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Old 07-10-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Default Propane Tank for Grill - selling extra one/ refilling remaining one

We have too many propane tanks for our grill and was wondering if anyone knew of how / where we could sell the extra ones? Can you do that at the regular tank refill places? The tanks are in good condition we just don't need all of them.
Also, to refill/ exchange the grill propane tanks we are keeping, are there any cheaper places to do the exchange versus others (gas station, grocery store, etc)?
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I don't know about selling propane tanks. You may want to try Craigs List or similar.

If you need propane tanks filled, try this guy: Propane Delivery: Lake Norman, NC Home Propane Tank Delivery

I did last year and was quite pleased. He delivers and hooks up the tank. Just leave a check in a sandwich bag (or similar) out by the grill and he won't even knock on your door.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:26 AM
 
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This is probably one item I wouldn't buy used. If you can't sell it, then you can drop it off at one of the county recycling centers.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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There is no reason I wouldn't buy a propane tank used. Assuming the tank is empty, you are going to exchange it for a filled one. It's not like you're actually going to use the used one you buy. During the refilling process, they check the tanks for leaks or damage, so even if it is damaged, it'll find it's way out of circulation eventually. No reason you couldn't buy it used.

I JUST bought a brand new one at Lowes. It would have been much cheaper if I had seen this posting a week ago. I would have bought it and just had it refilled. Assuming the tank was being sold fairly cheap.

A new, unfilled tank, is about $27 or so. Then you have to exchange it for $17 for a filled one, so you don't even get to keep the new one. If given the choice, I would have bought a used one from someone for $15-$20 and then exchanged it for a fresh one.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Usually I just have them refilled as it is cheaper and there is a place very close by that will do it. The exchange places reduced the amount of propane they are putting in the tanks when propane got more expensive. But you have a point if saving $7 is worth going through all that trouble.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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I would be willing to buy one from you? are you in the mpls area? and how much would you sell it for?
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County
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Things to consider before buying a used propane tank. there is a date stamp on the handle portion of the tank. If it is older than 12 yrs, the propane dealer is not allowed to refill it, and you may have a problem trading it as well if thy look at the date stamp (they are supposed to).

Additionally, trading for a "full" tank is not always better than refilling. The companies that refill the trade tanks are not filling them completely. They trade them for ~$17, but they are not full. This is one way they make money. Refilling is a better option. I get mine refilled at a local hardware store for $13.00 for a 20 lb tank. (near Sherrils Ford).
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Waynesboro,TN.
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I have 2 100lb tanks to sell. they are 3 years old with the newest update valve on them. One is completely full. I gave $144.00 for each of them, only one is now empty. I will sell them both for $80.00 if anyone is interested.
I live in Waynesboro,TN.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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I have 2) 20 lb tanks for my grill, and refill them at U-Haul. I did this a couple months ago and it was $19 for both, with about 3.5 gallons each. You can look on their website to see what propane is selling for.

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Old 06-28-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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My name is Hank Hil, I sell propane and propane accessories...
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