Harman Mark II

Harman Mark II

PostBy: coldfeet On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:46 pm

I have an opportunity to pick up a used 2006 Harmon Mark II for $1200.00. Is this a fair price?
Thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

Re: Harman Mark II

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:50 pm

It is at this point. There is nothing new available in stores. It will not last long.
Before the rush, December of 2007, I bought my, used 3 times, Mark II for $500.
Last edited by CapeCoaler on Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Harman Mark II

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:16 pm

Sold a 12-15 year old one in May for 750 asking price after I had hands on a new one, could likely get 1000 now. My wife wanted a new one in the house. In some way I regret selling the old one. I have a picture of the old one in work, gone now, like a old happy dog passed away. I'm sure it makes the new owner happy. Back to you. These are very durable, one check is to lay a 18" long or so wood ruler on the two cast iron grates. If you can't see space between the ruler and grate the stove has not been severely overfired and that is good. Warped grates may make shaking difficult since the grates touch eachother during shaking. You can also check the baffle above the firebox. If it feels warped, it was overfired. Other than that a 2 year old stove will not have a lot of firebox steel erosion/corrosion. Check the metal brick retainer at the botton of the door. In old ones the retainer will be eroded and you should not have a lot of erosion. This is one way of telling how many seasons it was used.

It would be interesting to ask why someone is selling such a magnificent beast at this point when coal is so popular. If everything is good, 1200 seems very reasonable for a 2 year old stove when you can't get one until (maybe) March 09 or longer. This may not last as noted above. BTW, a two year old stove has a transferable warranty for what that is worth. Ask them for all selling and warranty info. If they have that, 1200 is a fair price considering the market and the checks above. Others may have other suggestions. Hope this helps.
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Re: Harman Mark II

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:34 pm

Moving to the hand feed forum
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Re: Harman Mark II

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:50 pm

Based on the current market conditions and if the stove is really in nice shape I would say it's an OK price, in the tradition of good old American bickering I'd try to get the price down at least $100. Make sure you have the cash in your hand while doing the final bickering, and wave it around!

The Mark stoves are top notch and built to last.
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