CL ad shorting people...

Fiziksgeek Posted By Fiziksgeek, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

  1. Fiziksgeek

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    Was just taking s troll on CL as many people do, clicked on a link for firewood because of its title.
    "Firewood. Revolutionary way of buying"

    I don't need any wood, but I wanted to know what was so revolutionary about selling firewood, so I took a peak. Has some pics of the wood, all of it stacked "log cabin" style. What's so revolutionary about ripping people off?
     
  2. pen

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    The wording was such that it enticed you to click on it!~ :p
     
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  3. OhioBurner©

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    Is there a discount for buying it the regular non-revolutionary way?
     
  4. BoilerMan

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    Those are some leany stacks too............ I've wanted to make a 128 ft^2 trailer, and say ok let me fill this for your price.

    TS
     
  5. Fiziksgeek

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    Yeah, he's slightly undercutting the competition in price to be more attractive, but clearly making up for it by "fluffing" his stacks....
     
  6. cptoneleg

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    I want to see the SUV with 1/2 cord stuffed in it.
     
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  7. jeff_t

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    I've done it. Not sure if it was quite a half, but an honest third with room to spare. Ford Excursion ain't 'most SUVs' though.
     
  8. Danno77

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    It'd fit, but it's the drive I wanna see.
     
  9. Danno77

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    I may be missing something, but I like this guy. Seems like a good deal, he knows what a cord is, he'll help you load it, and you can pick through for the firewood you want.
     
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  10. Pallet Pete

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    I put about half a cord in my s 10 blazer once but that was with the seat down in front and the rear seats removed ! That will never happen again no matter how desperate we are. The weight almost broke the rear leaf springs !!!

    Pete
     
  11. cptoneleg

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    Yes and if its oak
    it could weigh 3000 lbs or better
     
  12. weatherguy

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    seems like an honest deal but the price is higher than around here, usually $50 for a 1/2 if you pickup green and $60 for seasoned.
     
  13. bluedogz

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    It's the one bellied out at the curb.
     
  14. OhioBurner©

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    I'm with you. But I have a sneaking suspision he is taking measurements of a cord when its stacked log cabin style, and his help loading will be hand-tossed only.
     
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  15. Danno77

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    Yeah, I got ya. If he's measuring in the current stacked state, you'd be shorted.
     
  16. bluedogz

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    Perhaps that's how he fits "1/2 a cord" into "most SUVs."
     
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  17. Fiziksgeek

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    I thought you were being sarcastic in your first post about the guy being so helpful! haha. This is a common technique for sellers to short buyers.
     
  18. JP11

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    This thread made me remember my college years. I can tell you definitively that 55 cases of beer will fit in a Volkswagen GTI.. and not a single case more!!

    That is, with a 6'1" driver, and no passenger. I won't tell the rest of the story.. I don't think the statute of limitations has passed.

    JP
     
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