1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

CL Add,Full cords $30 What do you think?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,188
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    Even if I have to let it dry till next year, it sounds good.
    What do you think ??
    Seasoned firewood-full cords - $30
    Seasoned hardwood tree tops from logging. Oak, Maple, Beech and ash all sold by full cord. 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet. You cut and haul from wood lot. Several hundred cords available.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    591
    Loc:
    rondout valley ny
    if i were looking to beef up my 2014/15 stash i would be all over that
  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,161
    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y
    We are always ragging on the CL ads, this one sounds pretty good!
    Cross Cut Saw likes this.
  4. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Craigslist is your best friend ! We hit it up all winter long and get loads of firewood from CL. I have cut tree tops up before and it is an excellent way to get firewood.

    Pete
  5. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,497
    Loc:
    South of the beloved Patriots
    Price sounds good, sounds like a bit of work though. "Tree tops" means branchy twisted wood and if they're thrown on top of eachother...
    I'd still check it out.
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Worth a look, IMO. Price sounds pretty fair, I'd say if its good hardwood, go check it out and see if its not going to be brutal to get out of the location.
  7. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,188
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    The only bad thing is there is no phone number, I just sent an email.
    Some people just don't respond to emails,whats up with that.

    Check this out , They are selling a lot of stuff, but they have wood listed, I emailed them three days ago
    I assume they were intending to burn this in the wood burner they are also selling

    Foreclosure Scheduled for November 14th
    My home is scheduled for foreclosure on November 14th. I am NOT going to let the bank have any of the items that I can easily sell
    3) Cut, split, seasoned hardwood firewood. $100 per FULL cord!
  8. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,188
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    That's what I figured , I would check it out first,before I pack tools and hook up trailer, and its only about 8 mi away
    ScotO likes this.
  9. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Sounds like they are in a hurry to get out, offer them 75 bucks and see what he says. Tell him you'll buy all he has and I'm betting he'll take your offer.

    Hundred bucks for a full cord cut ans split is still a heck of a deal.
    Backwoods Savage likes this.
  10. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,188
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    I might buy all he has ,if he gets back with me
    ScotO likes this.
  11. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,351
    Loc:
    Greenwood county, SC
    The offer of $30 to cut a cord of wood sounds like your paying $30 to cut up your cord of wood. That seems high to me, weather its tops piles of logs or standing in the woods? If it was primo 12" diameter stuff easy to get to i may pay it. But otherwise unless i had no other access to wood i would not pay that.
    woodsmaster likes this.
  12. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,687
    Loc:
    Indiana
    Keep in mind that logging tops can be completely miserable to get out of the woods. They are usually down logging roads barely passable by a skidder, laying on the sides of ravines, and are almost all brush. I would not get your hopes too high, but it is certainly worth checking out.
    StihlHead likes this.
  13. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,629
    Loc:
    Central Mass
    Id maybe offer $50 for the full cords, Ive bought quite a few cords that way and the most Ive paid is $75, unless someone else contacted him the woods going to rot on the land after the bank takes it.
  14. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,135
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    Yup. Check it out. I have a hard time finding good scrounges around here. Lots of wood burners I guess. But I have found some good deals on CL. I usually pay for what I find their, but it is a good price.
  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Even at $30 it will pay to at least have a look. Only 8 miles away means not too much travel time. Make sure you can get the wood out! Many times at this time of the year the woods are wet and that can be a problem. Also, make sure what kind of wood you are buying. It should be good wood for that price (around here $25 is more the norm) so if some is marginal, then the price should come down.

    Another thought comes to mind and that is the foreclosure. Does that affect the woodlot? If so, you could get into some trouble. Be sure to check it all.
  16. wdenton

    wdenton Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Loc:
    MI
    HDRock
    This looks like one of the adds from early this year year where he was selling them for 10 a face cord but you had to pay for 10 cord.
    Is this over on Baldwin Rd

    Also it is only around 5 miles from me if this is the same one. He had someone cut over a 100 full cords our of the woods last year and then he was trying to sell tree tops and down trees. Seemed like a good deal but I ran out of time to do it before he had to start farming.
  17. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,969
    Loc:
    Anderson, Indiana
    Cost me between 35-40 dollars a cord for free wood. Now add 30.00 bucks and where at 90.00 cord and me doing at-least half the work. I would be thinking hard about 150.00 stacked and hope i dont burn my lips on my coffee. ;)
  18. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,188
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    It was posted 2012-10-31,It says it's Near Rankin
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Thanks ,every one for the input.
    I'm kinda new to some of this, In the past I didn't burn all the time,I scrounged a little, but mostly bought the wood , split and delivered.
    So I definitely must have a look see first.
    I got email back about the tree tops ,and it says, Please call my brother Roy to arrange a time to meet and see the firewood.


    It doesn't look like the foreclosure, person is going to respond,IDK
  19. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,188
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    Do you mean, the 35-40 dollars a cord for free wood, is gas ,time, processing etc.??
  20. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,206
    Loc:
    Central IA

    Close to $80 for me. 2hrs round trip driving time,gas,equipment wear & tear/maintenance etc -100% of the work myself.But I wouldnt have it any other way,its better than any gym membership.
    Realstone and Backwoods Savage like this.
  21. blacktail

    blacktail Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    490
    Loc:
    Western WA
    I could easily burn more than $30 worth of gas in my truck to go cut free wood. $30 a cord close to home sounds like a deal.
    Thistle and Wildo like this.
  22. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,969
    Loc:
    Anderson, Indiana
    Yes I do and thats also paying a helper 8.00 an hour. Longest cord split and stacked for me 5:45 min. Fastest 3:15 hrs. I stay under 10 miles from the house and truck trailer and splitter must be able to set next to the tree. If one thing does not line up with that I walk.
  23. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    591
    Loc:
    rondout valley ny
    smokin...

    i would pay big bucks to sit in a lawn chair with a beer and watch someone try to pull one over on you in a firewood negotiation. i would be laughing my @$$ off!
    Realstone likes this.
  24. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,969
    Loc:
    Anderson, Indiana

    They try all the time......
  25. bad69bird

    bad69bird Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    61
    Loc:
    New London Pa
    8.00$, Im getting ripped off I pay 10.00 Gotta renegoiate my labor rate
    Wildo likes this.

Share This Page