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Bought A Pallet Of Rock Salt Today

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by thelettuceman, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Price came out to $7.15 bag / 50#. All set for 2015/16 season.
     
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    A pallet for the season? Is that supposed to be a good price?
     
  3. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Last pallet I bought came out to over $10.00 / bag. Small time operator here. The pallet I bought plus what I have left over from the prior pallet will last me 2 seasons with normal winters in our area. Not every customer gets salt. I work out of my 1 car garage so I am not looking to get "big time"
     
  4. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Is this a joke? It is St. Patrick's Day, not April Fools Day.
     
  5. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Do not tease us...we just finished winter.
     
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    I hear ya on keeping it small but that price is rough. I guess your location doesnt help
     
  7. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    No joke. Just getting ready for next winter.
     
  8. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Not worried about price. I charge my customers accordingly. I expect to pay more for bagged salt than bulk. This is the only way I can store it.
     
  9. Absolute87

    Absolute87 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    No matter how small you over payed for bag rock salt in maryland, especially if your buying for next year.
     
  10. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Not arguing with you but... How can you know what the price will be for next season?
     
  11. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    If he feels he got at least an OK price and can get paid accordingly for it then who cares?
     
  12. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I buy a pallet at a time also... in DE... you sir should shop around more!
    My cost per 50lb bag is about $5.50. Last year $5.15 to $5.75. H@ll, I've seen it a Home Depot for about $7.25, one bag at a time.
    I can get a good ice melt blend for what you pay.
    Small time? You have a garage. I don't. Mine is in a storage unit.
    And why are you going to store this over the summer? I've got some leftover salt... wanta buy it? payup
     
  13. KYsnow

    KYsnow Member
    Messages: 74

    $490 + tax per pallet is crazy. Iv'e never seen it that high even at a convenient store for two 25lb bags. Find a new supplier, the one you are using is a crook.

    I'd spend the summer asking lawn companies if they do snow work and if they do ask them where the buy salt.

    A 50lb bag from a legitamate salt supplier should have been around $6.50 a bag tops at the start of this winter and $5 bucks now.

    I predict historically normal pricing on salt come this Aug/Sept.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  14. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,408

    it was $5.49 at home depot the other day.......usually they will deal just to clean out stock
     
  15. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    LEO...yep often let you have them at 50% or more discount if you take them all.

    Load em up I used to tell em
     
  16. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Sam's Club had it for $8.xx a bag in January. Did not need any. Lowe's / Home Depot around my way did not have any the day I bought a pallet.
     
  17. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 956

    Down to $3.50 a 50 pound bag now
    I will buy 250 tons before next winter for one shed and will build a second one at a site I just signed for 5 years that will hold 100 tons usually pay $95 a ton delivered will be at $80 a ton in off season
     
  18. Tony nyc

    Tony nyc Junior Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 2

    Who do you usually buy from? I do work in the 5 Boros mainly. Used to just do exterior maintenance (brickwork, pointing, etc) but got pulled into the plowing side 2 years ago. Used 150 tons all bagged at $250 per ton last season, am figuring 200 tons for next year given that I picked up a bunch of sites very late last season. I've bought 2 f350s and will install 2 cube bed spreaders so I have to switch to bulk. So two questions: how many tons can I store in 3500ft? And who should I be buying from? Much appreciated.
     
  19. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 956

    I went to cm bulk handlers in nj
    My supplier couldn't keep up with my demand
     
  20. Tony nyc

    Tony nyc Junior Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 2

    Thank you for that. I found the guys at east coast salt in Jackson nj very good to deal with, they focus on bagged product though. Can I trouble you to ask how many tons I could store in 3500sq ft? The ceiling heights are 23' but I'll have to block the walls, they are metal and wouldn't handle much of a load. Do you think I can get 200+ tons in there? I have 3 40' shipping containers I can clean out for overflow if need be.