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Stored bagged ice melt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by LwnmwrMan22, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,365

    How long have you all stored bagged ice melt??

    I've got a guy that got out of the business, that last year he bought 2 pallets of ice melt and wants to sell them.

    He wants $100 total for both. They feel soft, not rock solid, so, unlike fertilizer, the should still be okay, not broke down???

    They were stored in a shed, on pallets, kept dry from "supposedly" last spring. I have to take his word on that, although the bags don't look TOO dusty, like they've been sitting around for 5 years either.

    Basically comes down to about $1.05 / 50 lb bag.
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    rock salt has no expiration date, as long as the bags are not solid as cement, you've got yourself one hell of a deal. with prices going up if this guy was smart he could hold on to them than sell it for a profit.
  3. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    yeah im looking at about $160 for rocksalt a pallet and about $650 for calcium chloride which i think they are out of their minds but you better get both of those pallets
  4. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    even if the top are soft and the center ones hard, i would still take that gamble its just the risk of buisness and i don't even consider $100 a risk i would love to know where to get pallet ice melt in my area for $3.20 a bag
    thanks Ricky

    P.S.- K.C. area if any one knows let me know
  5. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,365

    Cheapest I can get it at usually is Lesco, $5. / 50 lbs on sale. Calcium chloride, potassium and I THINK magnisuim all in there. Quick Melt 2 (II) melts down to about -20, slowly.
  6. Mick

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

    I've still got a couple bags of salt from two winters ago. They're fine. My advice - buy them as fast as you can before somebody else gets there. They could be buried in dust for all I'd care.
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,365

    Ended up talking to the guy, got them for $40 / pallet, $1 / bag. purplebou

    Now if only I could find more guys like this. :D
  8. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

  9. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    old salt

    Guys i still got some salt from mid 80's at dads shop in the back of the shop its cargill salt in 80 lbs bags i just use it when i run out to do his drive should be gone this year but its still just as good but it was about 2 bucks a bag :cry:
  10. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    At that prcie BUY 'EM. If not give me his number and I'll ship them to NJ and still make a buck using it!!!