Is there a pellet shortage already!

JohnD Posted By JohnD, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM

  1. Big papa

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    Yep a-lot of this crap is common sense our leaders went to college so they know what their doing wrong but their greed takes over and will end up leaving us with nothing
     
  2. BrotherBart

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    Do a Google search on Russian pellet exports to EU countries.
     
  3. Big papa

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    Ok will check it out
     
  4. Big papa

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    Your right it's showing Russia as the largest eu exporter so looks like our pellet problems are going to be here for a while
     
  5. tjnamtiw

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    In Georgia, most of the big mills discovered that it's more financially advantageous to ship ALL their pellets to Europe. Perhaps those mills up North have also recognized a better market than you guys? Ship them in bulk to a customer that won't complain about pellet length, fines, or 'heat'. Makes sense.
     
  6. tjnamtiw

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    Actually, 7 NG liquification plants are on the fast track.
     
  7. Pete Zahria

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    I'm fine... But there are a lot that aren't. At least not yet..

    Dan
     
  8. Ctcarl

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    Idk yesterday after Installing a few more new windows instead if my 70s leaking cold air windows.(yes I am prepping for the winter).i called like 7 Home Depots and lowes.a lot said there delivery has been unreliable.So found green supremes ,infernos and natures best.all low end pellets that I never got good heat from and lot of ash.One lowes had 10 bags of green team.i ran down there with the wife at 9.30 pm and grabed then all.So with my 4 tons already I figure another 40 bags.5 tons totall for the winter .So hunting for 40 more bags.Let the hunting begin ....
     
  9. RhodyPelletRook

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    Good move. Expand your call radius to lowes in your area, saw a price report on Somersets in NH at Lowes.
     
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  10. briansol

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    It's officially been a week now with no response from BT. The "do not call if you emailed us" is another round of FU to their customers who have spent $1200+ a year with them for the past 5 years straight. So, F them. This season, and forever. Done.

    There's still plenty of pellets around. HD, Lowes, TSC, all have stacks outside. I try to support the local guy.... but they force me to buy from the big box conglomerate. And you wonder why they all keep going out of business....
    I'm going to call my dealer too... I hate them as well... lol but i should still be on the customer list and have 'priority' access to their stash.
     
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  11. iron stove

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    Brian, Maybe its a Internet lost the order issue. I messaged my buddy last week. I have the proof, but he never received it on his phone. Its even happened between me and the wife. I wouldn't write them off if the message got lost in Cyber space.
     
  12. briansol

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    at this point, it doesn't matter any more.

    I shot an email over to CTPellet this morning, who I also ordered from last year because of the same lack of service from BT last year too. I figured it would be cheaper to get delivery from the dealer that is 3 miles away than the one 20 miles away.... but that proved to be incorrect too. My deliver fee was actually less.

    About 3 minuets after dispatching my email this morning, my phone rang, and I was filled in on stock, what they have, and have a call-back planned for the final order from Scott. THAT'S how it should be done.
     
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  13. mickmc

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    I live in Raleigh and wish the pellets produced in the area were sold here. Pellet stoves haven't gained the popularity here that they enjoy up North, so the only place I can find pellets for sale is at Tractor Supply, and occasionally Northern Tool. I'm sure those pellets are trucked in from hundreds of miles away. You have to buy up early here because they usually are out and don't restock by late January.
     
  14. iron stove

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    Got ya. Glad your getting some pellets. And im sending a PM to you also :)
     
  15. Bioburner

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    Sounds like the excuse of the IRS. It took them seven months to respond to me:) Your pellets will be ready IN APRIL.
     
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  16. kniffin50

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    Not to start anything but I went to B.T. warehouse in suffield first time customer and came out with a skid of lacerates. Looked like they had plenty
     
  17. Augmister

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    My wife is sitting right next to me on her computer .... telling me there are NO pellets because I bought them ALL. Still thinks I'm nuts for grabbing three tons (Somersets) in four days....doing my own hauling and stacking. Of course, I'm deaf to all of it. Better to whine now than whine later and be cold. Thanks to my Rhody brother, I'm done for the year. :) Let is snow!
     
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  18. Big papa

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    Glad to hear you got your pellets did you have a tuff time getting them in your area or is there plenty of pellets there
     
  19. RhodyPelletRook

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    I'm only sick for buying and stacking 4 tons the prior Friday myself, 1 ton at a time from a HD rental truck-- that was one sweaty Friday. Glad to return the favor on the Somerset reviews by Augie. If folks are looking for 'Sets, they've been mentioned in the last week at Lowes in Saugus, MA and NH. Good luck.

    To Big Papa, I spoke to Somerset Wood Products and TSC only put 2 trucks, 44 tons into the Ocean State. No future shipments were scheduled for RI as of 2 weeks ago. Augie and I grabbed approx 16% of the RI shipment.
     
  20. NE WOOD BURNER

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    There is a reason big corporates are investing in this fuel source. Most of conversations with pellets and supply seem to be on retail bags. has anyone had difficulty with bulk delivery of pellets?
     
  21. Augmister

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    I started trolling the posts here the beginning of the month as my "gut" told me do it. Noticed at the time, the box stores were not stocking much and the leaves were turning color a good three weeks early. Hit pay-dirt when RhodyPellet posted about finding a load of "Sets" at a TSC "within striking distance" of my base. (My new best friend!) Could not believe the good fortune of finding these here and quickly started hauling 3 tons over the next 4 days. We cherry-picked the "Sets" but they had at least 40-50 tons sitting in their yard. Just like the squirrel, you just need to go out there and search for the nuts!
     
  22. Big papa

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    Wow lucky you got some. Looks like it's going to be tough for pellet buyers at least for now
     
  23. RhodyPelletRook

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    It's GREAT to see a manufacturer with a well regarded product like Somerset that puts its pellets with a retailer that caters to consumers with reasonable prices like TSC does. A lot of good things happening to benefit the consumer!
     
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  24. TheRambler

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    I have never had an issue just picking up the phone and calling BT to place an order. They will also match delivery prices of competitors if you ask.Maybe give up on the email and just call them...you know, like how you called CT pellet and got immediate action in responce.
     
  25. chken

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    HD in Augusta, just down the road from Auburn has a graduated delivery fee. For 5 tons, it's free. But, the backorders are out to 7 weeks now.
     

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