Guy pulls in my driveway, wants to buy wood

bogydave Posted By bogydave, Nov 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

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  1. Pallet Pete

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    Haha Monty python !
     
  2. lukem

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    Is that one of your 015's???
     
  3. Ratherbfishin

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    Last October I had a tri axle of logs delivered. I had it all cut up and was in the process of splitting it so I guess to a passer by it looked like the mother load, Well this guy I used to work with who lives on the same road but never can waive or say hello calls me out of the blue one day and asks if I want to sell him some. Ummmm no that would be my heat for the next 2 years...Get a life dude I mean seriously, when you get your oil tank filled do people call and want to buy half of it?
     
  4. ScotO

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    no, it's the 051AV I ported and overhauled last spring. I haven't ran that bar on that saw yet, but it should pull it just fine. I plan on eventually rebuilding the 075AV (when time and money permit), that will be the permanent bar on that saw....
     
  5. Thistle

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    I can hear that mofo growling already....::-)
     
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  6. ScotO

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    IMO, nothing sounds as good as those old Mac's and Stihls....especially with a ported muffler...::-)
     
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  7. StihlHead

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    Well, the Mormons came by this morning about 11am... I told them I am Jewish.
     
  8. gerry100

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    Somebody shows up asking about my firewood, I'll take a cell phone photo ( including him, and the plate on his vehicle).

    Better if he knows you did it.

    Then tell him no.
     
  9. Shadow&Flame

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    One of the best laughs I have had in my life came from an encounter with a couple of Jehovah witness women... They came up to a friend of mines house when we were getting ready to go for a day of shooting. We were all really into collecting military firearms back then and there were five of us in the front room of the house getting ready to leave...you can just imagine the way we looked with ammo bandoliers and multiple firearms each...when suddenly the doorbell rang and he took a couple of steps and pulled the door open quickly. The look on that woman's face will be with me until the day I die...she said 'Oh Dear'...and they both ran for it... We had to wait a bit before leaving due to the laughter...we still talk about that to this day.
     
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  10. corey21

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    I live down a dirt road at the bottom so not much traffic except for the neighbors.
     
  11. fabsroman

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    Yeah, the beef/fish for sale is sometimes a cover to see if you are home before they rob you. I have had it happen to me here twice since we moved in here almost two years ago. Both times they were offering steak and it was when I had my garage door open and unattended. I had opened it to do something outside and then one way or another ended up inside and forgetting to close the garage door. Been a little more conscious about closing the garage door lately.

    Seriously, who the heck is going to buy beef/fish out of the back of a truck, especially when the supermarket is just a couple miles down the road. I doubt they could make enough money doing that in a day to even pay for the gas, and after I said no, they didn't go next door to the neighbor to ask if they wanted to buy any. What, did the appearance of my house make it seem as though I was the only person in the community in need of steak that day.
     
  12. nate379

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    Shoulda sent him my way...225/cord is what I've been sellin wood for.

    The caulked boots work great on ice BTW.
     
  13. bogydave

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    Need some of your business cards to pass out ;)
     
  14. Thistle

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    They sure do. My last pair of old boots I used 1/2" long hex head sheet metal screws in the Vibram lug soles.Great when walking/working on wet or icy plywood concrete form decks,scaffold planks & anywhere else like sidewalks,steep slopes in the woods etc.Damn near go up a wall with them,though I remember 1 winter day a few years ago getting a few dirty looks when walking into tiled & carpeted entryway at a local grocery store...;)

    Gonna order a box of 100 caulks w/ the little wrench pretty soon.They'll work even better.
     
  15. firefighterjake

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    Around here there is actually a company that sells meat that way . . . not saying I would buy any like that though. From folks who for whatever reason have bought meat it ranged from "fantastic" to "unedible." There are just some things I would not buy from a guy peddling door to door . . . meat is one of those things.
     
  16. Stubborn Dutchman

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    Some of those guys are trying to sell meat, fish, chicken, etc. that they shorted customers on their deliveries. Years ago a boss of mine bought a fried chicken franchise and had his wife manage it during the day for him. Right after they bought the business they caught the delivery guy shorting them big time. Same with the soda pop guy.
     
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