Good idea. Seems the obvious has been overlooked, though in this part of NJ, the majority of people either heat with oil, propane or wood. In most recent years, pellets have been added, but I know for a fact that there are no local coal suppliers, which lead me to believe that there are not too many coal burners either.
Regarding that stove I included the link to that was at least 15 years old, the sale ended on Ebay at $883.00! Again, a reason to consider going into the USED stove business since there are the many thousands of people out there that view used items as treasure.
Just got back to a cold house this morning, having spent the better part of the weekend in South Jersey, and having to drive up early this morning to take care of some family needs. The pellets were finished up and the house like a refrigerator. At 6am I was starting a wood fire to take the edge off the morning, and went into my bedroom and turned on the electric heat. Expensive alternative, but at least readily available without a second thought to turning it on so I could go back to sleep.
And so, that is my biggest challenge unless I choose a stoker...which I am not inclined to do...at least not in the beginning. I am out of town at least 2 times a month, and whatever fire I have going will likely need restarting on a Sunday afternoon or night. I imagine I will be quite proficient at starting fires once I am forced to start them so frequently.
Enjoy the remainder of the weekend!