bagged rice from a breaker ?

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bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: arctic On: Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:22 pm

Wondering if bagged rice can be purchased at a breaker or somewhere in the area. I live in central Mass. and it might be worth a trip down rather than buy locally. I have a trailer that could carry 3 tons. What's a ton of bagged rice selling for in Pa. ?
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:16 am

Based on my calls last week, $210-$230 per ton if you want to buy a tractor trailer load. For just three tons, I can't see how it is possibly worth the trip...and that assumes someone wants to handle a 3 ton order.
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:19 pm

arctic wrote:Wondering if bagged rice can be purchased at a breaker or somewhere in the area. I live in central Mass. and it might be worth a trip down rather than buy locally. I have a trailer that could carry 3 tons. What's a ton of bagged rice selling for in Pa. ?


I think you will find that the price of bagged coal is the same whether you buy it in NEPA or central Mass. I know that was the case when I looked into going to the breaker for my bagged coal. I'm in VA. My research showed that no virtually no matter your destination, the cost of a bag of coal was the same. I know that's opposite of what you'd think but it is what it is. You only save money on going to the breaker if you buy bulk. I thought that there maybe an advantage in going to NEPA so I could get a better brand of bagged coal then my dealer offers but that's not panning out either. Many of the better breakers don't offer bagged coal so I'd be traveling to NEPA for the same price and brand I'd get closer to home. Sadly, it's less expensive just to find the closest dealer to home and get my bagged coal there. I think you will find the same thing. Good luck, Lisa
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:36 pm

lowfog01 wrote:
I think you will find that the price of bagged coal is the same whether you buy it in NEPA or central Mass.


Mgiht be a little less but not that much, if you're going to drive here any distance the only way to make it worth it is buy in bulk. With the cost of fuel and for only 3 tons you might not be going anywhere....
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: arctic On: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:31 pm

Thank you for your replies. I guess bulk is the way to go, do the breakers have a minimum weight they will sell, would they sell 3 tons ?
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:37 pm

It's going to vary, call ahead.
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: mozz On: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:35 pm

The one coal place in Scranton used to sell 50lb bags for $6.00, i'm sure it has gone up since then. Pm me for the phone number.
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:27 pm

Yeah don't even bother -- at $4.00 a gallon any savings you have with be vaporized by the fuel bill. Then on top of it ... you get to drive through NY. :shock: :sick: No thanks.

You'd be better off finding somewhere in state ( I can't believe I just said that ), or just going for broke with a TT load. If I could afford it I would have got a TT load ... but then you need a way to unload it. I'm starting to change my thinking on the bags .... Getting awfully expensive for the convenience. :|

If your still set on bags, this place I found to be the cheapest around here: http://www.squierlumber.com/pages/stock_status.cfm It's a bit of a drive, but nowhere near the drive to PA ... and the damn tolls you'll pay to that other communist enclave next to CT, just for crossing that sewer they call the Hudson ... ;)
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:47 pm

arctic wrote:Thank you for your replies. I guess bulk is the way to go, do the breakers have a minimum weight they will sell, would they sell 3 tons ?

Any of the breakers worth going to will sell you what ever you want no minimum or maximum weight
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Re: bagged rice from a breaker ?

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:49 pm

SMITTY wrote:Yeah don't even bother -- at $4.00 a gallon any savings you have with be vaporized by the fuel bill. Then on top of it ... you get to drive through NY. :shock: :sick: No thanks.

You'd be better off finding somewhere in state ( I can't believe I just said that ), or just going for broke with a TT load. If I could afford it I would have got a TT load ... but then you need a way to unload it. I'm starting to change my thinking on the bags .... Getting awfully expensive for the convenience. :|

If your still set on bags, this place I found to be the cheapest around here: http://www.squierlumber.com/pages/stock_status.cfm It's a bit of a drive, but nowhere near the drive to PA ... and the damn tolls you'll pay to that other communist enclave next to CT, just for crossing that sewer they call the Hudson ... ;)

Don't need a way to unload it the truck will do that what you will need is a way to move it to were you want it
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