Supply and Demand?

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Supply and Demand?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:08 pm

A friend of mine has excess warehouse space and is thinking of bringing in pallets of coal. The warehouse is located in Derby.

Would anyone here be interested or willing to drive to Derby for pick up? I'm looking to gauge the level of interest or lack of it due to supply and demand.

If interested, please post the type of coal you use and an approximate quantity per season. Thanks!
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:23 pm

Derby a little bit far for me ... I can only haul 1/2 ton at a time with the equipment I currently have....and I would not want to haul my homemade trailer 100 mi for a 1/2 ton haul (for 2 tons thats 4 trips .... about 6 hrs of my time)

Figure it would cost me $150 to rent a truck to move 2 tons.

What would the price of 2 tons of nut be then?

Everything comes down to $$$ of course.
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:10 am

It looks like few if any are interested. Maybe during the next "coal rush" when oil prices climb. :(
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:00 pm

Derby isn't bad for me, about 30-40 minutes. Can we assume there would be a lift truck available to load as it is a warehouse?

I burn pea and usually about 6 tons a year. I have an F350 and a trailer so could do it all in one shot.
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:21 pm

Would need delivery. 3 tons pea.
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: pyro29 On: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:08 pm

If you get Lehigh, I would be in for four (4) pallets (just short of 5 tons - assuming 1.2+ ton pallets) and can pick it up.
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:09 am

With so many Tractor Supply stores opening here in Connecticut, an independent store carrying coal wouldn't make any sense. :(
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:22 am

EarthWindandFire wrote:With so many Tractor Supply stores opening here in Connecticut, an independent store carrying coal wouldn't make any sense. :(

That may depend on the price and type carried. If you peruse 'all' the different threads and 'all' the seperate posts about TSC coal, you may just find that people are beginning to look for a way out of the trap they fell into.
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: pyro29 On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:27 pm

SWPaDon wrote:
EarthWindandFire wrote:With so many Tractor Supply stores opening here in Connecticut, an independent store carrying coal wouldn't make any sense. :(

That may depend on the price and type carried. If you peruse 'all' the different threads and 'all' the seperate posts about TSC coal, you may just find that people are beginning to look for a way out of the trap they fell into.


Agreed. If TSC would carry one brand, and monitor the quality, and the price was competitive, they could lock in a loyal following, which would be a good business model for them because you can't go to TSC and not buy something you didn't know you had to have.
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:51 pm

pyro29 wrote: If TSC would carry one brand, and monitor the quality, and the price was competitive, they could lock in a loyal following, which would be a good business model for them because you can't go to TSC and not buy something you didn't know you had to have.


You haven't been to a Tractor Supply store, have you?
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:50 pm

pyro29 wrote:If you get Lehigh, I would be in for four (4) pallets (just short of 5 tons - assuming 1.2+ ton pallets) and can pick it up.


This you with wood?

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I'm jealous.
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Re: Supply and Demand?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:52 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:With so many Tractor Supply stores opening here in Connecticut, an independent store carrying coal wouldn't make any sense. :(


By itself? No it wouldn't even around here. I have a buddy that sells coal on a pallet..... but he's on main road that a l lot coal customers pass by. He also sells bulk coal, , wood pellets, delivers wood coal/pelltes, refills propane, does custom fireplace/mantle work, sells coal and wood stoves etc.

If you were offering delivery you might get somewhere but remember if the customer calls you in the middle winter for delivery and you don't have any coal they are going to call someone else and keep calling them.
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