January 06, 2010
Chad Love: Would You Pay $25,000 for a Piece of Wood?
By Chad Love
Keeping in line with today's theme of outrageous prices paid for extremely rare rare items (see Merwin’s post on the $177,000 bluefin tuna), I came across this item while perusing one of my favorite bird-hunting sites, Upland Journal this morning.
From the website you can see that these are some seriously impressive slabs. But are they worth $25,000? I don't know, but I do know I'd rather pay 25 grand for a gorgeous piece of wood than $177,000 for a slab of raw fish.
My first question is: how much would you pay for a piece of good stock wood? My second question is: can anyone tell me what a "butt flitch" is?