Summer and pre-season sales

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Post by Hoytman » Sun. May. 03, 2020 10:31 am

I’d buy coal right now, but I’m not sure if summer pricing is better than pre-season.

When do you guys typically buy?

 
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Post by CapeCoaler » Mon. May. 04, 2020 2:31 am

Summer is better...
Depends how much you buy...
Pallet or TT...

 
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Post by Hoytman » Mon. May. 04, 2020 9:12 am

CapeCoaler wrote:
Mon. May. 04, 2020 2:31 am
Summer is better...
Depends how much you buy...
Pallet or TT...
You have a ballpark of what a TT costs?

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Post by CapeCoaler » Mon. May. 04, 2020 10:51 am

I'll pm you.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. May. 04, 2020 4:44 pm

Is it a fau paux to tell pricing? Just curious as my supplier asked if I wanted a tt load, and at the time I said no. But now I'm wondering how reasonable that price may be. But as a guess of around $170 a ton plus trucking (which I have seen in last 2 years), that is still 4,000 plus trucking. And whats that $400 on low end. And how do you pay? CC to the driver?

 
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Post by CapeCoaler » Mon. May. 04, 2020 9:19 pm

Not really...
Anybody can call and get a price for a TT load...
If you have a history with a breaker and driver you may get a better price on both...
If you do 100 tons vs 1000 tons you may get a better price...
Time of year plays into it...
Summer pricing saves some, usually $10-20/ton...
The coal tends to be nicer because they are not so rushed or have a line at the breaker...
Size of coal can play into the pricing also, Buck vs rice/pea vs nut...
Different breaker will have different pricing but they are usually within $10-30/ton...
White/pink/red ash pick a breaker that has what you want...
TT load is usually 23-24ish tons...
Trucking $2-3/ loaded mile...
Do they have a back haul/girlfriend...
To The Cape is about 400 miles one way...
$800-1200 for trucking...
$3400-3800 for the coal...
$175-210/ton delivered...
Payment depends on breaker...
The total depends on the scale so...
Sometimes the trucker gives you the weigh masters ticket and you mail a check...
Sometimes you get an invoice and terms...
Sometimes you pay the trucker the whole thing and he pays the breaker...
CC cost the merchant a % to use and customers can do charge backs so most avoid CC...

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Post by waytomany?s » Wed. May. 13, 2020 3:45 pm

Good info! Thanks. I didn't realize that there were options for payment. Now I'm rethinking the whole tt load.

 
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Post by freetown fred » Wed. May. 13, 2020 7:10 pm

W, depends on the breaker & the trucker--don't get to excited YET!!! :)

 
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Post by CapeCoaler » Thu. May. 14, 2020 7:28 pm

Yep, it really depends on who ya know and for how long...
Friends dad was dealing with the breakers and drivers from back in the day...
So 50 years of doing business...

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