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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by madtrapper, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. madtrapper

    madtrapper Member

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    I sell about 20 cords a year. I stack by the face cord as most people that buy that's what they can haul in there truck. Yesterday a guy pulls in and wants a full cord. I have some wood that has been CSS for almost 2 years and some for 9 months. I show him the 2 year stuff and say it is good and dry and will burn good. He looks at me and said that wood is to dry and buys the other stuff. Said he was burning in a small wood stove.

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  2. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    dry means lighter and lighter to them means less
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Thats funny stuff......People are just nuts! :)
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  4. wdenton

    wdenton Member

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    That is just S M R T
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    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    We complain alot on here about firewood dealers selling green wood as seasoned. Pretty funny to see it going the other way.
    It must be frustrating to try to sell a better product & have people prefer the inferior one.
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    The customer is always right . . . even when he's wrong.
  7. madtrapper

    madtrapper Member

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    I told him its your money take what you want
  8. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Uh oh, I burn in a small stove too and my wood is three years old. I am doing things wrong, I guess.

    Madtrapper, you ought to put your location on your signature. 2/3 of the posts on this forum are people asking where to buy seasoned firewood, and at least for a few of them the answer might be 'madtrapper.'
  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Never argue with a customer, but maybe print up some flyers with info about burning seasoned wood & some online references.
    Educate your customers & a good chance they will be repeat customers ;)

    Same price for the 2+ years seasoned as the other stuff ?
    How long the other stuff seasoned ?
    What type of wood is the 2+ yr stuff & the "other stuff" ?

    Got any pictures of your stacks? :)
  10. madtrapper

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    Most of the wood I sell is ash and elm. Now that I heat with wood I keep the oak and hard maple for my self. I usually am out of wood by now but the last couple of years we have cleared a bunch of fence rows so I had cut a lot more than normal. Most of my customers are repeat and I charge the same price for seasoned or green. It's unusual for me to have wood leftover from year to year but last year I didn't get some moved up to the house to sell so this year it was the first I brought up but the majority of the people keep buying what I just stack. I will post some pics tomorrow.
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    Somehow that does not surprise me a bit.

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