Tractor Supply brand screw-over

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Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: piginabag On: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:57 pm

Last night I noticed my local TSC, Pawcatuck CT, had a pallet of their own brand of nut coal, $5.99 for a 40 # bag. So, just to try it, bought 10 bags. Can't comment on quality yet, but I noticed bringing it in that each bag weighs noticeably less than the 40# bags of Blaschak we've been schlepping for years. I guess we've gotten pretty well-tuned to what 40# feels like! So I weighed one, and it was less than 35#! So I got more scientific:

The average weight of ten bags was exactly 32#, which is exactly 80% of what it says on the bag, sign, and receipt. Paying $5.99 for a 40# bag that is really 32#, you are actually paying $7.49 per 40 pounds. If you bought a "ton" at that rate, you would actually get 1600#. You wouldn't be paying $299.50 per ton, it's actually $374.50!

I'm going back to Tractor Supply tomorrow to tell them, but I wanted to warn folks - so you can check for yourself.
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:04 pm

Someone poked a hole in the bag and the gallon of water ran out. Maybe they should be thanked? It won't freeze up as bad this way. ;)
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:07 pm

It's funny you post that tonight. I helped a buddy get some TSC bags from his truck into his basement today and I was thinking those bags were easy to move for 40lb'ers. Thought I was just extra strong today!! :flex: I'll have to ask him tomorrow if he has a scale to weigh them.
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:15 pm

That just ain't right. :mad:
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: warminmn On: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:26 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Someone poked a hole in the bag and the gallon of water ran out. Maybe they should be thanked? It won't freeze up as bad this way. ;)


If there was a hole in the bag the water would come out AND all the fines, easily 8 pounds if its like mine :lol:

I'll have to weigh a few bags out of curiosity but I would not be happy about being 8 pounds light. Thanks for the heads up piginabag.
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:52 pm

Bought 10 bags yesterday and weighed 3 on a good balance scale. 40 pounds exactly. I had cut off the tops and could see a similar quantity in the rest.

I will weigh the rest as they are used.
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:09 am

I just weighed the 6 bags that I have

40.35
39.38
38.76
39.55
40.02
40.12
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:24 am

All that 'glitters', is not gold! :roll:
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:14 am

My buddy weighed some of his bags and they were all right about 40lbs so I am feeling strong again!! :flex: :D
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:32 am

titleist1 wrote:It's funny you post that tonight. I helped a buddy get some TSC bags from his truck into his basement today and I was thinking those bags were easy to move for 40lb'ers. Thought I was just extra strong today!! :flex: I'll have to ask him tomorrow if he has a scale to weigh them.


Hefty Hefty Hefty !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-C2Pt_94io

Whiskey strength !

Actually I would just seek a credit to account for the "loss". If not, call the credit card company and ask about this issue and how they would like proceed.

If your buddy's bags are light, then a simple affidavit from him could help the OP. Then its 2 people's word ~ and 2 independent people.
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Re: Tractor Supply brand screw-over

PostBy: David... On: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:11 pm

I have 20 bags. I guess I'll check when I get home.
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