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Sold some firewood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by clr8ter, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. clr8ter

    clr8ter Member

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    I recently sold off some odd sized firewood I didn't want to deal with. I wasn't sure how much was there, since I did't stack it too neatly. So the guy comes, and I hem & haw, and finally tell him 50 bucks for 2 small pikes, and we'll finish his trailer with another. So he shows up, and I measure his trailer, which is 64 CU'. So I basically sold him 1/2 a cord for 50 bucks. Some of it was green-ish oak, and some of of it was crappy apple, and the rest was 4 year dry hardwood. But, I told him 50 bucks earlier, so I had to stick to it. Well, he just called again 10 min ago. I told him I couldn't give him the same deal, but would sell him another 1/4 for $62. I should stop selling it before I loose my shirt, huh?
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  2. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    Well if it was stuff you could not use and was taking up space then now you have $50 where before you had clutter...I think it's a win-win. :)
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  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I have all the green Oak a guy could want! ;lol
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Selling fire wood.:eek:
    Gosh I cringe when i think about it. All that work & someone else get to burn it .
    But you cleaned up an area & he got a good deal of some well seasoned wood.
    Good for both parties, :)
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  5. clr8ter

    clr8ter Member

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    Yeah, the apple was nasty and messy, and I got sick of looking at it. The greenish oak was stacked in a weird spot, kind of in the way. Didn't plan that out too well. I just didn't want it in the way for 2 years, or to have to move it.
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    you not only lose your shirt but your wood
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  7. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    At $62 for a quarter cord you're getting a decent price for the firewood. You have to decide if you want to sell more, but at least you're getting market value for it.
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  8. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    I sell some of the wood I cut and split. I sell to the locals and the local campers in the area. I have a tree service drop log loads for me, then i prossess it and keep some for me and sell some. It pays for my wood , so all in all, I am burning free wood. I keep enough to stay ahead of the game and meet some of the nicest people. I sell for $50-60 a face cord , depending on the amount they buy.

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