A guy on craigslist was advertising about five face cord for sale. "Asking $200". Ash and maple. I called him and went right over to see it. Some stacked, some in a pile. He said, I know there is at least five cord there. I agreed. Just the stacked stuff was over four. About four cord of it was split already. I said, Well, that stuff is not split, Maple. That will take some time. What is the best price you can give me if I take it all today. "Well, let's start at $160 then." I said, "If you help me load it on the truck I will give you $150 and take it all today. He said "Deal, I need it gone." Nice. We had some conversation during the loading of it. I asked him if he liked a cold beer every now and then. He smiled and said, "Ya". On the way back for the last load I bought him a cold 12 pack of Blue Light. I gave him $160 cash (looked like a young family just getting started) and thanked him for helping me load it and such a good deal. By the time I left with the fifth load on the truck I knew I had a little over 6 cord there. Glad I checked it out. He is working on splitting up some more maple he has down in the back field. I told him to give me a call when he gets it all done and we could make a deal. He said "I sure will". $160 + $12 for the beer. $172 / 6 = $28.66 per cord. Not bad at all.