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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.

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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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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August 13, 20160 found this helpful

Las vegas NV

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August 28, 20160 found this helpful

usally junk yards but they use pounds not count

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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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July 4, 20160 found this helpful

Is there a place that buys allinimum can tabs in south africa gauteng?

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July 18, 20160 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?

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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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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
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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 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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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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January 9, 2016 Flag
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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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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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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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September 6, 20160 found this helpful

I'll buy them from you, how much are you asking?

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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

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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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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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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