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Pellet prices in Maritimes Canada

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kobalt, Aug 12, 2009.

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  1. kobalt

    kobalt Member

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    Just curious as the prices that Maritimers are getting quoted on pellets this season. i am undeceided as to weather I will burn any pellets this year if oil prices stay low. The savings were only minimal last year and if pellet prices continue to rise it would not be worth the effort. Maybe Canadian Tire will run a good special on the Ligentics like they did last year at 4.99. If so I will load up.

    Kobalt

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  2. Amaralluis

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    Here in NB last I checked Home Depot was $6.49 and Kent $6.79 plus tax of course.
    I have not bought any and if they dont lower those prices I will heat my place on electricity.
  3. pete324rocket

    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    I just heard of a new mill opening up near fredericton....hopefully there will be a glut on the market this year....there has to be after the scare is over......and the mills are idle with too much stock
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    peirhead Feeling the Heat

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    Home Depot is 6.49 per bag on PEI but we only pay GST of 5% no other tax on home heating fuels,
  5. kobalt

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    That is about $325.00 per ton which seems expensive. I paid 5.79 last year from metro delivered and in my garage with a pallet jack. If we all hold out and let the sellers panic we might just get a better price.

    Kobalt
  6. kobalt

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    The Home Hardware in Rustico has a special of 5.99 on Eastern Embers. Good price and was a great product ast year. This year who knows.
  7. imacman

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    I may be way off here, as I don't live in your area, but considering that I can get pellets at $275/ton or less in NEW YORK (highest prices on most everything in the USA), I think that price of $299.50 on Eastern Embers seems high.....IMO.
  8. ShaneR34

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    I'm in Moncton, and just paid for ours this morning. I'm not too happy about it, but we decided to go ahead with it anyway.

    We paid $5.99 for 210 bags plus a crazy charge of $120 for delivery. This was at Maritime Fireplaces. We probably could have purchased else where with a much better delivery charge (we paid $45 from home hardware last year), but the increased price per bag would have evened everything out--six of one; half a dozen of the other.

    I was on the verge of forgetting about pellets this year and going with electricity, but as we do enjoy pellets we're willing to pay a little bit of a premium to use them. Cost of electric vs pellets isn't the only consideration for us. Problem is, we don't know how much it really costs to heat this house by electric. We purchased this house last year at this time and it came with a pellet stove, so that's what we used.

    Anyway, we already decided if the prices go up even a cent next year, we're done.

    Prices need to come down in this region. I haven't been on this forum since the end of last season, so I haven't been keeping up things and was a little surprised they didn't come down a little for this season. We were talking to someone out west and he was paying 3.99 per bag
  9. imacman

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    Shane, even at the outlandish price that you ended-up paying of $328/ton, unless your electric costs you less than .09/kwh, the pellets are still cheaper per million BTU.
  10. ShaneR34

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    Yeah, I had a look at some of the calculators when we were deciding. Our electric is actually right at .09/Kwh, so we're right on the verge. I would like to have some empirical data for this house, however. If the price of pellets goes any higher, I'll be getting it then ;)
  11. imacman

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    It may be different with your electric company, but when I bought my house, I called and asked about previous electric usage.....they sent me the electric usage for the past year. You might try calling yours to see if they'll give that info to you.....would go a long way toward understanding your heating needs.
  12. kobalt

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    For all you PE Islanders Petes Hearth and Stove in Kensington has Eastern Embers on at $5.75 per bag with taxes in. Got 2 pallets of them today. Can't beat that price.

    Kobalt
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    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    Thats a reasonable price.Hopefully some of the others will follow suit. Remember last year when greed pushed some people to charge 8, 9 even 10 dollars for a bag of pellets?
  14. kobalt

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    The place where I bought them last year is charging $6.68 per bag plus taxes.
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    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    And how do they justify the price when the economy is in a huge slump and the price of oil is very low and the cost of making pellets is cheaper than it used to be-or at least when pellets went for 4 dollars a bag? Greed.
  16. Johnny Reb

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    I see Canadian Tire has changed pellet brands this year they had Lignetics last year and I see they have gone to Firemaster for $6.99 (what a rip off) a bag this year. Has anyone heard of Firemaster?
  17. kobalt

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    I never heard tell of firemaster. I tried a bag of Ligentics but I found them very dirty.
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    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    do a search on Firemaster....no-one has anything good to say. I hope it is a regional choice.
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    Yeah I did a search found both good and bad reviews just more bad than good. Strange it is a product of Western Canada (British Columbia) being shipped all the way across the country but I have not seen nor heard tell of where I can buy Granules LG in southern New Brunswick a product of Quebec one province over. Go figure.
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    Home Hardware in Hampton NB has Eastern Embers for $5.99 a bag when you purchase them by the pallet. Picked up 2 more pallets
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    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    I suppose ,but they used to be 5.49 by the pallet not so long ago.
  22. Amaralluis

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    Thanks Johny for the heads up on that sale.
    I guess I will have to get my stock asap.

    This is absurd, prices should not be this high.

    Does anyone know what the costs (fees) would be to go get them in Maine at the border/customs??
    With prices so low in Maine it might be worth renting a truck and get them in Maine, unless customs dings us badly.
  23. Johnny Reb

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    Not sure what the customs duty would be on it. I even looked at Pelletsales.com to see what it would cost to buy thru them if I was willing to buy" 24 pallets" I would be able to get it thru them delivered and all.
    But I'm like you why are the prices so high but I really don't want to wait too long before buying them in case they jack up the prices or there is another shortage.
  24. pete324rocket

    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    I emailed robert jones -the gas guru to look into it,but no reply yet.
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    Can anyone comment on Comfy Cozy pellets?....I just purchased 10 bags to try from Kents in Fredericton for $5.99 a bag while I was in that neck of the woods visiting my son....I forgot to ask what the price per ton would be....If these pellets are any good I may purchase a ton next time I'm up that why and haul a trailer load home....
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