Just when you think you've seen it all on CL

Cross Cut Saw Posted By Cross Cut Saw, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:35 PM

  1. Cross Cut Saw

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  2. swagler85

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    That's EXPENSIVE!
     
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  4. TreePointer

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    Hmm, there must be more of George Washington's cherry tree than previously known.
     
  5. Jon1270

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    I love a ridiculous Craigslist ad as much as the next guy, but I don't see why this is such a big deal. If 1/8 - 1/3 cord is the unit of choice, they're not catering to the home heating market. My local grocery store chain sells little bundles of kiln-dried junk (one good-sized split of oak or ash plus three undersized splits of something like basswood) for what works out to about $850/cord, and they don't even deliver. These CL ads look like a great deal in comparison. Since delivery is pretty much a fixed cost regardless of the size of the load, it makes sense that small loads would cost more per unit than big ones.
     
  6. mywaynow

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    All cherry too. Free market.
     
  7. fabsroman

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    The better way to set up the ad would be with "reasonable" prices for the wood and a set delivery fee for whatever amount of wood gets delivered.

    By the way, you aren't paying that much for just dry cherry, but for the fact that this stuff produces a smell just like grandpa's pipe. It is the nostalgia factor. I never knew my grandfathers and the one that died from smoking smoked cigarettes. So, no nostalgia factor for me.
     
  8. PapaDave

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    Well, it's all relative.
    Anything more than $100/cord is expensive to me, but I don't buy my wood from the grocery store.:cool:
     
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    You burn your relatives? !!!

    :p ;)==c()::-):rolleyes::cool:
     
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  10. PapaDave

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    Only the ones I don't like.;)
     
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    You have to pay a little extra to buy wood that smells like grandpa. The last time I burned wood that smelled like grandpa it smelled like his fart, not his pipe.
     
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    I am sure he was smelling some sort of pipe:rolleyes:
     
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  13. Cross Cut Saw

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    http://maine.craigslist.org/grd/3635907167.html

    I wonder if the first ad was a typo or if he realized smelling grandpa's pipe wasn't worth $540/Cord.

    $80 for 1/3 of a cord is actually a pretty good deal for seasoned wood this time of year in this area...
     
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