★ BEWARE OF FIREWOOD SOLD BY Eddy's Firewood for sale in Worcester, MA

Beware of this guy selling firewood. He uses the old bait and switch technique. His company name last year was I.G.E.A. firewood wonder why he has a different name this year, same phone number though... I bought 4 cords from him last year for $1100 to burn as a primary heat source last winter. I discussed on the phone with Ed prior to purchase if the wood was really "seasoned" as advertised and for how long, I also asked if the wood was ready to burn, he assured me it was all split and seasoned for a full year and the oak in the mix at least 2-3 years and it was all good to go for the winter. This sounded great and I agreed to delivery of 4 cords. After payment and delivery of the wood to my lawn my wife and I decided to bring some logs in and start a fire.. after getting a small fire going with kindling in our 20" cast iron stove we "tried" to fire up a few logs to see how our new fuel source would treat us for the winter. Not only did these logs pretty much put the fire out, they put off so much steam that I had a stream of water forming a puddle out of the front vent hole of my stove. Upon closer inspection of the wood Ed had delivered, it was clear that this was not even remotely seasoned. The entire batch of wood was strong smelling as freshly cut wood naturally is. Not only were there no check marks or even light graying that would normally show at the ends of any split and seasoned logs, the logs themselves were very heavy with water as freshly cut wood normally is, and it was clear they were recently cut up. I called Ed up and played phone tag with him before eventually getting a hold of him. I expressed my unhappiness with the wood as it wasn't seasoned and useless to me as I needed seasoned wood to burn for the winter, which is the reason why I bought from him after our initial discussion that the wood was "good to go". I asked Ed that my money be refunded and I would help him load the wood back onto his truck to take back. Ed got pretty heated on the phone, it came out in the conversation that his "seasoned" wood is purchased by him in whole logs that have been sitting. He had just cut up the logs and called them "seasoned" Any wood person knows that wood must be split in order to season correctly.. he disagreed saying that the wood seasons just fine as 2-3' or more diameter logs, feel free to Google for yourself what "seasoned wood" actually is. I guess Ed is the only person who knows the real definition (pardon the sarcasm). We went on to debate what "seasoned" wood really was. At one point in the conversation he said to me "well why did you wait so long to buy the wood?' As if that changes the fact that I thought I was purchasing what he was advertising as "seasoned wood". End of story he said that he wouldn't return my money, and his wood burned just fine, and that I was stuck with the wood, but he would drop off a little bit of "seasoned" seasoned wood, to get me through the week. I had to laugh, why would he need to drop off "better" wood if the wood he already delivered to me he claimed was good? I really wish I had recorded the conversation because it was quite comical. So I figured I'd throw this out there so no one else gets "burned" (or lack there of) by purchasing his "seasoned" wood. Thank god last winter was mild.. If you google Ed's phone # you'll see similar complaints about this guy, normally I would never ever even consider posting something like this but he really didn't give a hoot about ripping me off and I see his ads are up again... so buyer beware

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