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New info on SIB website - Pre-Pay

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mepellet, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    $75 for steve to bring 6 tons all the way to millinocket.
    and i am happy to pay it.
    we paid twice that for 6 yards of composted organic cow manure to be trucked up here from just about the same distance.

    i think most people knew that softwoods at $235 a ton (in this region) was not going to be a long term price.
    this year is an experiment for me. and i'm trusting steve's word ( and several positive opinions from board members) a good deal on these crabbes.

    i liked the mwp softies well enough.
    but as i have mentioned before, they didn't give me that great deal extra heat over the blend to allow me to burn significantly less amount compared to the blend.

    i'll definitely report back in in deep winter to share my results w/ the crabbes.
    i simply have to buy and try with the options i have. to far to travel to sample different brands.
    as well as not having a truck.

    ultimately though, there is no way i can lose compared to buying and burning oil.
    no way i can get it as cheap as slls. (which i still think is more expensive than pellets btu for btu.) and i do not like forced air oil heat anyway.

    all that being said, i do wish we had pellet prices here like they do in the pnw.
    but my house here cost an extremely tiny fraction of what it would have if i was back in oregon where i grew up. so i won't complain.
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  2. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Yea, I think his delivery charges are certainly reasonable.
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  3. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    Strange thing is, last year the published price for softies was $239 a ton. I put mine on a credit card, he took information, no swipe on the road. When I got my bill it was $470.
  4. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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  5. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    I turned down my 2 ton, $289 for MWP, too much.
  6. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    agreed....seems a bit pricey for a local Maine pellet
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  7. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    It includes shipping.
  8. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    please forgive my ignorance, for I don't know how far you are from SIB's, or how far SIB's is from Athens......in these parts (and I am reasonably sure I'm farther from Athens than SIB's is- not even in Maine here), Maine Hardwood Blend goes for around $239/ton (picked up). As for delivery, well, delivery for two tons locally would be about $57 (so, about, what, $29 bucks per ton in your case...or, delivered, about $268/ton)
  9. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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  10. slls

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    America does cover a lot of territory.
  11. roadking88

    roadking88 Feeling the Heat

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    i just ordered mine today..i went with Paris farm this year...214 for the mwp mix and 244 for the soft..i called sibs to see if he could match the price and he said no way...
    i said well see ya ..he wanted 264 for the softies and 229 for the mix delivered......yeah i have to pick them up @ Paris but it only a few miles away..so i went with that...
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  12. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Which Paris Farmer's Union did you get them at? I have one a half a mile from me.
  13. roadking88

    roadking88 Feeling the Heat

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    got them at the one in lewiston...sale ends today....
  14. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    that it does.....just not wanting to make the mistake of a few others here.....
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