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    Originally posted by Petunia 100 View Post
    My thinking with the timber is that he could rotate the areas being harvested each year. Then you replant and let new trees grow. However, the big problem with this is I do not even know how one would go about selling one's timber, what it costs to harvest, or what it would sell for. So I don't actually know if that is anything which would be worthwhile. There are 3 parcels, totaling more than 100 acres. About 160 I think, but I'm not sure. Two parcels are adjacent and border a main road, the third is a few miles away and is completely landlocked.

    If selling Christmas trees, I would think the best way would be to go under contract for the entire crop, then plant and tend them. Or maybe just lease the land and let some sort of Christmas tree farmer raise the trees and sell them. With this too, I don't even know how to go about contacting people in this business. Perhaps this winter we should hit up Christmas tree lots and see if we can find out where they get their trees.
    Timber isn't worth as much here as it was. There are many dead trees due to the drought. I didn't get where you reside but my guess is to get anyone who owns a Xmas tree lot to tell you where they buy their trees is like pulling teeth. You really have alot of acerage to work with. We have big leaf maples on our property and considered making homemade syrup to sell. I haven't looked into it yet but to sell it at our locally owned health food store (which is pretty big and quite busy) and at the farmers market, and the local store in the little town, is an idea. Maybe check out what kind of trees you have on your property, especially if they are of an odd variety. Maybe something can be gleened from that

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      Originally posted by Outdoorsygal View Post
      Timber isn't worth as much here as it was. There are many dead trees due to the drought. I didn't get where you reside but my guess is to get anyone who owns a Xmas tree lot to tell you where they buy their trees is like pulling teeth. You really have alot of acerage to work with. We have big leaf maples on our property and considered making homemade syrup to sell. I haven't looked into it yet but to sell it at our locally owned health food store (which is pretty big and quite busy) and at the farmers market, and the local store in the little town, is an idea. Maybe check out what kind of trees you have on your property, especially if they are of an odd variety. Maybe something can be gleened from that
      We're in the central valley.

      In Googling around today, I did learn that we have a state forestry agency, which will send out a forester to do a walk through and give advice on maintenance and health of your woodland. That might be a good place to start.

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        small amounts but high %...

        wholesale club gas: save $0.05/gallon when making an in-store purchase first. I did this, but did not receive the discount at the gas pump. I would have gotten around $0.60 total discount. I wrote to the store via email to point out the computer error, I got a $5 gift card.

        coffee place: tried to place an order for a $0.50 drink (promo) via their phone app, but since my gift card was below the normal price of the item ($3) the transaction would not go through. I did not feel like adding another $10 to complete the transaction (min required to add value to your card). I wrote to them, and now I have a free drink coupon so I'll get a large drink which is valued at $3.

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          Jluke reminded me of a win my daughter got recently.

          She placed a take out food order on Grub Hub, a local delivery service that picks up and delivers from a bunch of area restaurants near her campus. She ordered a tofu dish from the Chinese restaurant. She got a call a little while later that the place was out of tofu. So she called Grub Hub to cancel her order and they gave her a $5 credit on her account. She totally didn't expect any type of compensation as it wasn't their fault that the restaurant was out of something but it was a really nice customer service gesture.
          Steve

          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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            Okay so here is my latest win - I totally went to Fred Meyer, which is the local Kroger owned food/department store here in Portland, Oregon.

            I found some great macaroni elbow pasta on sale in the clearance rack. It was some delicious looking imported Italian stuff for 38 cents for a pound. Comparable pasta was going to 2 dollars a pound.

            I bought six pounds. I can eat for a week and a half for about 2 bucks and 40 cents. Big win.
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              Made $220 in 3 days after selling our old dressers, subwoofer, bookshelf, etc.
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                A couple of weeks ago, we went to Xfinity/Comcast. We upgraded our service, adding a ton of extra TV channels, faster internet, and phone service while lowering our bill by $26/month. The new service required a new modem/router which they gave us for free.

                I owned our old modem which I listed on ebay and sold today for $47. Less than I paid for it but still a nice recovery and we've had it for quite a few years so we got our money's worth out of it.
                Steve

                * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                  I like seeing people get more for less Steve. Especially from greedy companies like most internet/tv service providers.

                  Several months back I finally got an Ipad. I picked up the iPad Air 2 64GB wifi version off craigslist for 300$,and when I got it they gave me a 45$ case as well for free. Well, I couldn't take it anymore being an android guy and found a Google Pixel C 64gb table w/ keyboard for 450$ off ebay last week. The only android tablet that can trade blows with an iPad. That combination is 800$ after tax new(which is whyI never got one), and normally sells for 600$ on ebay used (which is why I never got one). Not sure why the didn't care to get more, but i jumped on it with the buy it now.

                  I sold my iPad for 360$ on eBay this week as well, so even after fee's and shipping I'll clear a little more than I paid for it, and cover most of the Pixel C. I have to come out of pocket some still, but between making money on the iPad and getting the pixel c so cheap I still feel like it's a win win.
                  Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you're stupid and make bad choices.

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                    All 8 auctions that ended today sold. Total was $141. The big win of the bunch was an auction for 2 Mario Game Boy games that went for over $66. Another win is that 3 of today's auctions sold to one buyer who also won an auction of mine yesterday. I'll be able to ship everything together and save a bunch of postage which will increase my profit on the sales since I listed them with free shipping.
                    Steve

                    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                      I have been getting this every year for the past 7 or 8 years in a row and I don't even have the Southwest credit card nor am I an A-lister. Anyone else get these? I'm not complaining but I never use it because I don't like to drink and drive especially after such short trips from Los Angeles to Las Vegas (1 hour tops). So I sell it on eBay and it usually sells for about $12.

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                            Picked up an extra 6 hours at work this week.

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                              Got an extra 7 hrs this week, and hopefully, overtime for yesterday-Veterans Day

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                                Sold our rug tag old computer desk, bike & scooter = $35
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