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Q: Selling a tree online ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Selling a tree online
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: jeffthom-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 19 Sep 2006 18:23 PDT
Expires: 19 Oct 2006 18:23 PDT
Question ID: 766792
I've got a friend looking to sell a mature (3ft in diameter) black
walnut tree online.  Black Walunt would be used for making fine
furniture. Right now the tree is still alive and standing.

Clarification of Question by jeffthom-ga on 19 Sep 2006 20:23 PDT
Thanks for the comment barneca-ga.

I'm trying to find where (website) and how to sell it.  The tree is
near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada . . . so it would need to be sold with a
couple hundred miles for delivery.
Subject: Re: Selling a tree online
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 19 Sep 2006 22:19 PDT
Hello Jeffthorn,

    I would suggest starting with a free ad, on local site for the

It only takes a moment to register, also free

Another free advertising site is BuySellCommunity:

Ottawa Classified is another free online classified ad site:

    Not free, but not much, is eBay Canada. Open a free account. When
you are registered, and list an item for sale, there will be a choice
to select your friend?s location. On the United States version, it is
called ?Local? and an area radius can be selected. By advertising this
way, the buyers won?t have to transport the tree as far.

    If you look on this page, on the left hand side, past the middle,
you?ll see the feature that allows you to search by location. Buyers
can select the area from which they would like to make a purchase.

The Ottawa Citizen has online classified ads. You must submit your ad
and wait for them to contact you for the fee, or phone or fax: By
Phone: 613-829-9321   Toll Free: 1-800-267-6100
By Fax: 613-596-3619

I hope this helps you out! If not, please request an Answer
Clarification, and allow me to respond, before you rate.

Regards, Crabcakes

Search Terms
Craigslist + Ottawa
Free online classified ads + Ottawa

Request for Answer Clarification by jeffthom-ga on 21 Oct 2006 13:52 PDT
Hey Thanks for answering.  I was really looking for a site the would
be more specific.  I use ebay all the time and from what I can tell
that isn't the right place to sell a tree . . . I did some searching
but the only sites I could find that had anything to do with selling
lumber where more just for large quant. of trees. Guess I should have
mentioned that in my original question.

Clarification of Answer by crabcakes-ga on 01 Nov 2006 09:50 PST
Hi again,

   I disagree-I think eBay is the perfect place to sell a
tree-especially the local eBay. The oddest items in the world appear
and sell on eBay!

 Craigslist is also a great place, as are newspaper ads. What about
placing a huge sign with a pithy saying on the tree itself for
passers-by to see! Talk to your local lumber yards and see if you can
post an ad!

Try posting on these sites and forums

 Good luck with the tree-sale!

 Regards, Crabcakes
Subject: Re: Selling a tree online
From: barneca-ga on 19 Sep 2006 18:31 PDT
i suspect a researcher will want to know what it is you need from
them.  you may wish to clarify.

he's ultimately looking to sell the wood from the tree, right?  i
imagine the ups or fedex charge for delivering a live 3ft diameter
tree would be pretty big.

Subject: Re: Selling a tree online
From: myoarin-ga on 20 Sep 2006 04:26 PDT
You might try to contact local veneer mills and makers of fine furniture.
I don't expect that they would fell the tree themselves, but you might
learn something about its value or about how to sell it and to whom.
Subject: Re: Selling a tree online
From: crabcakes-ga on 02 Oct 2006 21:17 PDT

   If you read my answer, you will see I suggested eBay - the real
eBay, and not an affiliate site with scraped content.

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