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Posted By Curve,
Dec 3, 2012 at 5:39 PM
You could always go hit up OMV for some more of the $209 Somersets he's selling.
1 Ton Vermonts
1 Ton + MWP-
6 ton Green Supreme--few bags left
1 ton Heartland-- gone, came with the stove cant buy locally would love to buy more very nice pellet
4 ton hardwood heat aka Hamer hot ones-- 2 ton left
10 + ton Trebio 8 ton left
1 bag Barefoots-- gone
Trailer load + of Somersets
i only have 55 green team left before i have to start tapping into the sets or barefoot.i figured a ton at $209 would do me for shoulders for the season.if this weather keeps up i may not even have to touch the good stuff.like Curve said,the vf55 seems to like the green team.with the agitator in the pot it handles these pellets well.my glass needs an extra wipe every now and then but no big deal considering the heat they give.i paid $188 a ton last year after the 10% coupon.no way i would pay $260 this year
My experience with greene team is hot but very ashy,... but that could be the diff in the stove too,... but at 260 a ton I'll leave em' in the store.
Been burning GT's for about a week now, and am very happy with them. I'll run them as long as they keep the house warm, and I'll switch to Somersets or Barefoots if I have to when it's REALLY cold.
X3, except if we continue to have mild temps throughout I won't tap into the Hamers, I'll see what Lowes wants for GT's, but the HD near me is still selling Stove Chow at $209. I'll keep the good stuff under wraps for when it is really needed. I like the heat the GT's are giving, but seems to be quite a bit of ash.
From what I can determine, Lowes is trying to pull a fast one this year with the pellet pricing.
In the past, they (and the other big box store) would give you an argument if they delivered the wrong brand of pellets than what you asked for, saying "what's the big deal....all pellets are the same".
Now, after realizing that many people have a preference, they are using the "Premium Wood Pellet" label on the front of the bag as an "excuse" to raise the price on some brands. The store clerk who I spoke to back in Sept. clued me into this, saying that I was lucky I bought when I did, as Lowes was about to raise the price on the Somersets because they were "Premium" pellets, compared to the nasty North American's they also had in stock.
Lowes doesn't want people coming in and buying the better pellets and getting stuck w/ the poorer brand sitting around.....they figured the lower price would force people into going for the junk.
I know, I got lucky with the GT's this year - I got in on the August special with my father. Throw in the 10% military discount and I came out at $169.20/ton (plus delivery of $65). Then I started reading about the price gouging going on in northern New England. At least it looks like HD is also aware of what Lowes is doing and is continuing to pound Lowes on price. I haven't see the HD prices go above $209/ton for either Stove Chow or Fireside Ultras so far. If I need to go back, I'll try my local Lowes but would not have any problem going to HD for the Stove Chows - can they have any more ash than the GT's?? All of this pricing by Lowes will make the offseason interesting...