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TNGrassCutter
09-28-2010, 08:20 PM
I have been thinking about selling firewood this winter but I'm not sure of the best way to do it. Do I put a sign up or park a trailer load somewhere? (I've seen both done). If anyone has done this I need some suggestions. Thanks

TNGrassCutter
09-28-2010, 08:24 PM
And how do you price the wood you sell? Like how much per rick or how much per bundle and what size bundle?

WHIPPLE5.7
09-28-2010, 09:01 PM
Price is based on what everyone else in your area is selling. Not sure about the bundle thing cause we do by cord(128 cu.ft.). Some years its up ans some years its down. Advertise any and every way you can. Park trailers/trucks with signs, leave fylers/cards in gas stations, run an ad in the paper, etc. Its alot of work and its depends on how serious you are about doing it. Also take into consideration how far you have to go for the wood. Selling as split, blocked, length? It all factors in. Best bet is to check out some of the other guys who have been doing it awhile without pissing them off. Remember they were there first so try not to step on any toes. You are almost alittle late for getting wood this year but I guess you could get started but if you are serious about it you should spend alot of your summer collecting and splitting so its dry and ready. Are there alot of woodstove users in your area? My wife is from Virginia in the hills on the border of Ky and West Va., lots of trees but everybody uses oil or propane? Stupid if you ask me. All the trees around them would provide a great sourse of heat for a fraction of the cost.

greenstar lawn
09-28-2010, 10:00 PM
my neighbor sells firewood by the cord. He advertises on CL and I always see people over there buying it. He is retired and go's around his property and cuts trees all day long and splits them and puts them into 1/2 cords and full cords.
What i see around here a cord of wood go's for $35-$85.

OrganicsMaine
09-28-2010, 10:04 PM
my neighbor sells firewood by the cord. He advertises on CL and I always see people over there buying it. He is retired and go's around his property and cuts trees all day long and splits them and puts them into 1/2 cords and full cords.
What i see around here a cord of wood go's for $35-$85.

$35-$85 per cord!!!!! How about shipping it to Maine and I'll be the middle man. $200 per cord dried and delivered is a good price here. $250 isn't out of the question either.

David C.
09-29-2010, 07:05 AM
my neighbor sells firewood by the cord. He advertises on CL and I always see people over there buying it. He is retired and go's around his property and cuts trees all day long and splits them and puts them into 1/2 cords and full cords.
What i see around here a cord of wood go's for $35-$85.

Cord of wood in the Birmingham, AL metro goes for around $135.00/cord----lesser for a p/u load---$75.00

greenstar lawn
09-29-2010, 08:18 AM
$35-$85 per cord!!!!! How about shipping it to Maine and I'll be the middle man. $200 per cord dried and delivered is a good price here. $250 isn't out of the question either.

I will ask him to make sure but i thought he sold it for $60 a cord.

Ric3077
09-29-2010, 08:53 AM
We get $405 a cord all day long here...but my wood has been cut, split and stacked for 12 months before I think about selling it...the rednecks charge like 200 a cord, but the wood was not split till the day it was ordered by the customer...

integrityman
09-29-2010, 09:01 AM
WOW! 400$ for a cord. In NW OH its going for about 120- 130 per cord. I list an add in the paper and on Craigslist. Also drop off business cards at the local fireplace shop.

Ric3077
09-29-2010, 09:13 AM
WOW! 400$ for a cord. In NW OH its going for about 120- 130 per cord. I list an add in the paper and on Craigslist. Also drop off business cards at the local fireplace shop.

Keep in mind a cord is 3 4'x8'x16" stacks....some idiots around here call a 4'x8' stack a cord...when it is only 1/3 of a cord...a true cord for $120? No way, unless it is crap wood

Ric3077
09-29-2010, 09:15 AM
I will ask him to make sure but i thought he sold it for $60 a cord.

No way...the chains and oil & gas would cost more than that...no way...

VirginiaLawnCare
10-12-2010, 09:44 PM
We get $405 a cord all day long here...but my wood has been cut, split and stacked for 12 months before I think about selling it...the rednecks charge like 200 a cord, but the wood was not split till the day it was ordered by the customer...


That sounds a little far fetched unless there is a hugeeeeeeee shortage of trees there..

cgaengineer
10-12-2010, 09:59 PM
$120-$140 per cord here.
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Ric3077
10-12-2010, 10:10 PM
That sounds a little far fetched unless there is a hugeeeeeeee shortage of trees there..

There are plenty of trees here...the rednecks sell crap green wood for $200-$220, I sell premium hardwood clean cut, split and stacked for 12 months before selling any of it for $405...will prob raise rates as I sell out every year and only have 70 cords left. Most people by a 1/3 cord for $145 (which nets me even more...$435 a cord) These prices are stacked...dumped is $10 less per 1/3 cord.

cgaengineer
10-12-2010, 10:55 PM
You would be out of business fast here...actually with those prices you would never even have a business.
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cut level
10-14-2010, 02:18 PM
There are plenty of trees here...the rednecks sell crap green wood for $200-$220, I sell premium hardwood clean cut, split and stacked for 12 months before selling any of it for $405...will prob raise rates as I sell out every year and only have 70 cords left. Most people by a 1/3 cord for $145 (which nets me even more...$435 a cord) These prices are stacked...dumped is $10 less per 1/3 cord.

I honestly dont see how you sell any of it for that price. Glad you are getting it but dadgum thats high. Sure am glad those "rednecks" can pay that kind of money to the high fallootin wood chuck. :dancing:

DitchDr
10-14-2010, 03:58 PM
We are selling it for the first time this year also. What we did is offer it to our customers who have fire places and fire pits. It went over well. Starting this weekend we are delivering puck up truck loads of wood for 75 each. Right now were are sold out for the year on wood if my current customers keep buying. We do have about 15 cords that are cut split and stacked waiting on next years season.

cgaengineer
10-14-2010, 04:03 PM
Craigslist is a good place to get trees for firewood for little or nothing, people have them taken down and don't want to pay to have them removed.
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mslawn
10-14-2010, 10:04 PM
I'm trying it this year, selling by the 3/4 cu ft bundle.

blk90s13
11-21-2010, 10:37 PM
$175 a cord + delivery $15-$20

who uses a 8ft dump insert for wood ? how much can u load your truck with ? I wanna add a truck with an insert but cant figure out if it would hold a cord.

I use a C5500 right now.