Just to note that the dealer that I buy my wood from is holding the same price as last year. North NJ, $225 a cord. They always have well seasoned oak, available split in different lengths. Let you buy 1/4, 1/2 or full cord or whatever you want. You can buy any time of the year. I found others sell for a tad less, but this dealer has never disappointed me for several years now. By the way, I'm also taking advantage of the NJ Clean Energy program. Along with the federal tax credit that would pay a lot towards a new stove, it'll be interesting to see how this all saves on my heating bills. This year's NJ program is much better than last year. The state program gives $1000 off the top for house air sealing, and 50% rebate for the rest of approved work (insulation, purchase furnace or central a/c, etc.). What is approved is determined by a formal energy audit - that cost is reimbursed by the program. My old Victorian house is a wind tunnel in winter and really does heat the backyard, so this program is made for me. There is also up to $2000 for work needed for health and safety (such as rewiring my old tube and knob electric wires needed before insulation). They are getting back to me on what the inclusion of energy star appliances means, having approved replacing my very old refrigerator. There are other programs for green energy solar and low income, etc. Anyone out there in NJ, the program ends at end of year. I assume they will have a program again next year given the economy and state mandate for utilities to reduce energy consumption.