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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Glosta, Jan 21, 2011.
Lowes in Epping now at $197. I saw Maines Choice and Greene Supreme
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I'm in central jersey and have purchased pellets the last three seasons at depot. Each year they either had them or knew the status in late august. I asked in the store if they were stocking them this year and their computers showed looking three months out they have nothing coming in. So I wrote an email on their website.
I am puzzled by their response.
"We appreciate you taking the time to forward your comments regarding if
and when we will be stocking wood pellet fuel in your area.
Unfortunately, due to proprietary and confidentiality reasons, we cannot
comment at this time."
I called the number on the email and left a message but no reply yet.
What do you make of that?
Stopped by the local Lowes (S.E. PA) yesterday to see if they have any pellets in stock. The guy said they just got in some Fall/Winter stuff, but no pellets yet. Hopefully within the next few weeks, he said.
I hope they come somewhere close to the prices some of you guys are seeing. I only have about four bags in the basement.....
I checked with three Lowes in SW PA and two are stocked up with Green Team, and the other has Green Supremes.
Home Depot in West Lebanon, NH has NO pellets in the store. I asked for an estimate for when there might be pellets in stock, but all they could say was that it would take a while to catch up with all their accumulated orders. (They still have the $197/ton sign at the beginning of the driveway, though.)
Home Depot in Williston, VT had what looked like a fairly low inventory (50 bags ???) of "Premium" brand pellets from MWP (Maine Woods Pellet), also $197/ton or $3.94/bag.
has any one heard if there will be buy more save more pellet sale at home depot this year???
My local Lowes had about 10 tons sitting outside on Sat before IRENE started and hope they put them in out of the rain. They are Greene Teams @ 3.94/bag 197/ton and I plan on picking up a ton this week unless they are soaked. Hope the Greene Teams haven't changed since last season as they were a decent pellet for the money.
I saw the Green Supreme's in Claremont but they had more coming in in the next few weeks.
Is the Green Supreme better then the Greene Team or NEWP ? I knoe the Green Supreme is all soft wood but other then that are they all the same quality (lower-mid grade)?
Green Supreme is NEWP in a different bag made for the big box stores and is a hardwood blend. GT is 100% hardwood.
I am confused thou (often happens) as I see Green Supreme list here as "logepole pine"
I have had NEWP and they are ok,not great,my neighbor (who I split 10 tons with)thought they where much worse for ash last season.
Those were the "old" version of GS. The new version (2011) is NEWP in a clear bag. The finer details of old vs new was the subject of multiple threads a while back. NEWP has greatly improved their product and for this price you can't go wrong.
just saw a couple tons of stove chow outside hd in Dover NJ, $179/ton. Who knows if they were outside during the storm though.
Thanks for straightening that out,the ones I saw did have that clear bag like you describe. I can't recall where they camr from thou but pretty sure it was no the Jaffery Plant or I would have made the connection.
Stopped by my local Lowes last night and saw that they just received a shipment of pellets, probably 15 -20 tons throughout various isles. They only had North American pellets where you could pick them up. They are $3.94/ bag. The rest were up high. I noticed one other pallet with pellets bags of a different color and was told that they are Cheat River pellets.
Was hoping to find some better quality pellets, like many of you are finding. I picked up 5 bags, but misread the high ash content number while trying to read the screen on my phone. Oh well. Going to see what Home Depot has today.
Oh yea, when I got home my wife saw that I had picked up some pellets. She looked at me with a puzzled look and said "Don't we already have wood pellets?". This was a somewhat troubling question as we have less than three bags (bags - not tons) in the basement. Is there anyone out there interested in helping me educate my wife? Also, when do I mention that I pre-bought (but haven't yet picked up) a ton from our original dealer? .
Sheesh, she's the one who loves it hot.
My local lowes had 10 tons of GT's sitting outside before Irene leashed her fury on them and if that wasn't enough, today I stopped by and the lawn/garden was watering their shrubs/plants, that are right next to them, with a sprinkler that shot water on just about every ton of the same 10 tons. Hope they have a good plastic wrap.
Went to my local Home Depot yesterday. I asked an employee if they have wood pellets in stock. He told me to go to aisle 11, half way down on the left. Entered the aisle knowing something wasn't right. When I arrived at the spot, I saw wood biscuits. Those would be pricey to run through the pellet burner.
Finally found their stash of pellets....outside. They were sort of under an awning, but must have sat there through Irene as there was a hole in one of the bags and all I saw was sawdust. :facepalm:
Just around the corner from the $197 Lowes deal is this at Wally World... good luck!
Not sure what kind they have but Home Depot near me has a sign out saying wood pellets 197.00 a ton.
HD near me has Stove Chow, not sure how they compare to Green Teams, or Somersets from lowes.
If you have a choice of those all at the same price, the Somersets are the best deal. Stove Chow is a real good shoulder season pellet.
Never burned the GT.
Yesterday I had heard a rumor that the price was going up after closing last night I went ahead and made a purchase for two tons of GT's as i didn't want to risk the price increase. I had another $10 off $50 and a 10% off coupon. They would not give me another 5% off for opening a lowes card as they said cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon so the people here who did get the additional 5% made out better. I purchased 13 bags and used the $10 off on them and 87 bags I used the 10% off so it came out close to the same as if I had purchased 100 bags at 15% off. Still a very good deal for me.
I just have to go back and pick them up as they are on hold for me. I'll post if in fact the price did change overnight.
My understanding is Lowes will keep the price @ the same as H/D (which is $197),unless they are going up I can't see Lowes sitting with higher priced pellets then H/D.
Lots of pellets around and even more getting delivered to the big box stores,that and oil is dropping (along with everything else except Gold,and unemployment numbers !)with the rest of the market. I don't see them going higher yet.
just called up my Lowes... they said they had Green Supreme (which are the same as Green Team from last year - which we all know aren't..) and Cheat River. I've never heard of the later....
And I didn't get a chance to see them in person to see where they were packaged.
The Green Supreme is NEWP packaged for the big box stores. It has nothing to do with Greene Teams, they are from PA and are 100% hardwood.