Author Topic: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic  (Read 13005 times)

Joshua Hanzman

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Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:18 PM »
So, although it took me a while and it was not easy to do (seriously this took some hardcore haggling/searching to get a hold of) I finally found, bought and am making available pumice for sale in the tri-state area. I bought a ton (minimum they would sell) and am now making it available to anyone who wants some! I've been mulling over what to charge, I want to be fair but also it cost me a lot both monetarily and time-wise as I spent a few days work procuring it. Please let me know if you think this is a reasonable price, please take into consideration it was quite tough (and pricey) for me to get it, I was thinking this for the price breakdown-

50 lbs for $30
250 lbs for $110
500 lbs for $190

I am willing to deliver if the distance is reasonable/ the order is large enough just ask me.
Any other amounts or delivery prices just call me, Josh @ (732)484-6621, or email me joshua.hanzman@gmail.com


***One question for you guys- do you think it makes sense for me to rent space at MABS? I was going to go there and sell pumice/lava/high fired clay mix and individually, but I won't do it if the vets here think it's not a good idea/investment...
 

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 06:45 AM »
I doubt there is any vendor space left.  That fills up fast. 
 

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 06:54 AM »
You have to start somewhere.

   Get some screen and wire to give away?

   Maybe mark one or two bags with a hidden stamp, and give away a tree for whoever selects that bag. Some folks will buy more for the chance to win.

   Set yourself apart, make them buy from you.

They say you gotta do it for the love though. That kind of makes it a bad investment by default. Make the most of that!  

  I say do it. (Of course)

Or, what Owen just said!
  
 

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 05:22 PM »
Don't know if it is a good or bad idea.
I do know that there is a vendor who sells soil.
And as Pwen said, there may not be any spots open....
Never hurts to ask....
 

Joshua Hanzman

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 07:30 PM »
Sorce, thanks for the advice, your too funny, also so enthusiastic, you've got to be a ball to be in a workshop with!

Owen, I called the people over at MABS, and of course, you were dead on, completely filled up. But I'm still glad I called because

like you said Jay it never hurts to ask, and believe it or not they are signing up (maybe just taking names) people for next years MABS! So I may? get a position at next MABS lol.

No matter! I'm sure I'll talk to people about it when I go to MABS, which I'm doing anyways...

 

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 05:20 AM »
I figured you had more enthusiasm, seeing as how it was less than a year ago I heard you wanted to get into the biz, and here you are. Doing just that!

"Dirty Hanz Bonsai Soil" ?

 
 
 

Joshua Hanzman

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 02:57 PM »
You got a dirty mind Sorce ;)

I changed my prices to match competition, 50 lbs-$25, ebay prices matched to the cheapest competition.

In bulk I will beat any price you can get, if yours beats mine, I'll order with you :)

If you purchase pumice on eBay and it makes no difference to you, do me a favor and order from me, at least you can pretty much guarantee that money will be kept in the bonsai community as I've bought nothing but more pumice and trees with my profit :)



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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 07:33 AM »
I will buy in Oregon ~$30 a ton, haul a couple of tons back in May. Big truck and trailer, adding a ton or two only knocks a mile or two off per gallon, so for $270 or so I get two tons of screened pumice to the East Coast. No ebay.....
 

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 11:19 AM »
I will buy in Oregon ~$30 a ton, haul a couple of tons back in May. Big truck and trailer, adding a ton or two only knocks a mile or two off per gallon, so for $270 or so I get two tons of screened pumice to the East Coast. No ebay.....

Plus gas, and cost of truck and trailer.
 

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 11:23 AM »
Not Defending John (he is capable of that himself) But he is going to be there anyway. AND he is coming back also. He goes with the trailer soooooo..... he does only have the costs he lists. He gets into that with the extra couple of cents per mile.

Of course this isn't for everyone but it seems to work for him.

my two cents
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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2014, 05:10 PM »
And you can't imagine how expensive big trees in antique pots cost to ship........
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2014, 06:36 PM »
That is awesome John, and I am actually saving up to do something similar, buy a truck and lug back a 30 or so tons in a trip. Why are you bringing that up btw? Are you offering to sell me two tons?

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2014, 06:42 PM »
And if two tons is the max that doesn't help that much frankly, that helps 8 of the 40 or 50  people that have contacted me in the last three weeks... another thing I'm realizing it is a big money/time saver that the tons are packed in bulk bags and on a pallet, guessing that is common, does yours come the same way?

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Re: Pumice for sale to Mid-North Atlantic
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 09:16 PM »
Two tons does mine.
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 11:04 PM »
Oh ok, and duh i said i would beat any price which was obviously an invitation to see prices... John you use two tons of pumice a season? Do you own a nursery?

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