? about price of used propane tank

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  1. dk_40207

    dk_40207 Well-Known Member

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    We are stumped as to a good asking price on a propane tank on our property. It doesn't have any rust etc. The plate says built in 1971, 990gallons. It's a biggie.

    What would you ask for it? I can't say that I've noticed any in the paper.....

    Christina & Derek
    southern Indiana
     
  2. Jim-mi

    Jim-mi Well-Known Member

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    Call a propane supplier and get the price of a new one. Then figure a % of that.........
    New 500's are around $1200.
     

  3. fordy

    fordy Well-Known Member

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    ........The going price around here in texas has been a Dollar a gallon for along time . fordy... :)
     
  4. Southernman

    Southernman Well-Known Member

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    You can buy a used 250 gal for about $200 from the company I used to work for.
     
  5. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Size matters, depends upon demand of that size in your area. Farmers would like that size, if you are in a farm area.

    A buck a gallon is a good starting point, can go a little less than that, can go $500 if demand is low for that size or it is an end-fill, etc.

    --->Paul
     
  6. Windy_jem

    Windy_jem Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Don't give that away! Make them pay for it...
    A buck a gallon sounds good to me!
    Besides...a real "friend" wouldn't take advantage of you like that.
     
  7. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    A dollar a gallon is about the going price around here, too. Don't let them take it for nothing. They were way to eager to "haul that junk away" for you. They know what it's worth and either want to get it for nothing, or get it for nothing and then sell it for what it's worth.
     
  8. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    DITTO Though if it has been sitting awhile it probably needs new seals and such so there will be some expense before making it work properly again. try 1$ a gallon saw aome one sell a good 500 gal for $250 in AR and I called the same day it came out it was gone.Now I have to lease $50 a year.
     
  9. farminghandyman

    farminghandyman Well-Known Member Supporter

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    our area a dollar a gallon on used, and there seem to be little diffrence on if it is new or old,