Do I Get Free Fries With My Order-another CL J@ck@$$

richg Posted By richg, May 25, 2012 at 5:17 AM

  1. richg

    richg
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 20, 2005
    888
    63
    I'm surprised that they didn't demand that the wood be split and that you come back every eight hours during the winter to load their stove.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 25, 2010
    2,866
    155
    Loc:
    N.W. Ohio
    Can hardly read it.
     
  3. jeff_t

    jeff_t
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 14, 2008
    4,157
    1,104
    Loc:
    SE MI
    Probably looking for a tree service to dump on their property. Lots of them do it, rather than pay to dump it.
    I saw a posting the other day from a tree service looking for someone reliable and with a good trailer they could call to haul logs off site.
     
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 22, 2008
    2,161
    1,329
    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y
    Try to copy and paste next, too small. Hey, I don't blame the guy/girl for the ad....can't hurt to ask.
     
  5. Realstone

    Realstone
    Lord of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 20, 2012
    852
    261
    Loc:
    Southern ON
    But I do see the Woodmaster's point, that ad is bordering on looking the gift horse in the mouth.
     
  6. lukem

    lukem
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 12, 2010
    3,687
    1,518
    Loc:
    Indiana
    I agree. I could post an ad asking someone to come mow my lawn for free...if there's a fool who wants to take me up on it, great....if not, doesn't hurt to ask. I think this is more reasonable than this CL ad (made-up):

    Free Firewood.

    I have 16 trees that would make great firewood. Come and get them...for FREE.

    8 are overhanging power lines, 8 are overhanging my house. All are in an old fence row. I'm pretty sure they are cottonwood, but it's hard to tell from all the poison ivy covering them. Must remove all brush and rake yard upon completion. Must be licensed, bonded, and insured.
     
    Hickorynut likes this.
  7. ChrisNJ

    ChrisNJ
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 25, 2009
    380
    25
    Loc:
    Burlington County
    I have a local farmer who gets wood like that, he uses it to heat all his green houses. To find that out I stopped by to ask about the huge pile of wood and was told it was giving them problems with all the creosote, looking as the burgeoning pile of wood continues to grow I can only assume they try and burn as is without being css :-O by the way it was all dropped off by tree services who would otherwise pay to dump.
     
  8. billb3

    billb3
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 14, 2007
    4,370
    614
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    Ooh, somebody looking for nothing on craigslist.

    Can't hurt to ask is right.



    Could be a veteran stuck in a wheel chair for all we know. WTF.
     
    firebroad likes this.
  9. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 22, 2008
    2,161
    1,329
    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y
    You don't put your best offer on the table first, you ask for X and you will gladly settle for Y.
     
  10. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jul 24, 2011
    2,070
    956
    Loc:
    Eaton Township, Ohio
    I've had an ad similar to that running on Craigslist for a couple of years...Except I am looking for people to drop off beer!;)

    Not one taker yet! Ba$tard$>>
     
  11. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 22, 2008
    2,161
    1,329
    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y
    How about used beer....I seem to have an excess
     
  12. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jul 24, 2011
    2,070
    956
    Loc:
    Eaton Township, Ohio

    Maybe that explains all the people stopping and tinklin' in my front yard...Hmmmm
     
  13. DexterDay

    DexterDay
    Guest 2.
    NULL
    

    There are a few ads in the Summer months, where Tree companies are looking for close reliable places to "Dump" wood...


    They will dump LOTS of Wood... But you must take it all. The guy said the wood is all over 7" in diameter. No branches....

    Then I was told the catch.. About 30% is Wood Chips. Anything under 7" is shredded and dumped at your place too..

    I thought about it.... But Nah...... Im good on 80 yards of Mulch by July ;)
     
  14. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather
    Guest 2.
    NULL
    

    I think I said this somewhere else, but heck, as an old guy who constantly repeats his stories, I will again. I cut down some oaks and maples on my property to open it up a bit and get more light to my garden. Cut them down, piled and burned the brush, cut the trees into 18" or shorter lengths. But I dont burn wood...pellet guy here. So, I had a guy down the road who I knew burned wood. Told him if he wanted it, he could come get it free, all cut and dried (not split). Well, he said he could use it, but wanst interested unless I loaded it up myself and delivered it to his place.....yea, for free.......didnt happen.....
     

Share This Page