Peat Briquette prices

Smashbox

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Don't mean to resurrect this thread, but I was reading this weeks local paper (Athlone/Westmeath area) and seen an ad re : fuel

Bog Na Finn Fuel Centre
Coal & Briquettes Direct to Your Door!

Polish Coal / Calco Smokeless / Black Emerald all 40kg bags all €15.95
briquettes €3.50

Special Rates on Bulk Orders
Free Delivery 8am - 8pm
Tel 090 64 *****

So, its a Midlands/Athlone area phone number - unsure if they deliver further afield.

Unsure also if I can post phone numbers!

I have NO affiliation with this crowd, have never used them, simply saw the ad on the front of the paper. Can't find any info online either.
 

Delboy

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cannot find anyone cheaper than 4.50 a bale around the Harolds Cross area. has to be cheaper places in Dublin, somewhere!!!
 

Smashbox

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Just to update this, again seen an ad in the local paper for Ganlys in Athlone and Longford.

Buy 10 bales of briquettes, get two free
Buy 5 bags of coal, get one free

No prices mentioned.
 

Ray_Con

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Im based in Celbridge and the cheapest around here is the local fuel merchant at €4.50 a bale , the most expensive is a local Gala Shop at €6.00 a bale !!!! Needless to say , they seem to always have stock

prices can vary anywhere between the two .... Ive not found cheaper than €4.50
 

twofor1

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cannot find anyone cheaper than 4.50 a bale around the Harolds Cross area. has to be cheaper places in Dublin, somewhere!!!
Centra on the Drumartin Road in Goatstown have them at €4.25 each or 5 for €20.00.
 

PadraigL

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Past Young's cross on the way to lucan from celbridge and on the right is a fuel merchant. €4 a bale here.
 

Clohass

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Browns Shop in Portlaoise on the Dublin Road have good offers on Fuel at the minute. They are currently offering 6 bales for €20 (Or were last Thursday when I passed there last). This is the cheapest I've seen this winter.
 

allthedoyles

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Peat briquettes are bought ex yard for around € 2.78 per bale including VAT.
Transport costs ex bog to Dublin cost around 16 cent per bale .( total outlay = € 2.94 )

So overall cost to retailer in Dublin area is around 2.94 euro per bale .

Of course depending on sales , retailer can earn rebate/cashback on annual purchases

There are 128 peat briquette bales on a pallet weighing 1.60 tonnes ( as each bale weighs .0125kgs approx .

Of course they are cheaper to buy in Portlaoise , as the transport costs are minimal .
 

Clohass

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Thanks for the breakdown, that is really good info. Just to note that although Transport costs to Portlaoise would be lower that doesn't translate into lower prices necessarily in Portlaoise. I think the average would be around €3.90 a bale. Therefore in my experience the offer in Browns in Portlaoise of 6 for €20 is still the best I have seen.

Note that I have no affiliation other than a satisfied customer and I personally think it is great to see a small business so competitive.

Anyone beat 6 for €20?
 

Smashbox

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Of course they are cheaper to buy in Portlaoise , as the transport costs are minimal .
Yep, but this thread is comparing prices. Clohass is stating their local price, as did I and as did those around us.

People from outside Dublin use this forum too, ya know
 

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roker

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I think they have put a green tax on coal and briquettes. the only way to not pay tax is to collect your wood/timber scrap
 
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