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Have you bought for the season yet??? With Poll!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jtakeman, Aug 12, 2010.

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Where do you fit in "The when do you buy your pellets" poll

  1. Pellets all tucked away and ready for the season=I buy early every year

    74.1%
  2. Still searching-I poke around until it almost time= I am cheap and don't want to spend money on fuel

    5.7%
  3. Going to wait a bit longer-Can't decide on what to get=I wait untill the absolute last minute

    17.2%
  4. Purchased some and still shopping for a Deal=I am hoping the bottom falls out and pellets drop like

    2.9%
  5. I buy when I have room-Limited space-Don't let the stash get low= I just love buying so much I can't

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. smalltown

    smalltown Minister of Fire

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    I hated to wait this long to purchase my pellets, but I've been so busy and needed to make space in the garage that I kept putting it off. So I finally ordered and am expecting delivery of 4 tons of "Okies" Sunday morning August 29 provided they receive their own shipment of "Okies" this week. Shipment is 3 full 1.3 ton pallets and the few remaining bags loose.
    They store their pellets inside and provided you give them room they will place the pellets right inside the garage, not only is my back smiling in anticpation it offered to buy me a beer. :cheese:

    P.S. BTU do you think SIB Wood Pellets in Jay Maine will get his shipment this coming week?

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  2. Panhandler

    Panhandler Minister of Fire

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    I have 2.5 tons in now. I have another on TSC's "layaway" deal. Bought 2 tons Greene Gold @ $188 from Southern States summer sale. The TSC order is a pre season deal at $204 of Hamars. Best prices I've paid in 5 years. Have been seeing more interest in this area. Hope pellet stoves grow in this area quickly. Only one stove shop that I know of and they don't sell pellets. It's been hard in the past to find a decent selection. I've only seen Lignetics once, no Cubex, Okies, or any of the "good" brands I read about.
  3. krooser

    krooser Minister of Fire

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    I just bought three tons of Western Elites.... a Douglas fir pellet made by Eureka Pellet Mills.

    I've used Eureka softwoods in the past and they were pretty good. These pellets came from a new source of Douglas Fir just made available to the mill. Earth Sense, my dealer, brought some in for testing and they proved to be a good pellet...on par with Bear Mountains. I missed the Bear Mountains this year....my dealer is all out but these should be a good substitute. They expect to bring in a couple railcar loads each month so there should be an adequate supply.

    I paid $238/ton.

    Now I'm thinking about adding another stove to the fleet... one for my shop.
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Believe me, the Hamers are included in the "good ones". That's a VERY good price for them....buy as much as you can afford/store.
  5. Countryboymo

    Countryboymo Feeling the Heat

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    I snagged 2 tons of pro pellets for 205 a ton. They will have a new shipment ready to pick up in the next week or two. I got in on the very end of the pre-buy and later in the year they will be going up to 225 a ton. I have never burned any pro pellets so I hope it works out.
  6. Tom Pencil

    Tom Pencil New Member

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    4-1/2 tons left from last year and mostly Somersets a few Rocky Mountains and a couple White Lightning. Going to pick up 2 more ton of Somersets this week since the price was only $189/ton.
  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    You're quite the pellet pig, Bantam. ;-)

    And that price on the Somersets is GREAT! Very good pellets. I'm VERY jealous. :long:
  8. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    3 tons MWP, 3 tons NEWP, may get some MCP or other if the price is right, think I need another 2 tons.
  9. Pellet-King

    Pellet-King Minister of Fire

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    Usually dont think about buying until Sept, until I found this website I could careless, now I stop here 5 times day , Only deals near me is Hamer's $224 in Wallingford, 30 mile drive or Okies at Squires $239 another haul.
  10. fidiro

    fidiro New Member

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    I chose 1 although this is my first year buying it by the ton. Last winter was my first year with pellets and was mid season install so I just kept going to Lowes to get whatever they had on the floor. I bought 3 tons of the newest TreeCycle(with new bag) @ $195 delivered(central NJ)
  11. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I hope they burn a LOT better than last winters batch...some people said they burned OK in their stoves, but in general they were NOT good....lots of clinker problems.

    Hope the plant has fixed their problems. Maybe you can give the forum a "review" after burning season starts.
  12. fidiro

    fidiro New Member

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    I followed the TreeCycle followup thread here about the problems it had and how they changed at the beginning of this year so I took a chance and chose to get them.

    Last winter was my first pellet experience and a bag would last me 2-4 days as I only turned it on a few hours during the day. I keep my wood stove lit 24/7. I will probably run the pellets more this winter since I have them but my tests will probably mean little to those who burn a bag a day, but I will still post my results.
  13. ducker

    ducker Feeling the Heat

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    bought 4 tons of NEWP @ $219 a ton back in April - to be delivered in September... oh crap - I need to make sure I have the space cleared out in the basement, I only have a little over a week to get ready!
  14. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    imacman and I will store them for you untill you can get ready! :) :lol: :cheese: :cheese: :cheese: ;-)
  15. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Yep, still have room for another ton in the pellet shed. :cheese:
  16. Havlat24

    Havlat24 New Member

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    Put my order in for 4 tons of Spruce Pointe, 200/CAD per Ton. Price dropped this year!
  17. imacman

    imacman Guest

    NICE!! GREAT pellet & price! Your going to be nice & toasty this winter. :)
  18. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    havlat24, If memory serves me. You were the one getting them mill direct? Nice pellet, Very consistent from year to year. Me like the sprucies!
  19. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    me thinks this might be the Fox watching over the henhouse for safe keeping :cheese:
  20. imacman

    imacman Guest

    NOOOOOOOOOOO....what ever gave you THAT idea???? :cheese:
  21. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    :cheese: No fox here, Just your average pig! Oink! :cheese:
  22. Havlat24

    Havlat24 New Member

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    You bet... the mill is across the street from the mill I work at.
  23. Vinelife

    Vinelife Feeling the Heat

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    Northern Michigan
    3 Tons of ProPellets @ around 190 a ton
    1 Ton of SOmersets @ 224 a ton

    Still going to get 1 more ton of somersets and next year will be getting all somersets delivered.
  24. amick780

    amick780 New Member

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    Bit the bullet and purchased 4.5 tons of LG's from Woodpellets.com, a little more expensive then I was hoping but, overall a decent pellet. I had Eagle Valleys last year and loved them but was unable to find them this year. With delivery and a discout of pellet buck provided by woodpellets.com for being a repeat customer I still only paid about $50 more then purchasing a lesser pellet from Lowes.
  25. mnkywrnch

    mnkywrnch Minister of Fire

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    Lg's are a good pellet ,but there no eagle valley.

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