Well living here they all say "Oh, You live Way up there... Well that is really out there. You'll need to make a min. of a full truck." I say "OK no problem I'll also pay cash on the spot." Then there is a pause... It will be "235.00 A ton" I say "Is that the best you can do?" They say "Well yes, and we really don't go that far...." Then it's implied I should call someone else for a cheaper price.
So yeah, I called everyone that delivers coal from Scranton north.
This year I got a delivery from a local guy who hauls wood. The issue was I figured he would get me like 4.5 tons... But only 3.5 was delivered so the trucking cost per ton was much higher, He also didn't go to Hudson so the coal cost was also higher. It came to about 205 a ton delivered. Which is much better than the others but still more than it could be. I need it dumped on the ground outside and I live on a farm so the "special truck" isn't needed.