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Fair Price

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by BXTF, Sep 22, 2009.

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  1. BXTF

    BXTF Member

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    A friend is getting transferred to England and will be selling about five cords of well season (one to two years) cherry and oak before he goes. The question is, what do you folks think a fair price would be. We live in Orange County, New York.
    Thanks, Chris

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  2. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Tell him you understand his situation and would gladly haul away that wood for free, as a favor to him.
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    look in your craiglist and see what its worth pick-up and 4 cord bulk
  4. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Somewhere around $125/cord is a fair price among friends. Market value delivered is more like $175-$225 but he would have to work a lot harder for it.
  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Depends on transportation. If you are hauling it, and he needs to have it removed, probably free. If he doesn't need to move it and you want to buy it and still transport it yourself, $50 per cord.
  6. Hurricane

    Hurricane Minister of Fire

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    I agree that it is not worth more than $50 per cord.
    What are you going to use to haul that much wood ?
    If you say a pickup truck think a regular PU holds about 1/3 cord unless overloaded. That comes to 15 trips loading and unloading to haul that wood. Either that or you rent a truck that may haul 1/2 of the wood per trip ( maybe )

    Figure the cost of gas, time, wear and tear on vehicle, rental?

    Also figure in how bad do you need it ? Do you need it for this year ?
  7. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    If he has time to sell it then the best way to determine market value is to try and find what other folks on the market are selling it for. If he is in a hurry to dump it then he will need to set his price below market value. If he wants to sell it to a buddy then he may cut you a deal, especially if you take it all. I can't imagine anything less than half of market value for a buddy discount. He had to work for it.
  8. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    Truly seasoned, does anyone actually sell seasoned wood? It has to be worth at least $150/cord, probably closer to $200 a cord for truly seasoned cherry/oak. I'd say if you could strike a deal amongst friends, $400 to $500 would be fair for both party's.
  9. crazy_dan

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    help him load the Uhaul in exchange for the wood. :) it is a win win
  10. stee6043

    stee6043 Minister of Fire

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    How good of a friend is this guy? I wouldn't even consider charging my friends in this situation. But I don't pay for firewood in the first place...
  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I'll take one and a half of them off his hands for free. Just give me the address. Can't be too far from me. Around us it looks like $200 +/- is the going price for a delivered cord.
  12. BXTF

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    He's a good friend, I am not looking to buy the wood I just want him to get a fair price for it.
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