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Selling lumber on ebay?

Ive been thinking about selling lumber by the board on ebay. I see people selling planed boards and getting good money for them. I was wondering if anyone has bought or sold lumber on ebay. How would you ship the boards wrapped in plastic, cardboard or bubble wrap? I have a few thousand bf of lumber that I got for a really good price and I tried selling it on craigslist for really cheap but did not have any takers. Are there any websites that are for selling wood? Im low on money and need to sell some, not to mention I could use the garage space.
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What's cheap? What do you have? Central Pa is pretty big can you narrow it down a bit?

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I live in Mechanicsburg its about 20 min sw of Harrisburg I have 900 bf of spalted curly maple 6/4 mostly 6 inches wide 11 feet long. Around 900 bf of 20+ year old walnut 4/4 random lengths and widths 800 bf of white oak but I think im keeping most of that. Also have about 500 bf of misc poplar, pine, maple, cherry and hickory spalted curly maple $4 a bf Half the walnut is $3 a bf the other pile is $4 the oak is $2 a bf.
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try woodbarter
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Some one here might have an interests on your woods. You may want to make several posts in different wood working sites.
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Ive been thinking about selling lumber by the board on ebay. I see people selling planed boards and getting good money for them. I was wondering if anyone has bought or sold lumber on ebay. How would you ship the boards wrapped in plastic, cardboard or bubble wrap? I have a few thousand bf of lumber that I got for a really good price and I tried selling it on craigslist for really cheap but did not have any takers. Are there any websites that are for selling wood? Im low on money and need to sell some, not to mention I could use the garage space.
I'd be interested in a bit of that curly spalt you've got.
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I would be interested in some spalted curly maple as well. Could you post a pic or 2 to show what you're offering?
I will be passing through your area on August 5th (a Monday) sometime early in the afternoon...
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I've bought from ebay previously. I picked up some really nice stuff before the price of fuel/shipping went through the roof. The guys I used to buy from rarely if even posts anything anymore...probably for the past several years now.

Let's see some pics of that spalted, curly maple and the walnut. I might be interested if the shipping isn't too crazy.

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try posting it on pennswoods.net classifieds or criagslist, lot of folks looking for lumber. prices are good so should be easy to sell. your a couple hours south of me. I'd be interested in some if I can talk the wife into driving me down. (penn dot took my license when i starting taking seizures. wonder why??lol)

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I bought some Cherry from a guy in New York and I'm in Michigan. He wrapped it in Cardboard and Packing Tape. Arrived here with now problems.
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I would expect the good money they are getting for the wood on ebay is to pay the ebay fees. I think once ebay gets their cut it wouldn't be worth the trouble.
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I don't have a camera at the moment its at my buddys house but I should be able to get it back this weekend.
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I found a link from when I got the spalted maple there are a few pics there http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f26/b...le-deal-44732/ I also have 2 pics of a piece on craigslist http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/mat/3950529463.html
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Wow man that stuff is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I have no idea what I'd even make out of it at the moment, but who cares?? It'll come to me I'm sure.
Like I said, Monday August 5th I can detour through your area on my way home from Center County. I'll PM you my phone number, email, etc. I'd love it if we could coordinate a time.

I'll take at least 50 board ft no doubt.
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