Propane Ripoff

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: chevytr On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:12 pm

I worked for a propane company in Maryland for two years. I left them recently. They are ripping us all off. I left on good terms but could not take the rip off any longer. It is not the refineries that are the problem. This company i worked for was making over a $1.00 a gallon after their expences. The top three raked in large paychecks and paid the rest of the employees little. This company paid the top three tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses each year. The only way to get a better price from them is to call them and tell them you are going with another company. If they give you a better price it will be for one fill. Good luck.
chevytr
 

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:09 pm

titleist1 wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:The tank is still here.


They just don't want to cut you a check for the unused propane!!!


Uh...The tank is still here...I guess they think if they leave it here I'll "give in" and start using propane again, instead of that outdated, filthy, dirty, smelly coal.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: e.alleg On: Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:26 pm

my guess is that they'll pick it up in the fall, at exactly the same time they get a new customer in your neighborhood that wants a tank installed.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520


Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:26 pm

UPDATE:

The tank was never picked up, Suburban Propane is still billing me for the "minimum service charge" plus late fees.

I just wrote them a letter telling them, once again, to cancel my service and pick-up the tank (still full).

I wrote instead of calling, I figured a call is too easy to forget about.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:44 pm

Keep a copy of your letter so when they take you to small claims court you will have the evidence.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:51 pm

rberq wrote:Keep a copy of your letter so when they take you to small claims court you will have the evidence.


Already done.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:03 pm

I'd follow it up with a certified/registered letter informing them that if they don't remove it in two weeks you will assume the property abandoned and will have it removed yourself and be will forwarding the bill to them. If you have buddy with garage, you can talk to him. They can usually charge storage fees if they want it returned.

I'm not lawyer and i really don't know what you're legal options are here but that should get them going.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:16 pm

Richard S. wrote:I'd follow it up with a certified/registered letter informing them that if they don't remove it in two weeks you will assume the property abandoned and will have it removed yourself and be will forwarding the bill to them. If you have buddy with garage, you can talk to him. They can usually charge storage fees if they want it returned.

I'm not lawyer and i really don't know what you're legal options are here but that should get them going.


Good idea, if I don't hear from them in short order I will do that. :) :D ;)
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 22, 2008 7:12 am

Tank was finally picked up yesterday.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu May 22, 2008 11:41 pm

Somebody plant some flowers where it used to sit? :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 23, 2008 8:17 pm

stokerscot wrote:Somebody plant some flowers where it used to sit? :) Scott


Gotta do something, now you can see the beer cans I was chucking behind the tank!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri May 23, 2008 8:50 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
stokerscot wrote:Somebody plant some flowers where it used to sit? :) Scott


Gotta do something, now you can see the beer cans I was chucking behind the tank!


I bet someone on their way to a gas station already grabbed them if they are nickel deposits.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 23, 2008 11:22 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:
stokerscot wrote:Somebody plant some flowers where it used to sit? :) Scott


Gotta do something, now you can see the beer cans I was chucking behind the tank!


I bet someone on their way to a gas station already grabbed them if they are nickel deposits.



:D :)
But we don't have the 5 cent deposit thing in New Jersey. :(
BTW: I spent $681.00 on gas for my gas hog truck last month. Good thing the company reimburses me or I would be out collecting cans. :shock:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri May 23, 2008 11:28 pm

Do the beercans say " no deposit, no return " or are they the same cans we get? :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Propane Ripoff

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat May 24, 2008 12:43 am

I live on the PA/NY border.
But cans in PA... No deposit.

Take cans to NY 5 cent return.

I have a plan to get rich.
cArNaGe