When Do You Purchase Your Coal for the Year??

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when do you purchase your anthracite coal? *New Options*

January
0
No votes
February
0
No votes
March
0
No votes
April
1
3%
May
0
No votes
June
2
7%
July
2
7%
August
6
20%
September
3
10%
October
5
17%
November
0
No votes
December
0
No votes
*I purchase small amounts as needed
3
10%
Truck load January
0
No votes
TL February
0
No votes
TL March
0
No votes
TL April
0
No votes
TL May
2
7%
TL June
1
3%
TL July
2
7%
TL August
2
7%
TL September
0
No votes
TL October
1
3%
TL November
0
No votes
TL December
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 30

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Berlin
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 1:28 am

I am curious when people on this forum purchase their coal for the year. I have listed months and also given the option to select "purchase in small amounts as needed" if you tend not to buy all or most of your coal at once. If you purchase most of your coal at once and then top up your bin as needed, select the month you generally (or the month this year if it varies from year to year) purchase your large order for the year.

I'm curious about this for a few reasons, but most importantly I'm interested if people on the forum behave like those I know off the forum and generally wait until they're cold before they think about fuel purchases for the season.

*** I apologize, I added new options at a members request and did not realize that it would erase all the previous votes, please vote again and I promise I won't erase them this time! :o
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Ed.A
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 4:20 am

I put down Oct. (which is true every year) but I've 1ton stockpliled., so no rush this month.

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Wiz
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 5:29 am

I'll be looking to fill bin in May, but no later then July. It's all about saving a dollar so that's my reason for timeline.
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freetown fred
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 7:28 am

The earlier--the betterer ;)
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blrman07
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 7:29 am

I am the single as needed vote. I'm only 10 minutes from UAE, Blaschack, and Keystone Anthracite. No need to stockpile when they can hold it for me.
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EasyRay
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 1:16 pm

Well I had a ton of bagged Blaschak left from last season and I bought a full skid in August. I hope to get another skid this week and I should have more than enough to last for this season.
I'm a little behind this year. I usually have all I need by September. I checked September.
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 5:25 pm

Last year I bought 24 tons planning a 3 year minimum supply. I ordered it in June but it didn't get delivered until September.
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 5:36 pm

Already got 2,760lbs,just need to get one more ton and that should last the winter.Always try to get it in October before it gets hard to get and prices tend to go up.They have closed a lot of the mines in Kentucky,and it's causing the prices to go up.
I might get another ton on Saturday.We'll see what happens.

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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 5:56 pm

i get my bulk coal delivered in may, usually 7 or 8 tons depending what I have left from year before. I am gradually getting a surplus stockpile built up to where I should have about 12 ton total here at the house within a year or 2.
I get it early and don't have to think about it when it gets cold. the work is done, just time to relax.

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Dennis
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 6:08 pm

I get mine in summer and fill the bin till it can't hold any more and falling out the door witch is 8-1/2 ton and lasts 2 seasons.I didn't have to buy any coal for this season
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 6:18 pm

Usually I buy in July. This year I was late and bought sometime in August.

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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 7:30 pm

Wow, I'm surprised by this poll. I know not too many people have answered yet but the people on this forum definitely buy much earlier than the people I know locally that use coal. With almost all the people locally (that I know) it seems to be an October through December thing.
Burning western Pennsylvania Bituminous in WNY using model 77 stoker furnace. BITUMINOUS equiptment: 2 hand fired stoves of my own design, Many Combustioneer Model 77 stokers, stokermatic furnace, Many Will-Burt stokers, & and Two Iron firemen.

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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 7:47 pm

Berlin wrote:Wow, I'm surprised by this poll. I know not too many people have answered yet but the people on this forum definitely buy much earlier than the people I know locally that use coal. With almost all the people locally (that I know) it seems to be an October through December thing.
I hope a lot of people smartened up after the rush last fall.

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Berlin
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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 7:53 pm

... not around here :(
Burning western Pennsylvania Bituminous in WNY using model 77 stoker furnace. BITUMINOUS equiptment: 2 hand fired stoves of my own design, Many Combustioneer Model 77 stokers, stokermatic furnace, Many Will-Burt stokers, & and Two Iron firemen.

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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 7:56 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Berlin wrote:Wow, I'm surprised by this poll. I know not too many people have answered yet but the people on this forum definitely buy much earlier than the people I know locally that use coal. With almost all the people locally (that I know) it seems to be an October through December thing.
I hope a lot of people smartened up after the rush last fall.
I'd rather be looking at it than looking for it

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