Someone mentioned saving money by getting together to make a large purchase of bagged coal. I'm working on starting a coal stove company in Dundee, Michigan and am considering also carrying bagged coal for my customers but can't justify purchasing 22 tons of coal (a truck load) to start with. It's too much coal and too much money frankly. I'm wondering if it would work to gather coal buyers who want to save money together and combining needs to fill a truck load. I can get it to Dundee, where people could pick it up, for $275 to $325 per ton... depending on the cost of a space and equipment to offload and store the coal. With 50 x 40 lb bags, that works out to around $5 - $6.5 per bag.
If there's enough support here to suggest it could work, I'll start a topic in the appropriate section. This would be high quality coal from Reading Coal.
Let me know your level of interest. If this turns out to be a good idea, I'll start a new thread with more information and will probably make it an annual affair so we can all get good coal at a good price.in Michigan.
Long live coal and the coal industry... America's all natural energy source.