Am I missing something here WTF is this?

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Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:13 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anthracite-Stov ... 19e2c6057d

This dude cant be selling these :eek2: says over 10 sold so far.... are people this stupid?> Ill sell all my coal for that price too!!!
Please tell me my brain's just not working right now and im totally missing something??? It does not even look like anthracite with all those white speckles on it :mad3: I got pure high grade anthracite i can get me some boxes too and ship free for that price! toothy

this dudes selling coal like hotcakes! http://www.ebay.com/itm/15lbs-of-Anthra ... 4acd9b5261
Im seriously tempted to start selling mass quantities of 5lbs boxes of coal at the bargain blow out bonanza pricing of $10 each !!! time to start saving shoe boxes for me people!

Gotta be something illegal about this :fear:
dcrane
 
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:03 am

I've seen this too. I think they sell them for novelty and gag gifts lol
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: skip On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:19 am

Rich Hill, Mo is the general location where the Bit coal (Mulberry seam) is mined at. There is a strip mine there and another one on the Kansas side. I have talked to the Kansas mine forman in the past and he was not aware of any hard coal in the area or anyone bringing hard coal in at any quanity. I would bet this guy is selling the local Bit coal as Hard coal. Most people would not know the diffrence. The mine on the Kansas side is were I got my $65 per ton quote if I drive to the mine.

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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:29 am

" I ship all my boxes of coal with plastic liners in the box to protect the coal from water damage. Thanks for looking. "

REALLY ?? And to think people fall for this. A Sucker born everyday.
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:45 am

:woot: I recognize those hands... Its Smitty thats behind all this. Good for you Smitty! :) Ya might be able to $200 a bag if ya sell em as juvenile Diamonds :idea: Get Billy Mays to do an infomercial... It'll be Huuugggeah
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:19 am

[quote="Lightning"]I've seen this too. I think they sell them for novelty and gag gifts lol[/quote]

Oh "come on man" he's my supplier, and the best part is I start the fire with the box! :lol:
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:37 am

I've seen that up there for a while, this guy is completely full of it. Rich Hill, MO - the town that coal built.... bituminous coal... :roll:
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:05 pm

Naw I couldn't sleep at night screwing people this bad!

This comes out to .88 cents PER POUND!! Or $35.20 per 40lb bag!!! OR $1,760 PER TON!!!!!!! :fear: :eek2: :wtf:

Talk about a screw job! He's probably getting it for $100 a ton too. Holy markup!! No wonder he offers free shipping!! :shock:
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:06 pm

SMITTY wrote:Naw I couldn't sleep at night screwing people this bad!

This comes out to .88 cents PER POUND!! Or $35.20 per 40lb bag!!! OR $1,760 PER TON!!!!!!! :fear: :eek2: :wtf:

Talk about a screw job! He's probably getting it for $100 a ton too. Holy markup!! No wonder he offers free shipping!! :shock:


I've sold some blacksmith coal on ebay from time to time when I feel like messing with it. For the screwing around done to pack coal into boxes, weigh on certified scale, make shipping arrangements, keep records, sales tax etc., you bet I'm going to be charging somewhere around $1500/ton+ if you want it shipped to you in 50lb increments.

BUT ... you should at least know what you're selling and represent it honestly.
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:05 pm

well that does it... ima give the people what they want! ima have the best quality anthracite and use good quality boxes and give free shipping .... and im doing it ALL for only $7.00 per 5 lbs box! :dancing:
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: Vangellis On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:03 am

This is on par with those little bundles of firewood selling for $5 or $6 bucks. :roll:


Kevin
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Re: Am I missing something here WTF is this?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:59 am

I guess Shanksters like this are successful due to his equally opposite Dumbo Customers. Maybe he's sprinkling in Opium/Heroin and they're leaving the door open. I don't think they're worried about CO or Fly Ash at that point! toothy :doh:
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