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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by millbilly, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Little Al

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    I phoned him to say I would return 1/3 of the wood I took the rest would cover my cost to transport it back & we would be all square, with much spluttering he said he thought we were sorted money wise
     
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    I sell all my saws on Craigslist.

    Quite often I will get a lowball offer which I consider as bad manners. Especially for some thing they know little about and/or haven’t examined.

    I send them this:
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    And, block their number.
     
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    67L36Driver, use this idea next time.
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    67L36Driver Tree Freak

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    I’ve considered something along those lines.

    Arrange to meet them at some place and not show up.

    And then block their number.
     
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    I wouldn't text anyone from Craigslist.
    They've got your phone number now,for a little bit of searching,and maybe a dollar ,they can know exactly where you live in less then 5 minutes.
    Not worth it ,IMO
     
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    I had something about saying it with Krylon but upon closer inspection that appears to be 100% genuine imitation sharpie! :laugh:
     
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    I like the hand-lettered bar, personally!

    Philbert
     
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    Yeah that's why I posted it but didn't come thru on phone.....looks legit.....
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    I live at 302 S. Railway St. in Mascoutah, IL.
    I don't care if somebody knows that. The house is always full of people who know how to access and use the guns, and some of us are awake a lot at night.

    :happybanana::happybanana:
     
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    facebook marketplace.
    When you put a lot of effort into the pics for your ad by showing all four sides.......
     

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    Willy Firewood I broke my back twice. Now it always aches.

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    Trapper Pete - he is pissed because you made the job look to easy and too short. He wanted to watch a bigger show so he could tell the other old cheapskates how he got the job done for free, plus he conned you into hauling away for free the wood that he didn’t want. He wanted to see you sweat and maybe even bleed a little.

    I would offer to return the wood and tell him that you will dump it in his front yard. Plus there will be an additional trucking fee.

    My number 1 business rule is that I do not work for A-holes.
     
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    This ad kills me. $1500 for

    Selling a VERY LARGE pile of firewood. Everything is cut into firewood length (14-16 inches) and ready to burn. All the wood is primarily maple with about a coard of cherry mixed in. The coard of cherry is already split as well. Because the wood is in one big pile it is hard to estimate it by the coard... I have a ruff idea of what I estimate to be there for wood “coard wise” based off of how much the dump trailer holds that brought the wood but this is better to be looked at by the potential buyer first so there is no discrepancies. I am asking $1,500. Wood is accessible and must be picked up. I can be reached anytime vt coard wood.jpg
    I almost posted it but he included a phone# . What kills me is this is VT.
     
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    Well, you know the old saying, "You didn't pay too much, You bought too soon". Same goes for selling. He's not asking too much, he's selling too soon. If he holds onto it for 200 years, that pile will be worth $1500.
     
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    WAY too much $. Question, what’s a coard?
     
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    I think we should all get his number and say we are on the way, don't let it go any cheaper. Or, ask him how much he wants for just one COARD?
     
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    A coard is the same size as a chord.
    But there are also major and minor chords.
     
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    How much wood is in that pile? 1.5 cord ??
     
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    I’m with you, 1.5-2 tops.
     
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