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Post  boffer on 7/5/2012, 6:09 pm

I stocked up on vermiculite today so I would have it for next spring. It was $7.60 plus tax per cubic foot, for coarse, which is up almost a dollar from what I paid this past March. They couldn't tell me if the price was going to continue rising. I got it from McConkey in Sumner.

We already pay more than most around the country. Sad

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Post  llama momma on 7/5/2012, 6:16 pm

That is crazy! A month ago I paid $4.49/cu.ft. or 17.99 for a bag of coarse.
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Post  Lavender Debs on 7/5/2012, 7:04 pm

boffer wrote:...snip... They couldn't tell me if the price was going to continue rising.....


Maybe the price is the same but the value of a dollar keeps falling. Next spring we will all declare you wise for getting it before we exchange the dollar for whatever China allows us to use.
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Re: PNW: vermiculite prices

Post  boffer on 7/5/2012, 7:15 pm

Not to mention that it probably comes from China. Maybe they heard about SFG and want to get a piece of the pie! Razz
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Post  Lavender Debs on 7/5/2012, 8:12 pm

Awesome thought Boff.....maybe they want a piece OF pie.
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Post  boffer on 7/5/2012, 8:15 pm

Realistically...all the pie.
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