Devil505 wrote:I was thinking the same thing but around here, SE Mass, there is not enough of a price difference to make bulk worth it over the convenience of bagged. (no coal bin needed)
djackman wrote:not sure if delivery guy could hit it
djackman wrote:Just a followup - how has Bethlehem's coal been burning?
Thinking of getting some from them since as of today Rella isn't allowing pickups of loose coal, delivery only - "two trucks running 6 days a week, no time!"
Doesn't make sense to pay +$100/ton for bagged when I have a bin and a dump body truck. My bin is in a bad location for delivery, not sure if delivery guy could hit it - low telephone lines in front of house, 8' tree between bin and street.
beatle78 wrote:Devil505 wrote:I was thinking the same thing but around here, SE Mass, there is not enough of a price difference to make bulk worth it over the convenience of bagged. (no coal bin needed)
Here in RI last year, it was over $300/ton bagged & delivered and only $260/ton delivered in bulk. Those savings add up pretty quick! I bet I saved ~$200 last year alone!
arcticcatmatt wrote:300 a ton bagged? Jesus. If coal was 300/ton, I would not be using it here and my stove would be up for sale.
djackman wrote:I have to give Ron from Bethlehem a double-A+ for effort. Showed up today with 2 tons, looked at the bin and said "no problem!". 30 minutes later of jockeying & blocking the truck around to get the box to go up straight just didn't have enough angle to get it into the bin. Even he was suprised - truck sure looked level but soon as the bed went up it tilted a few degrees to the low side. Being the first load off didn't help either, all that weight in the box.
So now I've got 2 tons of nut/pea mix on the front lawn
Nice evenly sized stuff tho, very clean.