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Somersets vs. Green Team...ton for ton I think Green Team wins

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by smwilliamson, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Lots of Pellet Manufacturers make a "Re-bagged" pellet under a different name.

    It allows the Hearth Shop to sell the Higher name brand for more money, while the BB store gets there piece of the pie and can sell for a lot less than the Mom and Pop shop.

    Looking from both sides, it really only sucks for the Dealers. Especially when the consumer finds out about the "cheaper" brand, being the same thing :(

    But loyalty can overcome price in small towns. And thats why Good dealers are still able to attach that premium price. A great product from a great dealer, who provides great service, is priceless :)
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  2. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    so it's ok for okanagen and others to charge $320 per but you're pissed for lowes to charge $260 for GT's ?

    sorry but forgot to say pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft
  3. John C.

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    Soo the stuff the pellet wharehouse's sell have inferno's in there bags.Haha.
  4. Mike D

    Mike D Feeling the Heat

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    I think what this thread confirms is that different stoves burn the same pellets differently.
  5. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    I am not "pissed" as you say nor did I not know that things are rebranded but when you take the same product and put the levels of silver gold and platinum (or whatever) in an attempt to deceive for the sake of profit is in my opinion reprehensible, yes. It lacks integrity and honesty.
  6. Shaw520

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    Interesting thread,... same pellets,... different results.
    This has been my experience as well.
  7. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    I have noticed more ash and more fines in my Somerset's this year...They still throw heat like a Sum-of-a-biatch, so I am still very happy with them! Don't have the burning experience of a lot of you guys, but I am happy!
  8. jdempsey

    jdempsey Feeling the Heat

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    Never used green teams.

    Burning somersets from last year. Never a clinker and low ash. Great heat.

    Does anyone know if somersets are re bagged under a different name?
  9. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Somerset is a hardwood flooring co from Kentucky,... its the only bag/pellets they make, (or that Ive seen from the company)
  10. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    burning 2010 sets' no ash to speak of
  11. ltlhawk

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    I would like to give both a try, but still can not find Somersets in my area. Does anyone know who might carry them in Southern NH?
  12. ltlhawk

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    bummer..well I saw the Green Teams at Lowes the other day.. I will give them a try.
  13. jdempsey

    jdempsey Feeling the Heat

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    The somerset plant is about an hour drive from my home.

    I had in my mind i was gonna drive down there and load the trailer up with some pellets.
    Gave them a call. (This was last year) The kind lady politely explained they do not sale to the general public.

    Oh well, Worth a try.
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    Going to Ft Knox, Kentucky Next Week to play Army Officer. Small Worl, anything there I gotta see??
  15. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Now what will happen if you leave the pellets outside for a few months such as when some mills and retail location store them in the parking lot? Just for giggles wrap the bag inside another bag or two to simulate more protection.

    Eric
  16. jdempsey

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    Never been to fort knox.

    Rumor has it. Theres alot of gold there. Enjoy your stay and have fun.
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    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    Oh i have been to FT Knox 2x but was thinking about the local stuff. People that live wherever know the best stuff. ;)
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    I see you're sitting on 4 ton,.. can you get them locally? .. curious what you pay down there.
  19. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    I am runniing Somersets inn my Palazzetti with no ash issues, Firepot stays clean. I guess the stove really makes the difference.
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    Pretty much the same here. I get good heat from the GT's but ash is much higher. Summersets are hotter and cleaner. Gt's last a bit longer, But the stat equalizes that.

    Coarse I can't get the sets this season and the GT's are over priced at Lowes. Last I knew they were getting $260/ton for the GT platinums. And sets would be $209/ton if I could get em. So money also plays into this, The old dollar factor. Add a little $$ to the $260 and I'd go the Turman route if I could get em! CT pellet is out of stock AFAIK!
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    Yup, for a couple bones more you can bump from gt to some primo fuel..
    GT should have stayed the big fish in the small pond @ lowes. Pricing themselves out of the pond and into pellet house exotic price range.. Can have a skid of cubes or the like for a little bit of 30 pack money more
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    All Greene teams plat, original etc are now price jacked at lowes, supposedly no increase on Robbie's side.
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    I don't doubt Robbie at all, i consider him a straight shooter.

    Lowes has sunk really low on this one. Gt are priced a 30 pack away from some top notch pellets now. I'm sure gt must be pissed , lowes isn't blowing out the gt stock overnight anymore.
  24. Mike D

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    Robbie and the GT people are making out a-ok in this for now. I have been getting steady emails from them over the past few months since the prices were jacked up letting me know that Lowes has ordered more pellets from them in my area... so it's not as if the GT people aren't getting any more orders from Lowes. Seems like the inventory must be moving at the higher prices for Lowes to continue to order from GT. It will be interesting to see if Lowes runs the special pricing in August again this year, and what that pricing will be at. So far, HD seems to be taking advantage of the Lowes gamble, I am still seeing Stove Chow and Firesides @ $209/ton around me.
  25. Shaw520

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    My neighbor picked up a ton of 'wood pellets' from our local Lowes two days ago,.not knowing the difference they bought North Americans $209,... they hated them and called the manager,... the manager delivered them a ton of GT's, moved and loaded the remaining 48 bags of North Am in their truck, then moved the GT's and stacked them in the garage for them,.. no charge additional!

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