Wood'nCoal wrote: stockingfull wrote:
My supplier is 4 mi away. Don't even know where the next closest one is. But look at my numbers (above): in 2 seasons, I'm short about 1 1/4 tons on 13 tons purchased. Funny that it didn't work out either season that I got more
than I ordered.
Instead, while the price I was quoted was $200/ton +/-, I actually paid $222/ton.
If you feel that you were cheated on your coal delivery then why are you wasting time and energy talking about it here? I suggest you find a lawyer and try to recover your lost money legally.
I'm sure with all the resources available here and elsewhere you could find another dealer to buy coal from.
All this discussion about the weight of the coal you had delivered is a waste of time. You are talking to the wrong people. Take it up with the people you bought the coal from.
An interesting question: After the first season of buying from this dealer why did you go back and buy from them a second season if you felt they were cheating you? I suppose you plan on getting more coal from them for next season, so you can *censored* about being cheated again.
The whole point of this thread was to find out what the custom in the business is. I thought it was one of the essential purposes of a forum like this.
And, while I had concluded I was short on the first delivery, I wanted to see what would happen the second year to determine whether it was a "trend." Now that my second season's numbers have been crunched, I have concluded that it is.
So now the question becomes whether any law has been violated, or whether it's just common law fraud. But, why would I want to go down that road at all, much less before I know a little more about how all this is done, to be precise, whether there's some custom in the industry that saves all this, like "oh, everybody does that," or, "anything w/in 10% is considered a full delivery," etc?
I've seen the precision with which bulk deliveries are measured in the marine business (where tiny percentages can mean very big $), but never on this scale, if you'll pardon the expression.
So, if you're weary of responding, you don't have to anymore.