Should stoves available on eBay/CL be posted in this forum??

Should stoves available on eBay/CL be posted in this forum??

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Sun May 19, 2013 9:31 am

I know this subject has been discussed before, but I'm curious as to how other members feel about the posting of available stoves which are listed on eBay and CL?

I've posted a number over the past couple of months, and Coalnewbie grabbed the Invader #2 I recently mentioned. He and I have been talking, and he seems to feel that people know about them anyway and it increases the odds of a successful purchase by other members.

I have been doing it to both make people aware of these deals asap AND to increase our collective knowledge base. I'm still very new to this subject and I can use all the new info I can get. There are no text books that I'm aware of on the subject of Base Heaters/Burners. The more examples are highlighted (with pictures), the more we all know.

What do the members think about this?

Chris
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6, Crawford No.2 & 3, Hub Heater 115, City Glenwood 12
Other Heating: Oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood S & A Stewart etc
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 6 , Acme Carbon, Hub Heatr

Re: Should stoves available on eBay/CL be posted in this forum??

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sun May 19, 2013 9:58 am

I know I'm a newbie here but

If you open a thread in the for sale section and just add links as you find them. All of them stay in one place for ease of use and they don't clutter up the board.
Call it Craigslist finds.
That's how a lot of other boards I frequent handle CL links.
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Should stoves available on eBay/CL be posted in this forum??

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun May 19, 2013 10:28 am

Because Craigslist is a regional advertiser, listing local ads that someone in the next county or state might not find would be helpful. However, since our stoves all require us traveling with a truck or vehicle to pick it up,, [they acn't be shipped] local ads are all that I look at,, the best bargain in the world is no bargain if it's a 12 horu drive away and a night in a motel then another 12 hours back..

But Ebay is an international auction site so everyone sees everything.

I'm sure Richard does not want to fill up the forum with links to ebay auctions..

But I do think that a thread to post C/L and even ebay links in a single thread may be a good idea just as Wanna Bee suggests..

What we don't want is to open the Stoker forum or the Hand fireed forum and see a whole page of individual 'EBAY FIND'!!! posts.. it would seriously
detract from the nature and use of the forum..

I'm sure Richard will add a note to this thread and answer our questions soon.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

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Re: Should stoves available on eBay/CL be posted in this forum??

PostBy: franco b On: Sun May 19, 2013 10:52 am

There is already a rule against posting this sort of thing.

There are however, reasons for posting these listings other than simply for sale. I once posted an eBay offering (with permission) of a unique very expensive tile stove just because it had general interest to stove enthusiasts. A lot of these listings fall into that category and have educational value. Special purpose stoves, odd technology, unique styling, etc.

I would favor a separate thread for them.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Should stoves available on eBay/CL be posted in this forum??

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun May 19, 2013 11:04 am

franco b wrote:There is already a rule against posting this sort of thing.

There are however, reasons for posting these listings other than simply for sale. I once posted an eBay offering (with permission) of a unique very expensive tile stove just because it had general interest to stove enthusiasts. A lot of these listings fall into that category and have educational value. Special purpose stoves, odd technology, unique styling, etc.

I would favor a separate thread for them.



I agree franco b, a separate thread is a great idea :up:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Should stoves available on eBay/CL be posted in this forum??

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun May 19, 2013 1:43 pm

I don't want "Stove for sale on CL if anyone interested". This is an informational forum and it's not for listing items for sale elsewhere. If it's your item you can list in the classifieds here.

Posting about a stove on CL because you have questions about it or whatever is fine.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Should stoves available on eBay/CL be posted in this forum??

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Sun May 19, 2013 1:56 pm

In the future I will not post any references to eBay or Craigslist finds, which might still be for sale. I'll keep them to myself.

I don't want to violate any Board Rules - I find this forum very informative and entertaining.

I've already learned a lot about a very difficult subject (antique stoves).

Thanks everyone for your guidance - Chris
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6, Crawford No.2 & 3, Hub Heater 115, City Glenwood 12
Other Heating: Oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood S & A Stewart etc
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 6 , Acme Carbon, Hub Heatr

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