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ggans2
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Post Sat. Oct. 17, 2009 11:43 am

So if I ever solve my problem some of you may know about , when is the best time to buy coal ? In the spring when demand drops , fall? At a good price whenever that is.

teach me please...

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Post Sat. Oct. 17, 2009 11:56 am

The price will always be the cheapest late Spring until mid august or possibly into September.
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Post Sat. Oct. 17, 2009 11:58 am

Thanks..

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Post Sat. Oct. 17, 2009 12:02 pm

Our dealers keep the same price most of the year...usually get mine in Aug, before the late fall/early winter rush.
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Post Sat. Oct. 17, 2009 1:32 pm

Local dealers used to have Spring and Summer reductions just
to keep the stock and schedule moving. The breakers set a price
about every six months and it does not move up or down. Unless
some unforeseen miracle happens, coal will creep up about 5-10 dollars
a ton every year.

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Post Sat. Oct. 17, 2009 1:48 pm

It all depends on the dealer. I use bagged coal. I get mine in Jun or early Jul and my dealer has been known to give me last year's price because it frees up his storage lot/inventory for the new shipments. The plastic bags get very rigid over time due to exposure to the elements. They start to spilt open and make a big mess for him. I don't mind mess so it works out well for me. Lisa
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Post Sat. Oct. 17, 2009 2:16 pm

I bought 2 ton from Hudson last month for $140. I came here to report that the price had dropped from $150 as it was last year. Then I seen it was $130 over the summer :mad:
Just picked up 3 ton yesterday at $150/ton.
YODA wrote: Fluctuate much!
The price of coal does.

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