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50 lb bag of salt price

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by motorider000, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. motorider000

    motorider000 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I am trying to get a price sheet around for next year. I was wondering what a fair price for a 50lb bag of salt (costs me $170 a skid) including spreading would be. I am located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Please give me you opinions.
  2. QCPride

    QCPride Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Not sure if this will help or not-maybe you could do a ratio. I get $128/skid(49bags) from Farm N Fleet(I know-but they have the best for rock salt around here) anyway we charge $14.00 a bag applied so we are making about $11.00 a bag. But as we have seen in prior posts--we make a lot less here in the QC than everywhere else. Hope this helps! :)
  3. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Around Indy, depending what you are spreading, pricing ranges from $10-$30 per 50# bag.

    If you want to give Magic a try, e-mail me.
  4. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    We get $18.00 per 50Lbs of rid ice.
  5. motorider000

    motorider000 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Actually I was planing on using regular Lesco rock salt. But I am open to about anything.

    from pa
    Messages: 38

    do you guys buy a pallet at a time or multiple pallets to get that price. i pay $5.04 a bag for halite rock salt and charge $10 a bag to spread
  7. mickman

    mickman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I checked out lesco the other day and their prices are too high.
    they wanted about $5/50# & $11-12/50# potash.
    I'll drive another mile for 80# halite:$5/50# & $7/50# potash
    {saved $200 bones from just 3k #'s}
  8. QCPride

    QCPride Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Lesco is too hight. Check out places like Lowe's Farm n Fleet, even Walmart--sometimes they will work with you. Also check out janitorial cleaning places, or cleaning supply distributors. We have gotten salt in the past from these types of businesses.
  9. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    Your right, Lesco is way high. I buy my pallets from The Andersons Store. $145 per pallet. Even Home Depot will give you a pallet price if you talk to the store mgr. I buy some single bags from Home Depot, it's 3.99 per bag, that's high, however it's 3 miles away vs a 42 mile round trip to Andersons (time/gas), I just nudge the price up to cover it. My contracts give me that option. I think Lesco's price is around $175 per pallet. I've got a Lesco about 7 or 8 miles away. I would only go there if timing was an issue. Around here it's $20-$25 per bag spread.
  10. djd427

    djd427 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 98

    It is amazing how areas are so different. At Home Depot here the price is $4.95 for 5o lb bag, $4.25 for a bag by the pallet. Now at my Lescos, I get 80lb bags for 5.55/ or 4.85 a bag by the pallet. I just paid $3.60 a 50lb bag by the pallet at Lesco.
  11. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    We pay $2.75/50lb bag for salt here. We charge $27.50 to spread it. If our price goes up so does our spreading charge. 10 times our cost across the board.
  12. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Portage,Mich Home Depot just had 50# bags on sale here. $1.98/50lb bag. 50% off normal price of 3.98 per bag. Bought 62 bags and hope it will last me the season now at that price.
  13. motorider000

    motorider000 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I was thinking about $15 a bag. However I am new and need to appeal to customers somehow. Also I don't want to lowball myself. Maybe if I give the customers a quantity discount with like a purchase of 10 bags or more for the additions. That way I would have less transport fuel and time so I would be able to afford the discount. I am just wondering if I am in check with charging $15 a bag.
  14. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    I'll have to check Home Depot, they told me on Wed that they would probably be putting it on sale shortly. I bought some Sat and it was not on sale yet. Was it the DWI?
  15. FIREDUDE26

    FIREDUDE26 Member
    Messages: 89


    MY rep yesterday told me that they are having a sale on the salt and lesco melt, i didnt get a price on salt because i just bought a palllet of 80's . The lesco melt II was 7.95 a bag. that was almost 2.40 a bag cheaper than before. he was like 3.25 a 50 lb bag of rock salt , so it might be better now.
  16. doug96

    doug96 Member
    Messages: 33

    homedepot web-site

    wwhat sub catorgie is salt and stuff in, i could not find it on the web site, keept getting water softner salt
  17. djd427

    djd427 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 98

    doug Home depot doesn't have their salt listed on the website. you have to call or stop by for pricing.
  18. Triton Snow Systems

    Triton Snow Systems Banned
    Messages: 79

    15.00 a bag spread in my book !
  19. doug96

    doug96 Member
    Messages: 33

    home depot

    thank you dave :salute:
  20. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Our everyday prices at Home Depot and Lowes are about the same as they are at our supplier. $2.95 per bag...$118. per pallet. We get $12 per 50# bag and $15 per 80# bag. Any more than that, and we just can't compete. The bulk spreaders can do it SO much cheaper. It costs about half as much for material in bulk, here.