tmbrddl wrote:I bought some bags of Reading last year when my local Blaschak dealer was closed on a Sunday and it was of poor quality then. This year is far worse. The only recourse I have is to try to never buy it again. What are they thinking?
It's a matter of supply and demand. I don't know what your options are down east, but the dealer from whom I bought the Reading we've all been struggling with is the only source in Boston metro. He put it to me simply, do you want it or not? I'm your source, Blaschak is back ordered, Reading is what's available. He said he'd happily return my check, and pick the coal up. Someone else will burn it.
This is not a market where we have many options, especially for a fuel source with as much bad PR as coal. Despite all the fracas over fracking, we might as well be burning kittens. Who wants to deal in narrow margin fuel kittens? Not many.