Greene Team Platinum

geek Posted By geek, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:21 PM

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  1. geek

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    I haven't been on the forum much lately and wonder if you guys bought this at Lowes, the price is higher than the standard Greene Team in white bag but according to the manufacturer both are the SAME pellet but different bag.

    I inquiried the manufacturer on why Lowes employees are fooling customer saying that the Platinum is a higher grade pellet hence the price tag is higher.

    Anyone burned this yet and any difference compared with the white bag brand?

    I am heading to Lowes to get 1 bag just so I can see inside and give it a burn, but expecting to see same pellet inside.

    Thanks.
     
  2. djs_net

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    Not sure about this season, but last year I was told by Robbie in an email that Greene Team, Greene Gold and Greene Platinum were all the exact same product that are packaged differently for sales to different distributors. I assume it's so the big box stores are not competing against the local dealers with the same packaged product (even though it is the same product)
     
  3. Mattbph

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    So, how do you like the green team pellets?

    Matt
     
  4. subsailor

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    X2. I had a phone call with Robbie about this. No difference between GT's, Greene Team Platinum and Greene Gold. GT and/or Lowes took the opportunity of the introduction of the Platinums to raise the price by $60 or $70.
     
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  5. Mattbph

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    So looks like I got dooped by Lowes!! Grrrr
    I was reading threads about Green Teams and thought they were good pellets.... hmmm are they?
     
  6. subsailor

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    They are a decent pellet. Plenty of heat but a little ashy. Hardly any fines at all. Just not worth the money Lowes is charging. A year ago I was buying them for $209. In December, Platinums came out and the price jumped to $274, where they remain today up here in Maine. Yet some stores in the CT. NY area still sell them for $209. As much as I like them, I won't buy them again even if the price comes down.
     
  7. Mattbph

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    I got two tons for 530 with a delivery... not sure if I like them because they keep jamming my auger!!!! grrrrrr
     
  8. Steph2078

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    They quoted me $275 for the GT so I wasn't going to get many from them (since last year I paid $209 with 10% and another 5%) But when my husband get 1 ton last Sunday, Lowes charged $260 - with 10% for a total of $234 - which isn't as bad. So we are going to get a few more. Not many options around here and I never stopped watching sales since last winter. We like the GT's though...
     
  9. djs_net

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    The Greene Teams burn well for me, probably my favorite mid-range pellet.
     
  10. The Ds

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    Greene Teams burn hotter for us than the green label liggies.......Not the cleanest burn,but definitely acceptable....And the GT bags stay together whereas we have had approximately 12 bags of liggies pop open at the seam on the end{out of a 2 ton delivery}....We taped them until we get to them......
     
  11. geek

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    GT is a good pellet. Also, there's a Lowes around that has Somersets.....and boy these Somersets smell nice....:p
     
  12. djs_net

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    Which Lowes has Somersets?
     
  13. geek

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    Check Plainville....;)

    I'd buy more but I got 4 tons of pellets in my basement and I'm all set for now.
     
  14. subsailor

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    That wouldn't stop OMV. He's probably been there and cleaned em out by now.
     
  15. iron stove

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    25 miles each way.... Thinking......
     
  16. djs_net

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    I picked up 10 bags of Somersets in my car last night, I called the store today and they told me they were out...might be getting more next week.

    They're burning great for me (first time I've used them) and I'd love to get more, but don't think there are any other places in my area selling them.
     
  17. Tommy12003

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  18. Tommy12003

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    Can anyone give me a brief history on the pricing of greene teams? Since I started burning pellets they were always a dollar more per bag than the other pellets lowes carried. I heard they used to be just as cheap as the others. I also heArd they might go back down in price to compare with the others. I'm only asking because they are actually one of my favorite pellets. I find them to burn just as hot as barefoots.
     
  19. Bridgeman

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    Green team price went up two years ago at Lowes. I burned them for a couple years and liked them very much prior to to price increase. I didn't like them enough to pay a dollar a bag more. I burned Green Supreme for two years I had a falling out with Lowes due to a crappy half ass roofing install and switched to HD and the Fireside Ultra. I'm very happy with FU's. Ash seems the same but carbon crust in burn pot is softer and easier to remove. I have a Harman that burns everything I put in. No softwood,hardwood,shoulder pellets issues. I just put them in and burn baby burn!
     
  20. Panhandler

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    I've been paying $199 per ton at local Tractor Supply since summer for Greene Gold.
     
  21. Tommy12003

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    What a steal! Good for you. I'm kinda jealous.
     
  22. Tommy12003

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    Great! Thanks for the info.
     
  23. mrjohneel

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    Just to clarify: GreenE Team (notice the "E" at the end) are the same as Greene Gold and Greene Platinum. I have burnt Golds and think they are a good pellet. Green Supreme (no "E") are a different brand altogether, are often sold at Lowes, and some find them not as good as the Greenes. Others swear by them as giving a good bang for the buck.
     
  24. Tommy12003

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    Yes. I knew that. I am not a big fan of green supremes. Probably one of the worst I burnt.
     
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