A bit slow in posting, but I got 2 tons of pea coal delivered about a 2 weeks ago for $309 per ton with an additional $20 delivery charge, so grand total per ton is $319. I'm out east in Suffolk County, so my options are a bit limited as far as who I buy from, but the prices are still light years better than oil, so I'm not complaining...
With that being said, I purchased from Rella over in Medford and have to say it was an extremely pleasant experience. This was my first time getting coal delivered, last year was my first year burning coal and I burned what the previous home owner had stocked in the coal bin, so I wasn't sure what the "deal" was. I called the office, got a price, made an appointment for delivery, truck showed up on time, delivery was super smooth, rec'd a small discount for paying cash. I now have 2.5 tons in the bin, another half ton in a few garbage cans, about a ton of nut coal for mixing in, it's all good!
Just a quick note on delivery - my coal bin is up against a fence along my property line. The only way to access it is drive across the lawn, drive up the neighbor's driveway and fill the bin from over the fence, or dump it on the driveway and wheel barrow it all to the bin (no thanks). I wasn't sure what the truck was capable of, so I was a bit nervous for my first delivery. My neighbor next door was awesome and allowed the coal truck to drive up their driveway, coal truck lifted the bed a solid 6 feet up and over the fence with an awesome hydraulic system, then angled the shoot so the coal ran straight into my bin. The truck was in an out in about 15 mins max, a real smooth delivery (Thanks Jonathan).
Will def. be using Rella again next year, I've been burning for a few weeks now happy to report that everyone is roasty toasty warm. Stay warm!