I just bought 200lbs of lead at a tire shop in modesto for $50. I think I could have gotten it cheaper if I had looked around. But, you know how impatient I am. The lead is all scrap pieces for ballancing tires and came in a few plastic buckets. I am debating if I should just throw it into duffle bags or melt it down. I took it back to the shop and took a torch to it, and found that it melts very easy.