Water tank group buy

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by rygh, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    It appears local prices are expensive, and internet normally includes large shipping costs for 1 tank.
    In fact, shipping is more than the tank.
    So an ideal situation for a group buy to save on that shipping. :D
    Well ... except how many people want 100G water tanks.:rolleyes:

    The tank:
    100 Gallon vertical Polyethylene tank made by Norwesco
    28 inch diameter. 43 inches high.
    $163 + shipping from tank depot.
    http://www.tank-depot.com/productdetails.aspx?part=N-41861
    Chosen because it tends to fit in sheds, through doorways, and only weighs 37 pounds.

    So total cost:
    The shipping is $188, but the same for 1-4 tanks.
    Just me = $163 + $188 = $351 per tank.
    Me + 1 = $163 + $188/2 = $257 per tank.
    Me + 2 = $163 + $188/3 = $225 per tank.
    Me + 3 = $163 + $188/4 = $210 per tank.
    Plus add tax to the above.
    As comparison, buying locally is $364 for a 100G tank.

    Limits:
    Above +3 it gets complicated, so group buy is limited to +3!
    Mixed orders gets complicated, so group buy is above tank only!
    (Unless someone else takes over)

    When:
    I was planning to place the order in 1 week. March 4'th.
    Or earlier if we hit the +3 in time.
    Or later, if nobody is interested.

    Delivery:
    The plan is to deliver to my house : Union City, near Dumbarton Bridge/880.
    In general, you come pick it up. Evenings or weekends.
    I have a truck, and might be persuaded to deliver locally, for a frag or two, but sorry, not to the city.
    My guess is a few weeks for delivery, but really unknown.
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Assuming they are similar to those in the picture, i.e. a bottom area for bulkhead and a top opening to access. I'm in for 2. 2 is the perfect number, one for fresh, one for salt :D


    I live in "the city" and I know that's off limits, I can fit one in my Prius, MAYBE 2 if I don't mind the back hatch being tied down. Either way we can work logistics of me getting them later.

    Let me know if you need/want payment in advance.
     
  3. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Edited : First post had wrong link.

    Here is the official drawing:
    http://www.norwesco.com/PDF/LSTVert100.pdf
    Fill opening is 8 inches.
    Outlet bulkhead is 1.25 inches.

    Payment after I order would be best. Paypal or mail a check.

    Perhaps we could meet at LFS. I head up to Top Notch Corals once in a while.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Ok those sizes seem fine. I've never been to Top Notch, but that's close enough that I'd be fine with it and am in no hurry to get the tanks.

    Ok one more tank needed and I can save $30
     
  5. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    How about
    23"D x 65"H and 2 s.g.?
     
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Too tall for my shed.
    And sounds expensive at 2 s.g.
    Link?
    Also, if it does not ship from CA, shipping costs go up.

    At any rate : See note under "Limits:"
    "Mixed orders gets complicated, so group buy is above tank only!"
    The problem is that the weights are different, which seems to cause issues with shipping costs.
     
  7. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    UPDATE:
    I was going to limit it to 4 tanks total because of shipping, and because I did not expect much interest.
    I can contact them for a specific quote if it goes over that.
    So if you are interested, keep posting even after 4 sign up.
     
  8. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Any chance we can add to the order by buying this???

    Ace / DenHartog 55 Gallon Utility Tank
    Part: A-SP0055-MM
    $123.99
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014
  9. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Nope, sorry.

    1) Different tank.
    Which means it does not get the discounted volume shipping.

    2) Does not ship from CA
    Which makes shipping even more expensive.
     

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