I did look at the pics on others bins - amazing what some people built!!! I was thinking about going with a bin and still might if I can get the coal to it - bringing it inside is not going to be more difficult than the firewood that I have been dealing with for years.
With the truck that I have I can only get roughly 1/2 ton and its 40 miles to this particular dealer. I'm researching and trying to find others as well to compare. He has a dump truck and would charge me for delivery and shoveling it into the bin.
I could do the bags and just dump them into buckets or whatever to store some inside - each weekend do enough for the week, but then again I'm adding more work, which I was hoping to reduce instead. The bin with a chute that I can just let gravity fill it seemed the most logical to me - put the bucket under it and fill it up. Still not as easy as turning the dial on the wall, but a lot less expensive and I get to play with fire