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Frequently Asked Questions

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How much do you pay for each tin?
Although determined by the number of usable images per tin you have, we pay up to $25 per tin.   BACK TO TOP

I have over 300 tins, too many to itemize, can I just send them all?
We don't buy everything. So, please expect to email group photos of your tins. We will compile a list of those we prefer to buy.  BACK TO TOP

I live nearby; will you pick up the tins?
Yes, we will pick up a few tins if you live within 25 miles of Portsmouth, NH. We will drive up to 50 miles for larger lots of tins.  BACK TO TOP

Will you buy only one tin?
Yes, but keep in mind our prices include the cost to ship the tin.  BACK TO TOP

I have some Hershey’s tins, will you buy them?
Maybe, Hershey made so many tins we would need a more detailed description or would prefer to see photos. BACK TO TOP

If I don’t have a digital camera, how can I show photos to you?
If there is no way to take photos, you can either offer the tins you have that are pictured on this web site or you can email a full description of your tins. We might be able to locate photos on the Internet to confirm those tins you have. However, photos of your tins would be easier for both of us.
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I have a book that tells me my tins are worth more. Why would I sell them for less?
If you want the value stated in the books, we suggest you try to sell them at a local shop or in an online auction.   BACK TO TOP

I am an avid yard sale shopper; can I find tins for you?
Absolutely! You can be anywhere in the country to look. Simply follow the guidelines on this web site and contact us when you find 8 or more tins. If you are located anywhere from Portland, ME to south of Boston and west to Manchester, NH, we will pick up large lots.  BACK TO TOP

How tall do the tins need to be?
The minimum height requirement is 4-7/8 inches. The lids on shallow square tins are usable and are usually 6 inches x 6 inches.   BACK TO TOP

Can the tins be round?
Yes, the tins will be opened up and flattened. We cannot use figural tins or tins with more than 5 grooves.  BACK TO TOP

What if a few of my tins have dents, rust or scratches?

A few dents are fine. Minor rust and some scratches are okay on vintage tins only. BACK TO TOP

Do you only buy the tins pictured on this web site?
The tins pictured on this web site are tins I always need. I will consider others, so please tell me what you have. BACK TO TOP

Do you buy tobacco tins?
The only tobacco tins we buy are Red Man, due to their desirable Indian-themed graphics!   BACK TO TOP

What kind of baking pans will you buy?
We are ALWAYS in need of old pizza, loaf and cake pans that have the brand name embossed on them. Please let us know what you have.   BACK TO TOP

What a cool idea! Where can I buy your switch plates?
Please go to the Tin Can Sally web site for more information.  BACK TO TOP

Why won't you buy Nestle Toll House cookie tins? I see them all the time and I have several in my collection.
I see them all the time, too, at yard sales. I have a large inventory of them, so I do not need them.
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Will you pay me before I send my tins?
We require you ship your tins first. Please check our references online before you even begin the process or email us for references. We always issue payment by money order or PayPal within 24 hours.
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What do you do with the tins?
The tins are recycled into switch plates and outlet covers. On average, we use about 90% of the tin, sending only small pieces to landfills.   BACK TO TOP

What format and size should my digital photos be?
It is very important you set your camera to the 640 x 480 photo size and email a few photos at a time. Extremely large files will not fit into our inbox and will generate a returned email failure message. The best file format is jpeg (preferred) or gif. 
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