2019/2020 Winter Heating Oil Prices
Hackettstown Oil - $2.56 online, $2.66 phone
Liberty Discount Fuel - $2.399 online
Greenworks - $2.449 online
Thanks for this, Calico....We filled up a few weeks ago but with this cold weather...know we will be doing this again soon..
Why is Liberty .17 less than Htown oil? Anybody know? Can we hear from the folks at HTown oil?
So thankful I have natural gas. Budget plan costs me $68 a month to heat a 3,000 sq. foot home with all gas appliances.
"Why is Liberty .17 less than Htown oil? Anybody know? Can we hear from the folks at HTown oil?"
Ummm....what? How is this even a serious question?
Enlighten me please, Josh.
I believe it's called competition. Same reason gas prices differ, groceries differ, and almost anything else where there is more than one supplier or outlet.
Really? Never heard of that MK. Thanks. So the info.in this thread might reduce the quantity demanded from Htown oil while increasing QD from Liberty? Does competition then encourage H.O. to lower its price? If not why not? Which brings us back to my first post.
I don't think that H Oil will match the Liberty price.
I would be interested though and will call them tm to ask if they would.
This is amusing....
Why would expect different companies to have the same expenses to operate their business ????
I have always used Liberty, they are fair!
Instead of asking the company to price match why not just use the cheaper company?
Hackettstown Oil promo code is FALL19 for $19 off your order. 201 gallon delivery came quickly for just under $2.45/gal.
I called Hackettstown oil to see if they would match the price from liberty,they said no
"Why would expect different companies to have the same expenses to operate their business ????"
Exactly- maybe they have newer or better maintained trucks, safer tires or brakes as an example.
Maybe they pay their guys a little better, or offer a better benefit package. More office staff, better office software and equipment.
Maybe they have a company Christmas party.
Or maybe they just want a more profitable business.
Back to competition. Hackettstown Oil is making money and has been for many years. They match some prices and offer deals at various times. That is their business model. It works for them. They know their bottom line better than anyone outside making comments. Since no one is going out of business and you get choices on suppliers/prices it seems like a good deal for all concerned.
By the way , you can usually get oil even cheaper if you do a "pre-buy" in the summer months !
hi, I called Hack Oil today and they said that the reason they do not price-match Liberty Oil is because last year with the polar freeze Liberty let many customers down and many of them moved over to H Oil... but H Oil was not approving of the treatment of Liberty's former customers as Liberty was said to lie about the delivery dates and times more often than not...
please let me know
I have used Liberty many times and never had an issue. I also like the fact that Liberty doesn't charge my card until after delivery and then charges for what was delivered. H Oil charges your card for the full capacity of your tank and then issues a credit after delivery. Which is kooky because tanks cannot be filled to capacity anyway.
"Just call them and ask them to match the price."
Nope, Hackettstown oil will not match liberty's price, I called and asked a few months ago. I too got a load of b.s. from H-oil as to why they don't price match.
In my experience, Liberty is fine as long as you are not on a time crunch. They are not very reliable as to when they say they will come....which is not a big deal as long as you don't run your tank almost empty before ordering. When I ordered they said they would "try" to make it Tuesday, they ended up coming on a Thursday...big whoop....but apparently it is enough for Hackettstown oil to forego the "we will match any price" slogan......mmmmmmhmmmm.......I now use liberty....especially after H-oil's apparent price gouging last year.
After I had to listen to the "excuses" as to why H-oil doesn't price match to Liberty, they lost a customer...I will not use h-oil again unless I absolutely have to.
hey Josh and mk, , it's competition... ok.. who wins??
I never said competition- re-read what I wrote and stop being obtuse.
Cheapest price (on anything, anywhere) does not mean win.
We just moved into Port Murray a year and a half ago.
The owner of our house was invaluable with regard to the best prices or best places for various products and services. We figured they'd know since they built their house back in 1974 and had been here ever since.
They told us Liberty Oil in PA was the least expensive oil company and they'd used them for years. Of course, we looked at their prices first and then being good consumers, shopped around at other oil companies as well.
Each and every time, Liberty was the lowest priced oil. That's the only company we've gotten our oil from since the day we moved in. And if I'm being honest, we haven't run into the scheduling problem that some folks have experienced with them. They've always come when they said they were coming.
"I called Hack Oil today and they said that the reason they do not price-match Liberty Oil is because last year with the polar freeze Liberty let many customers down and many of them moved over to H Oil... but H Oil was not approving of the treatment of Liberty's former customers as Liberty was said to lie about the delivery dates and times more often than not..."
Who knows whether Hackettstown Oil's claim is factually true or not.
Liberty didn't let us down during any polar freeze. Methinks Hackettstown Oil may have gotten a FEW Liberty customers and they're exaggerating a bit with the word "many" customers.
In either event, I have no desire to pay Hackettstown Oil's higher prices because they might pay their workers better or have higher overhead costs. That's the beauty of free enterprise - we can purchase from whatever company we desire - and we desire to pay less for the same exact thing.
No worry about a match now, Liberty is up to $2.45 this AM. Maybe all the chatter here helped them decide to raise the price a bit and still be lower than Hackettstown Oil current price.
The price of WTI crude has not gone up, so something caused them to raise their price.
Maybe they want a nicer Christmas party than Hackettstown Oil.
Farms order to local companies. Just give yourself enough time. Seems cheapest option that I have found.
farm boy, have you ever ordered from this company in Newton? Were you happy (or not) with the service as well
I ordered from Liberty on Tuesday and they gave me a Friday delivery date. They came Wednesday. Obviously, no delivery problem.
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