So, how can a “fixed” price per Kg be fair if the material value can vary?
Fact: There are variations according to WHERE the original vehicle was designed to be sold in. The automobile manufacturers have different quality standards, and manufacture the catalytic converters with different levels of Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium content per Kg for different regions of the World. For example, although they may look exactly the same, and weigh exactly the same, catalyst removed from an automobile manufactured for the Asian market does NOT have the same quality catalyst as the exact same make and model automobile manufactured for the European markets, and the European car will also be manufactured to different specifications from the SAME EXACT vehicle manufactured for the USA market. Fact: There are variations according to the vehicle year, make and model the catalytic converter was originally designed for. As you know from collecting your scrap converters, even within a particular manufacturers product line, the catalytic converters will come in different size