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  •  $2 for a 1 pound bag? (4+ / 0-)
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    I found a price of $1.11 per pound bag or $17 for 20 lbs or something like that, but shipping is crazy - like a dollar a pound, easily 30 dollars to a $20 order. Sounds like it's just as well to go buy at the store.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 08:55:34 PM PST

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    •  I will admit that she was not really clear... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...on the exact amount, as she buys them when she needs them. We shop at Jewel here in Chicago, and they may have the price on their website.

      If you have a long distance to travel, and have the space to store 20 lbs., it might be cheaper. I'd be surprised if they couldn't ship the 1 lb. bag via Priority Mail flat rate, which might seem excessive, but may be cheaper than driving a long distance to a supermarket.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:02:58 PM PST

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    •  Mmm, strike that! (3+ / 0-)
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      I just checked their site, and it doesn't show prices. Sorry.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:17:17 PM PST

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      •  yeah, I looked, ;-) (3+ / 0-)
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        it's amazing but grocery stores don't post their prices online if the product's getting sold in the store - I guess the price is so variable.

        Sounds like any saving I'd get by buying in bulk would be undone by grotesque shipping charges, might as well just do a trip to the store. not so much travel as thinking I could save by buying in bulk.

        thanks for the help!

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:24:32 PM PST

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        •  Some stores may have bulk food sections... (4+ / 0-)
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          ...so make a note of the pre-shipping cost for your online source, and see if you can do better in the bulk-foods aisle.

          Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

          by JeffW on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:28:42 PM PST

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        •  don't presume that if you are talking FOB (3+ / 0-)
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          price for dried peas or beans in 100lb bags, which is how I used to purchase them.

          •  can you explain that? (0+ / 0-)

            i'm not familiar with those terms - I've never done this before

            "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

            by eXtina on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 07:48:01 AM PST

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            •  free on board i.e. bulk vendors will ship (1+ / 0-)
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              you 50lbs-200lbs of beans or whatever where you pay them for the product and then you pay the freight etc
              "FOB stands for Free On Board - which means that the person sending it has paid all costs up to and including loading it onto a ship. The purchaser then has to pay all further costs - shipping, import taxes, unloading and delivery charges from the port to the ultimate destination."

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