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Craigslist laugh of the day.....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Snigg, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    I'm thinking he meant circumference (i.e 19" in diameter at the base). If that tree is 5' in diameter then the leaves on the nearby weeds are enormous.

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  2. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    So it is so large it enters the fifth dimension? What type of splitter would you use for that?
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  3. UncleJoe

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    Don't really think it was luck. They knew what they were doing
  4. siddfynch

    siddfynch New Member

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    That was my thought too. Although they were a little lucky the tree grew with such short, mutant limbs. Would have been more difficult if it had normal branches.
  5. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    Someone needs to drop that tree on his house and teach him a lesson,then he can spend the next decade seeking restitution.
  6. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    (another in the you've got to be insured, have a chipper/stump grinder and clear my land for free series);hm
    FREE-standing Cherry trees to cut (Bow, NH)

    Live 40ft + Tall Cherry trees to cut for firewood or lumber. possible oak, maple & pine too. must have insurance. you take all wood & branches or bring your own chipper for branches.
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  7. dmmoss51

    dmmoss51 Feeling the Heat

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    Funny thing about that one... if you had 40+ foot talll Cherry treeS plural, thinking more than a dozen, you should find an actual timber harvester with at least some interest. May not get the price you would when they can go in and clearcut a few acres. We had a wood harvester pay pretty well to come in and take some walnut off my in-laws property. He approached us. I know this is a more valuable species but they were willing to do quite a bit to get six nice logs. And of course the tops we kept for firewood. Now if this guy has two trees in a residential backyard, probably not going towork out as well.
  8. AmarilloSlim

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    New price of $50. Atleast they cut the log up some... I originally said I would take it for my labor,fuel,saw,truck,trailer. No dice though.
  9. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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  10. AmarilloSlim

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    Sounds like a clearing effort. Sounds like a good deal.
  11. gregbesia

    gregbesia Burning Hunk

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  12. weatherguy

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    LOL, I'll swap a few splits nailed together in a box shape for 2 cords of your prime fire wood, I guess it doesn't hurt to try. I could cobble some of my splits together and make one with 2 days worth of firewood.
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  13. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    can't believe you would insult such artwork..:p
    the only problem is this guy is in the wrong part of the country. If he actually lived in the Adirondacks people would snap items like this up to take home...
  14. cygnus

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    Sir! Slowly step away from that dangerous firewood! sigh. They'll never learn...

    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/zip/4172597538.html

    RE: Free Pine Firewood, Do not use as indoor firewood! (NJ)
    Pine is very dangerous as firewood to be used in fireplaces and wood burning stoves indoors. DO NOT USE as firewood for indoor fireplaces. Pine, due to its sap creats large amounts of creosote that builds up in chimneys eventually leading to chimney fires. I know this cause I am a firefighter and have seen too many house amd chimney fires due to this. So please take this warning and do not use the Pine wood as a fuel soucre for indoor fireplaces and wood burning stoves!
  15. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    drop the saw and step away from the pine!
    I don't get why we let people grow pine trees anymore, if "professionals" know how dangerous they are...
    when pine firewood is outlawed only outlaws will burn pine!
  16. CenterTree

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    "THIS CHEST WOULD MAKE A NICE COFFEE TABLE WITH - STORAGE USE TOO! JUST AND A GLASS TOP"

    Yep, I imagine a large piece of glass would simply just set right on that box. I mean the top looks so flat and all. LOL!
  17. weatherguy

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    Made with "tree wood" not that other kind of wood :p
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  18. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    PINE FIREWOOD - $1 (BARRINGTON NH)

    PINE WOOD, SEVERAL CORD LOGGED, AND ABOUT 1 CORD ALREADY SOME CUT NOT SPLIT. YOU MUST HAUL. IT IS OK TO CUT AT THIS LOCATION OR HAVE A LOGGER COME HAUL IT OUT.

    I WILL TRADE FOR SEASONED HARD WOOD THAT IS ALREADY CUT AND SPLIT. 1 CORD SEASONED HARD WOOD GETS YOU 2 CORD OF THE PINE

    THE WOOD IS 1 YEAR OLD AND READY FOR OUT DOOR FURNACES!!

    REASONABLE OFFERS ONLY PLEASE. NOT FOR FREE

    hmm, seasoned hardwood for pine... what's the catch?
  19. MDFisherman

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    Free- yes free pallets & firewood.
    Older, seasoned wood...must pick up
    local in Waldorf off of Berry Road.
    Call for more information 01111_8hdhAHlpFLP_600x450.jpg
  20. BillLion

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    If they throw in a tetanus shot for climbing in that pile it might be a sweet offer!
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  21. MrWhoopee

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    Not exactly funny. This is a $4000 generator! What's the scam? Email harvesting? I replied using my thow-away account. If it's real, I'll be lucky not to get a speeding ticket.

    Inverter Quiet Generator EU6500is - $850
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    Brand New. Perfect for home back up power, RVs, outdoor events, job sites, and more. Super quiet
    • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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  22. dmmoss51

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    maybe they're hot
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  23. AmarilloSlim

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    Generic photo..... Sounds to good to be true..... Phony advertisement is my take.
  24. Charles1981

    Charles1981 Minister of Fire

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    yea something is wrong, but definitely inquire that would be one hell of a deal.
  25. MrWhoopee

    MrWhoopee Minister of Fire

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    You, sir, are correct.

    I responded to a similar add (though not quite as "too good to be true"). I got a reply directing me to overstockclearancemart dot com.
    It smelled really fishy, but I went thru the process. They even gave me a promo code good for $100 discount and free shipping. When I got to the payment page, the only option was Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid card. This is the same payment method required by the FBI virus. A little searching revealed that it is a very recently registered website with several other aliases and numerous scam complaints. Needless to say I cancelled out of the transaction.

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