No, your not unfortunate, maybe you live in a city/state that don't have salvage yards. I know I dont have any around. I have scrap metal yards and car junk yards as well.
I watch Mythbusters and they go to Salvage yards all the time. Man, I wish I lived in Cali so I could go to one. Damn that would be fun. I would spend the whole day looking at stuff. Man, I wish there was one around me.