Originally Posted by g1g
I was at a fleamarket today and a vendor had a block roughly 5 inches in diameter and 2 inches thick with several holes in it. <snip>. He said he could get more someplace north of Detroit but the price would be to high that he didn't think he could sell them so this may be his last ones.
Did anyone ever see something like this before?
First post I think. I thought I'd joined sometime ago with the same user name but it didn't come up. If you bought them in northern Ohio, you might well have gotten them from me. I am down to about 6 cases and will only sell 4 of them to previous customers. There are more of those around but my cost is almost a dollar each.
The reason I'm posting is that there are 2 packs being sold at auction. The prices aren't too bad and the charcoal looks identical but they are not the same product. These "spit" flaming bits out few feet. I tried them in a Weber kettle grill and had holes burned in my card tables and other products. I won't sell them anymore but if you see them- just be careful. They would be safe on concrete.
A buck a piece ($2 a two pack) is a reasonable retail price given current auction pricing.