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Old 07-12-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default What is a good price for quality Lump Charcoal 20 lb bag?

Lately is seems to be running around $15 for oak and hickory around here. That seems high to me. Just wondering what other are paying.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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I generally think around $.50/pound or less is allright and not too hard to find.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by gtr View Post
I generally think around $.50/pound or less is allright and not too hard to find.
Is this usually done in a bulk purchase? ... like 50/100 lb or more or do you find it that price at the 20lb bag.

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Old 07-12-2011, 10:44 PM   #4
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Check Sam's Club, or Restaurant Depot. They have lump at great prices. From Sam's I prefer the Best of the West mesquite lump over the Frontier brand.
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Around here it depends on the brand. At our store we carry Humphrey 20 lb bags $15.99. Then I give a card once they buy 10 bags I give the 11th free. For pallet orders I charge $12.00 a bag.

The hardware store behind us sells Cowboy 20lb bags for $14.00.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:37 AM   #6
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The best price is the lowest one you can find at the time for quality charcoal. I've gotten R.O. as low as $3 for an 8# bag.
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Best consistent price I've found by far is Restaurant Depot (there is one in St. Louis if you have access). I can't remember the exact price, but a 17.6 lb bag is around $8.00, which is less than 50 cents a pound.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:05 PM   #8
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Costco in Austin,TX has 30lb lump for $14.

Very good deal. I like it since there are a ton of big and medium pieces in the bag and very little tiny/dust pieces
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I've had very good results with "best of the west" Oak Lump. I found it at Smith's. JB
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:46 AM   #10
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around here I buy Wicked Good i think has 22lbs for $20 and Big Green Egg has 20lbs for $17. After seeing some of you guys post my local cost seems a little high.
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