I bought 2 * 10 kg bags of rock salt/grit on Monday. The cost was £5 per bag. This equates to £500 per ton, basically for a mixture of waste sand and rock salt (I have no idea of moisture content) This is pure profiteering, and I feel very annoyed, think of all old people who are desperate not to slip and break anything but at what cost to line someones pockets. OK rant over, but I like many others needed it. Perhaps the vendor will put the profit towards a four by four to help people who need assistance in this extreme weather.
Over here (N.Ireland), I saw it (grit) on sale today, when I was buying some logs for the fire, it was £5 for a 15kg bag. Our local council received so many complaints about the lack of grit around, that they dumped about a ton of the stuff outside the depot's gates so people could come and get it if they wanted. Needless to say, it didn't last long.....
between selling rock salt and donating blood. People who sell things do so in order to make a profit, and people who buy things do so because they want them - it's called commerce, and it drives the world's free market economies.
If you didn't like the price you were free to buy elsewhere, or not at all.