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Offline urbanlumberinc

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Buying Logs?
« on: December 05, 2006, 10:22:16 AM »
I was hoping to get some advice from some of the more experienced sawyers on here about buying logs sight unseen.  I'm in the market for a truckload of Black Locust Logs from out of state, and was wondering what advice you guys have about buying logs from outta state. 

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Re: Buying Logs?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006, 10:37:35 AM »
Sight on seen is not a good way to buy logs. Log buying involves a certain amount of trust between buyer & seller. Scaling, grade or weight come to mind. ::) Caveat Emptor ;)
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006, 10:59:55 AM »
I know things are different in different parts of the country(ies), but....................around "here", black locust of saw-log size are apt to be doty/ pithy/ hollow in the center.  No way I'd buy one without looking at it;  less of course, I had dealt with the seller before and knew I could trust him.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006, 12:38:23 PM »
I would check your local ARGI office to make sure there are no laws restricting the importing of the logs because of bugs or disease.

If paying ahead big $$$, a contract laying out quality and the right to reject all or part of a load. I think it depends on how cheap you are getting it too. If you are buying it at firewood prices (say $35 a cord) I do not think you have a right to complain about anything being trucked in out of state.

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Re: Buying Logs?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2006, 08:28:39 PM »
at firewood prices just buy it and see ifin ya gets some saw logs.  Anything else you need to learn to scale, get some good info on local prices, and have the cash ready to pay.
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