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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Glosta, Jan 21, 2011.
Gettin is good. Pigs love scraps
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for how long can they hold an order?
Yw. Just payin it forward!
I only snarfed up 3 1/2 tons over the past several weeks.
Would have gotten a couple more but apparently
my pockets aren't as deep as the real hogs out here.
Hopefully as my funds replenish the pellet prices will drop.
I'm hopin anyway.
Was just at the Lowe's in Medford, NY (Eastern Long Island) and they are selling Prestologs for $5.97 a bag!
I wish I had bought more of them at $3.97 eight weeks ago..... Sigh.
And it seems they are winding down their inventory too, as they didn't have many bags left and are not sure when they will get more.
Both the HD and Lowes in Newburgh are completely sold out. Lowes employee did say they were going to get more in....but not sure when, and also they're at $6/bag now. :ahhh:
First time using green team (just got my stove about a month ago) and find them very dusty, on my third bag all the same. is this normal? I have heard a lot about them on this forum seems like a lot of people like them.
How long ago did you buy the dusty Greene Teams? Maybe the current deliveries have more dust than the ones shipped the previous few months.
and is there any date on the bag?
I was down to my last 4 bags on sunday & needed pellets badly, i had to pay 297/ton @ lowes, i told them this was criminal & they should be ashamed of themselves, price went from 209 on friday to 297 on sunday, talk about taking advantage ofa situation.
they knoew that the HD a block away was out of pellets & jacked their price up, only game in town,
Stang32, You don't have any pellet house's near you and Were are you located? If you pay $297 for them, They will keep selling them at that price. Do some home work and look around. I am betting there is a pellet house near you that had a better price. A nice way to say shame on you for paying that high price IMHO!
maya copa meya copa, I know i could have gotten hammers for the same price but....
1) 2 days prior when i priced the pellets they were 209
2) I had my 10% coupon ready & went right to the courtesy counter to purchase
3) I checked their stockpile outside & saw they had inferno(yuk) & 2 tons of stove chows so I figured let me get the stove chow, i have ruin it all season w/ no issues.
4)once she rang me up & I gave her my coupon & my 6 lowes store gift cards & she told me the balance was 87 bucks i nearly crapped but it was too late, i had 4 bags left & was feeling ill & knew if I did not get them then, i would run out.
so I did wha tI had to to keep my family warm but like yo usay fool me once ,shame on you, ......
it will not happen again, i on,y bought 1/2 ton & was planning to go back for the 2nd 1/2 until i drove home & did a slow burn about it. so I said to myself, lets look into this a little more b4 buying more pellets right now.,
I live in danbury
they had about 20 tons stacked outside in the parking lot & I hope thye do not sell another bag @ that price.
I will be loking for some of those spring deals coming up.
I would prefer not to but i can stockpile about 6 tons in my driveway & 2 in my garage under the steps.
I need about 5 -6 tons a season.
1 bag stove chow every 12hrs except on real crappy days hten its is 3 bags a day but that was rare, even this shitty winter.
the hammers burn faster, more heat because more pellets go into the hopper per rotation, in turn runs the bin dry sooner.
Bought 25 bags of Maine Choice in two trips to my local Lowes in Auburn Maine for $4.18 per bag.
I had burnt Maine Choice last year and they were ok.
Started using them a few days ago for a shoulder pellet as the outside temps were rising, but was disappointed when I opened them to find quite a lot of the pellets were broken into smaller pieces.
I think they were doing a Mexican hat dance on the pellet bags.
They are burning ok, but in comparison to to the OKIES I have been burning this season they sure are ashy.
I talked to the local Lowe's and the guy said they have at least 2,000 bags in stock (7 different brands)and they keep coming in. I asked if he thinks they will lower the price to move them if they don't sell and he said that they would probaly just sit on them until next season. I thought that was odd that they would sit on all that inventory for that long. I always thought space was money. Guess I was wrong?????
Lowe's in Salem NH has 11 tons of Northern America Pellets at $4.68 a bag and they are not moving anymore!!
I was just @ HD in danbury, CT., told the managers(both ofthem) that lowes whic his about 200 yards away from them had pellet & that they were raping the public with their prices. they were both shocked @ what they were charging , said that their supplyer was done for trhe season & did not know were lowes was getting them from, I told them what brands they were selling, the managers sent emails to their corporate office to find out what they could do to get more stock. seemed real genuine with concern over the fact that HD customers would be going to lowes for their pellets & whatever else they may need. also they were apauled that they were selling them for 100 bucks more then they sold for all winter.
we shall see were this goes, if anywere.
I said to the managers that the word was out that lowes has pellets & HD doesn't. I said it is all over the internet & people are talking.
Lowes in Killingly CT has Inferno and Greene Team they are 5.68 a bag. The price went up quite a bit from last time i was there. They do have about 10 tons in the garden center pallet racks that i could see of greene team.
Looks like the price is already coming down
I am not sure how long. I just did a pickup and it was 10 days after I did the order. Got em for $188 a ton. I think it is the last of the cheap pellets I will get for the season.
Where did they come down? How much was the decrease? Around here they are still 4.68/bag
When I picked up the 2nd ton the person on the forklift said that they have many tons of Pres-to-logs pellets and they didn't sell that well. I said I would wait for them to cut the prices later to get rid of them. What is a decent price per ton for the Pres-to-logs? I just paid 188/ton for Greene Teams so I was thinking less than 150/ton for the Pres-to-logs. Am I spoiled from the low price on the GTs or does the 150/ton sound about right?
Pres-to-Logs are a good pellet (made by Lignetics, premium grade) so $150/ton would be a bargain for those, $188 is also a good price. I haven't burned Pres-to-Logs to this point because I always went for the Stove Chow at my local HD back when they were selling both brands at the same time. My local Lowes stocks Somerset pellets so I may give those a try next season.
Somersets are a VERY good pellet, I burned 2 ton this season and was extremely satisfied...even @ $230 p/ton
I did look at the Lignetics website and saw a picture of the bag. I couldn't find the pellet BTU, ash, fines info on the website though. I couldn't even find what type of wood they are (blend, hard, soft). How do they compare to the green label Lignetics?
Pres-to-Logs are premium grade wood pellets, same as the other Lignetics pellet varieties that are out there. Premium grade pellets must adhere to the following standards, which are set by the Pellet Fuels Institute (you can read this on the back of any of your bags of pellets that are rated as premium grade):
Ash: less than 1%
Moisture Content: less than 8%
Fines: less than 0.5%
Sodium: less than 300PPM
As for type of wood, I believe they are a blend of hard/soft wood. I haven't burned Green label Lignetics so I'm not sure how Pres-to-Logs stack up to other types of Lignetics pellets.
I was thinking the same thing about the PFI rating, but then I look at the Greene Team bag and it says PFI member and the specs, but the website says they are no longer a PFI member so it makes me wonder. Who is and who is not really a PFI rated pellet? Bags can say one thing, but it isn't real.
Maybe when they have some open pallets of the Pres-to-logs I will give a couple bags a try.