Please explain: Tractor Supply Company's Math

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by doubleatraining, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was browsing through TSC the other day picking up some more waters for the harems and a new one for Camp Kenmore.

    Can someone explain this to me??

    1 Gallon Waterer = $4.99

    3.5 Gallon Waterer+ $19.99

    So let me get this right....if I want to buy 1 gallon its $4.99/gallon....but to buy MORE its $5.71/gallon??? I thought typically things got CHEAPER the more you bought.

    Needless to say I bought more 1 Gallon waterers
     
  2. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are not buying more of the same product. You are buying a different size product and maybe not even the same manufacturer or quality. You are comparing oranges and apples.
     
  3. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same manufacturer, same quality.

    I just find it hard to believe that I can buy 4 1 Gallon wateres for what I could get 1 3.5 Gallon. It doesn't take me any longer to fill up 2-3 small ones compared to 1 large one. Same amount of water goes into them, twist the top and go.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    your buying convenience:) I buy the larger ones so I dont have to refill all the time. It's much nicer for me to do it 3x a week instead of everyday:)
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Well to be honest, I bought the one gallon waterers cuz they are easier for me to carry and fill. I have a wagon and carry one gallon milk cartons of water to the run each morning. Also I rotate them to keep them clean. I also know myself and water gets dirty and I might be lazy and say "ah it's ok" and leave them with dirty water.

    I wish you well ,

    Rancher
     
  6. Fred's Hens

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  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought the 1 gallon waterer cause I want it clean and I do that about every three days. If I had the larger one it for me, would be much time between water changes. They have another place they drink during the day, the dogs water dish, so that's not the only water they have. Without that I would 2 days would be my limit.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    If I had the larger one it for me, would be much time between water changes.

    There's no law that says you have to fill it with all it will hold​
     
  9. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly. So why spend for the larger one and put a gallon of water in it?[​IMG]
     
  10. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    A little OT, but I hate that most places carry only 1 or 3 gallon waterers, except usually a 2 gallon in galvinized. I find 2 gallon the perfect size for my flock, lasts longer than a day if I want, small enough to be easy to carry. I also prefer plastic so I ended up having to order online, but even then they are hard to come by in the sleeve type drinker.
     

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