Here's the dilemma. We're starting to buy cord wood for the 2012/2013 heating season. We've purchased split wood from a variety of sources over the last few years (most were one shot guys picking up a few extra dollars) with prices as low as $150/ cord delivered and stacked (really closer to 3/4 cord) to as high as $205/ cord delivered and stacked. Last year we found some great red oak for $150/ cord dumped, which is now in storage. Yesterday, I read an advert on Craigslist for one tandem trailer load $600 cash delivered and dumped. The advert claims "about 4 cords of split oak and mixed hardwoods". I'm not sure how to pre-qualify the wood volume or quality before delivery and I’m not sure waiting for pure oak isn't a better option. We live on a small farm so we have almost unlimited storage space, but our budget is always a consideration. Any suggestions would be appreciated.