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New Pellet Co in Fitchburg, MA $225/ton for one day

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mrbean1025, May 5, 2009.

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  1. buckscrape

    buckscrape Member

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    Just got a quick e-mail off to Shawn, and answered in minutes, he states "The delivery price varies from town to town. The delivery rate is for the truck and not by the ton. We can get up to 10 tons on a delivery truck."

    My delivery is $54. and the quality of the pellets are as follows: "The specs are 8400 BTU/ pound, less than 1% ash, density of 40lb/cubic foot."

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  2. eddyburns

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    No complaint abuot the delivery since the price was $225/ton. The corrected delivery distance is 31 miles. You are correct that it would not be worthwhile to deliver 1-2 tons. I was considering a 5 ton purchase, but am not comfortable getting this quantity without trying a bag or two.

    Eddy
  3. mnkywrnch

    mnkywrnch Minister of Fire

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    I thought the $140 was a flat rate up to 10 ton HarryG was quoted $54 for up to 10 ton and thats not bad.Im not comfortable buying without trying either.
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  5. ducker

    ducker Feeling the Heat

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    Well I pre-ordered... here's hoping that I get quality pellets before I want to burn them!!! :)
  6. kt1i

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    I'm glad to see that there are some new jobs in fitchburg, they really need it. I got the impression that they weren't anywhere near producing pellets. I asked if I could buy a few trial bags when they had them and was told that they would not be selling by the bag. I'll look elsewhere this year and if they make a go of it, and I hope that they do, I will consider them next year.
  7. btj1031

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    Amen to that. Times were tough in Fitchburg before times were tough elsewhere.
  8. mnkywrnch

    mnkywrnch Minister of Fire

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    Ducker how many ton did you preorder? I endend up ordering one ton that Ill pick up myself. I must say the girl taking the orders inside was a little rude.They had three buckets of pellets setup 2 were cat little and the third was pellets,I grabbed a handful and they smelled real good ,heres hoping thats there end product.
  9. ducker

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    which girl? the one with the crazy low cut front? or the other one? I'm guessing the other one.

    I thought the pellets looked on the small side, but I don't have too many to compare them too... the ones that I received last year were of less then stellar quality (lots of fines, quite often many were over 1" in length)

    I didn't want to go in different directions and pay multiple shipping costs. So I went with 4 tons. (got 3 last year, and felt as if I was running my stove on lower then where I would of liked to of had it set to on quite a few cold days)
  10. mrbean1025

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    I know Shawn personally and would not feel comfortable giving an eval on the pellets. I will contact Shawn and see if I can get a few bags for someone else to burn and eval. I live in Mason, NH. I don't think that it would be fair to let another dealer do this so someone reply and I will see what I can get.
  11. sparkydog00

    sparkydog00 Feeling the Heat

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    Times were tough in Fitchburg...before time!
  12. ducker

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    their website hasn't changed... I suppose someone could give them a call to inquire.
  13. buckscrape

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    They are holding the price of $225 til Friday the 26th, just got off of the phone to question this, stated waiting line on Saturday of 2 hours or so! But again stated holding the price til Friday!
  14. sparkydog00

    sparkydog00 Feeling the Heat

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    I don't want to burst anyones bubble...but think i would buy a few bags of the finished product before going out on a limb and purchase tons...
    I was burned by Maine Woods last year...NEVER AGAIN!
    Don't buy till you know what you are going to get...
  15. mnkywrnch

    mnkywrnch Minister of Fire

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    I only bought 1 ton,as I agree with what your saying,but at 225 a ton Im willing to take that risk,if it doesnt work out the 4.50 a bag is still cheaper than feline pine,so I guess there will be no need to buy cat litter for a while.
  16. Gweeper64

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    I was really tempted by this deal but decided not to as it is just a bit unproven and didn't want to risk it. I was going to go there to the new factory on the 19th but didn't end up having time to check it out that day. But, as luck would have it, my neighbor behind me decided to order I think 3 tons from them. So, I'll see if I can trade a few bags with them next season and try them out.
  17. orangecrushcj7

    orangecrushcj7 Feeling the Heat

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    they are now at $249/ton. Still a good deal, even if it is unproven. I pre-ordered a trial ton back on the 13th after waiting in line for a bazillion hours. Wondering if anyone has heard when we can take delivery?
  18. ducker

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    I wasn't going to call and ask until Aug 1 at the earliest.
  19. harleysporty1200

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    i was told they started calling people this week for deliveries
  20. ducker

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    nothing yet here... going to call tomorrow most likely.
  21. kt1i

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    I just bought a ton at $249.00, still a very good price around here. Quoted pick up mid September. I wonder if anyone has actually burned any of these yet?
  22. ducker

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    called today spoke with Brenda.

    They stated they are running about 2 weeks late then the approx delivery quoted back when I purchased them during the event in June.

    Calls to go out last week of August, for delivery beginning Sept. People closer to the factory to receive delivery sooner it sounded like.

    See stressed that I don't hear from them by Sept, to call.

    As long as lines of communication are open, I'm comfortable with this so far. I just wanted to fire up a bag and check it out :)
  23. orangecrushcj7

    orangecrushcj7 Feeling the Heat

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    I called yesterday and was told the same thing, around the end of August/beginning of Sept.
  24. sparkydog00

    sparkydog00 Feeling the Heat

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    I would never buy a ton of pellets without burning at least 5 bags of the stuff. Got burned with Maine Woods last year...NEVER AGAIN!
    Hope this place makes a decent pellets....but gotta be some kind of trusting individual to plunk down money on an untested product!
  25. Lousyweather

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    sage advice
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