Fri, Aug 29, 2003, 9:09am (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org wants to
I have the opportunity to buy a load of yellow poplar in anywhere from 2
to 10 ft lengths approx. 6 to 8" wide. How can I figure out what this
might be worth? Each load would be average of 800-100 lbs each? How
would be the best way to figure out its value?
Somehow it just never fails to amaze me that people will ask such
vague questions, and expect a usable answer.
You left out details. Like where you are. I'm sure prices will
vary, depending on your location. Hell, they'll probably vary from
seller to seller. Then there's always things like: How thick is it? Is
it fresh cut? Air dried? For how long? Kiln dried? Did the seller
cut it, or buy it from someone else? And so on. If half of it is only
good for firewood or whittling, that drops the value. And, last I knew
wood was sold by board feet, not by weight.
Last, but not least, the wood is worth only as much as you're
willing to pay for it. Check your local prices, look at the wood, then
make an offer. He'd probably be willing to drop the price a bit for
cash, over a check.
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