I've been paying $1.49 a gallon for the last few months at a nearby locally owned hardware store. They always have the lowest rate, as others nearby are charging $2.99 a gallon. Maybe the low price is used as a loss leader, to get people in the store to buy other things.
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Ha I made that mistake once too, never again will I pay flat rate.... Also, I have never and will never use the propane exchange racks either, I don't want someone else's junky tank!
There is nothing wrong with paying flat rate when you know that the tank is completely empty. And as far as the exchange racks go I will use them when I have an old tank that has gone past the date stamped on the tank. This way I am able to get a new tank or a tank that is less than 2 years old. True I may only be getting a tank that is 3/4 full for about $20.00 but when you consider the cost of buying a new tank and having it filled I am ahead of the game.
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Been refilling my tanks for years here in the Bremerton area. Never found a place that charged a flat rate. If I did I would find someplace else. Too many businesses out there to be over charged for a simple process. JMHO
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