Well, by now you know I am looking to purchase a coal stove that can also burn wood...and having had many comments in favor of the Hitzer as well as Mark I,II,III and TLC 2000, I still keep my eyes out for a bargain on the internet.
Question then is, at what point is a used stove not a good deal? I passed up a Mark III back in the beginning when I bid up to $900 and it sold for $1175. I have bid on the large Consolidated Dutchwest FA264CCL up to $380, only for it to go to the hightest bidder at $455.00. Fact is, I am thinking of going into the USED STOVE business, as it seems there are those who will pay more for a used stove than a new one. Go figure..
Please click on the following link and respond ASAP to tell me if this older 20 year old Harman Wood/Coal stove is worth bidding on. It is currently at $370.00, and though I was willing to bid up to $900 a few months ago on a 4 year old Harman III, have really no idea what a stove is worth with depreciation and all.
If you would like, PM me and maybe we can chat on the phone or something about the value. I am otherwise set to wait until Spring and pick up a deal on a NEW stove, complete with WARRANTY and a customer service line.
Thanks! it's cold out tonight....but I know you coal burners are laughing in the face of the utility companies....and hope to share a laugh myself soon enough.
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