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Author Topic: Price of Delo 100 40W  (Read 4531 times)
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« on: September 03, 2009, 03:54:37 PM »

Today I was quoted $75 for a 5-gallon pail of Delo 100 40W  -  the store has five buckets in stock.   Is this a fair price?

I have straight 40W in my engine now, but it's not CF2 rated, so I want to change it before any more trips.

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 04:07:29 PM »

I pay about $12 per gallon for Rotella 40W at our local Shell distrubtor in gallon jugs.  Jack
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 05:13:39 PM »

I just paid 609.00 for a drum 55 gal. that included pa sales tax of 6%. 75.00 for 5 gal a little on the steep side.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 06:35:46 PM »

If 55 gallons is a bit over $10 per gallon then $15 per gallonisn't terrible for oil, but not great either.  I don't use 40 weight so I don't know the going rate.
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 07:12:11 PM »

I just bought 12 gal of Delo 100 30w for 13.76 per gal.

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 01:10:06 AM »

I usually pay around $12 +/- gal depending on where I buy it and how much I buy at a time.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009, 02:39:39 AM »

I paid just over 11 bucks a gallon (case price) for Rotella 40 wt. at a local oil distributor here in Abilene TX.

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 07:44:59 AM »

Paid $16.12 per gallon plus tax for Delo 400 W40 from FleetPride this week.

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 07:56:30 AM »

Quarts off the shelf are cheaper than $75.00 for 5 gallons.  Don't remember the exact price but it was around $4.75 per quart which is less than $75.

Is a larger container more convenient?

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2009, 08:22:42 AM »

Usually the bigger the container, the cheaper the price, because the cost of packaging is less.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2009, 08:28:15 AM »

Today I was quoted $75 for a 5-gallon pail of Delo 100 40W  -  the store has five buckets in stock.   Is this a fair price?

That depends where you are.  In downtown El Paso, TX, that's a ripoff.  In Manila, UT, that's probably a fair price.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2009, 08:40:35 AM »

Usually the bigger the container, the cheaper the price, because the cost of packaging is less.

Not always so.  A 5-gallon bucket costs more to make than 5 1-gallon oil jugs.  The drum has to safely store 30 pounds of liquid, and withstand being handled, bumped, knocked over, stacked etc, possibly for years before the contents are all used up.  Thus, the bucked is thick and injection molded, has several separate parts (body, lid, handle, bail wire, spout, cap) each of which has to be made and fitted. 

The jug carries 6 pounds, isn't considered stackable and is a temporary container, so it is thin, blow-molded and only has a cap.

In addition, the jug is purchased if far greater numbers than the bucket, lowering jug pricing even more.

Or, to use an example which most busnuts can more easily understand, consider the packaging price of a beer keg, compared to an equivalent volume of aluminum beer cans.

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2009, 09:32:51 AM »

Losenut,
            I was having problems with my calculations. At 4.75 per qt time 4 qts per gallon times 5 gallons I come up with $95 for 5 gals. Is that really cheaper than $75 per 5 gallons? Wink
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2009, 10:00:59 AM »

Quarts off the shelf are cheaper than $75.00 for 5 gallons.  Don't remember the exact price but it was around $4.75 per quart which is less than $75.

Is a larger container more convenient?

Mike

Even here in TN where we are considered "backwards" $95 is more than $75.00! (which is too high in the first place.)
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2009, 11:43:14 AM »

Last week I bought a 55 gal drum of Exxon XD3 50w (Just fine for dd2s per dd mechanics and other credable sources like Tejas Coach) and paid $5 gal (Not a typo and yes I am bragging). They had one drum left when I bought mine at the Exxon dealer here in Roanoke.
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