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What are you paying for bagged salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    no matter where you are located.. buying per skid, how much is it per bag?

    I get some of our salt, most of it actually, through a company i sub some work from, they sell it to me direct at their cost of about $3.60 a bag...

    I swear i have seen it at home depot PER bag, i mean you can buy ONE bag for $5.09 or $5.19 per bag.

    I was going to buy 3 skids from my big landscape supply company in central NJ, and because i didnt pre-order or am not ordering by the truck load, 18 skids, its $5.05 a bag if i get at least each skid, WTF?

    Ive seen tons of places in the $4.xx range, and my own place which doesnt even sell to the public is over $5? After sales tax thats $5.40 a bag or something.

    I pay $173 a skid so far/previously until now
    Id have to dish out $259 a skid at that price, isnt that too high when buying whole skids?
  2. mkatrucking

    mkatrucking Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 28

    Farm and Fleet.. Eastern Iowa, $298.00/skid plus tax!!!!!!! Rip off. Bought ours for 3.19/bag in June. Going for 6.00plus now...
  3. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,231

    6.47 for a 80lb bag at Menard's
  4. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    i'm pretty sure the guys up here are payin' $2.99 a bag for 40 kg's
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We pay $5 a bag, but our supplier warehouses 70 pallets of salt and 15 of calcium for us so paying the extra for safe, dry storage with a forklift is good for us, besides the owner of that business lives about 3 blocks away. We keep about 5 pallets in our yard but if we run out she's close and we just pick her up day or night if ther roads are bad.
  6. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    5 plus here for $50. No rock salt, only solar.
  7. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Been buying one pallet at a time here in central NY for 170 a pallet. thats with 30-80lb bags. (2400lbs)
  8. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I just paid 6.13 per 80# friday night in Buffalo.
  9. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    $3.28 a bag. 49 on a pallet for $161
  10. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    $254.25 per pallet 49 bags at 50#.
  11. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131


    What about ice melt? what is everyone using? Is that Road Runner stuff any good? or Traction Melt . I can buy that at $9.00 bag now .
  12. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    well i guess my $5.09 a bag or whatever isnt way off then.. sure is a lot more than the other guys though.

    we use safer than salt mostly, $8.xx a bag, and its at the lower end like $8.15 or something in pallets.
  13. topgunn

    topgunn Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    its 6.50 to 7.00 a #50 bag per pallet picked up in here. its cheaper by the truck load if its available.
  14. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Solar Salt -- $4.25 per 50 lbs.

    De-icer -- $9.23 per 50 lbs.

    Started the year with 2 semi loads.....working on our 5th semi right now:dizzy:
  15. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    How do you like performance of the Solar salt? I can get that for 3.75 per 50# bag pallet

  16. Lasher66

    Lasher66 Member
    Messages: 82

    Pay 192.00 a pallet. 49 50# bags. Glad I am not paying above 4 per bag. (yet).

  17. Post Mowing

    Post Mowing Member
    Messages: 39

    Solar salt $4 at farm and fleet on sale
  18. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Salt in the winter is getting to be like the gasoline
    Tycoons...supply and demand drive the going price...since we need it in the winter the demand goes UP UP and UP for about 3mos. SOOOOOoooo they "hide" it in their storage buildings and then rumors go around that there is none ( really there is plenty) so the wholesale people mark it up 25% and the retailer mark's it up 100% so YOU pay 3.99 to 9.99 for the 1.25 bag of freakin dumb Axx salt !!!!!!

    See where Im going here ????? Drive down the demand and we can win this Piss'n match :gunsfiring:
  19. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    depot is selling 50's for 7.49 here ,lmao
  20. SnowMelt2006

    SnowMelt2006 Member
    Messages: 68

    Both produced by Scotwood and are 96-99% sodium (rock salt). $9.00 seems a little stiff for rock salt.