Thread: Duraflame Shortage/Price Gouging
#1 Duraflame Shortage/Price Gouging02-19-2015, 12:39 PM
There's always money to be made if one just grabs the opportunity. It's been the coldest winter in Florida for some time. It seems to be just one of those things that everyone seems to get softer after living in warmer climates for a while.
There seems to be a big demand for those Dura-Flame fake logs, the ones you get in the supermarket wrapped individually in paper. SR ended up with an unexpected long mission yesterday--the quest for a few logs to burn in our fireplace. Problem is, they're hard to find, sold out, no more for this season.
A local gas station was charging a ridiculous $20 a log. Then he went to Publix. $20 a log. Finally he found them at good old Ace Hardware--$26 for 6. That's still high, but not ludicrous. (we aren't supposed to have regular firewood around here, as the place has all wood siding and has had termites in the past).
Can't believe Publix was doing that price gouging.
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02-19-2015, 12:44 PM
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It's 17 degrees outside here and 80 degrees inside right now.....the hickory wood in the wood heater is just a popping away.
02-19-2015, 01:38 PMObama isn't the problem. The problem is an electorate that would vote a man like him into office.
02-19-2015, 01:41 PM
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I don't know what's in those Duraflame logs, so I don't use them. We have a heavily wooded neighborhood, and our backyard has been our woodlot for the whole time we've lived there. I love a wood fire, although our "retirement" home will likely just have a gas fireplace."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
02-20-2015, 01:27 AM
$20 a log is crazy! Glad you were able to find some. I keep a box on hand in case the power goes out for an extended length of time. One winter, a year prior to me living here, parts of our town were without power for two days during the winter. I also have a small pile of scrap wood outside and a mesquite forest next door to my house that is full of branches and wood.
Mesquite is just too smoky for me, the smell aggravates my allergies. Even when the smoke is simply just in the outside air.
02-20-2015, 02:04 AM
02-20-2015, 10:07 AMObama isn't the problem. The problem is an electorate that would vote a man like him into office.
02-20-2015, 11:12 AM
Before I used any today I would have to check out the material and inks and such first.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
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Originally Posted by Carol
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