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Bad news

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JD PLOWER, Sep 19, 2004.


    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Bad news.
    I received a letter from the local salt supplier (the same one in my photo album) that listed the preseason prices at 59.90 per ton plus taxes and delivery. I know this is going to be a bad year when they start out telling you your going to get screwed this season on prices AND they included an article from the WSJ about the cost of shipping overseas. The kicker is the article is dated November 2003? Sounds to me like they are planning on gouging us (locals) this year and setting us up for some really bad prices as soon as the snow hits.

    What are some of your prices so far?
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    $62/ton picked up at the dock.
  3. sglaine

    sglaine Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Do you think the Mafia is controlling the market?

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    There is no Mafia :rolleyes:

    Do I think that there is an organized conspiracy to keep prices artificially high? Yes. Is there a group of guys sitting around a table in a basement smoking cigars and drinking wine talking about how to jack up salt prices? No. The mob around these parts is generally going after much bigger fish (literally) then to waste time with salt supplies.
  5. sglaine

    sglaine Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Of course OPEC does not help matters either.
  6. ALEX516

    ALEX516 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    in reply

  7. buddy markley

    buddy markley Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 7

    I just quoted $45. per ton picked up and $3.45 per bag of halite.