Hilarious CL ads

weatherguy Posted By weatherguy, Sep 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM

  1. cygnus

    cygnus
    Feeling the Heat 2.
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    Oct 23, 2010
    347
    48
    Loc:
    Central, NJ
    Curb alert? Yeah, park at the curb and come get the trash out of my basement. Really?


    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/zip/3279563447.html
    Curb Alert - Basement Debris-Use for firewood (Mt. Olive)

    Recently gutted my basement. I have wood studs(with nails) sheetrock, some paneling. Its all organized in my basement for someone to come and take. Email me for the details.
     
  2. gzecc

    gzecc
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Sep 24, 2008
    4,415
    858
    Loc:
    NNJ
    The sheetrock is just right to keep the fire from getting too hot from the pine with nails in it. It can go directly from his basement into my stove, no seasoning needed. You can use the paneling for kindling. One mans trash is sometimes anothers!
     
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  3. scotvl

    scotvl
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 23, 2009
    168
    46
    Loc:
    southern ontario
    This guy in my area is selling his wood by the quart, lol.

    windsor.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-home-indoor-other-THE-CHEAPEST-FIRE-WOOD-AROUND-W0QQAdIdZ417230706
     
  4. basod

    basod
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 11, 2009
    937
    351
    Loc:
    Mount Cheaha Alabama
    Is the "quart" a French thing maybe a rick or face cord?
     
  5. scotvl

    scotvl
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 23, 2009
    168
    46
    Loc:
    southern ontario
    Not that I'm aware of not many French speaking people around here and no bilingual sinage, I'm just across the river from Detroit. I think it's just someone with a wildthing trying to make a buck.

    Oh and even the few legitimate firewood seller's cords only have 1/3 of a cord in them.
     
  6. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 20, 2010
    1,170
    714
    Loc:
    West Michigan
    Wow ! We get a lot of those ads here too. Someday, I wanna go lay a big oak or maple on somebody's house or car, then explain to them why they should've paid the tree service to take it out. " Oh I'm sorry sir, did I forget to mention that my insurance is only my vehicle." A C
     
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  7. mudbug250

    mudbug250
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 17, 2011
    235
    194
    Loc:
    Central Mississippi
    http://jackson.craigslist.org/for/3299031640.html

    This guy says make an offer. I offered $1.50 for each of his "huge" rounds. He texted back "one dollar and fifty cents?". So I proceded to tell him, that ten rounds that size MIGHT be 1/4 when split and stacked. I can get a 1/4 of split oak firewood right now on craigslist for $30 to $40. He decided he would just keep it. Was I wrong in my assessment and offer. He said he had 10 huge rounds, so that would of been $15.
     
  8. schlot

    schlot
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 21, 2011
    771
    490
    Loc:
    Iowa

    I had a dozen large rounds (30" diameter plus) that filled about 75% of a face cord rack. Say 25% of a cord, so take the going rate of a cord ( not delivered, not split) and divide by four. Gives you a good starting point. Of course there are a lot of assumptions there.
     
  9. mudbug250

    mudbug250
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 17, 2011
    235
    194
    Loc:
    Central Mississippi
    I also pointed out the fact that the wood would not be ready to burn till maybe next year, probably 2 years from now.
     
  10. mudbug250

    mudbug250
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 17, 2011
    235
    194
    Loc:
    Central Mississippi
    These are not 30" diameter. I told the guy good luck. There will be a sucker out there that will give him more.
     
  11. mudbug250

    mudbug250
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 17, 2011
    235
    194
    Loc:
    Central Mississippi
    This spring I had 22 rounds about that size and it came out almost exactly half a cord s/s.
     
  12. Jags

    Jags
    Moderate Moderator 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    17,357
    5,990
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    "My name is Mayhem and this is your tree..."
     
  13. basod

    basod
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 11, 2009
    937
    351
    Loc:
    Mount Cheaha Alabama
    I think allstate already did that one.
    The christmas tree is still my favorite...
    " My smell......like a lumberjack"
     
  14. jeff_t

    jeff_t
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 14, 2008
    4,154
    1,101
    Loc:
    SE MI
  15. mfglickman

    mfglickman
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Jan 17, 2012
    676
    154
    Loc:
    NW CT
  16. blujacket

    blujacket
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 2, 2008
    615
    281
    Loc:
    West Carrollton,Ohio
  17. Realstone

    Realstone
    Lord of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 20, 2012
    852
    261
    Loc:
    Southern ON
    Wow that's kinda weird. Clicked page two of this thread and it took me to pg. 1 As a matter of fact, I can't get to pg 2.
    I must be at the nexus of the universe :eek:
     
  18. schlot

    schlot
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 21, 2011
    771
    490
    Loc:
    Iowa
  19. weatherguy

    weatherguy
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Feb 20, 2009
    4,174
    720
    Loc:
    Central Mass
    Looks like the stoves set up on 2 x 4's, good thing its not cheap meatle.
     
  20. Mr A

    Mr A
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 18, 2011
    597
    177
    Loc:
    N. California
    TV's with a bubble back are not even made anymore. I have a nice 40" 1999 model that still works fine, but can't give it away, I've tried
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bar/3260366584.html
    It's that time of year, people think their just cut tree is worth $400 a cord, you pick up, not split, and in 12"- 30" lengths. This is the stuff we get for free sooner or later.
     
  21. mdocod

    mdocod
    New Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 11, 2011
    49
    5
    Loc:
    Black Forest, CO
    My wife made the mistake of telling a co-worker that I would come cut some trees for her because we "need firewood." She doesn't really understand the economics or risk issues of the situation but I decided to hold up the offer she had made and lend a hand anyway. All the while, this new homeowner (her co-worker), seemed to think she was doing ME a favor while I felled a high risk multiple trunk dead maple that was hanging over her house and the neighbors house. I managed to fell everything without causing any damage, (smart cuts/hinges, ropes, etc), but I must advise to anyone within listening shot NOT to make the the "mistake" I made. Obviously I was trying to appease both my wife and her friend, but, looking back on the time and risk, it was a very stupid endeavor and I should have put my foot down with a solid "no way."
     
  22. StuckInTheMuck

    StuckInTheMuck
    Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 6, 2011
    169
    39
    Loc:
    沖縄日本
    This is the interesting part about this one.. half cord 2'x2'x8' $80...
     
  23. schlot

    schlot
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 21, 2011
    771
    490
    Loc:
    Iowa
    I was wondering if someone else saw that...the new math perhaps?
     
  24. jeff_t

    jeff_t
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 14, 2008
    4,154
    1,101
    Loc:
    SE MI
    Duh. I totally missed that. Seen this posting for months, too.
     
  25. Thistle

    Thistle
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 16, 2010
    4,206
    2,234
    Loc:
    Central IA
    Exactly. I dont volunteer for either a freebie or a paid gig until I see it & can assess the situation thoroughly.If its beyond my skill level and/or comfort zone,I'll politely decline & explain fully my reasons to the property owner.

    A man's gotta know his limitations..... ;)
     

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