Local Wal-Mart is selling plastic wrapped bundles of firewood. .75 cubic feet of slab sides for $2.99 (plus about 10% state sales tax). Comes in from TX. If I have my math right that works out to about $510 a cord. The hummm part is timbering is a leading industry in this country and here is someone from TX who is exporting kindling/firewood into the country. Someone is missing an opportunity.