Hilarious CL ads

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    it's incredible what some people will try and pull. I see it ALOT here in central PA. "you come and cut my tree, which is hanging over my house, take all the branches and leaves with you, and I'll give you HALF of the wood from the tree....Oh, and by the way, you have to split it too...." Get real!
     
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    I see a lot of those too, I think theres been a lot of drinking going on this weekend with the amount of crazy ads today.
     
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    Just speaks to the larger idea of people being totally self centered, selfish, and out of touch. They basically wasted their time uploading a picture and creating a craigslist add. However, at the local beer beverage store they sell very small stands of cut hardwood for 40 bucks and some people actually buy it. There are dummies out there. I am just trying to not be one of them.
     
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    I look at the pic and all I can think is "This was no boating accident." :p
     
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    We all see a lot of these, it is after all a free listing site. As such, a good many people out there feel they should shoot for the moon in their adds. If they actually find someone to take them up on their outlandish offers, great, if not, they can just always make another free add, then another,,,,,

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    Found this just a few minutes ago.... "Cut down this Maple,remove all debris etc & you can have it for FREE!! Must be LICENSED & INSURED & have proof of it...."

    http://desmoines.craigslist.org/zip/3293838802.html Any tree service who IS licensed & insured wouldnt be doing it for FREE!! Dumbass.:rolleyes:
     
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    exactly! I wouldn't touch that tree for under $2,000.00. Especially after reading that stupid ad. Had he nicely called for a quote, I might consider doing if for almost HALF that amount. What a goon......
     
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    It looks pretty damn big in that 1st pic...I see those same type ads here 2-3 times monthly,sometimes more.

    Best ones I like (only ones I respond to if I have the free time) are ones that have either the wood already down or its not too big around any buildings or power lines,no brush or trash,and if the wood is decent both in size and/or quality & they have at least 2 clear pics.Wont bother if no pics, if its someone wanting their yard cleaned up for free,soft rotten garbage left behind by previous person living there etc.
     
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    I have never seen a silver maple with that many leaders. Or is it really 2 or 3 trees grown together. I really can't tell from the pictures.

    I wouldn't want any part in the removal of that thing either.


    Oh, and a tree is not firewood until it is on the ground, bucked, and split..... into firewood. :)
     
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    I responded to one a couple miles from the house guy said he had given away the wood several times but everyone was no-show.
    rounds were sitting by the road - he opted from paying double for the tree service to haul them.

    Yeah they were mushroom covered sweetgum rounds. Told him I'd haul them out for $30 fuel cost, he declined and said he'd get rid of it for free.
     
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    This is one of the best threads I've read in quite awhile! "You cut your own tree for $180"..........Ummm, so I come to your place, with my truck/trailer, use my saw, and cut YOUR tree, and pay YOU $180? Did I miss something here???? Hmmmmmm

    I've found a new way to make money! ;) I can sell my splits for 25 cents, and rounds for 50 cents. Thats it, I'd make a boat load of money!! You guys should try it too!

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    Sounds like a GREAT deal. Tell you what Thistle, I will pay for the gas, you get the insurance and lets go down this weekend! When should I pick you up? LOL
     
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    Think of the money you can make selling 13 splits for $75, you'd be rich!!
     
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