No the unseasoned cord prices are reasonable. It's getting access to the kiln dried stuff for this year, at $650 a cord that blew me away. I now have 4 cords of very very green stuff in the backyard, slowly splitting and stacking it. Should be fine for 2 years from now. It looks like enviblocks or kiln dried for this year and next year. I think the enviblocks are more economical. I'm going to look into the Anti-Creo Soot Spray, thanks.