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Halite Rock Salt 50lb Bags

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by lawnprofrench, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. lawnprofrench

    lawnprofrench Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    My local salt supplier called me today and said he has 3 additional semi loads of Halite Rock Salt 50lb Bags (49 bags per skid 19 skids per truck) coming in first of the week that is not spoken for yet, the price is ugly $11.25 per bag $551.25 per skid but we have to have it. I'm taking one semi load if anyone would like there contact info just pm me.
  2. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    That's beyond horrible! You will be losing money at that rate. Why not just use ice melt at $8/bag? If you've not purchased this yet you need to do some serious shopping for nice melt and I know you'll be able to find some for much cheaper than that.
  3. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    start shopping the local stores,
  4. lawnprofrench

    lawnprofrench Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    If you now some where that has ice melt or rock salt please share I just payed $12.15 per bag for ice melt 3 days ago for a semi load.
  5. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    Your getting to the point where urea would be cheaper.
  6. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    davis wholesale supply out of indianapolis has halite for 4.30 per bag, im sure they could send a semi or two down your way
  7. lawnprofrench

    lawnprofrench Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Just tried to call, closed till Monday. Sent email came back undeliverable. Hope they return my call and have it.
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Last pallet I paid 4.19 per bag
  9. lawnprofrench

    lawnprofrench Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Our pre order (September ) we paid $3.97 salt $7.23 ice melt. We have not found any product any where in stock that we could get TODAY.
  10. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    The only place around me that has any rock salt/ice melt is selling it at $12 a bag with no pallet discount. They are probably out by now. My local supplier won't have any available for 2.5 weeks. I got lucky and found a few pallets available within an hour of me for a decent price. Hopefully that lasts until my local dealer can get some in. Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears are out and can't give me a time for shipment delivery. Kmart doesn't even have salt.

    Im assuming that bulk salt isn't available because buying more than a couple pallets is ridiculous in general.

  11. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    i would try back early monday around 8-9 when they are open, if you have a big flatbed or something might be worth a trip to avoid getting gouged like that. I cant bring myself to spend more than 5.50 a bag even in the worst of times.
  12. melt all

    melt all Member
    Messages: 56

    We have an shipment of salt due to arrive next Thursday/Friday. Due to the high demand nationwide and in order to prevent the state from seizing it upon arrival we are pre-selling the salt. From what we can see on the market this is the only salt due to arrive in the U.S. in time to be useful.
    Funds must be transferred and cleared for tonnage requested no later than Tuesday Feb. 12th We were forced to pay for special loading terms and reconfigure the loading ports schedule to accommodate our vessel, we paid a premium for the vessel due to short notice and a premium for the salt.

    Therefore the price of salt is $140.00/ton FOB & pre-payment. Our pile is located at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware in zip code 19801…….about 30 miles south of Philadelphia, PA. http://portofwilmington.com/ We only have 35,000/tons, we are getting requests from Canada and all over the U.S.
    We expect our tonnage to be depleted quickly, supply is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

    We apologize for the high cost however in order to get the salt here within required time we had to secure positions so our vessel will arrive 2 weeks before all other salt shipments are due to arrive.

    We have calcium and magnesium chloride pellets in super sacks $850.00/each sack contains approximately 2200lbs.
    Our solution to the high price bags....We have 1/ton super sacks of bulk salt with YPS (ANTI-CAKING AGENT) for $250.00/each. Since we are bagging undried salt the YPS is to try an prevent caking of the salt, should be ok if used within a 2week period.
    FOB Marcus Hook, PA 19061

    Thank you for your understanding
    Joe Kelly
    calls only please
  13. Shade Tree NJ

    Shade Tree NJ Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    $11 and $12 a bag is rediculous! Paid $5.93 a bag for a pallet 2wks ago and that hurt with the pricing compared to earlier in the year. Picking one up Monday, not sure of price yet.
  14. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I will guarantee it will be at least $8 a bag. They didn't tell you? Are you assuming they have salt or do you have a pallet on order?

  15. Shade Tree NJ

    Shade Tree NJ Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Truck load came in today, couldn't get over to pick it up so holding it for me until Monday morning. NJ has price gouging laws, can charge me $8 a bag if he would like but will cost him more in long run. Highly doubt would jack price up that high, I'm expecting $6-6.50 a bag.
  16. rcn971

    rcn971 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    There are no price gouging laws on salt.....it's not gasoline and we aren't in a state of emergency. They can charge whatever they like.
  17. Shade Tree NJ

    Shade Tree NJ Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    RCN... Price gouging goes way beyond just gasoline, and actually covers all products sold in NJ. "Can not raise the price of goods more than 10% of normal price durning a state of emergency or within 30days of its termination." We had a state of emergency just the other day with the ice storm. Now if supplier has to charge a few extra bucks to cover his increased prices due to supply and demand I understand that. However if someone is going to charge a ridiculous ammount for a bag bc there is a shortage, that's where and why nj has that law to protect you and I the consumer. In my opponion it's actually one of the only nj consumer laws that actually does what it is supposed to and protects consumer.
  18. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Last pallet I got, same product for $4.00/bag.
  19. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Should have had that during the Alberta floods last year, where Home Depot was charging $20 a case for bottled water...
  20. rcn971

    rcn971 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Ok, so if I'm mistaken report all the salt purveyors in our state to Consumer Affairs and let us all know how it turns out. I'll bet you a pallet of salt you get absolutely no where.

    And the shortage was not triggered by the ice storm of last week. The insane prices were already here before that. Soooooo as the law reads, the prices would have had to go up after the "state of emergency or disaster" was declared as a direct result of it. No one likes to pay higher prices than they are used to paying, but it's really silly to make false accusations on a public forum.....also a violation by the way, unless you know what you are talking about.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014