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For those felling WRC, here's what nearly NZ$900 of it looks like.

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by KiwiBro, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Just bought 5 lengths of lumber for a pergola extension. $880!
    Ever wonder if the closer we get to the retail end of the supply chain, the higher the margins charged and the primary producers are getting a raw deal compared to the retailers?
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    I know, I’ve been cutting out my large ash trees and got two quotes. One, 350/1000 and the other 500/1000.
    The mill then sells for $3.50 bd ft. I couldn’t believe how low the price was. That’s with me doing the
    Logging, if I had to pay someone, it wouldn’t be gettting done.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    not to mention that NZ is literally the other side of the planet... taint cheap to ship logs that far.
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    In a former life I used to ship product all over this globe, including timber products. On a volume or length basis, it's not that bad. The bio/phyto costs are not too horrendous, and floating cans out of BC are, whilst way dearer than ex LA, not enough to justify the pricing I paid. Maybe the retailer here isn't putting massive margins on it. Maybe the primary producer is? I dunno but if the latter, its about time someone at back end of the supply chain made really good $ for a change and makes me feel a little better about the retail cost here.
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Buy a mill and add some value to it yourself? But then have to deal with the public more, which I couldn't be paid enough for if it were me.
     
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    I sold some lumber the other day, the guy was here for 2hours going through the pile. That won’t happen again
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    So, one of the little local mills here, cuts ceder only.

    They sell both to the east coast, and local mill fresh stuff.

    Been in there a couple times when "Fence Builders" come in spend an hour sorting sticks only to turn their noses up in a huff.

    To my poorly trained eyes there wasn't a spot of difference between the board dropping off the green chain vs the boards they would pay twice as much for at any hardware store, but because they had saw dust on em, and where not in a pretty package I guess they aren't good enough.
     
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    That would be my guess.
     
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    Would take a very special person or lot of $ to deal with the public every day. So perhaps that's why 5 sticks of lumber cost $880.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Most of the folks that buy there are pretty good local folks, just seems there is always some douche with his nose to high
     
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    What are the dimensions of the timber so I can work out the cube rate.
    Thanski
     
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    Speaking of big markups:

    Local grocery stores here sell 5 ea 18" pieces of what used to be slash burn, about 15# of ratty alder for $5. Nicely wrapped in shrink wrap even.

    95% of the cost has to be the shrink wrap ??
     
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    Brings back an old saying saying. .. The more I deal with the public, the better I like my dogs.. I'm paraphrasing
     
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    Approximately NZ$4200/m3. RS clears.
    So, about US$7.25/bf
     
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    Something isn't adding up there. You'd have a ute tray full of timber for 0.2m3
    Thanski
     
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    300x50@4m, 250x50@4m, 200x50@4m, 150@50@4mx2. One of us owes the other a beer, I'm just not sure which one.
     
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    $1.50/bf @ mill i work out of here, employee price. bout doubles goin out the gate on a truck. $750. & up to stuff a can. longshore labor starts @ $110./man hr.

    now it's on the boat....
     
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    Yes it's 0.21m3, a fair load on the ute, every pair of hands it goes through would double the price.
    190 X 41 DAR is $6400 a cube in Sydney
    Thanski
     

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