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  • monte55
    started a topic Price for argon

    Price for argon

    My 336 cf argon tank is getting low. My LWS says $85.02 plus haz material fee. What are you guys paying? I'm in the Kansas City Missouri area.
    I'm at 700 psi. When should I go for refill?
    Thanks
    Nick
    Last edited by monte55; 03-10-2008, 02:20 PM.

  • eecervantes83
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    Paid $75 for 250cf here in east Oregon.
    I get my my from Norco.

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  • Burnt hands
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    Airgas price increase

    Read in today's paper about a price increase from Airgas.

    Here is their statement.

    Glad I buy from an independent LWS.
    Attached Files

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  • go2building
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    Price for argon

    Not my LWS, $12.50 ( haz mat ) flat fee per account / per month no matter how many tanks. The other LWS charges haz mat on everything in the store.

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  • cobymoby
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    I feel REALLY bad for those of you in HI. $300+ for just the gas!! That's insane!!

    I pay ~$45 per tank, 330cu/ft.

    A quick tip, fill as many bottles you can at once. They charge the hazmat per trip, not per bottle.

    There's also the time factor to load all of them in the truck and drive down there. Unless you're getting them delivered....

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  • fabricator
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    For my refills @ airgas

    125 100% argon $21.00
    125 75/25 argon/co $21.00
    300 75/25 argon/co $35.75

    And NO hasmat fees

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  • Conrad_Turbo
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    Jeez I just filled up my Argon tank yesterday, 150CF for $136... Everything here is crazy expensive.

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  • Hemidude
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    125 @ plus 10% of 100 Ar 31.80 at Earl Beck
    80 of 100 Ar at Roberts 45.00

    simular on C25

    BIG difference around here

    in Wash DC area they (EB AG Roberts) will not fill cust owned bottles over 80.

    I own 3 Luxfer 125 aluminum bottles that are all rated plus 10% and just started running them through hydrotesting with Earl Beck. The guys love them. I always have either all 3 full here or one being filled.

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  • Gobysky
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    Price for argon

    I live in Western Kentucky where you can go to breakfast and have eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, coffee for under 6 bucks. Then go to the LWS and get C25 for $33 (125 Cf).

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  • lanceman73
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    argon

    If you're in the So. Cal. area, go see my cousins shop (Westair). They will hook you up!

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  • Burnt hands
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    03-18-2008 09:49 PM
    Originally posted by Burnt hands View Post
    I paid $32 for my last 336 cu ft tank.
    2 months ago it cost $28 and I was a little upset but after seeing these prices, I am not complaining.
    Work in PA but my welding distributor (Superior Welding) is in Pennsauken, NJ.
    I don't pay haz mat fees and wonder if it might be because I own my tank which I bought from Superior about 33 years ago.
    I just swap it out for a filled one each time so I don't pay for a hydro.
    ************************************************** *********
    Just got another 336 cu ft tank 3 Oct 2011 and paid $36.00.

    Should mention that I have been going to this LWS since 1981 and even though they (Superior Welding ) has been purchased by another company, all of the staff has been kept and moved to another location.
    So, as FusionKing, Ultrachop and many other members have said, vote with your wallet and keep going to those LWD who work with you.

    http://www.sjwelding.com/home.html

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  • gtsuper
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    Argon

    My Argon costs $16.43 /100cf
    So my 280 CF tank costs $59.13 with tax and Haz mat fee.
    Key Largo, FL Mathesion Tri-Gas, Miami, and TX

    I maybe wrong but Argon is the 3rd gas in the AIR. At .0.93%. So it must take a while to extract it, hence the cost.

    Thanks,
    Gary

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  • FusionKing
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    Originally posted by Ultrachop View Post
    FK,

    Mega ditto's on that one! I Have 2 airgas dealers in my area, the closest is 10 miles away, the next is 18 miles from my place. There is an independent a few miles from them and then there are at least 10 more across the river in Portland OR. 5-6 years ago I had hopes of buying some new equipment and getting a small shop started, I went to the Airgas shop closest and had such a bad experience I didn't return until a couple of months ago. (the management had changed) along withe staff! I have had great service from them. UP FRONT I researched the cost and made myself knowledgeable of the type/brands of equipment then I requested a "quote" from each company. When I got the quotes I gave each an opportunity to cut them anyway they could (for immediate cash) sale, I got the best price on the Tig machine from Airgas, and a a better price from the other LWS (in OR) on the Plasma cutter) Bottom line is I didn't jerk their chain! I gave each a shot at my business and (I) made my mind up on what and where I would do business. Now as for gas refills (I purchased the tanks) I am going to the closest distributor and the nickle difference isn't Worth cost to go further!

    That is the FREE MARKET SYSTEM! (the consumer votes for the Supplier In or out of business every time he turns loose of his cash) That is my Stimulus plan!! (back to melting metal!)

    Tim
    Great post! How true

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  • Ultrachop
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    FK,

    Mega ditto's on that one! I Have 2 airgas dealers in my area, the closest is 10 miles away, the next is 18 miles from my place. There is an independent a few miles from them and then there are at least 10 more across the river in Portland OR. 5-6 years ago I had hopes of buying some new equipment and getting a small shop started, I went to the Airgas shop closest and had such a bad experience I didn't return until a couple of months ago. (the management had changed) along withe staff! I have had great service from them. UP FRONT I researched the cost and made myself knowledgeable of the type/brands of equipment then I requested a "quote" from each company. When I got the quotes I gave each an opportunity to cut them anyway they could (for immediate cash) sale, I got the best price on the Tig machine from Airgas, and a a better price from the other LWS (in OR) on the Plasma cutter) Bottom line is I didn't jerk their chain! I gave each a shot at my business and (I) made my mind up on what and where I would do business. Now as for gas refills (I purchased the tanks) I am going to the closest distributor and the nickle difference isn't Worth cost to go further!

    That is the FREE MARKET SYSTEM! (the consumer votes for the Supplier In or out of business every time he turns loose of his cash) That is my Stimulus plan!! (back to melting metal!)

    Tim

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  • FusionKing
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    Originally posted by pjw0812 View Post
    AirGas sucks @$$... definatly find another LWS!!!
    That is a blanket statement for sure. There are bad Praxairs and any other chain outlet's stores. It depends on the people in charge.
    You have to check them out one at a time...just like people.
    Airgas gives their people everything they need to be competitive and if they are not then it is from poor management.
    If you seen the deals they make with big business then you would understand...it is the salesmen that loose the accounts.
    My local Airgas has been the worst welding supply in the world in my mind and then turn around and become the best ever...all due to not only the manager but the attitude of everyone in the store. Sometimes it is even better to be shorthanded than have a bunch of deadweight people who don't give a crap about you or even themselves.
    My local Airgas has cut their staff from 5 people to 3 in the last year and even tho it seemed like a bad move at the time it is now apparently a great move. Everyone is not only on the same page now, but it has also freed up their budget somewhat to allow more freedom in pricing if needed.

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