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MRod

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1809 days ago

Hi Jocks,

This is MRod in Henderson (Denver), Colorado. I wanted to know if anyone that lives along the Virginia to Utah i-64 to i-70 corridor wants to get in on an Auction from the irsauctions folks for Lumber.

I love good deals on lumber and I feel with 3 other trusted LJ’s pooling our cash together we can all get a good deal.

The idea: Pool our cash together, but NOT until we win and ONLY then as a cashier’s check to the IRS Auctions, Inc. auctioneer.

Benefit: We can get some good amount of hardwood, have it shipped and equitably divide the shipping cost.

Shipping: Shipping companies like to drop off on highway routes rather than traveling through suburbs to get to their destination. We can meet these folks at designated areas along i-64 and i-70 for a MUCH cheaper rate.

See the Google map below of the i-64 to i-70 corridor to see what I am talking about.

This is the link to the auction.

The individual auctions offer from 600 bd to 2000 bd of wood each.

Wood types: Birch, Ash, Cherry, White Oak, Maple, Poplar, Walnut, White Pine.

Please reply to me if you are interested. I am probably looking at contributing $400 MAX. I don’t care what type, except I do not want to bid on Poplar or Birch, flexible on White Oak.

You can call me too if you like (303) 487-3887, email romowest@gmail.com, or email me here.


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


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SwedishIron

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#1 posted 1809 days ago

MRod,
Great idea, we need to touch base.. another idea beyond an auction is a lumber company in indiana selling lumber on eBay.. search Sassafras Lumber and you’ll see the guy selling boards for $1.45 bd/ft.. he has many species available and shipping would be very cheap if several folks pooled their purchases.

I know a few folks in colorado that might be interested in such a group purchase.

-- Scott, Colorado

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Roper

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#2 posted 1807 days ago

i would be interested in some walnut or cherry, i could come up with $200 or $300 bucks for some good wood. i live 1 minute of i-70 in evergreen.

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

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MRod

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#3 posted 1807 days ago

that’s great roper. This makes it easier that we live in the same State. I am in Brighton / CCity area so thats good.

I’ll email you directly about your thoughts for next steps.

Anyone else game?

Peace,
MRod

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

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ralmand

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#4 posted 1807 days ago

I wish I lived along the route. It sounds like a GREAT idea

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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John Ormsby

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#5 posted 1807 days ago

why are these great auctions from IRS all on the east coast. I would love to get some cherry.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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SwedishIron

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#6 posted 1807 days ago

MRod and Roper.. let me know what your plans are… maybe I can join in w/ the purchase.

-- Scott, Colorado

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SwedishIron

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#7 posted 1807 days ago

MRod and Roper.. let me know what your plans are… maybe I can join in w/ the purchase.

-- Scott, Colorado

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Durnik150

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#8 posted 1807 days ago

Mrod…I’m in Centennial, just south of Aurora/Denver. I’d love to pitch in and get some great wood. Please keep me up to date and I look forward to a great deal!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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MRod

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#9 posted 1806 days ago

AWESOME, that’s 3 up for bidding (MRod,Roper and Durnik150), and 1 on the waiting for more info (SwedishIron).

We’ll let me put together a few scenarios. Gotta put the kids to bed, will come back tonight or tomorrow to lay out some ideas.

Nice to see this interest!! – Let me change my profile picture so you guys can put a face to the name.

Michael Rodriguez-MRod

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

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MRod

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#10 posted 1806 days ago

John Ormsby – it seems that is where ALLLLLL the wood is~~~~~~only wood in quantity here in Colorado is Aspen or Pine and the pine-bettle is winning!!!

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

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MRod

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#11 posted 1801 days ago

Okay here are the numbers:

Online excel sheet ->>> http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tJ87kzYZ9nxxTdE8z8YbwhQ&single=true&gid=0&output=html

In short I believe with 4 people contributing $375 each we would pay bet. .75 cents and $1.50 per board feet depending on how many bf we win. The range being 2,000 bf at the .75 cents side and 1,000 bf at the $1.50 side.

I’ll email you to get a conformation that you are still good to commit.

IF anyone else wants to join in just holllar!

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

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SwedishIron

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#12 posted 1801 days ago

Thanks for the update.. my neighbor is on a trip for the next week but expressed interest in joining the group purchase before he left. I’ll confirm his commitment w/ you when he returns.

-- Scott, Colorado

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Dwain

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#13 posted 1801 days ago

I wish you could strech this out to the Phoenix / East Valley area. This is a great idea MRod!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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reggiek

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#14 posted 1801 days ago

Being on the Left coast leaves me out….but I’ll be supporting you in spirit….lets see some nice wood and some great projects.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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scrappy

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#15 posted 1801 days ago

For everyone on the west coast, Keep an eye on the IRS auctions. Last mont there was one in LasVegas.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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