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  1. Boobo0

    Boobo0 Member

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    Drove 220 miles round trip today from southern Mass. to Berwick ME to grab 2 tons MWP softies. Am I off my rocker or has anyone else done anything similar? Hoping I'm not alone on this one.

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  2. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Have you tried them before you bought or just relying on what you've read here?

    Out of curiosity, what did you pay?
  3. Danny Cathcart

    Danny Cathcart Member

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    Eh... Foolish? Na. One has to do what they have to do when it is in the best interest of their family and livelihood. Sometime this spring I'll be making a 200 plus mile round about for pellets myself.
  4. Boobo0

    Boobo0 Member

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    Too far away to drive up for test bags, so I had to go on the forums opinions (which were very positive). I've been burning the blends with pretty good results, but I just wanted to try something "a step above". Plus a had the spare time today to do it.

    $259 a ton
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    In a single word, yes.

    You got it real bad, you need a 12 step program and a very large support group of folks that are not members of this forum.
  6. Danny Cathcart

    Danny Cathcart Member

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    OH sure, egg him on Bear :)
  7. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Fuel cost = $40? $60? Which puts you up to $279-$289. You prolly could have bought something as good or better at home. That said, there's nothin wrong with a good road trip.
  8. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Why? where they indoor stored?
  9. Boobo0

    Boobo0 Member

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    :)
  10. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Hey Danny, one of a members' responsibilities on here is to help others who may be going down the slippery slope before it is too late.

    In this case we may have failed.
  11. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    where in Berwick north Berwick , south Berwick or just Berwick ? i live in Ma but have a camp up in Limerick Me .
  12. Danny Cathcart

    Danny Cathcart Member

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    Understand. Everyone needs a nudge in the right direction once in a while. Myself at times, have gotten a good swift kick in the rump. That being said - Ole Boy has to learn just like we all did and, hopefully still are.
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  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Quick, barricade the borders.
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  14. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    waaay to late Smokey :) the "camp" is my wife's family's on lake Sokokis . struggling to hold on to it .
  15. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    We can at least try to keep you out so you can't grab anymore pellets.
  16. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I have driven 200 miles round trip to to get pellets. Would've been 400 if my BIL didnt grab the 2nd ton.for me :)

    There is this really nice Stove shop about 100 miles away. This guy named Eric....... lol
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  17. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    My limit is 100 round trip. Adds to much due to gas hoggyness. Now if a $300 pellet was on sale for say $200 I might strech the distance a lil!

    But I had to vote your crazy! Just cause you hang here say that about ya! ::-)
  18. hotdawg

    hotdawg Member

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    Wow, and I thought I was nuts driving 60 miles round trip to CT for some GT when they were $209/ton. Not sure if I'll go any further then that for pellets. There's quite a selection in my area. Maybe next time pick up 4 tons to make it worth your time and gas. 2 tons just doesn't sound like it's enough for that distance.

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