We have been waiting for the price drop, buying a few bags at Walmart Ellsworth Maine, for $4.98 a bag. Maine Woods brand. They burn fine with the air turned up, but they do not feed well. They seem to have a lot of fines in the bags and need to be screened for a better feed. They need to be pushed down and moved to center of the hopper occasionally, otherwise the stove will go out, with 1/2 of a bag clinging for dear life to the sides of the hopper. We had waited all late summer and fall for the drop, but it was not forthcoming. Now with the warm fall and oil at the $2 range, we are expecting to burn more oil this year. We are hoping and expecting others to do the same and thus cause pellet prices to fall to the $199 a ton range by spring. If anyone sees decent prices or a drop, please post the news here for others. If oil is cheap in your area, fill your oil barrels now, as oil is cheaper than pellets currently, and with a lot less hassle.