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Old 18th September 2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default bulk buying honey jars

on another forum i use they club together to buy glass containers at whole sale prices and they buy by the pallet full, they send someone down to where ever to collect /buy the bottles and people either collect via moter way service stations or by the van delivering at cost to them or to a slightly closer area, ie from london east along the m4 to bristol then to the m5 up north to liverpool, and this does work out very much cheaper than shop brought stuff. what are other peoples opinions and thoughts on this idea? and does it want working out to better details to see what the costs are and there savings
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Old 18th September 2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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Buying in bulk would have to be cheaper as most are charging 15 delivery for a gross (144) of jars.
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Old 18th September 2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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and I have access to a long wheelbase sprinter!
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Old 18th September 2009, 06:53 PM   #4
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I also go out and about at least once a week enabling me to fill up my car on a regular basis.... planning is the key!
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Old 18th September 2009, 06:58 PM   #5
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Think you need an articulated lorry or two to get much of a deal.
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By the pallet makes a huge odds, and then there are further discounts on number of pallets and so on.

Try these folk for a price.

http://www.jjpack.com/who_to_talk_to.htm

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and if I speak nicely to the boss (err indoors) I am sure we could store a pallet load at our unit for a period of time.....
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it seams as if there might be some thing in it then, how about i phone up the firm from poly hive and see what the prices are per pallet, and then we can see what the unit costs would be and from there find out if it is econominal to be done
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Pallet full from bristol company is 31.36 per gross delivered,28.25,per gross collected,around 17 gross on the pallet,just for a comparison.
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Pete,
any chance of putting a pallet in the bee shed for me to collect as i am quite close?
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