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Forum topic by MRod posted 05-01-2008 05:58 PM 913 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MRod

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05-01-2008 05:58 PM

Hi Coloradans,

There is a fantastic service out east that auctions wood, equipment, etc. online from businesses closing down and I wanted to see if :

a) going 1/2 on 1000bf Walnut, Oak 1000bf and/or Chestnut 1000bf for $200-400?
AND
b) anyone was interested in a road trip to Walnutport, PA to go pick this stuff up with me.

As I said this is an auction, so if we do not win our bid for around $200-400 then I’ll pass.

The gas is around $500 round trip, $250 split.

I am not interested in making this trip on my own, so please only respond if your OK with A and B above.

This is the auction – it ends tomorrow.

http://www.lumber4auction.com/index_storefront.asp?pg=1&ind=&view==

Call or email me if your interested 303-487-3887.

Finally, we would have to pickup the wood by 5/16.

CIAO,
Mike Rodriguez,
Henderson, Colorado

PS: I realize this is SHORT NOTICE. I don’t know if my wife would let me take of for 3 days to pick up this wood.

This auction service has MANY auctions coming up. If your interested in doing this in the FUTURE for some other auction on equipment/wood let me know too.

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!


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barlow

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#1 posted 05-01-2008 10:42 PM

Why not just have it LTL’d to CO? LTL means less than truckload, i.e. Roadway, CCX, FedEx Freight, and others, I’ve done this for work before and there rates are not that bad.

-- barlow

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Peter Oxley

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#2 posted 05-02-2008 01:24 AM

Just took a look at that auction site. Interesting. I might have to check in from time to time.

If you do buy, I would look seriously at having it shipped like barlow suggested. In addition to LTL, you should take a look at “light haul,” which is usually guys with big pickups and flatbed trailers. I got quotes both way for a shipment recently, and light haul was a little less than half the price of LTL.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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MRod

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#3 posted 05-02-2008 02:08 AM

Nice – that’s excellent feedback guys. There’s always a way.

I used that uShip site and received a quote for $500 for the oak slabs.

I’ll do a google on LTL from Roadway, fedex, etc.

Danka!

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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Roper

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#4 posted 05-02-2008 04:08 AM

hey mrod, i don’t think i could make the trip,but if ltl does work out let me know and i would pick some up for those prices.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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GaryK

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#5 posted 05-02-2008 04:33 AM

I have bid on their auctions before so be prepared for all the bids to come in at the end. You can’t snipe them either. Whenever a bid is made that extends the close of the auction by 15 minutes.

Good luck though. I have had wood shipped. I just use the formula SHIPPING divided by number of board foot.
Then add that to the board foot price to get your actual price per BF.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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MRod

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#6 posted 05-02-2008 11:24 PM

Hey Party people,

This auction I posted about ABOVE has ended today. Great to touch base with a few of you on your interest. I want to keep this open and I’ll contact the few of you that show’d interest in wood for the next auction.

Here are the KILLER results of how CHEAP this wood auctioned off for:

This might not be regular prices for yall East of the Mississippi, but for me WOW!!! this is cheap!

1000 bf of Oak Planks

1000 bf Black Walnut

Lots of other stuff 84 Lots in all

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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Karson

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#7 posted 05-03-2008 09:36 PM

I’ve looked at this site before, but never bid.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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