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About puked when I called for prices!!!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by letsblaze, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. letsblaze

    letsblaze Feeling the Heat

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    Called Menards and Lowes on pellets in Michigan...
    249 a ton for Michigan pellets , Presto logs and sets.
    Wth!!!
    I was paying 175 a ton all last year at both stores.
    Anyone else dealing with crazy prices?
    I did find Propellets for 170 a ton. Looks like I'll be burning 4 tons of them again this year.

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  2. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    Still cheaper then I've ever seen up here.
  3. peakbagger

    peakbagger Minister of Fire

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    A big cost for pellets is transportation, high diesel costs will tend to drive prices up. There is also a growing export market which could be driving demand.
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  4. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    For some reason, Menards around here cranks their pellet prices this time of year. I'd guess that after Labor Day that the price would come back down to "normal".

    Assuming you're talking about the stores in Big Rapids, was it Lowe's that had Presto Logs? I got a few bags there last year, first and only time I saw them in the area. Lowe's in the Grand Rapids area only had Michigan pellets last year.
  5. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    it's still early for big box pricing. they have better pricing IN season, opposite of the pellet houses.
  6. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't even find pellets at any big box store here in central Minnesota to get a handle on prices. Want to test fire my last stove purchase but am not going to break down a pallet to do so. If the prices go as high as others are finding I may be able to go back to corn with it going down. Hate dealing with moths and mice etc. But still have everything to burn corn.
  7. coobie

    coobie Member

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    Try rural king in angola IN.
  8. letsblaze

    letsblaze Feeling the Heat

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    This.
  9. Snowmobileaddict

    Snowmobileaddict Member

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    Yep, I posted about this big price hike in the pellet price report threads when it happened back in the second week of June. All the big box stores around SE Wi are at 4.99 a bag.
  10. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    Menards got in some pellets and I was trying to get them with the 11% sale but they want 4.99 a bag. To the clerk that was over a dollar more than they were charging last heating season. Local corn price is 4.16 per 56lb bushel. Back to corn a good probability.
  11. Snowmobileaddict

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    Menards in WI has put hardwood pellets on sale till August 25th 2013. They are selling for $3.99 a bag vs. $4.99 regular price.
    Down here in the SE they have a lot of Somersets and Pennywise on the rack.

    Those are opposite ends of the pellet quality spectrum in my opinion. Get the 'sets while you can!
  12. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    Fleet Farm has their Superior Pellets, premium, on sale for $188 ton. Just got back with two tons and will go back tomorrow AM for another 2 and that should do me with the hold over ton from last season. Wasn't worth the wait or the extra miles for the sale at Menards.

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