sell my Coke can tabs? I have six bottles of two liters tabs. Godi

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        July 18, 20130 found this helpful

        It's worth checking on eBay.com to see if there is a market for selling them to people making recycled crafts.

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        August 29, 2015 Flag
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        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 19, 2015 Flag
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          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

          I think Rose Ann has answered your question. It doesn't seem worth it to get $5 for 1000 of them, certainly not if you are going to bother taking the time to remove them, if you have not already done so!

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          January 2, 2014 Flag
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          Where can I sell can tops in Orlando, Florida beside a recycling center? Do hospitals buy them?

          By Grace

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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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          October 23, 2013 Flag
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          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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          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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          March 27, 2014 Flag
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          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

          You can get the recycling value from the aluminum at any metal recycler. It won't be more than just recycling the whole can though. As for selling just the tabs, sometimes people want them on eBay for crafting purposes.

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          January 18, 2015 Flag
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          Where in southern California, Riverside county can I cash in tabs?

          By Janis T.

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          January 22, 20150 found this helpful

          Call Riverside City Hall and ask them where to take them. My neighbor takes theirs to a place not far from us. I live in Montclair/Pomona. The recycling center for us is on Mission Blvd.

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          January 27, 2014 Flag
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          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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          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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          January 14, 2014 Flag
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          Where in Albuquerque New Mexico can I sell my soda/beer tabs?

          By dra

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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 at telus.net.

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          September 19, 2013 Flag
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          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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          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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          August 11, 2013 Flag
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          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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          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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          August 1, 2013 Flag
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          Where can I sell can pull tabs?

          By spokes h from Johannesburg, SA

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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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          June 28, 2013 Flag
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          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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          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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          June 14, 2013 Flag
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          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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          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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