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    Man these renderers are starting to really PISS me off!
    Anyone else feeling the squeeze from these renderers starting to offer money to the resturants? I know its been happening in larger metros for awhile but just now happening here in small rural OK.
    I just found out my wing fry places are considering a renderers offer but at least the talked to me first and i told them to let me know what the price would be.
    He mentioned 15 bucks per quarter per resturant (i have 1 and 3 more opening up in 2 weeks - major source of good oil).
    Well 60 bucks a year per location is nothing but it will only get worse from there i am afraid. I already lost the main place i have had for 2 years - you got it, a renderer waved 150 bucks in front of them to sign a new contract...150 bucks? Come on guys, i would have paid them 200 to NOT sign if they had talked to me.


    I see a 250 gal. sucker tank in my future. Pull up, drop hose in, suck up 250 gallons in minutes and away i go

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    Not up against paying for the oil in my neck of the woods. Lately a new company(I guess they are new) have started to pick up oil for free, but so am I so I have no fear. I guess it is just a matter of time though. The way I see it is even if we have to pay for it, we can offer more than a company could since we don't have to turn a profit on it. It does suck to think about having to pay for it though, but oh well. My system has pretty much paid for itself so any oil I can gather from here on out is gravy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hooter View Post
      Not up against paying for the oil in my neck of the woods. Lately a new company(I guess they are new) have started to pick up oil for free, but so am I so I have no fear. I guess it is just a matter of time though. The way I see it is even if we have to pay for it, we can offer more than a company could since we don't have to turn a profit on it. It does suck to think about having to pay for it though, but oh well. My system has pretty much paid for itself so any oil I can gather from here on out is gravy.
      Gravy yes, my system has more than paid for itself...but this is like a bad drug and the very though of decreasing my intake and having to buy some diesel, gives me cold sweats...

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      • #4
        Man that really sucks that they did that to you without even talking to you. I am just starting to secure my sources now and I am offering to pay right up front with a contract so I won't have to worry about this happening in the future. I actually found a couple places that want to switch from the big company to sell to me because I am local. The days of free oil are going fast so I am just accepting it and securing my sources with money and contracts. Good luck

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        • #5
          Hate to hear that Clay. I haven't experienced it yet, but I'm sure you're right when you say it will only be a matter of time.

          I actually was contemplating offering a small restaurant near my folks house a little cash for their oil. They've got someone picking it up for free right now, but I could sure use the oil. Right now, I'm barely squeaking by week to week. I've got a second source I've been working on, but he keeps waiting to see what the renderer is going to pay him for his 10 gallons/week. He signed a 3 month contract right before I started talking to him of course.
          Greasin & Grinin
          Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
          2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
          2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
          2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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          • #6
            I wouldn't offer money up front...i would be sure to ask them to come to me if they ever recieve an offer and i will likely be able to match or beat it. Thats my new strategy i think.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CHenry View Post
              I wouldn't offer money up front...i would be sure to ask them to come to me if they ever recieve an offer and i will likely be able to match or beat it. Thats my new strategy i think.
              Well, my Dad has asked before is the only reason I've considered offering them a little money. But, at the same time, I'm not about stealing another possible greasers oil source, so I'm riding the fence on talking to them again...

              I will mention that to them about the offer though...
              Greasin & Grinin
              Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
              2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
              2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
              2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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              • #8
                Originally posted by VTVegiPower View Post
                Man that really sucks that they did that to you without even talking to you. I am just starting to secure my sources now and I am offering to pay right up front with a contract so I won't have to worry about this happening in the future. I actually found a couple places that want to switch from the big company to sell to me because I am local. The days of free oil are going fast so I am just accepting it and securing my sources with money and contracts. Good luck
                Originally posted by Marv View Post
                Well, my Dad has asked before is the only reason I've considered offering them a little money. But, at the same time, I'm not about stealing another possible greasers oil source, so I'm riding the fence on talking to them again...

                I will mention that to them about the offer though...

                Sorry marv, i was asctuallyt replying to this post. Hew said he was just starting so i thought i would through that in.

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                • #9
                  Around my area it is very tough to find sources. All large sources are already being paid for by the big national company. Most of the small sources are taken by greasers like us. Like Marv said I don't wanna steal from some local guy trying to save some money on fuel. My best finds have been places where some local guy was getting it and couldn't keep up with the restaurant's supply so they switched to the national company. Once I assure them that I will take it all they let me have it because they want to support local but don't want overflowing barrels or pile of cubies out back. I only offer money if they have a large enough supply to make it worth it and they will sign a contract. In the end I think it will really come down to professionalism, cleanliness and a good relationship with the restuarants.

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                  • #10
                    I pay $1.00 a gallon to 4 Chinese restaurants in the Schenectady area; after buying the truck and the V3 I can't afford for the oil to be the missing piece of the puzzle. The Chinese are pretty quick to jump on a dollar, and I don't mean that in a bad way but money talks and they have turned me on to other restaurants to buy from. They put it back in the cubes for me and have them all ready on Thursday when I make my rounds. I have a diner and a bar that gives to me for free, usually 2 cubes each per week, but I spend money at both places, so it's a win/win for everyone
                    2001 F250 Crew Cab V3 Conversion

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by VTVegiPower View Post
                      In the end I think it will really come down to professionalism, cleanliness and a good relationship with the restuarants.
                      I completely agree with that!

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                      • #12
                        Greasers unite

                        I believe i once had a thread on this matter back in august,I may be in the backwoods,but I'm on the front Line...........The Idea of Greasers and Bio-D guys in colaberation is the only way to keep it together.Its like a truce,I got your back,by getting oil for short money,and they don't worry about grease Pirates stealing their oil.As well a having financal backing to fight Renders for turf.I am engaged in such a biz transaction.Right now yellow grease is worth $2.39 a gallon filtered to 25 microns.This is called a feed stock and traded on wall street every day,I fore-saw this and secured 2700 gallons this year for my House,GreasyX,and the libby,and Toys.I am all done with OPEC and Renders for good.Make those business associates before someone else does..........If this is not for you I suggest a Super sucker,Quiet truck and luck..........there are two sides to each storymake sure yours is the right one.............................greasy
                        Last edited by greasyX; 10-20-2008, 08:43 PM.
                        2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                          Sorry marv, i was asctuallyt replying to this post. Hew said he was just starting so i thought i would through that in.
                          LOL...oops my bad!
                          Greasin & Grinin
                          Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                          2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                          2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                          2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by waytallwhitey View Post
                            The Chinese are pretty quick to jump on a dollar, and I don't mean that in a bad way but money talks and they have turned me on to other restaurants to buy from. They put it back in the cubes for me and have them all ready on Thursday when I make my rounds. I have a diner and a bar that gives to me for free, usually 2 cubes each per week, but I spend money at both places, so it's a win/win for everyone
                            Waytall it's funny that you mention that...I was actually thinking of the local Chinese all you can eat buffet today. I'm sure they'd have no qualms about being paid for their oil, but I'm afraid the language barrier would be rough.

                            How was your experience in getting going with those folks?
                            Greasin & Grinin
                            Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                            2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                            2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                            2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by greasyX View Post
                              I believe i once had a thread on this matter back in august,I may be in the backwoods,but I'm on the front Line...........The Idea of Greasers and Bio-D guys in colaberation is the only way to keep it together.Its like a truce,I got your back,by getting oil for short money,and they don't worry about grease Pirates stealing their oil.As well a having financal backing to fight Renders for turf.I am engaged in such a biz transaction.Right now yellow grease is worth $2.39 a gallon filtered to 25 microns.This is called a feed stock and traded on wall street every day,I fore-saw this and secured 2700 gallons this year for my House,GreasyX,and the libby,and Toys.I am all done with OPEC and Renders for good.Make those business associates before someone else does..........If this is not for you I suggest a Super sucker,Quiet truck and luck..........there are two sides to each storymake sure yours is the right one.............................greasy

                              LOL...Greasy, I gotta admit, you're one hard core greaser!!! :cheers:
                              Greasin & Grinin
                              Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                              2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                              2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                              2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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