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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 $50 per 1,000. In every case, the buyer pays shipping.
Now, as for the curly things, they are also scrap aluminium. Dump them in the bag or box which has the damaged tabs and drop them off at McDonalds. These tabs will be recycled to allow families to remain near their hospitalized children, and you're making 15 times scrap for the tabs you sell.
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Here are questions related to Selling Pop Tabs.
How much will I get with a 2 litre container filled with can tabs? Where can I exchange them for money in Johannesburg, South Africa?
Donate them too charity, schools, churches etc. I saved 11.5lbs in the states (yes 11.5lbs) I received a grand total of 5.50 USD$ I was told that charities get more for them at a better rate.
I want sell my Coke can tabs? I have six bottles of two liters tabs. Godi
By Lewissan 07/18/2013
It's worth checking on eBay.com to see if there is a market for selling them to people making recycled crafts.
Where can I find a place to sell pop tabs in Johannesburg, South Africa?
By Wilfred I from Joburg
Where can I sell pop tabs in Limpopo? How much can I get for almost eight liters?
By B . Siziba from Thabazimbi, Limpopo
By cybergrannie 05/15/2014
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.
Where can I sell pop tabs in Las Vegas, Nevada? I need money. Also, what is the easiest way to count them? Thanks!
Where can I sell the pop can because the collection is now to much for me.
By Wellman from JHB Berea
By Jess 03/30/2014
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.
Where can I change the pop tabs for money? From main and Mooi street? If you know where, please tell me?
I have pop can tabs and I don't know where I can exchange them for cash.
By Innocent S.
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
You may want to look into listing it on the website www.etsy.com . It is a website dedicated to crafters.
Where can I sell Coke tabs in Phalaborwa or Tzaneen in Limpopo?
By Leon N.
Where in Albuquerque New Mexico can I sell my soda/beer tabs?
Where can I sell can tops in Orlando, Florida beside a recycling center? Do hospitals buy them?
By Kat 01/06/2014
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.
Where can we can sell pops tabs in South Africa? It's been a year that I have been trying to find the place to sell them.
By B Nkomo
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
By Nightsong 10/25/2013
E-bay is your best bet. Go there and do a search for pop tabs. See what others are selling theirs for and do your similarily.
I live in Gauteng around Honeydew and I have 2 litres full of soda can tops. I don't know where I can exchange them for cash and how much can I get for a 2 litre bottle?
By Charles from Johannesburg, SA
I am in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa and I wanna sell a 2 litre container full of can pull tabs, where can I sell them and how much are they worth?
By Zim B
I need someone to tell me how to go step by step onto eBay and be successful on selling these can tops. I have no clue and I wanted it to be easy, fast, and successful. Please help.
By Monica from la Quinta, CA
I have a two litter bottle full of can tab lifters. How much can I get for them?
By Miss bee
By sthabile 10/15/2013
I want to sell my pull tabs.
I have bulk pop tabs but I don't know how I can sell them. I am in Johannesburg South Africa.
By Daphne B
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.
Where can I sell can pull tabs?
By spokes h from Johannesburg, SA
By Louise B. 08/04/2013
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.
Is the pull tab recycling project still active?
By DumisaC from Centurion
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.
By Kat 06/29/2013
Sell them on Ebay, you'll make more than selling them to a recycling center, people use them to make bags and belts.
I have pop can tabs, like over 3,000, and am looking to sell them to some one in Ontario.
By Fabian M
If you can ship to Manitoba, I'll pay you $5 for them.
Who buys pop tabs in Johannesburg, South Africa? Can I get a contact for the buyer?
By Chris S
Where can I change the pop tabs for money?
By Jailene from Miami, FL
Well, most pop tabs for money is a scam to some degree. If you saved a million pop tabs they would be worth about $350 dollars. A hundred is worth about 3 cents. That is about what a scrap dealer would pay. So collecting and storing a million of those things take up some space plus lugging them to the scrap dealer. A bit more money could be had in collecting the cans and redeeming them for a nickle per can if your state has a recycling law. Or saving the cans and selling them to a scrap metal dealer.