I spoke to the guy and at first he said the stove was in very good condition. I asked about the grates and he said they were fine. Later when I said I was interested in coming to look at it and probaly buy it, he said I wanted to let you know that the grates are warped. He says it still works fine but if they are warped, he's overfired it and who knows what else might be wrong. He also mentioned the glass was broken in the door. Not exactly "pristine" like the add said.