As scrap yards are often independently owned, they can vary in their buying policies and payment methods. Make sure to research the scrap yard before bringing in your metal, as some may only accept certain types or require a minimum weight.
Scrap metal prices constantly change; be prepared to negotiate prices with the scrap yard. If they offer a lower amount than expected, ask if they can meet or come closer to the current market value. Politely negotiating for a higher price can often result in more profit.