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Is this a decent price for bagged salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by lawnprolawns, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    I'm in SE Michigan, and I need some salt. (Dont we all?)

    My supplier that I usually get one pallet at a time from is out. They will deliver 18 pallets of 80lb bags @ 5.40/bag plus 100 delivery, but they wont be able to do that for weeks, and I need it soon.

    I found a guy that has a lot of salt, and he'll deliver 16 pallets at just over 6.50/bag. I know this is more expensive, but he has it, that's the key. Is this too much of a rip off, or is that pretty fair?
  2. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    Are you going to make any money putting it down at that cost?

    If you need it and he is your only option, do you have a choice?
  3. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Thats not that bad for bagged assuming the second option was 80 pounders as well. I pay just under 8 cents a pound, you'd be paying just over 8.
  4. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    yes, the second option was also 80-lb bags.

    I'm spreading one job (25 bags) for 9.60/bag (subbed out and they charged the customer for bulk) and one for about 12/bag. I'll still be making money.

    joesprayer, thanks for the contact. I'll call him in the morning.
  5. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    its not way high, seems ok...dont get me wrong , its not a deal
  6. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I just bought 5 skids yesterday in IL. for $6.67/ #80 bags
    30 bags per skid. It was cheaper than saf t salt that was 4.97 / #50 bags.
  7. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I paid right close to 8 cents a pound also, and that was the cheapest around my area. or at least that i could find...
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    3.87 for 50
  9. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Yikes. Now the cheapest I can find is about 7.10 per 80lb delivered. that's $0.091/lb. No one else has any, and they said when they get it, they wont ship out a large load. Gr. This sucks..