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Old 02-28-2007, 11:23 PM
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Why do people steal catalytic converters?

I've been trying to figure this out. I see at least two complaints a week in my school's newspaper about someone having the catalytic converter cut out of their car. It seems that simply cutting it out from under a car would render it useless, but then again why would you need a used catalytic converter?

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:24 PM
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:00 AM
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Ever see the price on one of those things?

See what vehicle had the converter cut out, then price it.

Try pricing your own...be ready for a good "sit down" when you hear the numbers...

$0.02.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:30 AM
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Platinum!

BLING!,,,,,,,,,, Uh, BLING?????



Here's the problem right here.
http://www.cashforconverters.com/index.shtml
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:54 AM
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:43 AM
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Obviously a job for the unfortunate recidivist who has exhausted all other avenues.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:52 AM
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Someone asked "Dear Abby"

"Why would someone steal a Gideon's Bible from a hotel room?"

and she replied

"They must really NEED one"
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:15 AM
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I knew the likely answer to this question, but I'm wondering what the scrap value of a cat is. Anybody know that? I have priced new ones and I wasn't sitting down until AFTER I heard the price!
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:20 AM
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Platinum!

BLING!,,,,,,,,,, Uh, BLING?????



Here's the problem right here.
http://www.cashforconverters.com/index.shtml
Check out his pricing. Guess which is the highest?

Protect your Benz! Anyone know of a Catalytic Converter alarm system?
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:22 AM
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I saw a car ownercatch somebody trying to steal his catalytic converter once. A real cat fight broke out!
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:30 AM
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:49 AM
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Lets see, zero investment, 100% profit.
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I know someone who runs a business that recyles those. He just breaks them up and sells whats left, pulls down a healthy 6 figure income.


I guess they are worth a lot of money to some.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:41 AM
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$40 is the local rate at the scrap yard
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:03 AM
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I know they contain platinum, but didn't figure there was enough to make stealing them feasible.

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