RE: Interesting sales pitch . . . 5 cords = free stacking, 3 cords or more = 5 free lobsters

firefighterjake Posted By firefighterjake, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:28 PM

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  1. firefighterjake

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Jul 22, 2008
    Unity/Bangor, Maine

    Here's a classified ad I spotted in yesterday's local newspaper . . . and before you ask . . . I have no idea on how far away they'll deliver the firewood . . . and lobster. ;) :)


    Seasoned and Green Firewood cut, split and Delivered. 5 Free lobsters with 3 cord purchase
    The seasoned wood is 2 years old for $300/cord. The green wood is $210/cord. If you buy 5 cord or more we will stack it for you. Buy 3 cord or more and get 5 lobsters free. Cell phone number 691-0257. Lobster deal good until December 1, 2008
  2. smokinj

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Aug 11, 2008
    Anderson, Indiana
    I had a wood dealer call me yesterday to see if i needed any wood havent bought wood off him for 3 years times getting tuff!
  3. meathead

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Nov 13, 2008
    Central Maine
    At $300 / cord buying bulk - I want the lobster cooked for me and a violin player to serenade me while I load the wood into my stove.

    I was going to say the violin player should serenade my wife and I while we eat the lobster...but a violin accompanied stove loading sounds more entertaining to me. Besides, I don't need some guy with a fiddle bothering me while I try to enjoy my lobster.
  4. Bubbavh

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Oct 22, 2008
    NJ Piney
    Amen brother!!
    That is off the hook expensive. I buy some hardwood about 2 cords a year to supplement my enormous pile of pine. $140 a full cord all Oak delivered. Only down side is his splits are a little on the big side. I re-split some and leave some for overnight burns. It's also not seasoned enough but you gotta expect that! I just buy it a year or so in advance if needed.
  5. Alan Gage

    Alan Gage
    Member 2.

    Oct 8, 2008
    NW Iowa
    Hey, we must use the same guy! First year burning and didn't know if I'd be able to round up enough dry wood so I called one of the few guys in town that sells wood and told him I wanted a couple cords of oak, he said $140/cord. Went to pick it up and he showed me a stack that was supposed to be 2 1/2 cords and very well seasoned (3 years), said he just measured it. Didn't look that big to me but what do I know, I've never looked at a cord before. Loaded it all up, stacked it when I got it home, and measured 1 1/2 cords.

    Called the guy, who I think it honest, just not a good measurer, and told him my problem. He couldn't believe there could only be 1 1/2 cords and brought out a another pickup load. After stacking that had right at 2 cords. Didn't feel like arguing anymore and was OK that I ended up paying $175/cord.

    Splits were big so I re-split most of them. Many were too long as well so I used the chop saw to bring them down to size. Then I got a moisture meter and found most of the pieces were over 30%.

    Thankfully I got plenty of free dead and very dry oak and ash that should last the winter. If I run out I'll burn the bought wood last. Or maybe I'll just keep it around as a reminder.

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