Well, I sent my usual supplier a couple of e-mails, none of which were answered; normal, I think they just do not care for e-mail. Anyway, got back from two weeks at the beach, and in the mail got a postcard from them. Statesman by Hamers at $309/ton, so up from last year but I am unsure by how much without searching last year's purchase. Also O'Malley hardwood at $259, and American Wood Fibers white wine at $329. I've had such good luck with Hamers that I am reluctant to buy anything else, but might get ten bags of the white pine to try out with my two tons of Statesman.
Bought 2 ton of Michigan Hardwood at the local TSC today. $209.00 per ton and no tax as usual. About a ton more than I need actually.
Answered you own question. I have an ag account there and I tell them for farm use which is the truth sort of. Heating the farmstead. I pay 4% on my propane unless it's the dryer bottles and then, no tax, ag use.How do you not pay tax? Unless it’s for your farm expense? Unless something is changed recently, Michigan home heating fuel has a 4% tax. So a discount from the regular 6% sales tax, but still taxed.
Me thinks you are right as there is an ACE in the same spot where the County Post was. Interestingly I bought my first stove at County Post at least 3 decades ago. The Englander (long gone) came from there. Not sure if ACE even has pellets, I didn't look. TSC has what I want so I get them there. Need to go down the road with one of the farm tractors and pick up a couple skids of corn sometime before first frost. Other than that, I'm good to go.I unload mine by hand. I couldn’t get a hi lo into the pole barn if I wanted to, it’s very low. Besides I get to inspect the bags as I go, if I get a whole bunch of bags that have gotten wet then the pallet goes back. That’s happened before.
Ace Hardware took over the old County Post. Farm and Home was a Buy Low Foods, then a few farm store failures. I like Farm and Home, I got my stove there. But yes the town is a zoo in the summer and I avoid going across whenever possible. Same with many coworkers. Many of us chose our house location based on not having to cross town for work. Sometimes it takes 45 minutes to go 2 miles, and jaywalkers galore. The TSC in Boyne is new and a nice addition. I live in the sticks kinda between everything.
How do you not pay tax? Unless it’s for your farm expense? Unless something is changed recently, Michigan home heating fuel has a 4% tax. So a discount from the regular 6% sales tax, but still taxed.
Looks like this year (2021) will be a repeat of last year but what about going forward like 2022?
Actually, the blower was made by Helm Engineering in Lucknow, Ontario. Good unit. Simple and efficient. It is a power eater though. Big drifts take every bit of my 95 ponies (PTO) and cause the tractor to blow smoke.I had to look that one up. Made in Lucknow, India, the site of some of the Indian Mutiny of 1857? No, but Lucknow Ontario was named for the one in India. Anyway, that rig dwarfs my 17HP John Deere with Cyclone Rake.