Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Edmonton area, A.B.
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The powers that be simply don't like us shopping around or knowing world prices, prices on the coast, or what the consumer pays.
With all the electronicating technology available to us, you'd think you can just look at one website with all the prices of the nearby elevators you select to put on a list.. and compare away!
But no, they make you have accounts, required to log on, making price checking more difficult to do, or impossible for a bot program.
Not including all the smoke and mirrors when trying to get an answer for what the bids are at the coast, so we can get an idea of demand, yet elevators are privy to that information.
We are simply expected to pre-sell the whole crop for September delivery, then when September does come around, we are told to hold the crop in our bins at our cost, until elevators are ready to accept/ship those September contracts months later.