Al F wrote:Gary: "I wonder if you guys up in NH and Maine could hire a trucker to come down to the nearest breaker in Pa. and get a full load to haul back. Don't know if this is legal or not but it seems you could all chip in and pay the trucker his fee and still be saving some bucks."
it has to be from a dealer...Blaschak does and and will not sell direct to a customer even for a trailer load...and i can understand that...that build a strong dealer foundation.
I guess you are correct Al but I have to consider that Blaschak is a brand name of Anthricite coal. I know all anthricite is not created equal but I have heard enough right here to know that Blaschak is not the end all of the anthricite brands. Sounds more to me like "Price Fixing" so if you can buy anthricite from another source or marketer for a cheaper unfixed price then we are all free to do so.
I have never been to a breaker but it seems apparent most of them are in business to sell Anthricite coal and most will sell to any one with the almighty dollars.
Here is the breakdown as I see it; I paid my dealer $209/T when I got it this fall. I could have gone to the breaker and paid $150. The breaker is allot farther for me to travel so it was worth the extra $60/T to avoid the wear and tear on my truck and trailer. I can only store 3 tons in my bins. If I had a few friends who used the same amount and we all got together to buy a full 24 ton truck load then it might be worthwhile.
I live right on the borders of NY, NJ and PA. I buy my gas in NJ at $1.49 when it is $1.89 in NY. I buy my smokes in PA for $14/carton less then NY. I am not trying to cheat anyone but I don't appreciate getting cheated either. I have never burned one nugget of Blaschak and it appears I never will.